Initiative for Skill India

By Mridula Dwivedi October 19, 2016 8 Comments ,

Photo Credit: CRSHELARE/ Having worked in the private education sector for 13 long years I have seen the functioning from the inside. It was only last year I quit my job to concentrate on my travel blogging profile. And I still sometimes feel I am wasting my IIT Kanpur Ph.D. So here I am sharing ...

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Why I Love to Come Back Home After a Trip

By Mridula Dwivedi October 15, 2016 16 Comments ,

I started travel blogging a long time ago, 2005. All the stories on my blog were about my personal trips. But gradually blogging picked up and I started getting invited on trips by hotels and tourism boards. Then in 2015 I quit my job as a professor in a private institute to do full-time travel blogging. For me, it ...

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

By Mridula Dwivedi October 14, 2016 30 Comments

This year, 2016, has brought in a lot of new things for me travel blogging wise. When I used to work and blog I had a rhythm! After all I had been doing it for 10 long years! I started my blog in 2005 and I started working in 2002! And I kept doing both till 2015. However I did not expect 2016 to become now you see ...

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Why the Humans of Amsterdam Story is Pure Junk- The Indian Passport Bit

By Mridula Dwivedi October 11, 2016 43 Comments , ,

I get to see a lot of click bait stories, after all I spend a lot of time on social media. This one did not even sound like a click bait. It has been published by a Facebook page called Humans of Amsterdam. It is a story of an Indian girl who was caught in a bad marriage. I perfectly understand that, there are many ...

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Insurance Products That I commonly Use

By Mridula Dwivedi September 30, 2016 10 Comments , ,

Photo Credit Isak55/Shutterstock All of us in our day to day life use insurance products some or the other time. For me, the most commonly used insurance product is travel insurance whenever I go abroad. Taking out a travel insurance is so easy, you can go online compare prices and see what works out for you. I h...

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How to Save on Data Cost While Traveling

By Mridula Dwivedi September 29, 2016 8 Comments ,

Photo Credit Kentoh/Shutterstock From not using a smartphone to looking for data in every country that I visit, I have come a long way. Here are some of the things that I find useful to save the data cost while travelling. Buy a Local Sim Buy a local SIM and data pack. All the plans in India compare poorly ...

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Flying Mumbai Tel Aviv Mumbai with El Al

By Mridula Dwivedi September 24, 2016 21 Comments , , ,

On my recent trip to Israel I was flying Mumbai Tel Aviv Mumbai with El Al, the Israeli national carrier. It was my first flight with El Al. If I will remember one thing from the trip, it will be the level of security they deploy. At the outset, let me state very clearly, I understand. I am not complaining, at all. ...

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Applying for Philippines Visa in New Delhi- My Experience


I am bad at dealing with visas. I like them to get out of my way as soon as possible. However, on many trips I have no control over them, my sponsors take care of it. There have been instances when I have got a visa on the last possible day! But applying for the Philippines Visa in New Delhi was a relatively straigh...

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Explore Landour with Rokeby Manor

By Mridula Dwivedi September 21, 2016 33 Comments , , ,

This year there has been a deficit of mountains in my life. But my trip to explore Landour with Rokeby Manor was one beautiful trip. I had initially planned for three nights with my kind hosts. But due to date constraints, I had to cut it to two nights. I regretted every minute that I was not staying longer. ...

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Travel Tales from India & Abroad

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

You can write to me at mridulablog at gmail dot com For advertising queries please check out my advertising page.

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