Tell us a little more about yourself, who you are, where you're from, what your passions are, and what you do:
What brought me in tourism is the fact that people give half baked knowledge and guests take back wrong information about "Land of the Holy Cow".
India is the oldest country in the world and culturally and traditionally very rich country. When I guide guests they get authentic info about India.
Also there was charm in meeting people from world over and knowing about them and telling about ourselves. My hobbies of numismatics and philately are fulfilled.
What's the most amazing experience you've had on your travels?
The most amazing thing I found being a guide is that people are just people and there is no one who is big or small. Also found that this job gave me opportunity to meet some very high profile people, especially, from USA. Also found that each one us has our own problems, big or small.
What is the best advice you would give to someone traveling?
The advice I give to my guests is "The most serious thing in life is too take life too seriously".
Also "Don't take life too seriously nobody gets out alive".
Also "Go with the flow".
When we travel we only discover ourselves.
Why did you decide to become a guide, either in real life and / or on U2Guide?
I am on u2guide because excursion agencies exploit guides badly as we were dependent on them for getting assignments and they will give our fee only after a year or so.
Internet has given a beautiful opportunity to the travelers and guides to connect directly and chose the guide they would love to travel with.
If you had $100 to give to an NGO, which one would it be and why?
70% of India lives in villages. Villagers of India are fatalist (believe in fate), poor but happy people. If I had 100 USD then I will buy clothes and give them to poor kids in the village who keep on shivering during winters and only cloth to cover them is the school uniform given free by the government.
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