KNOW ME



Hello there!

I am called Ajeya. I was born in Surathkal, a small coastal town located in the south of India. I love the beaches near my house. They inspired me to start writing poems. It is here that I spent the first 21 years of my life. I grew up playing with my neighbours, exploring the neighbourhood with my cousins, being pampered by my two elder sisters.

Along the way life introduced me to a few interesting people who inspired me in many ways and I acquired several passions that now help to complete my personality.

It is in Mangalore that I was inspired by my uncle’s paintings and worked with him for two years. Painting is the only thing that takes me easily into a zero state. And I consider it as the only form of art that is not bound by rules. It forms and re-forms continuously.

My silent nature back then allowed me to express my thoughts through stories and poems. They were mostly inspired by my keen observations. My favourite theme has been "Coming of age" as at times,  I feel myself locked in those memories of adolescence.  Someday, I would like to influence and guide the teenagers in that delicate stage of life.

I had my small garden where I decorated the piece of land from the learning I gained from my aunt. Now I use my balconies to grow flowering plants and vegetables.

In 2001, I left my hometown and headed to Bangalore for work. It is here that I began my career as an Engineer. I then travelled to the US in 2004 and lived there for a year. It was there that my interest for traveling took flight. In that one year, I explored more than 25 states. 

And as my favorite author Virginia Woolf said – Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded; Blogs and Photography thus followed.

I have always been passionate about learning new languages as that opens the door to the world. My purpose of traveling has not been only to see touristic places around the world but also to interact with people, understand their culture and lifestyle. Thus my passion met a mission and I have now learnt French and Spanish. I decide to to quit my job as Engineer and pursue my Masters in French Language. I am currently a French teacher. 

Everything in this world excites me; I believe that everything and everyone is interesting. Hence the list of interests keeps growing - Reading (Mrs Dalloway, The Hours, Parva, Sartha), Theater, Cuisine, French language, Music...

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Comments

  1. Hi ajeya

    I happened to visit your blog while i was googling for cheerapunji to kaziranga travel modes... Your posts are highly informative and interesting... i am now following your blog... surprised to see ur post on trivandrum as well.. infact i am in Trivandrum.. I am also a frequent traveler and love trekking too... Will keep in touch with u.. pramodvr@gmail.com

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  2. This is your nephew,Vibhav. I enjoy reading your blogs.

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  3. Hello,

    I was searching for some info around my place (kudrasthe) and found your post. I was surprised to find a jain temple nearby. I being a Jain was not aware of it. Tx for your posting.

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    1. Hello. Glad to hear that. Hope you were able to visit the place.

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