In January this year, my friend Chetna Mahadik came to me with a business idea, a travel website that catered to the new age Indian traveller. The site would offer not information, but infotainment specifically our experiences living in and travelling around Europe.
This website is about things guidebooks don’t tell you, like where to go for Yash Chopra’s Switzerland or a word of caution not to forget an adapter when travelling across continents. These are not reviews, but our three years living in Europe condensed into hilarious anecdotes and a series of unfortunate events like getting stuck on borders and bad mushroom trips in Amsterdam.
Already Indian Compass has 121 Facebook likes and it’s less than a month old. Our friend Sakshi Ojha is helping Chetna manage the site and I occasionally contribute when my work schedule allows it.
I would definitely recommend a look. Even if you’re not looking to travel, it’s a collection of short well written pieces that hold your hand through the continent, in a friendly sort of way.