The Contributors

Sudeep Gurtu is a Bangalore-based photographer. He has worked on a wide and varied spectrum of assignments in advertising and editorial fields — ranging from people and fashion, still life and product, food and beverage, besides working extensively with the Hospitality segment — employing his familiarity with Interior, Architecture and F&B.

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Antara Phookan is a travel experience specialist of India & Bhutan. She plays the role of ‘Director of Marketing’ for an exclusive travel & hospitality group in Eastern India with privately-owned boutique travel products – River cruises, Lodges & Resorts, Destination Management Services, Textiles & Handicrafts and Assam Tea Plantations.

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Plavaneeta Borah is a food and lifestyle writer, having worked with various media houses in India such as NDTV, BBC Good Food, Travel & Leisure, Times of India and Femina among others for almost a decade. She also hosts Assamese Food Pop-Ups in Delhi under an initiative called Assam Track Mind.

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Dishant Bhasin is the North Regional Manager for Airbnb, with over 10 years of experience in the travel sector. It’s his love for travel that made him take it up professionally too. He firmly believes that to truly experience a place, you need to live there, like a local.