Hi, I am Shankar, from India, now retired living and living in the western Indian city of Poona (Pune). I am totally addicted to photography (dedicated Nikon user here), wildlife, music, travel and modes of transportation, especially trains. I love to interact with people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. My other interests are modes of transportation (especially trains), nature and wildlife. I firmly believe that a smile costs nothing, so give it liberally. It makes the world a happier place. Don't pull everyone else down with your own problems and pet peeves. And yes, I'm always ready for a good laugh. My philosophy in life: if a thing is worth doing at all, it's worth doing well. Favourite reading: Travelogues.


I started my solo travels in 2008, slightly later in life, at age 49, roughly 2 weeks after a stressful & painful breakup & the breaking up of my home with a whimpering 17 year old son to pacify, and my own slightly diabetic condition. Travel turned out to be a perfect remedy for my soul, the perfect caffeine fix for my frayed nerves, an ointment for my wounds & a perfect elixir to keep me sane. I haven't looked back ever since & have also managed to sort of soothe my son's nerves as well. wouldn't travel any other way now.

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  • JoinedApril 2012
  • Occupationretired
  • HometownPoona (Pune), India
  • Current cityPoona (pune), India
  • CountryIndia


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