Hi, I’m Shalini, a confident and organized storyteller from India, born and raised in the vibrant city of Kolkata, West Bengal. Currently, I hold the position of Senior Manager – Digital Strategy at BigLeap Technologies & Solutions Private Limited in Hyderabad. Alongside my career, I have gained confidence and embraced my passions in fashion and lifestyle.
My journey began with an ambitious plan at the age of 16, believing that by the time I finished college, I would have enough money to travel. Looking back, it was a charmingly childish idea!
Volunteering at various NGOs, such as Save The Children and Leprosy Mission, has been an integral part of my life since my school days. The desire to learn something new every day keeps me motivated and on my toes, showcasing my Gemini traits. At the age of 18, I quickly ventured into the corporate world, but soon felt trapped within the confines of a cubicle. Consequently, I decided to quit and pursue a job in the media industry. I excelled as an assistant director in a Kolkata-based production house for around 10 months before taking a break and heading to Hyderabad, where I worked for another 3 months. As they say, my addiction to travel took hold, and I couldn’t resist the allure of exploring one city after another.
Mumbai became my next stop, where I worked for almost three years. It was during this time that I was diagnosed with severe depression, a condition I had been grappling with since 2004 but now had a name for—recurrent depressive disorder. On the journey to healing, which involved moments of crashing and self-doubt, I realized that all I ever truly wanted was to travel, engaging in budget-friendly adventures across India. I take great pleasure in exploring alongside locals and capturing the essence of real people’s stories, aiming to uncover the true meaning of life.
Besides my daily routine encompassing work, study, Netflix, eat, sleep and travel, I consistently push my limits, eager to grow. It’s worth mentioning that I hold a Master’s degree in Child Psychology.
I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the ongoing journey we embark upon. It’s been three remarkable years already.
LostLoveAdventure is a platform where I share my decision to follow my heart and pursue the path of being my own boss. Despite the occasional uncertainty of earning, I find fulfillment in collaborating, writing for brands, and expressing my thoughts wholeheartedly. It’s an achievement I never imagined possible. My aim is to bring you inspiring stories from my everyday experiences, as there is always something new to learn.
I dared to dream, even with the knowledge of belonging to a middle-class family, and I continue to hold onto that dream, ready to chase it whenever the opportunity arises—to pack my bags and hit the road, embracing the unknown. So far, I’ve traveled across 23 states and 3 union territories, with a special focus on exploring offbeat destinations in India. My blog also delves into what I term as “Gossip Issues,” shedding light on real-life struggles and stories that society often chooses to overlook or sweep under the carpet.
Living a plastic-free and environmentally conscious life is important to me. I actively support sustainable fashion and possess a peculiar sense of humor. Rest assured, my Instagram stories will never bore you; instead, they will keep you updated on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and the realities of everyday life. I’m glad you’ve gotten to know me a little better and become a part of my journey. Thank you now and always.
Love and Hugs