Coffee Conversations with Dipali
Right now, at this very moment, the world of social media is as busy as it’s ever been. To no surprise, the increasingly large volume of posts, tweets, pins and stories brings with it a lot of noise and fun.
In an effort to help others find the real value and connect with those creating it, yours truly Novemberschild has put together a new series on the blog – featuring some of the interesting and famous faces of Social Media who are really my close and very good friends.
This week’s featured interview is DIPALI
In her words –After working as a fashion designer for eight years I gave it up to pursue my passion for travelling and writing. My blog “Spoons and Sneakers” is an IFBA winner and journals my experiences, feelings and my opinions as a lover of food and the places I travel to quench my thirst for wanderlust.
Let’s get into it.
Novemberschild: What inspired you to start your blog?
Dipali: Since Dad was in the Army we lived in different parts of the country. As a result, the travel bug bit me early in life. My husband is an avid traveller too and whenever possible we head out. Each place has its own cuisine and we enjoy trying the local foods wherever we go. The blog provides a platform to document our travel and food stories and that is how it came into being.
Novemberschild: Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your blogging journey?
Dipali: I have met very interesting people in my blogging journey. I had the opportunity of taking Arun Kapil, a well known and highly respected chef from Ireland on an Old Delhi food tour when he was in Delhi. Constant interactions with stalwarts from different genres have helped me enhance my understanding of blogging as a medium to reach out to an audience. It’s been a pleasure to interact and learn from stalwarts like Kalyan Karmakar and Marryam Reshii and historians as Rana Safvi and Vikramjit S.Rooprai, all of whom I deeply respect. Anindya and Madhushree (Pikturenama), Purunendu (Shadows Galore) and Mehul Gohil are well known in their respective fields of food and travel and I continue to have interesting conversations with them about these topics.
Novemberschild: Who is your fashion icon?
Dipali: I do not have any fashion icon. I have always had my own personal style that defines me.
Novemberschild: Do you time your breakfast, lunch & dinner or eat when you are hungry?
Dipali: I maintain timings for breakfast, lunch and dinner as much as possible. I have a weakness for sweets and these I can eat anytime.
Novemberschild: If you could just banish any one food, from the earth, what would it be?
Dipali: I would never miss padwal (snake gourd) if it vanished from the surface of the earth.
Novemberschild: What’s the one super power wish you had?
Dipali: I wish I could fly. This superpower would take me to all the places I want to see.
Novemberschild: What makes you the happiest while traveling?
Dipali: Travelling is a perfect catalyst for happiness. Experiencing the world, different cultures, people and food all make me happy.
Novemberschild: What one beauty item you cannot let go no matter where you are?
Dipali: I cannot do without my Kohl.
Novemberschild: If you could write about anything what would it be about?
Dipali: I would like to write a gruesome murder mystery.
Novemberschild: What are your most frequently asked questions?
Dipali: “Have you started making money out of blogging?” is the question I am most frequently asked.
Thank you Dipali
If you wish to be featured in this series, you can drop me an email or get in touch on Twitter. I shall be really happy to make you part of this. You don’t have to be a blogger/writer/reader, but make sure you are an awesome personality.
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