Nidhi Gupta is an independent writer, editor and content creator from India. She has covered entertainment, technology and lifestyle for over a decade, and was previously the culture and digital editor at GQ India. She has also written for Vogue, Dazed, Vice, Architectural Digest and The Juggernaut, among others. Her work has taken her from London to Kabul to Tokyo, but she is most at home in Mumbai.
What does a journey mean to you?
Discovery, novelty and feeling perpetual awe at the innate sameness of human experience across lands, latitudes and languages.
Which country or location most inspires you?
Despite its rapid commercialisation, Goa continues to be my second home. In its rich history and natural heritage, there remains the possibility of experiencing slow living at its finest.
Where would you go back to, and why?
So many places, but I would love to go back to Sarajevo, perhaps even stick around for a few months. There is something eminently romantic about this capital in the Dinaric Alps. There is much to savour through its immaculate cobbled streets: its tall minarets, crumbling palaces, intriguing architecture, and hot plates of cevap and fine Bosnian coffee in silver cups.
Top insider tip for Mumbai?
Mumbai has much to offer in terms of food, but you can’t leave without tasting delicious coastal cuisine at Mumbai’s ‘Gomantak’ restaurants – tiny, no-frills establishments that have stood the test of time, and where tucking into fish thalis, bowls of prawn curries and fried crabs is very serious business. Try Highway Gomantak in Bandra, Pradeep Gomantak Bhojnalaya in Fort, or Gomantak in Dadar.
What journey would you most like to go on?
A cruise in Antarctica is on my bucket list.