About us

To define is to limit. We think we are novices, in several areas of life. But that inspires us, more than anything else, into wanting to see, learn and do more. With more travel and exposure, we wish to become humbler, richer in experience and of course have a lot of fun as well.

Happy, safe and responsible travel!


Nov 2013: Edit 1: Just re-read this after a long time, and realized it needed an update! We’re both engineers, and the better half has also studied and worked in the field of Design, but we eventually plan to move towards working in something that is more, meaningful to us as a life-long career: something like promoting eco-friendly – green architecture, farming, volunteer work for non-profit organisations working for eco causes and assisting in tackling issues like illiteracy, poverty and its associated evils etc. To that intent, we are preparing letters of intent and parallely trying to develop sensitivity and a “skill set” to see it through. Money costs too much life, as Ralph Waldo Emmerson wrote – and there is more to do than just earn, especially for your own. We wish we can execute this long term plan of ours. Travel helps us relax and regain strength – we are particularly impressed by Nature, by local cultures/traditions and Art. Hoping to be able to see more on our “gabbartrip”!


May 2016: Edit 2: So, here’s another edit, and something that makes me feel happy updating about!

After several months of planning, discussions, occasional doubts and several beautiful inspirations, we have finally managed to actually get into ‘teaching’, and are feeling good about it! There is so much to learn, so much to get inspired and humbled by, and so much to appreciate in the grand design of things, that this has been one of the stronger highlights in the recent past. It gives us enough reason to change something about ourselves, and a lot of new exposure to the way kids live their life, and while we set out to ‘teach’, we’ve realized that you cannot separate it from what teaching teaches you.

Here’s where we are updating everything related to the classes :Β https://thesummerblossoms.wordpress.com/. Please do go through it and let us know your thoughts / suggestions.


Here is a link of some of our photographs, which attempt, feebly, to capture the incredible beauty of Nature. Living in big cities, where Development is generally exclusive with respect to Nature, these photos transport us back to what is real, what is essential, to what we are really connected with when we remove the noise. Hope you enjoy viewing them just as much as we do! Here’s the link:Β http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/810600/#

Have a great day ahead

33 comments on “About us

  1. annetbell says:

    Many thanks for the follow. I hope you will enjoy my blog. You might enjoy my post Leadership Matters about a solar project in Gujarat where we were stationed because the professor husband and 11 students he lead were at CePt. You might know it ! Namaste. . .

  2. gabbartrip says:

    The pleasure is mine! πŸ™‚ I will surely go through the post you mention – I have heard a lot about CePt as well..! Namaste! πŸ™‚

  3. VisitSiena says:

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it πŸ™‚ what an interesting blog you have! for sure will be back here πŸ™‚

    • gabbartrip says:

      Thank you for the kind words! πŸ™‚ We were in Siena, sadly only for a day, and we liked the whole region a lot! Will be going through your blog in detail – lots to see there! πŸ™‚

  4. Maggie Beck says:

    Thank you so very much for choosing to follow my blog, Tide Line Still Life. I hope you will continue to enjoy my work and find it a restful pause during busy days. Best, Maggie

  5. en dios confiamos says:

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for passing by my blog and appreciating the pics πŸ™‚
    Was just curious to know whats with the name “gabbartrip” πŸ˜‰
    Carpe Diem

    • gabbartrip says:


      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

      Gabbartrip! Haha..Well, longish story! The name originated from “jabardast trip”. “Jabardast” in Hindi means tremendous, or terrific or overwhelming or superb (along these lines) and while naming one of the albums we had shared after one of our visits, we accidentally misspelled it as “gabbartrip”. So, strictly speaking, the name means nothing – although personally, travels have taught us a lot, thus we aim to be on this learning “trip” throughout life, enjoying its jabardast nature.


  6. anna mosca says:

    Wanting to thank you guys for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Photography on the other hand has no language barriers! I’m trying to keep the posting balanced between the two languages. Keep up the good work.

    • gabbartrip says:

      Hello Anna. You’re welcome – your blog has some very nice poems and photographs! You are right about photography having no language barriers. In fact, some languages like Italian are almost without barrier too – what a lovely accent – can hear it for a long time. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the encouraging words. Have a good day. Regards.

  7. Alison says:

    Hi gabbartrip, nice to meet you both. What a great blog you have. I loved the piece on the lions.
    Thanks for visiting and following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.

    • gabbartrip says:

      Thank you! We were mesmerized by the lions too – newly found respect after seeing them in their natural habitat. Will stop by your blog soon! Namaste! πŸ™‚

  8. I’m so impressed because you you said the one magic word – “humbled” by travel. Wow – you hit the nail on the head. Our first jobs in Khartoum taught us that lesson and it has made such a difference in how we view the world. Wishing you all the best in your quest. ~Terri

    • gabbartrip says:

      Thank you, Terri. It has indeed been humbling – different landscapes, people, cultures – they offer so much perspective and food for thought! I can imagine how much your travels would have taught you! Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts. Thank you for your wishes – wishing you the same! Regards.

  9. truthyoga says:

    Thank you for Liking my post….I enjoy the Spirit of your blog and caring for the Earth….keep up your Creative endeavors and best wishes with Light and Inspiration along your Journey.

    • gabbartrip says:

      The pleasure is mine! Sadly, I haven’t been able to be as active on the blog as I would like to – but there are some very inspiring people and posts out there. Plan to stop by at your blog more often too.

      Mother Earth leaves us speechless – the Beauty, the Design, the rhythms and cycles have us hooked on.

      Wishing you the best in all your endeavors too! Regards.

  10. Dilip says:

    Interesting blog with a β€œjabardast” philosophy πŸ™‚
    Good to meet you.

  11. icelandpenny says:

    Very appealing, I like this a lot. All the more reason to be really complimented that you now follow my blog. Thank you!

  12. susanissima says:

    Looks like you have a fine blog here. I am also a traveler and look forward to reading your posts. Thanks for following my blog!

  13. SitaRasa says:

    Hello! πŸ™‚ I send you this post because I really like your blog!
    If you want to accept this nomination, go to the site below for details.

    Note: as a fairly new blogger I have understood that the nomination is only meant to be an encouragement and a nice way to make your favorite bloggers known via your blog site – and of course it’s okay not to participate, but I hope you will πŸ™‚

    • gabbartrip says:

      Hello Sita, thank you for taking out time for our blog and for your nomination, we are truly humbled πŸ™‚ we unfortunately are not very regular bloggers , and will probably not do justice to the challenge. We honestly appreciate your initiative , and are glad that you have found some connect with our attempt at blogging. Wish you all the best ! Looking forward to your posts πŸ™‚

  14. ravingreader says:

    Thanks for the follow. I also work in the engineering field with wind energy, so v glad to hear of your interests as well. (I’m not an engineer. I’m the technical communications/writer person so I translate what engineers say into English. πŸ™‚ )

    • gabbartrip says:

      My pleasure in following your blog! I like reading your blog posts (even though I’ve been fairly irregular in being online (let alone on WordPress). Planning to manage my online time better now. Ah, wind energy! I’ll be back ‘home’ by June (we’ve quit our jobs and are moving into teaching, and i really want to put up a small windmill since I’ll have some space to do so there.. πŸ™‚ Out of curiousity, if i may ask, from which language do you translate into English? Hope to be reading more of your posts soon (I do remember seeing a lot of books and puns being shared – always a brain freshening thing!) πŸ™‚

      • ravingreader says:

        Thank you. I really was referring to how I feel that I “translate” complex technical engineering language into ordinary English to non-engineers can follow what our researchers are doing… I can only image what our foreign-born scientists have to do (i.e. translate from English) Usually they’re ESL folks, and so once in English, it is then back to the language of origin. Certainly better than my language skills in Chinese or Hindu or Bengali etc.) πŸ™‚

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