Alok Bhartia is a Bhatakti Aatma, teases his friends

A traveler’s life is filled with sugar, spice and everything nice. If you ever have the chance, sit with an elderly wanderlust over a beer. They’ll have tons of stories to share from their adventures! It’s what inspires young wayfarers like Alok Bhartia to pick up their backpack and drift around the world in khaki shorts, sunscreen and a baseball cap. A few days ago, a famous travelers’ online portal decided to interview Alok Bhartia. Here’s how it went!

Q:  Hello Alok, it’s a pleasure to finally meet you in flesh.

Alok Bhartia:   Thank you for inviting me to this interview, I was really nervous at first, but now I feel too excited!

Q: Don’t want to make it sound like an interview, but do tell us about your life.

Alok Bhartia: There’s not much in my life actually. I am a Kolkatan by virtues but an Indian by heart. My soul is a wanderer though. My friends call me Bhatakti Aatma because I travel a lot. *laughs*

Q: So what are you doing these days?

Alok Bhartia: Warming my bed and drinking hot-chocolate. I sprained my leg this morning when I was jogging. Sometimes we travelers also need some time off.

Q:  That’s true, but what’s that one tour where you did not stop even when you felt dead-tired?

Alok Bhartia: That has to be the Valley of Flowers trek in Uttaranchal. The surreal scenery of valleys covered with flowers and greenery captivated my mind. Those fantastic and spiritual moments made me forget about my swollen legs.

Q: Where to next?

Alok Bhartia: Sweden sounds good at this time of the year.

Q: What are the five things that you do not travel without?

Alok Bhartia: My android is very dear to me since it keeps me connected to social media and I blast drum n’ bass on it. I also keep snacks and a canteen filled with Old Monk if I can. That’s pretty much all I need.

Q:    What’s the most underrated travel destination according to you?

Alok Bhartia: Buenos Aires

Q: What’s the most overrated travel destination?

Alok Bhartia: England

Q: Your favourite musical act?

Alok Bhartia: It has to be ‘A dog Called Ego’. I love post-rock, especially when I am wayfaring in the night.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Alok. We hope that your thirst for adventure is always quenched!

Alok Bhartia: No, thank YOU for the interview. I feel like a celebrity now! *laughs*

The interview was conducted via Skype. Want us to convey your message to Alok Bhartia? Let us know!

Deep Narang
About Deep Narang (6 Articles)
A Delhi-based travel blogger, Deep Narang is on a mission to inspire other travel enthusiasts to pack their bags and explore the world. Having a deep passion for unexplored places, he looks forward to explore and write about the lesser known destinations. Along with his worldwide travel experiences, his blogs also include smart tips on how to travel like a local. You got to check out his travel blogs to know about the most beautiful destinations in the world.

9 Comments on Alok Bhartia is a Bhatakti Aatma, teases his friends

  1. monika thakran // April 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm // Reply

    Haha, Funny!! Alok bhartia seems like a funny fellow, although i agree with his England being overrated choice

  2. samya malik // April 25, 2017 at 9:38 am // Reply

    The title is very funny 😀

  3. Holy shit! I love post-rock too! what bands do you listen to?? have you heard of the band ‘Oh Hiroshima’? It’s an awesome band, you should listen to it… especially that song called ‘ellipse’… and am sure you listen to Tool as well… well met stranger!

  4. Well, quite impressive article.

  5. Alok Bhartia “bhatakti aatma” 😛 even my parents call me same when i wake up in night to have some food or come late at night after movies.! I love reading alok bhartia’s blogs his blogs are so informative.

    • Reema Mishra // October 30, 2017 at 6:22 am //

      This is so true, my elder sister calls me with the same name every morning. I know the exact feel XD

  6. Salman Ansari // September 27, 2017 at 7:03 am // Reply

    I think ALok Bhartia is person who loves to discover the world hope he come up with new place like Columbus 😛

  7. amita sharma // October 12, 2017 at 5:04 am // Reply

    Lucky You Alok Bhartia..! It was my dream to travel continuously and to explore new destinations.

  8. Kuldeep Yadav // November 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm // Reply

    Acha interview tha. lol.


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