Anuradha Goyal

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Anuradha Goyal Anuradha Goyal

Birth Date
Birth Place Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Author, Blogger, Columnist
Channel Name IndiTales and Anuradha Goyal
Subscribers 18,500

Anuradha Goyal, born in Punjab, India, is a well-known author, blogger, and columnist. She founded India's[1] leading travel blog, IndiTales, and has authored eight books. With a career spanning various fields, Anuradha has made a significant impact on travel writing and Indic knowledge. She lives in Bangalore, where she continues writing and inspiring travelers. As of June 2024, she has 18k subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Early life and education

Anuradha Goyal grew up in army cantonments across India, which gave her a unique perspective on the country's diverse culture[2] and geography. Most of her education was completed in Chandigarh. She pursued a Bachelor's degree in Physics Honors and a Master's degree in Computer Applications from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her academic background laid a strong foundation for her diverse career path.

Career

Anuradha started her professional journey[3] in the IT industry, where she worked for 12 years. However, her passion for writing and travel led her to start blogging in 2004. Her blog, IndiTales, quickly became popular for its in-depth travel stories and insights. Over the years, Anuradha has expanded her writing to include topics such as books, innovation, and Indic knowledge.

She has also authored eight books, including "The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India" and "Lotus In The Stone - Sacred Journeys in Eternal India." Additionally, she teaches about pilgrimage traditions of India and Indian scriptures. Since 2020, she has been a columnist with The New Indian Express, sharing her knowledge and experiences with a broader audience.

YouTube career

Anuradha's YouTube career began as a video extension of her blog, IndiTales. Three years ago, she started a podcast called "Detours with Anuradha Goyal," where she shares travel stories and documents destinations, yatras, pilgrimage traditions, and cultural narratives. Her channel has garnered a substantial following, with 18,500 subscribers who enjoy her unique perspective on travel and culture.

Personal life

Anuradha has been an avid Table Tennis player and loves quizzing. She is a voracious reader and maintains a library at her home in Bangalore. Her love for travel, especially to pilgrimage sites, is a significant aspect of her life. Anuradha has lived in multiple cities across India, which has enriched her understanding of the country's cultural diversity.

Family details

Anuradha grew up in a middle-class North Indian family[4] and has lived in various locations across India due to her father's army postings. She is married and lives with her husband and her extensive library in Bangalore. Her family has been supportive of her blogging and writing career, with her husband, Shashi, contributing bird photographs to IndiTales.

The Journey of IndiTales

The journey of IndiTales began in 2004. Anuradha[5] started writing without knowing how her blog would evolve, but her passions for travel and books soon dominated the content. Over time, IndiTales became a leading travel blog, and Anuradha began writing for print publications as well.

Through IndiTales, Anuradha has traveled to 18 countries and explored many corners of India. She has spoken at tourism conferences, travel[6] events, and student gatherings, and has mentored startups in the travel space. Her blog's mission is to leave a lasting impact on India's tourism economy by inspiring people to explore new destinations and appreciate their surroundings.

Awards and achievements

Anuradha Goyal has received several awards for her contributions to travel writing and digital innovation. Some of her notable awards include:

  • Digital Innovation Award 2014
  • Best Digital Content Award at Digital Women Award 2015
  • Outlook Traveller's nomination for IndiTales in the Best Travel Blog category
  • Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya Award for Reengineering India 2020

Media presence

     

References

External links

Anuradha Goyal at YouTube

Anuradha Goyal at Instagram