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She grew up in a protective Indian family in Dehradun, a small town at the base of the Himalayas. Her name is Shivya Nath, and at age 23 (in 2011), she quit her corporate job to travel the world. She live a nomadic life, seek adventures off the beaten path, and work on the go to fund her travels. The Shooting Star is the home of all her travels, and she hopes to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and discover the world.

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5 reasons why travelling solo in India is not so scary!
I remember the first time I took a train by myself from my small hometown to the big bad city of Delhi. While dropping me off, my mother announced to everyone sitting around me that I'd be alone for the journey, in the hope that some good soul would look out for me. I felt like a fresh wound exposed to the elements of nature. All stares & smiles I received on that train ride felt sinister.
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Is Delhi safe for women? my take.
The events of the last few weeks in Delhi have left us feeling angry, disappointed and helpless. We have raised questions in our heads, on Twitter and Facebook, and on the streets, about safety in Delhi and on a larger level, asked if India is safe (anymore) for women.
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How responsible tourism can challenge patriarchy in India.
Over the course of my travels in India, I've found myself in some strange predicaments. Once, I was in the home of a middle class family in the mountains, ready to pounce on delicious local food after a long, back-breaking journey. But when I arrived in the dining area, I found myself joined only by the men of the family, as the women served, and then waited on us from a distance.
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10 awesome free things to do in NYC.
It's easy to spend big money in the big apple. But if you're like me, you probably want to indulge in some unusual cuisines and be on your way to Central America; I leave in 24 hours for Guatemala! In my three weeks in NYC, I've had my fair share of fun with tons of free things to do, free events and free activities to choose from.
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