Hi! I am Chika Gujarathi. Welcome to The Antibland Chronicles. And if you are wondering what does that name even mean, read on …
It was 2008 and I was sitting in a horrendously boring graduate accounting class in Washington D.C., when I decided that if I make it out of there alive I was going to start a blog called “The Antibland” as a self commitment to never ever get myself into anything so dull! To give you a sense of that time, it was a world were blogging hadn’t yet exploded as a profession and there were no such beings as social influencers. I did make it out of that class alive, and true to my word, I went home and created this site. In the coming days, weeks, and years, I filled the proverbial pages of this online journal with my life in DC as a single being who had nothing but time and nothing but confidence to be goody and silly. Now, here I am in my 40s, with a husband and four kids, with priorities and responsibilities that are so drastically different than my 20-something self that birthed this space online.
Yet, the commitment remains unchanged.
With this site, and all my work, it is my sincere hope to create a sense of adventure, fun, and positivity that will make others smile. And if I am really good, to even inspire with ideas to make life more fulfilling.
Photography and storytelling are my passion. I have written for national and local magazines on travel and lifestyle topics. I have worked with retail and hospitality companies to review, promote, and market their products. I have made promotional videos for non-profit sites like tourism and museums. I love to collaborator over ideas that excite me.
Please email me at CHIKA@HELLO-NAMASTE.COM for a copy of my Media Kit. You can find more information about my work in my PORTFOLIO.