Work with Me



I am Narayan Kaudinya, and I harbour a passion for living stories.

Being a Historian, I respect and enjoy Researching before I start writing; from History to Science, Ancient Culture to Numbers to Nature to Metaphysics. I love the process and live it enough to let the story rhythm out through me.  

For example, 

“I was invited to take part in the prestigious 14th Angkor Wat Festival in Cambodia, with 19 other participants from 15 countries and were asked to work on any story around Siem Reap.

So I rented a bicycle; and started recording songs of the people in the Cambodian Countryside, revealing something surprising to myself by the time i finished working on the story that i called “SINGGSONG‘.

Please watch it here 



It came out to be the best story from Cambodia through the fellowship Festival and went on to be showcased in various festivals all across South-East Asia. 


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Why Collaborate?

I feel that the world needs impactful storytellers today. Ones who believe in Understanding the Environment, in shared Ecology; who believe that nature, her Rivers and Mountains are Sacred. Storytellers who not just bring a story but carry a message that brings in the potential to churn, to bring change.

For your narratives that must become magic. Every post on my Travel and Yogic Culture based blog Road To Nara is crafted from personal Experience and depth spanning over fifteen years in working with various Academic, Publishing and Production houses; producing Soulful and Quality works in Writing, Films and Photographs.

Days when I took up teaching the children of Remote Balti Tribe in the foothills of Siachin Glacier. Published in the Inspired Traveller, 2017.


I attempt to live my Travels.

I am focused towards exploring an Indian or Eastern way of living. Mostly on my own, slow travelling while developing human awareness around nature, environment and education. like Living with locals in Kashmir, taking Care of One Local’s Bird Park in Dal Lake or Learning to Row for a Living and Documenting Festivities. Or something as adventurous as driving a dilapidated Maruti Omni to the World’s highest Road in the Karakorams.

I pursue connections and attempt to bring honest, adventurous, experiential and spirited stories that move my readers to a point of living it themselves.

Having a background in History, Yoga and Sanskrit, I often delve deeper in my research and try finding relevant subjects on my travels and people to interview, question and ask ways to bring an insightful, factual and profoundly instrumental articles and essays that inform and help my readers to grow with each story.



RECENT AWARDS, MENTIONS and MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Speaker, Invited by the ROTARY CLUB International, UK to talk on Human Culture and Teaching experiences while living in the volatile Border Areas of India(2022)
  • Featured as an Intrepid Traveller by Ve Ethnography for bringing the stories that matter(2021)
  • Nominated as the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Nominee(2020)
  • Featured by the Anthropologic SocietySAPIENS for the work on indigenous Balti Tribe(2020)
  • Featured by PRIVATE MAGAZINE on my experience of documenting the last animal massacre of Gadhimai Festival in Nepal(2019)
  • Invited at the prestigious 14th Angkor Wat Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia(2018)
  • Speaker at the Platform Magazine Travel launch, on the life of a documentary Photographer(2017)
  • Featured by the PIX Quarterly Magazine on Nepal vol.(2016)
  • Invited to the Sipna Artist Residency for working with the indigenous Tribes along the river Sipna, MP(2016)
  • Featured by the Yale Journal of International Affairs on documenting the Last Winter road to Pakistan(2015)
  • Awarded as the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award by TOTO/Tasveer Photography Awards(2015)


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COLLABORATE WITH ME FOR ?

  • TRAVEL WRITING and TRAVEL – CULTURE BLOGGING

    I write Fiction, Non-Fiction, Travel short and long form essays and Short stories. And like to engage with boards and organisations that look to work and relate with their audiences in an organic and nature-oriented matter stories.

    As a professional Blogger I charge a blogging fee to compensate for my time and effort. For guiding and informative services, To create a new campaign, advertisements, videos, essays or help you with creating innovative ideas or to join an ongoing body of work, you can contact me at: road.to.nara@gmail.com

  • DOCUMENTARY and LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

    I have been Filming/Photographing for over a decade and have worked with number of brands, Magazines, Organisations and People. For more information please visit my Photographic Site

  • PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

    If you find yourself interested in observing life or are inclined towards understanding your ways of seeing-  and want to see your observations transforming into an enriching skill-I give Personal and Public Photography Workshops on Invitations.

    for further information you can find more WORK on my Ethno-Visual Studysite

  • PERSONAL Guide/Itineraries and Instructor for foreign Tourists and Treks.

    If you are planning to travel in India for a longer period, want guidance to stay in a Himalayan Village with a local family, looking to live on a boat and row it yourself in Kashmir, want to farm, or travel in the rural villages to witness a local wedding or a traditional folklore through folk dance and storytelling, my team and I will be happy to guide, share our resources and help you build an itinerary.

  • MEDICAL TOURISM

    India is the Pharma Capital of the world. It is the fastest growing, and comparatively the cheapest in the world. Approximately 2 million patients visit India each year from 78 different countries for medical, wellness and IVF treatments.

    I was blessed to be in contact with my teachers who taught me Homa, the sacred fire ritual. Neurotherapy and the most sacred and secret ways of AYURVEDIC ways of healing.


    There are people all around the world who seek ways to become healthier organically/naturally to cleanse their bodies of diseases and impurities. or are looking to travel to places that provide you with an see an ancient way of living, with the teachers i learnt from for years. I would be happy to help.

    For any Ayurvedic treatment/suggestions, write to me at narayankaudinya@gmail.com


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India is the oldest living civilisation on earth. It is as advanced as it is ancient. In my travels for over a decade i have met numerous travellers on spiritual quests trying to find the right teacher/guru; trying to reach a place where seeking inner peace becomes their quest for life. Well, for a few ones do. but many find themselves trapped too.


Freelance travel writer and storytelling strategist

I am open to challenging freelance projects with brands and initiatives passionate about sustainable tourism, community-owned travel and regenerative travel.

Please email me at narayankaudinya@gmail.com to discuss your requirements. My charges vary with the scope, duration and challenges of the project.

27 Comments

  1. Foi com intensidade e alegria que nadei aqui neste site, neste blog , bem hajas por compartilhar a tua alma e os valores da mãe índia que eu tanto prezo e por quem me apaixonei desde que me conheço como ser humano

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    • Not sure if it is as accurate but i feel you, let me translate it for myself and i will let the words sleep here for whenever and anyone who might come and hear you.

      “It was with intensity and joy that I swam here on this site, on this blog, well so much gratitude for sharing your soul and the values ​​of the Indian mother that I cherish so much and with whom I fell in love since I met as a human being.”

      Jorge, you are beautiful. Hope you, me and the world can travel again as much as whenever and wherever they wish. Do write when you’ll start making plans. Love from India.

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  2. And India in itself is a journey about self discovery. Finally a site where I can actually talk about my travels which are not just to “exotic” countries. Ever since Corona I have decided to limit my travels and explorations to India for the next few years especially Uttarakhand since many of its places are still untouched and the raw beauty is still alive.
    Glad I came by your site!

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    • Our’s is too exotic to be looked over, too varied and too mysterious to get done with in hurry. Personally as an Indologist, it has been my only study and my love. And Uttarakhand, i have been fortunate to spend one month every year since in winters since 2016, roaming and working in the beautiful Mandakini River Valley. Yet so much remains still.
      My pleasure too dear Vanya, having you as company here is as good a blessing. My Regards.

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      • Couldn’t agree more. It most certainly is an enigma and to get done with it in a short span of time definitely doesn’t do it justice. And I am glad you have visited the Mandakini Valley but there is so, so much left unexplored in those villages and hamlets, those nooks and crannies that sometimes I feel like leaving the towns and cities and choose those hills as my permanent abode.
        Mine too. It’s always a blessing to meet a fellow traveller in this journey of life.

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        • i lived in Basu Kedar for a few months on my thesis there, so much so in those days i never touched the main highway but only saw it from higher mountains going to different villages. Now when digital connectivity is their, it for once is actually possible. Things are getting better. And when natives like you are around, i am certain future is going to shine.

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  3. You have such an extraordinary vision. I just watched the little video here and You touched my heart deeply. Thank You for what You’re doing! 💕

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  4. Anonymous says

    Thank you for what you are doing. I am honored that you liked Meditation #14. I will revisit it now.I look forward to receiving your posts.

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  5. I have visited small bits of India a number of times and always loved it there. Also Nepal and Tibet. I am retired now and not able to travel due to disability etc but most of my fondest memories are of that part of the world. I consider myself blessed that I was able to go there. I wish you peace and love on your journey. In what you write I feel gentleness and kindness that we so badly need.

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    • I feel it when you write it Mr. Smith. Thank you. And my well wishes will reach you as much where ever you are. I also hope you a very healthy and contented coming time. Thank you so much for your words here.

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    • Yeti, i was going through my page and re-read these words from you. So heart warming. Thank you so much. And you know if you do not happen to come, i wish someday to visit you at home. Someday! I hope things are very well with you and arriving autumn has made you happy.

      Friend, Narayan x

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  6. Hello Narayan! I hope this finds You well! I just read Your school project and as there is no comment box there, came back here to tell You how much I enjoyed it. What an extraordinary mother You have! And what an amazing, Loving community of people You All are to have created the school! I am absolutely blown away! Smiling so very big! Angels, All!!! Sending huge hugs Your way! So happy You and Yours are on the planet!!! 🤗❤️🙏🏼💕😊

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    • Forrester, cant tell you how beautifully your message has found me. Ma was really happy when i read that to her, like really forrester, she smiled with a broad smile, turned and walked back quietly in the kitchen smiling. And i do not know how you reached here, what made you read this page out, because almost none has, but Yes, it is her, all and all, her blessing and her grit to inspire, and cultivate a nature of giving; be it in terms of education or making things possible for the women of all ages, skilling them with numerous ways like sewing, beautitian, painting on cloth and making recycled sculptures of paper and mud, without government or any private help. I think more than me or anyone, it was her personal fight with what she got; this place is amongst the most underprivileged area in Delhi.

      Accepting whole heartedly your love and hugs. So happy to have you in this journey and for this beautiful message again.

      So much Love
      ❤️
      Narayan

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      • OH GOSH, Narayan! You just gifted the HUGEST smile! I’m so happy You read my comment to Your beautiful Mother and that it made her smile! Both she and You are an absolute inspiration to me and to so many others as well, I’m sure. Your school project page was such a happy discovery! I came to visit Your blog and sometimes when there is no new post I just look at Your menu up top and randomly pick something. The day I read this I was lucky to have happened upon it!!! I hope more people read it as it’s a profound lesson in joyfully giving/sharing/growing whatever we have. My heart is so full right now. Please tell Your Mother I said hello and I am sending so Much Love right back to You, dear Narayan!!! ❤️!

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        • A pleasure dear Forrester to hear you, and every time, on this collective journey you are jewel to me. As i must find time i will try to be including of some stories about Ma and her working with women and children in the community, her experiences altogether. For us children sometimes it becomes a daily landscape and one may always overlook, yet once and many a times i have sat observing her within me, things, experiences started speaking a lot more as my own seeing, intensely too.

          and, you know Forrester i had been going to your personal website which i found to be a mini wonderland of sorts, colors as always felt closer that they talk, or as if one can touch, had little complex time to completely understand some sentences, probably it is partially in Spanish? I love your forms, colors, stories, they are a wonder that you are webbing, or may be you are.

          Love to you
          ❤️

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          • Ah! What a complete joy to hear! I so look forward to anything more You write about Your beautiful Mother and the lovely children/people of Your community!!! That will be wonderful!!!

            Thank You so very much for all the time You spend on my site…looking at my art/words! What a sweet honour! I’m so happyYou see it as a “wonderland of sorts…” You just gifted a huge smile. And You know, I write mostly in English…but I’m pretty silly and sometimes make up words and will at times slide words from other languages in randomly…not that I know any other languages. Embarrassingly! 🤣 But I do have a little Spanish so I just might have done that. I can’t ever remember what I’ve written. 🤣

            I hope You and Yours are having a most wonderful day!!! Sending lots of Love back Your way! 🤗❤️😊

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            • We all the trying our best to remember having wonderful days. Even though children are dying to come out of their homes and even majority are refreshed to an extent to join the school back but its pretty much helplessness of everyone, no one knows just doing praying no one brings the virus home 🙂

              Love to you
              Narayan

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            • Yeah….it’s really, REALLY odd, crazy times right now. I cannot even wrap my brain around this virus and pray it GOES SOOON!!! Everyone I know has just about had it. I think there is going to a world party and crazy amounts of hugging when at last it is GONE! So much Love to You as well, Narayan! Hang in there!!! 💖💖💖

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  7. I went through your blog and was at once intrigued and entranced. I find your journeys and chronicling fascinating. As a student of Environmental Communication, I am trying to find the value behind many of our cultural practices. In absolute awe!!!

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    • Thank you so much. I feel pleased and happy to read how you felt and sailed through the blog posts. The value being our cultural practices lies in our surrender and in our prayers to everything that is visible and invisible born in and out of this land.

      Thank you so much again Shreelekha. Heartily, means so much.

      Nara x

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