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This Indian Couple Quit Their Jobs, Travelled On Rs 500 Per Day And Wrote A Book On It

This Indian Couple Quit Their Jobs, Travelled On Rs 500 Per Day And Wrote A Book On It

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What do you do when you have Rs. 500 every day? Spend on a good lunch? Buy a good book?

This couple decided to travel. A lot.

 

Meet Devapriya Roy and her husband Saurav Jha, who took travelling goals for couples to a whole new level. The couple quit their 9-5 job and took to successfully accomplishing their true passion – travelling.

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And not only did they travel the length and breadth of India, but they did it with a meagre Rs.500 for every day.

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As told to HolidayIQ, Devapriya says, “As far as Saurav was concerned, travelling the country at length was definitely the first step to understanding what the Preamble to the Constitution calls ‘India that is Bharat’. Clearly, studio discussions were not enough. For me, it seemed that seeing the country is important for anyone with aspirations to writing. Rajashekhara’s Kavyamimamsa tells the apprentice poet to travel the length and breadth of the country.”

 

Saurav and Devpriya, not only traveled India on a small budget but also wrote a book – The Heat and Dust Project – about their travels. How cool is that?

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The couple shared and said, ““India is full of wacky things! Every street corner has something wacky going on. The book documents a whole host of wacky stuff – and also an array of wacky characters, for example, our friends the Israeli twins, Motty, and Zvika Hillel, with whom we spent a lot of time in Rajasthan and in Paharganj, the backpacker hub of Delhi.”

 

Devpriya and Saurav not only proved that traveling does not require a lot of money, but also proved that traveling together like that was the ‘Ultimate Relationship Test’ – a sub-title they have also used for their book.

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Devpriya says, “We joke that the real sub-title of the book is ‘The Ultimate Relationship Test’! The thing is, once one has traveled like that, the very idea of life afterward becomes a contingent thing, a work in progress. So it’s difficult to say how it worked out, as far as the idea of us is concerned. You know? It’s still working out. But one thing I can tell you, the relationship test has lots of incredible after-effects. For example, together, one will have such a mix of bizarre, exhausting and superb moments between the couple, garnered from the journey, that the texture of your relationship too will become more layered than before.”

 

And the entire journey changed their perspective towards life and traveling. When asked about it, Devpriya says, “You start seeing travel as life itself, not as an interruption of life.”

Well said. And they truly, truly gave us all travel + relationship goals.

News Source: HolidayIQ

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