Writing Content Was Always So Much Fun for Me - Shubhit Gulati

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

Well, this is a journey that has been filled with twists and turns. I'm a graduate in Computer Science, post which I have done my Masters in Journalism and I am currently pursuing my MBA! All these varied interests come from my interest in theatre and communication.

I switched over from a heavy coding based course to a course which allows me to talk to people and interact with a number of stakeholders. I wish to take up a role in marketing and showcase my creative flair for work!

2. What led you to do food blogging?

To be honest, I loved food. And who doesn't? Being in college at the University of Delhi, there were tons of food outlets nearby. And we used to go out every other day to try something or the other. And way before food took to social media, I used to write restaurant reviews on Zomato out of interest. And for the same, I used to click photos of food as well.

Then my friends suggested that I try posting on Social Media as well. That is how I started off with posting on Instagram!

3. What does your typical day look like?

Lately, it has been very hectic! I'm in my final year of my MBA, which makes it very difficult to find time for leisure. But a typical day begins at 8 when my classes begin, and then the classes go on until 8 in the evening. I find time to click photos of food and post during the breaks in class.

Then it is a night of project meetings, assignments, quizzes and submissions. And if there is some time still left, I get on to play a match of Counter-Strike.

4. When did you first decide that you wanted to create and write content about food i.e. for blogging?

I think it started in two phases, one when I was in class 8th or 9th when Zomato was just a place to explore restaurants in and around your area. I used to scroll Zomato for new places, new dishes to try and looked at menus! And whenever I crossed things off of my bookmark list, I used to write a review about the same.

Then when I was in my 3rd year of graduation, I had a decent camera phone and I started posting on Instagram as well. Writing content was always so much fun for me given you can't just express yourself with just a caption on Instagram, so I maintain a website for full-fledged blogs as well.

5. Is there a dish you particularly associate yourself with?

I think I would LOVE to be associated with a large meat lovers pizza. Just the thought of a massive, doughy, hot pizza coming fresh out the oven is pretty interesting. But when you top all of that tastiness with heaps and heaps of cheese? That's when you get me! A large, white, doughy individual. The plenty of pepperoni on top is the little sparks of quirkiness that one deserves!

6. Which is your favourite book and why?

Well, I am not an avid reader but one book that I do love is called "The White Tiger" by Arvind Adiga. I read that back in 2010 but the sheer rawness and brutal honesty that book had was something that I really love. It was what you would call the Gangs of Wasseypur of that time in the world of books for me.

It was rooted in India, it had emotion, it had politics, it had drama and it had violence! Just the perfect book for a teenager to read and get perspective of the real world.

Interview By - Suhani Mangleek

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