Bombay Ficus by The Travellothoner

It was in September 2017 when I officially started this blog. Back then, I simply started writing because I wanted to take it up more seriously than just another hobby that I engaged in for a few months and because I told myself it was going to be easy turning into a Travel Blogger (everyone’s trying to do it after one trip). However, I knew I couldn’t come up with travel content regularly and so I mixed it up with the next best thing in my life then, Running. Thus came into existence, The Travellothoner. 

Travellothoner = Traveller + Marathoner. 

Fast Forward to June 2020, writing has become more of a passion for me now than just a hobby. It is something I hope to pursue as a career option someday and if not, simply take up courses on and learn more and more and keep engaging in this activity. I have always been a person who wants to emote but doing it verbally has not always been my strong suit and that’s where writing became an important part of my life. 

I personally believe that art is the purest form for a human being to express his raw emotions and feelings, an act which he/she engages in when words fail to do justice to them. However, expressing myself in words is the best I can come up with, since the right side of my brain lacks any kind of creativity; and this blog has been just me emoting in one form or another.

So far, all the content you’ve read is from a guy who has no professional expertise or experience in writing. This blog has mostly been about me penning down my emotions all through these years. However, to turn this hobby into a passion and making it much more engaging, I’ve decided to take this blog forward. In my opinion, the best way to do  that is to start afresh while holding on to the my roots and everything ‘The Travellothoner’ was about. This would mean a lot of changes on this website ranging from gathering a team of really smart individuals behind all the content all the way up to the website’s identity. 

Which is why I am very pleased and excited to bring to you ‘Bombay Ficus’.

‘Bombay Ficus’ as a name is inspired from our roots as well our journey so far and what we aspire to grow into, in the future. A page that is still largely going to focus on relatable and helpful content revolving around travel, fitness, life experiences and inspiring stories; while simultaneously focusing on entertainment and everything else it stood for before. I can assure you, we aspire to maintain and only raise the quality of our content on this page and hope for a joyful experience for each one of you who stops by! 

Over the existence of this blog, I’ve got nothing but a lot of affection and encouragement for my words from the people around me. However what inspires me the most are the thousands of people who’ve stopped by and taken the time out of their lives to leave a nice comment or hit like. I am eternally grateful for all that love and support that these pleasant strangers have showered my way. I hope all of you guys, our readers – new and old, will support us in this new endeavour and help us get to the next level. We have a lot of new things in store that we are excited to share with y’all.

Thank you again, because this wouldn’t be happening without all of you. 


The Travellothoner

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59 thoughts on “Bombay Ficus by The Travellothoner

  1. I was surprised that this site is different and so is your picture…and you mentioned ‘us’ , like you’re not the only one running this site.

    If I were to share my counterpart of the story, it started on My Poetic Site…posting one poem a day there, but then came the idea to expand…but I couldn’t handle posting on several websites every day, when I have other things daily that I need to take care of including my self particularly my health.

    That is also one of the reasons why most of the poems are short…the lack of time, and after something that happened yesterday, I actually bought several notebooks in order to use them as logbooks for the postings that I do. I did it on my laptop before, but it feels more committed and more serious when I write rather than type (probably the money used to buy the notebooks).

    It is always the focus on spreading positivity.
    I mean…we all know about prayers and blessings, but many people consider it as a spiritual activity.
    So, what came to me was that the counterpart to that as in…physical activity that could be considered as the same thing…would be through writing, and I was writing poetry back in school…but I stopped for some years, because to see it as a hobby, it is not…solid enough, like not something serious, because a hobby is said to be something that we do when we have free time.

    The reason has to be bigger, stronger, and more impactful.
    Besides, there are those theories like Butterfly Effect and Chaos Theory where little deeds here…could bring enormous change somewhere else. I saw some writers on Instagram who post positive things regarding that, that that is what they believe in as well.

    So like, yeah…how do I do good things? Perhaps, through prayers, blessings, and these daily postings.

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    1. My goal earlier used to be to have one post a week. Now it’s upto 2-3 times a week. Also, I started writing on other topics because I was unable to write and post everyday since I have a busy schedule too.

      But you just have your goal in mind and do the best you can! More than anything, this blog brings me a lot of happiness and that is my biggest motivation to write!

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  2. I reached your site and couldn’t get out without reading until the last line and then run through all the comments and like them. Such lovely inspiration and warmth from your supporters. I am sure you feel privileged with all the attention. well earned for putting out something so holistic and hope filled. we all are eager to watch your journey. Wishing you more of successful steps.

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  3. Rolando Andrés Ramos

    Congratulations on your decision to evolve your blog in a fresh direction and focus on your writer’s journey. I look forward to witnessing your growth and celebrating your progress. Write on.

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  4. Life is an endless journey, you have made it a creative, productive and constructive travellothener!!! What a brilliant Idea! May I take privilege to quote a Hindi Shaayri by a great shyayer Shri Majaruh Sulatanpuri Saheb!!!
    में तो अकेला ही चला था जानिब-ए-मंजिल मगर
    लोग साथ आते गये और कांरवां बनता गया।


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