About Me


Shantesh Patil

Game Designer, Traveler, Writer

IT engineer by education (accidental). Game Designer by profession. I love going placeseven though I can rarely afford to. I’m happily marriedFather to a little bundle of joy. I’m addicted to TV shows. I writeoccasionally. I’m a Microsoft fan. Most importantly I’m crazy about dinosaurs.

From the Blog

Podcasts I discovered last year

Last year was when I really got back into the listening to podcasts regularly. These are a few good ones that I discovered. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend This is a very interesting premise for a comedy podcast. Conan interviews several of his celebrity guests in the hope of discovering why it is that he…

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Year Ending Memories

We didn’t cross new destinations off our list this year thanks to the birth of my son. However, in the last few months, we have been flying ever higher. Caring for him has been a brand new journey all of its own. When he lights up with a smile, most things pale in comparison to…

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Blue Peru

I miss Peru so dearly. The place and the unforgettable conversations with strangers. The wholly unexpected fulfillment of the dream to visit Machu Picchu. The sleepless nights I spent trying to get my visa in time for my departure. It all keeps coming back every time I go through my collection of photos from Peru.

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Orange Tram

San Francisco is a city of incredible contrasts. One minute I would find myself walking through a glitzy section like Union Square and just a few blocks later something that felt so far removed from it. Ugly graffiti, poorly maintained streets and the distinct smell of weed following you everywhere you went.

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Bhutan Bridges

Bhutan is an amazing destination for Indian travellers. No visa hassles, easy to get to and very light on the pocket. When I think about the word that comes to mind when I think about my trip there, it was peace.

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Ballard Estate

When I first stepped into this area in Mumbai, I could not believe that I was still in the same city. If I had been beamed into the place, other than the presence of the Indian vehicles, I could easily have mistaken it for someplace in Europe.

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