About

Hi, I am Sampath Menon.

Thanks for stopping by. 

I have been maintaining this blog since 2008. The blog has gone through many iterations and domain name changes over the years.

The focus of the blog has also evolved – currently, I am shaping this site to be a source for middle-aged IT professionals (like me) to find helpful and inspirational resources on side hustles, travel, financial freedom and self-improvement.

I am a middle-aged IT guy and a middle-class Indian dad. I have taken significant risks, failed gloriously on several occasions and learned from the falls. I have a monkey mind (a silverback guerilla at that) and am trying to be at peace with it.

I successfully co-founded and helped scale two award-winning Tech startups in my past life. As part of my work, my partners and I have won several national awards, including the 2012 ET Power of Ideas, the Pearson Affordable Learning Cohort, and the Nasscom Social Innovation Honours, to name a few. 

I enjoy travel, street photography and interaction with like-minded people. 

Travel and Street Photography

  • Following are some publications that have carried my travel-related articles or featured stories about me:

HuffPoInda

Tripoto

  • Here is a Podcast that features my conversation about Mangalore with Saif and Faiza of ‘The Musafir Stories’. Please check them out for some beautiful travel tales from around India.
  • Recently, an image that I clicked was featured on NatGeo, and some of my articles have appeared in leading online magazines, including LiveMint and HuffPo (links below).
  • If you would like to buy prints of some of the photos I’ve clicked, please check them out at: https://sampathmk.darkroom.tech/
  • Some of my images are available on Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Sampath+Menon

Let us connect

If you find my stories interesting, please feel free to connect.

Aquarian. If you think that’ll help you get to know me better.

Sonny boy and me. A slightly dated picture.

 

Me, posing between two Aztecs in Zocalo, Mexico City (2018/19)

Disclaimer: All views expressed on this blog are my own. My employer has got nothing to do with any of this.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAD GREAT EXPERIENCES ABOUT TRAVEL, BLOGGING,.VIDEO CTEATING, OHOTOGRAPHY,STORY WRITING ETC. GOD BLESS YOU. SEND ME DETAILS AND PHOTOS ABOUT BANGALORE TOURIST CENTERS AND NEARBY PLACES AD ALSO YOUR LATEST TRAVELS, BLOGGS, VIDEOS ETC. THANKING YOU.???

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