With a background in print, web, radio, film, theatre and TV, travel writers and media consultants Anurag and Priya work closely with tourism boards, publications, brands, PR agencies and hospitality partners to help promote travel and tourism. They were part of the Jury of Outlook Traveller’s Annual Readers Survey Awards 2014 and the inaugural Boutique Hotel Awards 2016. They contribute to leading publications like Outlook Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, JetWings, Deccan Herald, The New Indian Express, The Hindu, Discover India, Rail Bandhu, Travel Plus, Lonely Planet, Time Out Explorer, Tiger Tales and Saevus, to name a few. They have several books to their credit – Big Book Kerala and Bengaluru & Karnataka (encyclopedia-cum-guides) for Bangalore-based publishers Stark World, the international Michelin Green Guides to Tamil Nadu and The Golden Triangle, ‘In Search of Solace’, a coffee table book on Arunachal Pradesh and the 10th edition of the Rough Guide to India.
For destination promotion, Anurag and Priya have worked closely with Wayanad Tourism Organization, Kerala Tourism, Jharkhand Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Goa Tourism and Odisha Tourism to name a few, besides several international tourism boards – Peru, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai, Bhutan, Oman, Seychelles, Mauritius, among others. They have scripted four documentary films for Andaman Tourism hosted by Tom Alter. Currently, they are based in Bangalore working on a multi-media and book project documenting the diverse cuisine of Karnataka and research for a regional theme restaurant Oota for Total Environment. Anurag & Priya run Red Scarab, a specialized media outfit that creates customized content for travel, hospitality and allied industries. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and chase their travels on Instagram at @red_scarab and Facebook @Red Scarab
From advertising copy, web content, rock lyrics, radio jingles to film scripts, Anurag Mallick has written as widely as he has travelled. After a course in business management and four years in advertising, his foray into tourism started with developing The Drifter, a travel channel on Oyeindia.com dedicated to offbeat budget travel in India. A regular contributor to leading travel publications for over 15 years, he has co-authored several Outlook Traveller guides like 52 Weekend Breaks from Bangalore, Kerala Guide, 100 Holidays in the Hills & Trekking Guide to India. Anurag is part of Wild World India, a Delhi-based tour company (www.wildworldindia.com) ranked among the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth 2009 by National Geographic Adventure. He was lyricist and spoken word for Bangalore-based rock band Document: Done and was an assistant writer with a cameo in Priyadarsan’s 2009 film Aakrosh. Follow his adventures at @anuragamuffin
With a career spanning over 15 years in diverse media, Priya Ganapathy is a top ranker in Mass Com from Bangalore University. She started her journalistic career as a features writer with Indian Express and TOI and has freelanced for Inside Outside, Good Housekeeping, Magna and was a weekly columnist with DNA. A popular RJ who was part of the team that set up India’s first private FM station, she is known by her radio avatars ‘Sister Stella’ and ‘Lingo Leela’, which bagged the Emvie Award. She was adjudged one of Bangalore’s Top 32 Woman Achievers. Priya has acted in Stumble, a National Award-winning film and scripted Rockumentary, a film on the rocks of Banjara Hills that won two International Golden Aster Awards. Donning many hats as a writer, voice-over artist and emcee, she also scripted and anchored an exclusive Design Show on TV called Design Matters. Besides hosting big ticket cultural and corporate events like Bangalore Habba, Emerging Kerala, Ad Club Awards and Karnataka Tourism Investor’s Meet, Priya has also done voice-overs for several documentaries, TV shows and films. Follow her adventures at @priyaganapathy