Delhi- It's just not a city, it's a roller coaster ride for me. The first time I set my foot here was in 2012 when I came here for my post-graduation. Well! I never left after that.
Initially, I kind of felt out of place, but slowly this city started feeling like my own. I had so many 'firsts' here- first heartbreak, first job, the first time when I ever lived alone. I found the love of my life here too.
My love for food begun here too. So, my love for good food and eating out is limitless. When I was dating Ankur (my husband), we used to look for places where we can hang out and have good food and I loved clicking pictures of whatever was on the plate (even before it was cool) and started posting it on Facebook.
One day, Ankur sat me down and explained how my hobby of collecting food pictures can be turned into a 'Food Page'. So we named our page 'Desiduniyafoodtalk', @desiduniyafoodtalk, and a year later, expanded it to Instagram. Since then there has been no looking back.
I even learned to cook and now I can officially call myself an 'amateur chef'.
Sometimes people can unintentionally disregard the work I do because they do not understand it completely. But let me tell you, it is so much effort. The presentation, cooking time, photography, video-making skills, ideating the next post, interactive skills, research, and so much more goes behind the camera. There are times when I am too tired but I still do it. I do not have any off day.
All said I love my job. All those hours of hard work are worth all of the love that I receive daily.
— Akanksha’s Memory Map