Leader of the Pack
Occupation: Textile designer & Founder of Shuktara
Preoccupation: Stall-holder at Portobello Road
Favorite Hotel: Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1. What’s your go-to travel gear?
My Brady Bag. It has everything I need for traveling - space for my iPad and a zip pocket for my passport.
2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?
Black khaki trousers. They are loose and comfortable and it’s easy to get the belt off quickly when I’m running through Dubai International Airport.
3. Can’t travel without?
Bright Blue Drum rolling tobacco. Along with a packet of rolling papers and a couple lighters hidden in my bag.
4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed?
A box of mangoes. In the height of mango season in India, I carried a box of mangoes in my suitcase. When I unpacked them, the whole lot had turned to mush. Or mango chutney.
5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel room:
The ashtray. Most definitely.