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Geetika Jain

Geetika Jain is a travel writer for Conde Nast Traveller, India and for Mint Lounge

Geetika Jain is a travel writer for Conde Nast Traveller, India and for Mint Lounge, the Sunday magazine of the Indian business newspaper.

She has travelled extensively, from Greenland to Madagascar to Papua New Guinea, getting to know the locals, landscapes and the wilderness.

Her monthly column for Conde Nast Traveller, Far Out, threads together observations on how people in lesser-known cultures across the world live.

For her other monthly column, Sense of Wander, in Mint Lounge, Geetika writes about ideas worth sharing from around the world.

These have included the movable chattel houses of Barbados, man-made ice glaciers used to irrigate fields in India’s region of Ladakh, using the Japanese technique of Kintsugi to prolong the life of ceramics and Niue, the world’s first country to become a Dark Sky Preserve, emitting no light pollution.

Geetika has published over a dozen children’s books, the most recent ones being Wonderful Wildlife, an A-Z of Indian fauna and Delightful Delhi A-Z. Both published by Roli Books.

Geetika grew up in New Delhi where she studied English at St Stephen’s College. She currently divides her time between London and Delhi.

Articles by Geetika Jain

The Snow Leopard: Back from the Brink

Conservationists, insurance schemes and homestays have transformed the fortunes of one the world’s most endangered animals.

February 12, 2022

The Manmade Glaciers and Other Ingenious Ideas of Sonam Wangchuk

An Indian engineer’s common sense, frugal innovation-centred solutions to big problems.

January 29, 2022

Experiencing the Alaskan Wilderness Through Soundscapes

We usually experience a new place through the sense of sight and taste. Sound, however, is often ignored.

October 23, 2021

The Importance of Dark Sky Preserves

Like the world’s dwindling forests, the stars at night are also in danger of disappearing.

August 1, 2021

India’s Micro-Rewilding Formula is Combating Habitat Destruction

The Indian example is an innovative alternative to Africa’s better known projects.

June 8, 2021