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Downtown Residents: City chroniclers

DNMUM299428 | 2/28/2014 | Author : Bhanu Pratap Panwar | WC :466

Napean Sea Road resident, Viraat Kasliwal, offers citizens and tourists an authentic opportunity to know Mumbai
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The word 'raconteur' truly sums up the essence of the walks offered by Viraat Kasliwal's Raconteur Walks. The young tourism company, which started in December 2010, encourages its guides, who are mostly students, to be storytellers and not mere disinterested dispensers of information. This philosophy has helped them scale new heights and thrive in spite of growing competition.
"I first thought about it when I was in college; I realised that the city lacked good guides, who would give out authentic information on the city's history. A graduate in HR, I got a scholarship from one of the top colleges in UK, but I decided to reject the scholarship and start my own travel company. That is how Raconteur Walks
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