Tag Archives: About DTC

Posts of introductory nature, requests for feedback, and info about the club and events.

Why DTC and what is the approach?

Travel domain has much scattered content today. While we have tons of content, it is not dynamic, user-friendly, available on-demand, search optimized, and does not hand-hold the user.

Being a content aficionado, a travel enthusiast, and a content professional, the lack of content initiatives made me create DTC.


DTC platform provides next-level content by collating, compiling, and processing the existing content, and to come up with different presentations styles that allow for better content consumption depending on the nature of the content. The idea is to produce and share content that allows for efficient consumption, metadata-driven filtering, use-case based gradual exposure, automation, user-friendly presentation, and so on.

I know, I know! The big words make it sound too much to ask for. In simpler words, DTC strives to make travel content consumable with minimum effort.

For more details, see the DTC mission.


To achieve the above, I am open to crowd-sourcing and collaborating with a select few folks. Contact me if you understand the above or better yet, have indulged in the above or if you have a content business and can offer meaningful content leadership opportunities.


My travel diaries and community contributions

My photographs on Flickr. The album includes thousands of images available under the various Creative Commons (CC) licenses.
Flickr profile banner[Pro tip: Know these best practices to provide attribution for CC images, if you intend to use any.]

Almost 3k photos, 2K geo-tagged photos, 277K views, 455 tags, and 48 followers.

My travel video channel on YouTube. It offers raw footage to share the factual information about trail or road conditions, treks, interactions with locals, and video reviews of hotels/places/activities. I hope it helps other people make informed decisions or just do their share of arm-chair travel 🙂
Youtube travel channel banner

Close to 100 subscribers (soon), ~50k video views, and 150+ videos.

My forum discussions on Indiamike. Browse through my various engagements and contributions on the travel forums — long-form travelogues, bite-sized answers, road conditions updates, very detailed logistics info, and so on.

I am inactive on other some other communities like BCMTouring and DevilonWheels.
Ashish's Indiamike travel forum profile link Here’s requesting the readers to join some such community and give back to the community as and when you can.

Almost 800 posts with over a quarter million views.

This DTC blog. It hosts detailed information, how-to, opinions and observations, and compilations on the various travel-related topics. Also, see the corresponding DTC Facebook page.
Delhi Trekker's Club Facebook page

GPS tracks. I upload the trails and routes of my treks and road trips on Wikiloc. Use the info, to plan and estimate better and to discover new tracks.
Wikiloc profile with GPS trailsMore than a dozen of my Wikiloc trails are also displayed on Google Earth. Read this Google blog about the feature and how to access such trails in Google Earth.

Trailrank of ~250. Uploaded 25+ trails. Viewed 600+ times.

Google Maps contributions. I am a Level 7 Local Guide on Google Maps. I contribute reviews of various POIs and provide answers to queries.
Google maps local guide profile link

Answers 1000+    Places reviews 125+   Photo views 1 million+   Review views 10k+