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We’re not going to launch into an eloquent speech, filled with technical jargon, about what this page is for. Instead, we’re going to tell you a story.

Our subject is a suburban guy from Bandra.

Let’s say his name is Rahul, for reasons of familiarity (since we’ve related on so many levels with Rahul from SSC textbooks and Bollywood movies from the 90’s).

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Image Source: bollywoodfood.wordpress.com

Like so many of us, Rahul is fairly new to the city. He doesn’t really know his way around except for what downloaded apps and the internet tell him. This makes him realize that this city isn’t the cheapest to be living in if one doesn’t know the nooks and crannies and locals of the place. He wonders how some of his new friends, like Chris and Sasha (getting a little creative with the names now) manage to always retain the thickness of their wallets, while at the same time constantly upload pictures from scenic places, and of lovely, piquant food.

Now, Rahul decides to take this girl he likes, out on a date. She really likes cycling but lives kind of far away, in Mahalaxmi, and so he decides to rent a couple of cycles. He is sure Chris will be able to tell him where to get rented cycles because he, too, lives in her neighbourhood and he’s always doing some kind of sports-related activity. But, alas! Chris has taken off on an expedition to the North and Rahul is left with the fate of his date in his nervous hands.

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Image Source: www.india-forum.com

This is where we come in. We, at Explorate, are here to give you an all-new way to Explore the Everyday. To help you find what you’re looking for, using genuine information crowdsourced by people like you; be it an efficient phone repair service, the most ideal time for you to visit that snazzy restobar that’s always as full as a can of sardines or even where to GET actual sardines for a great price!

So, if you’re a Rahul and are clueless about the insider-scoop or local happenings, we’re here to be your E-FairyGodPeople. If you’re a Chris or a Sasha, share with us your significant local knowledge to help out the Rahuls of this world and in return, make use of similar data from other users. Even if you’re an Alisha, who can’t write to save her life but loves to explore things and network about similar interests, we welcome you. Come, be an Explorater and save the world with your gyaan.

Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes
Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes
Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes
Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes
Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes
Photo credit: Chantelle Menezes

That’s all for now, folks. Watch this space for exciting and relatable blog posts coming up this weekend, and share us with whomever you can so they don’t miss out! Till then

Exploraters, Unite!

-Author: Chantelle Menezes


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