Hi. Welcome to On My Canvas!
I’m Priyanka Gupta. I quit my investment banking job to write and travel the world.
Here I write about alternative ways of living, learning, and exploring. Live freely and fully is my motto.
About a decade ago, I graduated with a B.Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD). In 2016, five years into an evolving corporate career, I quit my job. I spent the next year exploring South America and Southeast Asia, solo.
In late 2017, I launched On My Canvas. Here I share the why’s and how’s of living freely and fully. For me, a free life signifies taking decisions by asking the right questions and assessing options not under fear or social pressure but through curiosity and logic. Living fully is becoming aware of the unreal walls of limitations we impose on ourselves and moving forward through them.
I concrete my self-growth guides and offbeat life ideas with scientific studies and books. I also write about my writing journey, cultural biases, and meditations on individual books. The blog has a large section devoted to travel stories.
If you want to see the world or get a different perspective, On My Canvas is a good place to hang out. Here you will find simple ways of doing things little by little. Welcome!
Topics To Read
Arriving in UP at Midnight: An Eerie Expressway, A Suspicious Hotel Attendant, and a Missing Wheel-Cover [Episode 3]
The 500-km Drive Through Bihar: Corn Harvests, Marriage Certificate at Hotels, and Truck Slogans [Episode 2]
Leaving Sikkim for Himachal – Serendipity or Choice? [Episode 1]
Two Himalayan Girls Reminded Me of My Hard-Earned Freedom
the Pleasing Potpourri that Pondicherry is – in Photos
Searched For Big Adventures, Satisfied With a Little Lakeside Picnic – In Karnataka’s Sharavathi Valley
A Joyful Meander Over a Must-Do Himalayan Hike: Finding Our Own Pleasures
The Big Lessons a Little Family in Pondicherry Taught Me
Favorite Books of 2022