Sikkim Diaries - My Great Escape

A wise man once said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” There's so much in this world for all of us, if only we could have the eyes to see it and a heart to love it.

Bodh Gaya: The Seat of Enlightenment

In Dhammapada, the Buddha says - “All tremble at violence; all fear the ultimate sleep. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not harm nor...

Thus, I Travel

"Thus, I Travel" talks about the kind of transformation traveling can bring in human lives. It is the story of a travel filmmaker who traveled across India to understand that the crux of life is to accept other people...

In the News

The Indie Documentary “Bodh Gaya” captures the holy Buddhist site in its true spirit.

Indian filmmaker, MSN Karthik, tries to capture a slice of life at this holy site through his latest short documentary film.

Why This IIT Graduate Started To Travel Will Also Make You Think A Thing Or Two For Sure

The most certain thing about life is its uncertainty. Karthik, an IIT Guwahati alumni, started traveling after one of the...

Becoming the Zero Budget DIY Filmmaker

Precisely an year ago, in the early monsoon months of 2016, I got my calling. A calling from my future self. He asked me, “Do you want to see yourself as the all singing...

Our Story

adwhyta is a storytelling lab at the intersection of science, philosophy, culture, nature, history and human condition, taking inspiration from exploratory travel and soul searching. It was founded by me, MSN Karthik in 2016. For many, films are a hobby. For some, they are a passion. But for me, films are life. Films are what shaped me since my childhood. I watched Rob Williams in awe, as he stood up on his desk to inspire his students to seize the day, in Dead Poets Society.

Having realized that storytelling is what defines me and is what I would want to do forever, I started travelling across India in search of untold stories. I covered Bodh Gaya in the East to Rajasthan in the West and Himalayas in the North. Such a vast country seemed very small in front of my quest to tell an engaging story. I now present my stories to the world through my youtube channel adwhyta.

What does 'adwhyta' mean?

Adwhyta represents Advaita, which is the philosophy of non-duality explaining the realization of Atman = Brahman. The 'why' in Adwhyta represents the question of our existence as in, 'why do I exist?', 'why am I doing the things that I do?', etc. This kind of self-questioning and soul searching leads to enlightenment and helps tell stories as an awakened soul.

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