In Conversation: Episode 3
Hrish Thota – India’s Top Digital Influencer & family travel and lifestyle blogger Monu Danesh Surendran – Co-Founder & Food Columnist
‘Digital Doctor’ is how his friends called Hrish Thota back when Bengaluru was just starting to buzz with Information Technology. Bengaluru with its laid-back charm and literally cool weather attracted the world’s leading Tech companies to set up shop here at the turn of the Millenium. This attracted India’s youth, freshly armed with Engineering Degrees to whom Bengaluru would become home. Hrish Thota became a part of this digital brigade. It was his passion. Today, he is one of India top Digital Influencers. It’s been a long, hard ride to the top. Fastest Fingers First! As an avid blogger, Hrish was cut out to use social media platforms like Twitter(he was the 3rd Twitter handle in India), Instagram and Facebook. People liked to get fast and reliable information on domestic and International travel destinations, restaurants, surface transport, cricket (think IPL)…the list goes on.The Daily Brunch’s Monu Danesh Surendran caught up with him in our ‘In Conversation’ virtual Zoom meet, where Hrish is out with family at a resort in Nandi Hills for the 1st time since the lockdown. Hear it from him about how he hangs out with Viral Kohli and AB De Villers or hanging from the Bali skies with his family! For Hrish Thota, the new order looks all set for him to use more of his ‘Digital Doctoring’ skills!
Hrish Thota Interview
About Hrish Thota
Hrish Thota is India’s top family travel and lifestyle blogger and social media influencer since the past 18 years who has worked with more than 200 brands both in India and Internationally on digital marketing campaigns. He is one of the top travel bloggers in India for the past 18 years (blogging at He has over 130,000 followers on his Facebook page at, over 40,000 followers at Instagram at and a verified Twitter account at with over 18,500 followers.
Regarding Travel blogging, Hrish was invited to blog by Gold Coast Australia tourism, Malaysia Tourism, Taiwan tourism, Philippines tourism, Singapore tourism, Air Asia Indonesia, Dubai tourism, South Africa tourism, Visit Britain, Goa Tourism, Sri Lanka tourism, Hong Kong tourism among others. He has also blogged about his stays for many leading properties like Aloft, Hard Rock Hotel, ITC Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton hotels, Ramada Caravela Beach Resort and Pushkar Resorts. Hrish was awarded with Best Lifestyle Facebook Page award by Food Bloggers Association of India and Best Influencer in India by Social Samosa. He was No.3 to join Twitter in India around 14 years back and has been verified by Twitter as a public figure. He has done live coverage of events like IPL, IPL auctions, Ford Figo Discover Smart Drive, Tata Nano drive, Vizag Fintech Festival, IIFA, Oscars, etc. He has over 135,000 Facebook followers and is one of Facebook creators for India recognized by Facebook India team in Hyderabad. Hrish Thota has done lifestyle campaigns with many brands like Peter England, Lifestyle, Arrow, Tanishq, Louis Phillipe, Puma, Adidas, Zimson Brand Watches, Police watches and sunglasses, HE deodorants, Gionee Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week. He does regular campaigns with Flipkart, Amazon, FabAlley, Max, etc.
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