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Karthika Gupta

Karthika Gupta is a culture and travel photographer, freelance writer, and podcaster who focuses on documenting stories and visual narratives around global culture, diversity, and lifestyle. Follow her adventures on her site CulturallyOurs or on Instagram at @karthikagupta.

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