About Us

Who we are? What do we do? How we got started?

I am Shashank

By profession, I am a Software Engineer and a passionate coder working in a startup in Gurgaon.

Between medical and engineering, I ended up doing engineering in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota.

And, when that wasn’t enough, I went one step further and did post-graduation from IIT Roorkee in Computer Science again. By the time that was complete, I had had enough of college life.

I founded a startup in Jaipur, but later quit it and moved to Gurgaon.

I love travelling, writing (stories, blogs) and editing videos.

I am Shalu

By profession, I am also a Software Engineer working in a multi-national corporation in Gurgaon.

I too chose Engineering and ended up doing B. Tech in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota. Yes, it’s the same college as Shashank, so you know where our story started.

And no, I wasn’t stupid enough to study further and started my job in Mumbai instead. Later I moved to Jaipur and then to Gurgaon.

I love travelling, gardening and reading books.


We met in our college. We became friends, then more than friends and finally husband and wife in 2017.

Right after marriage, we discovered our passion for travelling in our first couple of trips to Mumbai and Maldives.

In 2018, we got an idea to start a YouTube channel and share our crazy travel experiences. So was Born Idiots born. Why did we name it like that? Well, we thought were a couple of idiots, born to be together and travel around the world doing crazy stuff.

Born Idiots is not just about travelling. It is about sharing our experiences, things we like to do and many ambitious film making projects that we plan to take on in future. It’s going to be a long journey and we would love you to be a part of it. So, have you subscribed yet?