Hitesh Brahmbhatt is a casual writer on current affairs with a non-academic perspective, and a satirist on the topics which need improvements or a change for the better.
Hitesh grew up in Mumbai city. He was an IT service provider from 1999 to 2015. He started writing on remote regions of India from 2005, which got published in the English newspapers. In 2018, he started writing opinion, analysis, and satire.
Born to a Hindu family on 23 September 1981 (age 39 years) in Balasinor, Gujarat (India). He follows Hinduism but practices Jain rituals also. His father, Govind Brahmbhatt, is a stockbroker and an investment consultant. His mother, Suman Brahmbhatt, is a homemaker. Arravali District in North East Gujarat being his ancestral home, Gujarati is his native language. Hitesh and his wife Swati Brahmbhatt (m. 2016) have a son: Deep Brahmbhatt.
Globetrotting: Hitesh has travelled to 47 countries so far as to learn the history, culture, and lifestyle. He has been to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican, and Vietnam.
Photography: Hitesh did two solo photography exhibitions in Mumbai at NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts).
‘Paradise Less Travelled’, the 1st photo exhibition aimed to showcase some of the magnificent images of low tourism regions of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, interior parts of Orissa and the ancient Silk route through Kinnaur & Spiti Districts of the Himachal Pradesh with subjects like landscapes, people, culture, nature & lifestyle. This Exhibition was held at NCPA, Mumbai on 3rd Sep to 12th Sep 2007.
‘Dhaja Varasganth’, the 2nd photo exhibition showcased the Moods of the Flags in the Air and the Flag Changing Ritual of Jain Temples. This Exhibition was held at NCPA, Mumbai on 1st Mar to 10th Mar 2008.
Hitesh Brahmbhatt has been fortunate enough to be covered by the media.
Motorbiking: Hitesh did many rides on his Bajaj NS-200 Motorbike, which is one of the best city cum cruiser bike for a 1.85 m. tall male.
1) Srinagar – Leh – Manali – Chandigarh
2) Mumbai – Hyderabad – Mumbai (solo)
3) Mumbai – Bengaluru – Mumbai (solo)
4) Mumbai – Nagpur – Mumbai (solo)
Mountaineering & Trekking: Hitesh did the Basic Mountaineering Course of 26 Days in Uttarkashi (Uttaranchal State) from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in 2006 (Batch 191).
Ham Radio: Hitesh Brahmbhatt gave his Amateur Wireless Radio Exam in 2013 and got the amateur radio callsign VU2NFJ from the Ministry of Communication, New Delhi. His past apparatus consisted of Yaesu Ft-840 (HF Radio), ICOM-2300H (VHF Base Station), and Wouxon KGUVD1P (VHF/UHF Handy). His antennas were 5/8 Vertical Ground, Magmount ¼ Wave for TX, HF Dipole, and Discone Antenna for RX. He worked on SDR (Software Defined Radio) for Receiving Weather Satellite Images (NOAA). He experimented the same on his Uniden BCD436HP scanner for receiving better quality images. He used the same scanner to monitor the Ham Radio Bands (144 to 146 Mhz) while home brewing antennas.
Hitesh did a Solo Radio Expedition at Mt. Kalsubai (5400 ft) on the occasion of World Amateur Radio Day on 18th April 2015. He got his DXCC award from ‘American Radio Relay League‘ for 20 Mtrs Band in 2017.
Civil Defence: Hitesh Brahmbhatt joined Civil Defence as a volunteer in Jan 2015 and completed 12 courses in Mumbai. He took part in Maharashtra Day Parade at Shivaji Park. He was expelled in Jan 2016 because he raised his voice against corruption in the civil defence organisation. He did 12 more courses mentioned below, at the National College (National Civil Defence College, Nagpur), participating as an Industry Executive.
1) Management of Media during Emergencies
2) TOT in Disaster Psycho-Social Intervention
3) Basic Life Support
4) Advanced Life Support
5) Management of Deceased
6) Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue
7) Emergency Operations Centre Management
8) Incident Command Management System
9) Earthquake Disaster Preparedness & Management
10) Unexploded Bombs & Explosive Safety
11) TOT on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies
12) Biological Incident First Responders
He also did another National level course ‘Watermanship’ at Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2015.
Ornithology: Hitesh Brahmbhatt was a serious bird watcher from 2004 to 2006, has a good collection of books on Ornithology by Salim Ali, and few others with an Olympus 8×40 Binocular which he still uses for all his outings. He had a field trip to Namdapha Forest Reserve in the Border District of Changlang (Arunachal Pradesh State) and remote areas of Orissa.