Meet India's Selfie King, Clince Varghese

Gayatri Sapru

A popular MC turned social media sensation, Clince Varghese delights in sharing his travelogues with his fans as he takes his music and his humor for a tour of India.

Clince at the Redfort

TCT : What is the most fun you have had on a project? It would have to be my first travel show with MTV’s ‘The Great Selfie Challenge.’ It was a fun project wherein I traveled across India meeting people, experiencing cultures, understanding different perspectives, tasting a variety of cuisines and taking selfies while doing it all. Winning the show with a massive 25 million+ votes was the icing on the cake. Thus, I officially earned the nickname of ‘Selfie King.’ TCT : What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the digital viral space? Be smart and stay creative. Be open to change and convert criticism to help you grow better. Boom boom! TCT : What’s next? I see an ocean full of opportunities to live happily. TCT : What is the most memorable moment from your career?

The South Asian Bands Festival 2013 at Purana Qila, the oldest heritage structure in Delhi. My band What’s In The Name represented India on the closing day of this amazing festival, which had the best indie bands from across south Asia perform over three days. A stage jump went wrong and my knees dislocated during the fall. An army of over 6,000 energetic and cheering audience members helped me survive the pain and perform with full power for another 30 minutes. I ended up with a dual ligament tear in my knee beyond repair and spent months handicapped post-surgery.TCT : How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as a happy hippie who loved to travel and learn, and lived a peaceful life spreading smiles. TCT : How would You describe yourself? A confident, creative and charismatic youngster. A passionate learner.

With Abhishek Bachchan

Quickfire Questions Apple or Android? Android Emma Watson or Scarlett Johansson? Scarlett Johansson Coffee or tea? Tea Fame or money? Money Music or movies? Music Train or plane? Plane Selfie or GQ spread? Selfie By Gayatri Sapru

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Edit article