The Blue Medallion

At LiveFromALounge.com, we are honoured to continue our tradition of discovering and recognizing exceptional travel establishments for their contributions to making the travels of the Global Indians better. We are thrilled to welcome our audience to vote for the first edition of The Blue Medallion in 2021 and excited to find out about their preferences.  

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The Logo

The Blue Medallion logo indicates a seal of approval of the many voters that stand behind it.


The TBM Logo is inspired by the age-old traditional seals found in the earliest signs of the Indus Valley Civilization and marries it with our initials and modern geometry, surrounding it with an infinite arrow, representing an ever moving, forward journey.


The Team

Ajay Awtaney

Ajay Awtaney

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Ajay Awtaney is the Founder/ Editor at LiveFromALounge.com.

Ajay launched LiveFromALounge.com in 2011 during his time at an investment management firm. As a market leader in the space of loyalty and travel, Ajay helps to shape the way consumers and brands approach to travel.

Ajay speaks at events about business travel, building customer loyalty, aviation and passenger experience. He has been featured in the Conde Nast Traveller and on Bloomberg and quoted in various magazines and news media including The New York Times, Straits Times, Economic Times, ET Prime, Ken Web, USA Today, Business Standard, The Hindu, Mint, Mashable, DNA India. Ajay can be caught on air on BBC World Radio, ET Now, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Dubai Eye FM amongst others.

Ajay is a numbers man at heart. He spent 15 years applying his problem-solving skills at banks and investment management firms, including India's biggest bank, State Bank of India and working alongside some of the most prestigious Sovereign Wealth Funds and Institutional Investors in the world. Ajay holds a Post Graduate in Business Management from Management Development Institute, Gurugram, India.


Shipra Baranwal

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Shipra Baranwal is the Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships at LiveFromALounge.com.

On the road forever, Shipra shares her perspective as a woman business traveller. Shipra also runs PointsPurse, a women-only community-initiative to educate and encourage women to become credit card savvy.

Shipra has over 10 years of experience working at airlines, luxury travel companies and consumer loyalty management companies, giving them the edge of her operational management experience in these roles.


With a business degree from HEC Paris, Shipra has had the opportunity to live, work and travel across four continents.

Shipra participates frequently in women-focused platforms, especially those who work in the realm of personal finance. You can read her works published at PennMoneyBasis, SheThePeople, Sheroes amongst other places, and her interview with Malini’s Girl Tribe.