By Neeti Mehra, Mumbai
I was born in Bombay and we moved to Delhi when I was really young. Though I studied to become a bean counter, since childhood I had secretly nurtured a dream of becoming a writer. Over the years I’ve observed that however much you try and scupper your dreams, they have a way of wriggling their way into reality. I did become an editor; I travelled the world and explored my creativity as a food stylist, a photographer, and then, a stationery designer.
My first brush with sustainability came when I created my own line of India-inspired stationery, Chamku, created from recycled paper – wacky, eco-friendly, and very Indian. At the same time, as the editor of a luxury magazine, I explored how premium brands were consciously embracing sustainability. How we live is deeply entwined with our and our children’s future.
I finally took a plunge to start beejliving.com, a curated platform for slow living in India. With workshops, content and a lot of information planned, I hope to make an impact, however small, by helping people lead fuller lives. Life is short. We owe it to ourselves to make it rich and meaningful.