I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. Long before I was willing to acknowledge it. It started with submitting my poems and essays to local community magazines while growing up, to later writing for the school magazine, editing a high-school weekly journal and eventually choosing Literature as one of my three main subjects in college.
I then dabbled in an exciting (but exhausting!) career in copywriting with multiple big and small agencies between 2006-2010 before I moved to Goa in 2010 with my husband, seeking a quieter, simpler life. I had two of the most fruitful professional years here, working in a communication agency. Life in Goa gave me the space, freedom and most importantly, the stillness and solitude, to explore other interests and find multiple means to enrich myself.
In 2012, I opted out of full-time work and the world of copywriting to focus on other forms of writing that allowed me to push the envelope writing about things that excited me (as opposed to what a brand or a client expected of me). I wrote a moderately successful (and now defunct) food-blog for several years, and ran a small home-baking business for a couple of years alongside freelance writing.
Eventually, I launched my career as a full-time freelance writer in 2014. This work-style allows me ample creativity and flexibility to write about a variety of topics close to my heart – life and living, travel, food, art and stories about people. I have had bylines appear in Live Mint, Conde Nast Traveller India, BuzzFeed, The Telegraph, The Hindu, VICE, The Establishment, Times City, and Huffington Post, to name just a few. You can see a complete portfolio of some of my recent work here.
Halfway through 2017, I moved back and now spit my time between the two cities I all home — Bangalore and Goa — which makes for a lot of interesting thoughts, observations, feelings and fodder to write about. My other interests include reading, dabbling in my kitchen, fitness and cycling, photography and dancing. I’ve been writing this blog for a decade now, chronicling all the big and small, significant and irrelevant details of my life.