Shruti Bheda, 27. Has a cat named Zhi-Zhi. Likes Portishead.
“I grew up in Mumbai. My childhood was fun. I loved going to Kutch(native place) almost every summer vacation. We had a farm there so all day long my brother & I would go climb mango trees, roam in the fields, collect vegetables for home, watch peacocks dance & chase them. We had a swimming pool…I loved cycling & skating too.”
Any places in India you travel often to?
I have been going to Himachal Pradesh every year for at least a month for last 7 years.
Why is that?
I’m in love with the mountains. I feel connected to them. I love walking through them endlessly knowing them better as each year passes by, watching them change. I find myself change with them.
Do you find it unsafe to travel on your own in Bombay?
Yes I do. But whenever I’m traveling alone, especially at night, I keep my knife out in case of any troubles.
What’s the best thing about Bombay?
Its people and Carter Road.
What’s your plan for the evening?
I am going to my friend’s house to have some beer and dance.
What worries you?
I worry about melting glaciers, beautiful mountains, human nature, city life, and myself.
Works at blur.
Photographed at Lakme Fashion Week, Bombay in August 2013.