My name is Sheena Dabholkar. 

Welcome to my portfolio and journal. 

I’m a freelance journalist, photographer and art director and my work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, stylus.com, Wallpaper*, Lonely Planet, Vogue, Mumbai Boss, Buzzfeed and more. I’ve worked with brands such as Mela Artisans, Hermes, Urban Ladder, Conrad Hotels, MTV and more.

I'm the founder, editor and creative director at LOVER, an independent India-centric online publication and boutique studio creating visual and editorial content for lifestyle brands.

My work has been featured on the front page of Times of India's nationwide Times Life. Mumbai Boss called me their “fave photog”, Grazia put me amongst other “scenemakers setting the tone for a changing cultural landscape” and Vogue said I was #indiacool. I previously ran Incredibooth and #sodonechilling.

I like exploring, entertaining, writing, making jokes, taking pictures and growing or making things with my hands. My interests also lie in mental health and self care, environmental sustainability and human rights. I’ve been blogging since 2001. Nextness included me in their list of “vibrant innovative Asia blogs” and Design*Sponge in their inspiring Indian instagram accounts. Mirror said this blog has "a flair hard to find in travel guides.” It has been awarded India's best travel and living blog.

In my journal you’ll find not just creative, interesting and experiential travel, delicious food, culture, DIY, art and design, but a growing bank of ideas for self care. I recently launched Mindful and Body, a wellness practise focused on self care education and counselling.

I currently live and work in India (and everywhere else).

Head over here if you would like to commission or collaborate with me. And send your love letters to me@thisissheena.com.

 

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