My name is Sheena Dabholkar. 

Welcome to my journal. 

I’m the founder of Mindful and Body, a wellness practise focused on workshops and counselling through the lens of self care and mindfulness.

In 2016, I launched LOVER, an independent India-centric online lifestyle publication.

I like exploring, entertaining, writing, making jokes, taking pictures and growing or making things with my hands. My interests also lie in holistic care, mental health, environmental sustainability and human rights.

An ex-freelance journalist, photographer and art director, my work has been published in The Wall Street Journal,, 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. 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’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 creative and experiential travel, delicious food, culture, DIY, art and design.

I currently live and work between India and New Zealand.

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