I was born in Singapore, but I grew up in India.
I moved here when I was 17, but my parents still live in Bombay. I go back to visit at least once a year, and when I’m back I mainly spend time catching up with friends and going on road trips.
What’s the biggest difference between life in Singapore and Bombay?
Everything works like clockwork here, especially public transport. If I have to be somewhere, I can know exactly how long it’ll take me to get there. It’s so much harder to make plans in Bombay.
Your accessories are from all over the world—are they things you look out for when you travel?
They are! More than anything, I like going to secondhand stores and picking up things when I travel. When I come across a vintage or secondhand item, it feels like they have a story to them. I also feel that more people should be reusing old things that are perfectly fine, instead of buying brand new things all the time.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like being outdoors, whether it’s meeting friends, doing activities, or having picnics. I like nature and going on hikes, but there’s not much chance to do that in Singapore. I like surfing, but I’ve only done that in Bali—I’m actually going on a trip to Sri Lanka in July to surf there.
What’s something interesting you read recently?
How To Win Friends And Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. It taught me how to adjust my behaviour to be more welcoming or hospitable to people, and it made me rethink the interactions I have with people on a daily basis.
What’s something the world needs more of?
There should be more compassion and understanding between people.