Simar K

Simar Preet Kaur’s first love is the Himalayas; second, collecting postcards; third her typewriter – a gorgeous, bright red portable made in Japan that serves no purpose at all in the digitalised print media world she operates in. She grew up in a suburb of Delhi in a quintessential Punjabi family, got bored, moved to Mumbai, worked as the editor of an in-flight magazine for several years, got bored again, and took to wandering around the mountains of India, Nepal and Bhutan for 18 months.

Another stint with travel magazines in Mumbai followed, but after spending three hours commuting in the city’s local trains daily, redeeming evenings with chilled beers and Rumi’s poetry, she is now shifting base to the higher altitudes once again. With the red typewriter.