Chetan, a former corporate type and Vandita, a psychologist, had worked in the city for decades – both in India and the US. We moved to a small village in the Nainital district (near Mukteshwar) in 2015 and have been working from the mountains ever since. We’ve also written a guide on how to pick your “work from mountain” destination.
After travelling much of the world and living abroad for several years, we’ve chosen to call the Himalayas home. We left an Indian metropolis for the mountains in 2015, and love our life here.
The better half of the two is a US-licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the author of the book “ Parenting in the Age of Sexposure”. You can learn more about her here. The worse half – by deduction – is also a published author and a former business type who blogs about living in the mountains here. Together we conduct and host many events of the Himalayan Writing Retreat. We live at the Quiet Place with our two kids, two dogs, some hens and broadband.
We don’t live here in isolation. In fact, we are part of a vibrant community of thoughtful NGOs, companies and people. 5 km down the road from us is Aarohi, an NGO with a strong focus on healthcare. They run a small hospital and do much to provide good healthcare in many parts of Kumaon. Chirag is another NGO which also runs the fabulous Chirag School and does much work for greening the place, maintaining our limited water resources and much more. A younger organization is Alaap which works on afforestation. B2R is a social enterprise and also our neighbour. B2R questions the paradigm of urban migration by creating jobs and opportunities in the villages around. We try and use as many products as possible from these organizations and promote the wonderful work they do. Many of our guests also graciously support many of these organizations in a variety of ways.