Beej Essentials

Nimbuka

Nimbuka

The lime is the small desi sibling of the more robust lemon, from the Citrus Aurantifolia tree ( Nimbuka in Sanskrit) , found widely in India. The acidic fruit comes from the short, squat, shrub like tree with short stiff twigs and many small prickly thorns. These tiny thorns have a spiritual meaning, says Anthony Williams, the Medical Medium. You can’t just pluck it, it takes mindful appreciation to gather the fruit. This self-protectiveness is reflective of real-life relationships, which one should approach with mutual love and admiration for those around us.

My Zero Waste Journey

My Zero Waste Journey

When BeejLiving first met Sahar Mansoor at a conference, she was making toothpaste from baking soda, just one of the many DiY products she creates at home, a part of the zero waste lifestyle she follows. The Bangalore girl is the founder of Bare Necessities, […]

The Genteel Art of Letter Writing

The Genteel Art of Letter Writing

 Wrap your fingers around a pen, it’s time to put words to paper   The last letter I wrote, on a translucent sheet of onion paper, as misty as its vegetable brethren, was probably two decades ago. My letters, usually a verbatim regurgitation of my […]

An Authentic Ayurveda

An Authentic Ayurveda

From Design to Decoctions: Vivek Sahni, CEO and Co-Founder, Kama Ayurveda articulates its journey Perfume. India is a land of a 1,000 scents, maybe more. Wet rain on parched soil. Mogra wafting through on a sticky summer day. Camphor swallowed by a golden flickering flame. […]

12 Ways to Embrace Slow Living in 2018

12 Ways to Embrace Slow Living in 2018

BeejLiving presents the ultimate month-by-month guide to live meaningfully in 2018 This year, BeejLiving presents a simple, month-wise guide to embrace slow living. We encourage you to spend one month mulling over each month’s suggestion, before you move on to the next. You can mix […]

The Kolkata Dossier

The Kolkata Dossier

“So in the streets of Calcutta I sometimes imagine myself a foreigner, and only then do I discover how much is to be seen, which is lost so long as its full value in attention is not paid. It is the hunger to really see […]