Beej Stories

Going #PlasticNeutral with rePurpose

Going #PlasticNeutral with rePurpose

We are drowning in an ocean of plastic.

Statistics are damning. By 2015, 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic had been produced. Two-thirds of it remains languishing on earth. At least 2 billion people globally do not have their rubbish collected. Heck, microplastic has reached the depths of the Mariana Trench.

But, what if for every transaction involving plastic, you could offset its impact by recycling the equivalent of plastic you consume? That’s exactly what Peter Wang Hjemdahl, Svanika Balasubramanian, and Aditya Siroya, the three co-founders of rePurpose,a social enterprisethat helps you offset your plastic footprint, intend to do.

The boundless joy of viewing life as an artist

The boundless joy of viewing life as an artist

Nature is the supreme artist with no limitations on materials. Be it the endless skies, nurturing earth, massive mountains, solid rocks, endless seas, merciless deserts, and magical snow, you can just imagine the endless series of props in a bag that she pulls out: magnificent works of art, which no camera can capture. These visual treats are random, phenomenal and never the same, and have inspired artists, brought to life by Turner or Constable, surprisingly distorted by Dali and interestingly simplified by Paul Klee.

Why I turned Vegan (And so did my family)

Why I turned Vegan (And so did my family)

“Veganism brought a far more compassionate, aware and disciplined approach to life. I started relooking at my food not just from a nutritional point of view but also at its carbon footprint. I realised the importance of seasonal, local and organic food.”

An Urban Oasis: Sunder Nursery

An Urban Oasis: Sunder Nursery

I have lived the past month shrouded in the swirls of dust that have enveloped Delhi. The smog never seemed to disperse. So, the opportunity to visit a manicured oasis in the heart of the city, a palpably green wonderland, was naturally a draw for […]

The Feminine Gaze

The Feminine Gaze

How do we find our calling? In a two-part series, we look at pioneering women from the Indian subcontinent who went against the grain to follow their heart, defying odds and setbacks. Occupying centerstage at the first Marriott TED Fellows Salon to be hosted in […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Searching for authenticity is as simple as going back to your roots and staying there. Sharing memories of Goa, Chef Cardoz tells us about the power of food in building connections and shares three of his favourite recipes “The first day was always a blur,” […]