Bhakti Bapat Mathew is a freelance journalist and creative writer currently based in Oxford, UK. Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, a city of a gazillion stories and contrasts, Bhakti now considers herself an expert at over-analysing things till stories begin to emerge fast and quick from the most mundane of situations.
Holding a master’s degree in management studies, Bhakti surprised her family by chucking a ‘path to management’ and making good on her life-long threat to write for a living. Bhakti worked in the ‘Content’ field for over seven years, in jobs ranging from team lead in instructional design to content sourcing manager for a Bangalore-based IPTV brand, to senior analyst at a Big 3 consulting firm. View her online resume here.
It’s always been Bhakti’s dream to work ‘flex’ hours, and not let the stringent schedule of a corporate job dictate her life. After chucking her nth job, Bhakti finally embraced the freelance lifestyle. Bhakti now writes for publications such as CNN Travel, Marie Claire (USA), South China Morning Post, The National, Business Standard, Mint, The Hindu and more. View her portfolio here.
Bhakti is also a mentor for Sheroes.in, an online platform that offers career mentoring and job opportunities to women.
Bhakti writes short stories in her free time. Some of her fiction has been published in literary magazines such as Reading Hour. She also loves writing about Writing. Check out her blog on all things Writing here.