Apeksha Bhateja is a writer and editor for Savvy. She has worked in publishing for the last eight years. She started as a travel journalist with India’s luxury magazine, Travel+Leisure India & South Asia, which took her around the world for stories. Later, she moved to become the Assistant Editor of a women’s platform, POPxo, where she designed editorial strategies and SEO, planned branded content and advertorials, executed social media campaigns, and helped grow their e-commerce business.
After quitting her full-time job, she worked with environmentalist Pavan Sukhdev for six months as a content specialist. She is currently freelancing for publications around the world and has written for BBC, Business Insider, Fodor’s Travel, Mental Floss, and Conde Nast Traveller India. She also blogs at viadelhi.in. Apeksha loves writing service-based travel articles and she is also interested in the relationship between travel and the environment.
In the last one year, she has learnt to cook and is currently taking tennis lessons. An avid reader, she loves to recommend books to her friends (and on Instagram) and has even started a virtual book club. From painting to puzzles, 2020 has been a year of self-care and self-reflections that has changed her relationship with work. Now that travel is on pause, she dreams about her favorite destinations and looks at tickets and hotels in hopes of flying again.
Apeksha has learned this lesson from her mom that it’s better to invest in a good quality product than to cry about many bad quality products (the saying in Hindi goes, “sasta roye baar baar, mehenga roye ek baar"). So, she researches her every purchase (like the LG TV she recently bought for her mum and the Dyson vacuum cleaner that came in handy during the lockdown) for days. Comparing prices on different websites, reading expert reviews on every product, and finding deals with credit cards and payment methods have become second nature now. It was once an occupation hazard as a travel journalist, but now she’s ‘savvy’ with everything in her cart.