Die-hard nature lover and ecologist Mehr Fardoonji talks to P. Sujatha Varma about reversing the bio-diversity crisis
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.’ Mehr Fardoonji lives by this maxim by leading a simple life that yields great inner riches.
Born in 1930 in Lahore (now in Pakistan) to Parsi (Zoroastrian) parents, the octogenarian gently and creatively demonstrates how ordinary living can be transformed into extraordinary through experiments and adventures in simplicity.
“I have always been different and I am happy with the way I am,” says this 84-year-old who wears the world like a loose garment—one which touches us in a few places, now and then, lightly. “I have travelled extensively, far and wide, so much that at times I feel that I belong to nowhere…or I belong to everywhere. I am a citizen of the world,” she smiles.
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