Bal Sethi was born, raised and educated in India. He lived most of his life in the hills of the Himalayan mountain range. Love of nature became ingrained ingrained in him starting in his childhood.
After finishing post-secondary school in India and receiving his MA in English, Bal became the vice-principal (and later on acting principal) as well as head of the English department in a community college in India. He then worked as a real estate agent. He is now retired and focuses his time on his family and writing.