I’m an English event conceptualiser, sound engineer and writer. I live in Mumbai with my film-maker Punjabi partner, our beautiful five year old daughter and very naughty cat Pie.

In my blog you can find my adventures, rants and pictures, as well as what I hope will be useful information on the live events industry in India and the UK, Indian culture (and English culture too!), the wonderful cities of Mumbai and London, the ex-pat experience from a working mother’s point of view, intercultural relationships and all sorts of other stuff…

I hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to reading your blogs and comments too (follow me and then I can follow you!)

15 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ve been reading a lot about India lately – a fascinating country of great contrasts. In your post on public transport you mention being late for work and thinking up your excuse. So in a place where getting anywhere on time seems a bit of a crap shoot, are you chastised for being late, or is that expected?

    I’ve started a site called Culture Window for sharing cultural experiences and learning about the ways of unfamiliar cultures. Would I be able to include your “Mumbai Public Transport” post as a “story” on Culture Window with a link back to your blog?
    Thank you,
    Linda Meyer

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    1. Hi Linda, Yes of course that is fine no problem – and please do post up a link here to your site. In regards to being late for work – you would be surprised how rare it was that I was late for work, thus proving that it is somewhat of an urban myth that nothing happens on time in India, well Mumbai anyway. The public transport, although crowded is actually fantastic once you figure out how to fight your way through the masses and hang on to the outside of a train carriage for dear life (something I did often!) Punctuality for work is expected in India the same as in many other cultures and I didn’t have too much trouble. In my industry it is essential to be on time for shows to happen so although it is not one of my natural talents, I got quite good at getting to places on time. I can see why tourists and other travellers can have trouble though – it can be quite overwhelming and the traffic crazy! The trick is to bear in mind rush hour and avoid it if at all possible – much like London!


  2. Dear anenglishwomaninmumbai,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Mumbai, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,


  3. Hello…

    Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



  4. Dear anenglishwomaninmumbai,
    I came across your blog as I am considering moving to India permanently (I am English from Yorkshire), and am very interested in finding out work options for expats. My qualifications and career have all been in media production (technical aspects) which is not too far away from your specialty as a sound engineer. I wonder if if would be possible to discuss your experiences and the routes you went down to find work in your field in India. I have OCI as my wife is Indian therefore I have full right to work in India.
    I would be grateful for any advice you can offer.
    Thanks in advance


    1. I’m working more in concept and production design these days but my partner works as a director and writer. I recommend joining the crew call India Facebook group. You will find when you freelance a bit you will become familiar with the main production houses. Mumbai is of course home of Bollywood so plenty of film and TV gets shot here. As you have OCI you can work legally without restrictions on earnings but you will need to get a PAN and Indian bank account and file a yearly tax return.
      How I found work – well it is like the media industry in any country – it is who you know! So best advice is to network shamelessly. Also learn Hindi if you don’t already speak it – mine is rubbish and it is limiting both socially and professionally.
      Message me on my fb page and maybe either myself of my partner can connect you to some people.


  5. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.


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