Category Archives: expat

I’ve started so I’ll finish…

Well I don’t often bare my personal thoughts publicly, but there has been something I’ve been meaning to get off my chest for a while so here goes… A year ago I started something that meant a great deal to … Continue reading

Posted in blog, Bombay, Culture, depression, documentary, england, expat, Festivals, friends, fundraising, Health, Illness, immigration, India, intercultural relationships, Live Events, Live Music, London, Love, migrants, Mumbai | 1 Comment

Mumbai Public Transport (yes again!), being on the radio & why trains are a metaphor for the world.

  Any of you who have followed my blog for a while will know I like talking about public transport – maybe because I spend so much of my time on it – maybe I’m just weird. Yes I know, … Continue reading

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Animal Rescue

Meet Pie the kitten. My daughter rescued her from a pile of rubbish outside a hospital. The vet said she was only about ten days old. Our beautiful Russian friend had spotted her hanging around with a mama cat and … Continue reading

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Cheese and Wine Whine (Review)

I was reading a thread about favorite home traditions of people who have married into Indian culture. Very fast the posts turned into nostalgia about various types of food. I wanted to expand on my thoughts about this, plus I … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Culture, england, Ex Pat, expat, Food, Humor, Humour, India, Review, Tradition, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Mumbai (un)Public Transport part 3

I’ve written previously about my experiences on the Mumbai public transport system. Now I would like to share with you my newfound love, my daily joy in sunny yellow, my savior from traffic jams, chore rickshaw drivers and being pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Bikes, Bombay, Culture, Driving, expat, India, Mumbai, Public Transport, Traffic, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sick as a Street Dog

In times of late I have not been well at all. Having suffered (and survived!) in the past from the infamous Indian ‘Delhi belly’ I have developed, quite proudly, guts of steel. During my last stint living in India I got sick … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative medicine, Antibiotics overuse, Culture, Dengue, Ex Pat, expat, Health, Illness, India, Mumbai | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Gods That Ate Everything

The last week or two in Mumbai we have seen a lot of celebrations (and a lot of chaos!) in the streets. Ganesh Chaturthi has filled the streets with processions of drummers and dancers as bappas were paraded towards their … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Eid, expat, Festivals, Ganesh, Ganpati Chaturthi, Hindu, Hinduism, India, Mumbai, Muslim, Religion, Religious festivals, Rituals, spirituality, Stories, Tradition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Culture Clash: Boobies!

This incident, rather ironically happened to me during World Breastfeeding Week, so wishing all the mamas out there doing it, trying to do it and supporting those that can’t a belated happy World Breastfeeding Week! Find out more in the link … Continue reading

Posted in blog, Bombay, Breastfeeding, Censorship, Culture, Desi, Ex Pat, expat, Feminism, Feminist, Health, India, intercultural relationships, motherhood, Mumbai, Tharki, Tradition, women empowerment, Women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Brexit, Visas and Immigration Ranting!

This post has been brewing for a while ,then today I read about my friend’s experience with ignorant racism getting on a bus today in London and I could take no more! RANT WARNING….. So my beautiful, intelligent and talented … Continue reading

Posted in blog, brexit, Culture, england, equality, Ex Pat, expat, immigration, immigration law, India, Intolerance, London, migrant, migrants, Politics, racism, refugee, refugee crisis, Terrorism, uk immigration, visas, xenophobia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cultural Appropriation – My Two-pennies Worth!

  A lot has been written on this subject recently, both in the world of fellow intercultural-relationship bloggers and in the mainstream media. The whole debate has on more than a few occasions ruffled my feathers. There seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in cultural appropriation, Culture, Desi, Ex Pat, expat, Hinduism, India, intercultural relationships, Intolerance, racism, Religion, spirituality, Tradition | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments