Thatwaglife.in

Not been blogging for a while (sorry readers) but was recently inspired by my friend Kelli’s rather brilliant blog Thatwaglife.co.uk in which she invites us to join her as she travels ‘several flights and seat-classes behind different rock and roll bands, before standing at the side of the stage in everyone’s way’ do check itContinue reading “Thatwaglife.in”

Tomorrowland

An amazing thing happened to me last week – not off my own merit I have to admit – in truth it was down to pure luck of having a British passport thus being able to travel to Europe at a moment’s notice (well until Brexshit anyway). Also, my boss who should have been goingContinue reading “Tomorrowland”

Reverse Culture Shock

After a tearful goodbye with my boyfriend at Mumbai’s flashy new airport I hobbled white faced onto the plane, doing my best to repress agonising stomach cramps whilst dragging my screaming toddler behind me. I could see the looks of “please god don’t let my seat be anywhere near that woman and her brat!” onContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

The Sights and Sounds of Mumbai (part 2)

In continuation of my tourist odyssey around Mumbai, I planned a trip to Gorai Island. There is actually more there than you can do in one day, with a theme park and a water park existing side by side in true Indian paradoxical fashion with a huge golden meditation pagoda, not to mention the reasonablyContinue reading “The Sights and Sounds of Mumbai (part 2)”

Portraits of Bombay and Beyond (part 1)

Normally I write a blog about being an ex-pat living and working in Mumbai. Today I am giving you a photography blog for a change to my usual ranting. Here are some portraits of some of the amazing people we’ve met or just spotted in this wonderful country. I hope you enjoy them…      Continue reading “Portraits of Bombay and Beyond (part 1)”

The Freedom to be Funny In India (and some lovely Art Deco)

Sitting in the manager’s office of the stunning Art Deco Liberty Cinema flicking through the actual original programme from the 1947 opening I could hardly contain my excitement – this was a real treat! The elderly but spritely owner Mr Nazir Hoosein was a delight to talk to – sharing with us the rich historicalContinue reading “The Freedom to be Funny In India (and some lovely Art Deco)”

Air conditioning, Indian Celebs and Massive Roaches!

So this week I have mainly been doing shows in the NCPA. It has been pretty nice to be in an auditorium actually built for theatre with some kind of half decent acoustics. The salubrious surroundings were much more akin to the venues I’m used to in Europe- clean, carpeted, modern, proper rigging as opposedContinue reading “Air conditioning, Indian Celebs and Massive Roaches!”

The First Red Tent in India

This December I’ve had the delight of my job taking me to Goa for two very different festivals. The first of which was a yoga and mind body spirit kind of affair. As the only female sound engineer in my company (and possibly in the whole of India! -I would love to meet another!) IContinue reading “The First Red Tent in India”

“it’s a little different here….”

I did an interesting show the other day – a 100th birthday party and community celebration in a sports stadium, complete with dancers, live band, giant video screens and about a tonne of gold glitter. I was for the Jain community – a rather gentle religion who have a somewhat remorseless discipline – they getContinue reading ““it’s a little different here….””

On Indian Weddings…

Last week I witnessed at one of Mumbai’s famous hotels an especially lavish and beautiful wedding. It was a Muslim wedding, which explained the omission of the Hindu festival of Diwali celebrations from the proceedings. However, the mood was festive all the same with handshakes and greeting exchanged between all the crew working. The MuslimContinue reading “On Indian Weddings…”