Tag Archives: ex-pat

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

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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

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My Last Vat Savirti in London

Today is Savitri Pooja in India. I wrote about this tradition last year (see link below where you can read the story of Savitri and my interpretation of it). https://anenglishwomaninmumbai.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/vat-savitri-vrat-london-style/ While it is a festival that some view as oppressive … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Durga, Feminism, Feminist, Goddess, good news, happy news, Hindu, Hinduism, immigration, India, intercultural relationships, long distance relationships, Love, motherhood, Mumbai, Religion, Romance, spirituality, Tradition, Vat Savitri, visas, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

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Sisterhood of the World!

Some time ago now I was lucky enough to be nominated for the sisterhood of the world blogger award by the wonderful Carissa Hickling aka Everyday Asia aka Whisky Lady. Thank you very much Carissa and hope you are doing good! … Continue reading

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Love in The Electronic Age

So as you may have gathered from my last post, I am in love, in a serious and long-distance intercultural relationship. I am clearly mad after my last attempt to try this. However, we can’t choose when or whom with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India

So before my story takes me back across the pond here is a little photoblog with some of my favourite pics of shows I worked on in India as a sound engineer: Sunburn, Mumbai, 2013 First Stop for the RedBull … Continue reading

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A Nasty Surprise! – Immigration Heart-ache (part 1)

By now you may be well versed in my situation in India, but for those new readers who have only just joined us here is a quick summary: I moved to India to work as a sound engineer bringing with … Continue reading

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