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 final destinations to be immersed in water. Eid has filled the streets with proud menContinue reading “The Gods That Ate Everything”

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 below: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org The reason it is ironic for me is I had a debate (readContinue reading “Culture Clash: Boobies!”

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 young friend of Indian origin and her equally beautiful and talented mother were getting onContinue reading “Brexit, Visas and Immigration Ranting!”

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 to women, like Karva Chauth I choose to celebrate as I love the idea ofContinue reading “My Last Vat Savirti in London”

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 an increasing number of condescending and negative anti-cultural appropriation articles out there (amongst some quiteContinue reading “Cultural Appropriation – My Two-pennies Worth!”

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! How it works: I answer questions from Carissa an in turn nominate some more ofContinue reading “Sisterhood of the World!”

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 we fall in love – I’ve always chosen to follow my heart not my headContinue reading “Love in The Electronic Age”

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”

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 Tourbus! Wilson College Mumbai, 2013 Harley Davidson show, Mehboob Studios, Mumbai, 2013 NH7 Festival Pune,Continue reading “Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India”

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 me my beautiful baby daughter. During this time I had many adventures and met someContinue reading “A Nasty Surprise! – Immigration Heart-ache (part 1)”