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, I hear you, why not take OLA share? However, trains get you places faster, areContinue reading “Mumbai Public Transport (yes again!), being on the radio & why trains are a metaphor for the world.”

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 have never ventured into the world of food and drink blogging so here goes…. I’mContinue reading “Cheese and Wine Whine (Review)”

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!”

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!”

A New Kidney for my Friend in India -HAPPY UPDATE!

It has been 32 weeks since I started my fundraising campaign to help my friend in India get a new kidney. After on operation that could not happen due to a problem with her back and a lot of praying and waiting, yesterday Filu had her operation. It was a very long ten hours butContinue reading “A New Kidney for my Friend in India -HAPPY UPDATE!”

Lessons I learnt from Durga

This is the auspicious time of Navaratri so happy Maha Navaratri to you all! This nine day festival was the first I celebrated when I lived in Mumbai, joining my neighbours for nine nights of dancing and celebration in honour of the goddess Durga. On the eighth day Ashtami my daughter had the honour ofContinue reading “Lessons I learnt from Durga”

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!”

Immigration Heartache Part 2

I’m really fed up. This post isn’t even about immigration per se but about my boyfriend coming to visit for a holiday. It seems that Indians are guilty until proven innocent if they want to come to the UK for personal or business reasons (general visit visa) and it’s just damn well unfair! Recently IContinue reading “Immigration Heartache Part 2”