Tag Archives: India

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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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

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

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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 … Continue reading

Posted in immigration, immigration law, India, intercultural relationships, long distance relationships, Love, Marriage, Romance, travel, uk immigration, uk tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments