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.”

Animal Rescue

Meet Pie the kitten. My daughter rescued her from a pile of rubbish outside a hospital. The vet said she was only about ten days old. Our beautiful Russian friend had spotted her hanging around with a mama cat and litter of kittens who were several months older and rescued her out of the trafficContinue reading “Animal Rescue”

Mumbai (un)Public Transport part 3

I’ve written previously about my experiences on the Mumbai public transport system. Now I would like to share with you my newfound love, my daily joy in sunny yellow, my savior from traffic jams, chore rickshaw drivers and being pretty much beaten up getting on and off local trains – introducing Sunny Scootoni – myContinue reading “Mumbai (un)Public Transport part 3”

Sick as a Street Dog

In times of late I have not been well at all. Having suffered (and survived!) in the past from the infamous Indian ‘Delhi belly’ I have developed, quite proudly, guts of steel. During my last stint living in India I got sick once- not a bad record for two years! I definitely found myself suffering basically never fromContinue reading “Sick as a Street Dog”

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!”

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!”

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)”