The things you don’t want to happen before boarding an international flight are: you lose your passport; get struck with malaria; get the wrong day or get caught in traffic and miss it. The one thing that doesn’t cross your mind is: what if I get the flu? Read more
I had one of those rare electric moments this week when I felt completely serene and relaxed, all my worries dissipated and Mumbai was the most beautiful city in the world.
I do not experience these moments: Read more
Being an expat is like living out a really strange existence – one you never imagined. You do things you never foresaw you would do before you left your homeland on your work-connected adventure. And locals, naturally find you a bit odd.
Let me take you back a bit. Before moving to India, I was living in an apartment in the UK: I had an American lodger staying in my spare room as an extra means to earn an income. Until then, I had never been an expat. Read more
I was working in the office on Sunday when a journalist telephoned a contact and said in a loud voice: “I don’t want to call him on a Sunday, as I know he has a life and a family, unlike us journalists, who don’t….so….” Read more