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Flirting with the wrong girl - An African librarian in India

INDIA | Saturday, 7 Sep 2013 | Views [1498]

“But you said.....?” Three little words that have never been uttered to me in India In India talk is light, colourful and frivolous , like cappuccino froth, party balloons and washing up bubbles. Chatter is jovial, a pastime and a sport, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, culture, delhi, flirting, india, somaliland, tradition, women


Are you being served?

INDIA | Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | Views [864]

One of first things I was told about in Delhi was the abundance of people. 80% of them are skinny young men in shorts who for a few rupees will undertake any task that might otherwise require you to leave the house. There is one who collects rubbish ... Read more >

Tags: customer service, delhi, india, personal shopping and generally being spoilt, shopping


Corruption? What corruption?

INDIA | Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | Views [924]

India claims the title as the world’s largest democracy. But don’t be fooled; this is not democracy as we know it; it has not been fought for by British or American troops, it is not exported in coca cola bottles in exchange for oil barrels, it ... Read more >

Tags: corruption, democracy, development, india


A curse upon the unprepared vagabond!

INDIA | Saturday, 21 May 2011 | Views [719]

You know the scene in Indiana Jones and the last crusade where Harrison Ford steps off a cliff, eyes closed, confident a path will rise up from the abyss to meet his feet? That’s how I travel. I step out happily into the unknown, confident that the ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india, stupidity, train travel, travel preparation


If I should die think only this of me; That there's some corner of a Delhi highway..

INDIA | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Views [965]

..that is Forever England. Some people have daily affirmations. Mine goes something like this: ‘Holy fucking crap!’ ‘Jesus H christ’ ‘I/He/she/we/ are all   going to die’ Ah yes. Delhi traffic. I had been warned, but ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india, near death experiences


I’m too freaking poor to live in India

INDIA | Monday, 16 May 2011 | Views [755] | Comments [1]

The best thing I can compare Delhi to is Dubai. This was something of a shock.   I am unprepared, underdressed and way too underpaid for this town.   Still, after one full day I absolutely love it. Poverty in India, as I was told, is something ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india, shopping



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