Drive like a Mumbaiker?

I did a post that touched briefly on the roads and driving conditions in Mumbai – but that was shortly after I had arrived and really had no idea what I was talking about. Now that I am a “seasoned” expat Mumbaiker I feel somewhat qualified to expand on the topic, seeing that I am […]
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Curiosity never kills the cat… in Mumbai

My Indian people are infinitely curious and opinionated ┬áby nature… it seems they pop out of their mother’s womb questioning what just happened, and then answering the question simultaneously. This is something they never outgrow, quite the contrary,as they become more worldly and knowledgeable it intensifies. The first time I encountered this I was dumbfounded… […]
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Fun and Food on Colaba

I decided to venture out to Colaba Causeway – because the roadside shopping there is always fun and I love being able to interact with the vendors as I browse – there is always a moment to learn something, see something new, do some bargaining and have a good laugh ­čÖé This time I was […]
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“Do the needful”, “prepone the meeting”, “do one thing” and other phrases you will hear only in India…

Thee first time we got an email from our Landlords agent requesting us to “Please do the needful“ we were baffled… what could it possibly mean? Was there some hidden cultural message behind the request and was there a specific way that we should respond??? After conferring with each other, googling the meaning, eliminating possible […]
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Once Upon a Year…

There is ┬árestless energy in the air in Mumbai… something is stirring on the breeze … what could it be… Whispers of a movement… the rustling… the last minute errands and purchases… perhaps a stolen lunch with a dear friend, and the air of expectancy… yes it is palpable now – it becomes more than […]
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The Trailing Spouse?

The Trailing Spouse… The first time I heard that term being used to describe an expat husband who had followed his wife to India I thought it was a joke… I laughed heartily until I realized that people were looking at me strangely… I swallowed hard and said “you’re not joking are you, that’s an […]
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