After the recent report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation calling India ‘the most dangerous country for women’, I realised that I had been doing a major disservice to Indian women by judging its safety based on my own experiences.
In the fifth episode of a series for SBS Australia (Hindi channel), I share my observations on the actions India is taking towards addressing its environmental issues.
In the fourth episode of a series for SBS Australia (Hindi channel), I share how my time spent living and working in India has made me more aware of the consequences of my actions and helped me to become a more conscious traveller.
Coming into contact with Wayanad’s Paniya tribe was a culturally enriching experience as well as heartwarming encounter sparking wonderful friendships.
In the third episode of a series for SBS Australia (Hindi channel), I share my experiences of traveling alone in India and discuss whether I have felt safe.
Many people are surprised or confused as to why I would leave a life in London to live in India. There are many common perceptions about India around the world, most are negative so it’s for that precise reason that I decided to moved to India to help challenge these misconceptions based on my own experience of the country.
Traveling, among an endless list of other things, will truly humble you. In this post I reflect on being able to challenge assumptions I had about cultural traits in India and discuss what I have learnt about ‘politeness’ during my travels in India.
In the second episode of a series for SBS Australia (Hindi channel), I talk about an encounter I had with one of India’s Police which completely turned my day around.
India is bursting with flavors and boasts an incredibly diverse selection of dishes to satisfy. For the past two years that I’ve been living in India I’ve picked up a number of local recipes and incorporated them into my daily diet. Here are my top 5!
25-year-old Tashi is the co-owner of Pacha Mamma Cafe that operates in Bhagsu Nag, Dharamshala (April-September) and Agonda, South Goa (October-March).
In the first of a series for SBS Australia (Hindi channel), I talk about my experiences of travelling across north India during 2016 Demonetisation crises
Alex is a 20-year-old talented musician from Mirik, Darjeeling. He left his home during the recent Darjeeling unrest and to help out at his cousin’s restaurant Pacha Mamma Cafe in Dharamshala and Goa.
When I decided to visit Dharavi slum in Mumbai, I naively expected a place full of suffering and misery. I expected to come away with an aching heart, wondering what I could do to help those living there. The feeling I left with however, was far different from anything I expected…
Females traveling alone are forever being told to ‘stay safe’ or to ‘be careful’. Not only is this unhelpful, it’s annoying too. Knowing what we can do to stay safe in a practical way is much more helpful!
Attending an Indian Wedding has to be on the bucket list of every visitor to India. Luckily I got to tick it off mine when I attended a South Indian wedding in Bangalore!
In 2015, fed up with an unfulfiling life in London, I decided to become ‘absolutely happy.’ Once I committed to this, it seemed life had other plans…
A trip to Varanasi’s burning ghats taught me an important lesson about embracing death as a vital part of life.