Christmas Celebration 2016

Christmas Celebration 2016

Merry Christmas, dear friends, followers and readers! May your life be full of joy, warmth and kindness,  and all the nicest things. As I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, getting into Christmassy mood in India is not so easy. In Europe Christmas and New Year is celebrated in the darkest and coldest season, ...read more »

Types of traditional Indian clothing I don’t wear (but perhaps I should)

Types of traditional Indian clothing I don’t wear (but perhaps I should)

Sometimes I feel guilty for not spoiling my readers with lots of beautiful photos of traditional Indian clothing and jewelry. Being a female expat in India, I’m kind of expected to have at least a few fantastic outfits the local stores have an abundance of. How can one resist those vibrant colors, sophisticated embroidery and ...read more »

The interior of my room in India

The interior of my room in India

This is what our room looked like before we had the kids :) Now, of course, all the statues have been either broken or hidden by now and the whole place is overrun by toys, children's books, puzzles and flash cards. Actually, I was thinking of writing a big post describing the peculiarities of the Indian ...read more »

Things I miss in India: swimming

Things I miss in India: swimming

A great portion of this site is dedicated to things I like about India, but there is also a great many things I terribly miss here. So I thought perhaps if I speak them out it would be easier for me to get rid of my craves. So, let's start. Swimming. I loved water since I learned to ...read more »

My most romantic moments over the years in India

My most romantic moments over the years in India

I know, it's such a cliche to write this post on Valentine's Day, and I don't think it's the spirit of the holiday that has put me into romantic sort of mood, but suddenly I felt a strong urge to share some of the beautiful moments I've collected in my memory over the years in ...read more »

“One photo, madam!” (Being photographed in India)

“One photo, madam!” (Being photographed in India)

If you've never felt like a celebrity, one visit to India might give you a taste of what it might be like :) "One photo, madam!" - I kept hearing this phrase in stores, gardens, museums, malls and even trains.If I counted how many times I was requested to be photographed with groups of teenagers, ...read more »