Finally, I try my first saree

Finally, I try my first saree

Ok, so I live in India, I don’t speak any of the languages. I’ve never worn a saree. And I’m likely to leave at the end of the year. I’m never going to learn a language before November, so I’d best get on with wearing a saree. Fortunately I had a very posh and very...
Lets not overlook that she’s still crap at her job

Sudha’s coping much better now

I’ve had an overwhelming reaction to the sad story of Sudha’s husband dying in that horrible accident. You’ve all been very kind. I should point out that I didn’t make it quite clear enough that the accident happened back in October. So still very recent, but she’s...
The air redolent with burning rubbish

The air redolent with burning rubbish

Something has gone wrong with the rubbish collections in Bangalore. A few months back there was a whole major issue with the local government and the local council. Effectively there wasn’t a local leadership for a while – but it’s not something I’ve been particularly...