The ramblings and realizations of a Canadian expat woman in Mumbai dealing with the day to day realities of a third world country.

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Latest Blog Posts for Living beside the Elephant

  • The Need for Ignorance
    on Apr 5, 2012
    Now, I pride myself on my curiosity and the need to know the why's and how's of everything that crosses my path but sometimes, like now, I would really like to remain ignorant and unknowing about the world around me.We just spent a great few days in...
  • Somewhere over The Dump
    on Feb 21, 2012
    So today I am going to a friend’s wedding here in Mumbai and building up the courage to tackle my sari. Not an easy task and I am thinking I may need to call in the professionals to get the job done. It looks easy on youtube but I’m not nearly co...
  • Online Donation Page of The Foundation For Mother & Child Health, Mumbai| An initiative by United Way Mumbai
    on Jan 17, 2012
    Online Donation Page of The Foundation For Mother & Child Health, Mumbai| An initiative by United Way Mumbai...
  • Coming out of Hibernation
    on Jan 15, 2012
    I have been living in Mumbai now for just under 3 years. My first year was full of adjustments, assimilations and logistics. I am sure you can all appreciate the fulltime job that requires. Not to mention I was determined to continue my career as an...
  • FRRO, Hibernation and Lost InnocenceAdd captionSo I’m back in Mumbai and back in the thick of it. And I literally mean thick of it. Leaving the wide open, blue skies of Ontario and walking out into the density of humidity and heat and people and noise, staring eyes and flooded street...
  • Happy Currency in London
    on Jun 25, 2011
    Currently I am sitting in the London Lounge at Heathrow airport waiting for a connecting flight to Toronto. My journey home is half way completed and so far very average and uneventful. No screaming children, no lost passports and no delayed flights.
  • Yogi Bare and Grin It
    on Jun 20, 2011
    See, I have just figured out why everyone does yoga in India. I know it’s only taken me 2 years but I will attribute that to old age. Today I found myself on the brink of such all encompassing debilitating frustration that I actually found myself p...
  • Grumpy Old Bitch in Bombay
    on Jun 4, 2011
    Last night I had dinner at Peshawari restaurant with friends who were leaving that night to move back to Norway. Over some Kingfisher draft we discussed their move and the sadness that comes along with it. My friend had said she had been depressed an...
  • The Fabric of My Life
    on May 20, 2011
    It never ceases to amaze me how the human brain can adapt to change.  I often sit back as an observer on my day to day experiences and wonder that I am no longer surprised or shocked by the things I see going on around me. This week was no diffe...
  • 03/11 The Awakening
    on Mar 11, 2011
    Now my plan for my next blog was to be very true to me and discuss the shopping highs and lows of Bombay.  However,  I have had to put that aside.  Today Japan was hit with a devastating catastrophe  which has impacted the world e...
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