Posts tagged ‘New Delhi’

March 2, 2013

Women are from Earth, Men are from Penis


Delhi Meri Hai… ‘Delhi is mine’ ad campaign currently running on the radio.

The awful Delhi gang rape at the end of last year cast a thick cloud over city and its residents.  Regular Chatterboxes will remember I spend half the year in this crazy/amazing city.  When I arrived back in the first week of January the media and locals were soul searching and digesting the gravity of what happened.

It’s now the end of February and I have listened to various radio stations every morning whilst doing my yoga moves

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September 26, 2012

Pink is India’s Navy Blue

So said fashion icon, Diana Vreeland and how right she was!  Whilst there was plenty navy blue in the recent fashion weeks showcasing next season’s Spring/Summer collections we will soon see if there is just as much pink in India’s fashion presentation.

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 will take place in Delhi from 6 – 10 October 2012.  The venue is

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July 26, 2012

Taliban Plus

Taliban Plus is how an editor of a women’s magazine in India described Indian mentality towards women.  In fact she goes on to declare Indian mentality as worse than the Taliban as at least with the Taliban you know where you stand.

This outrage at Indian society’s attitude towards women has been drawn into the spotlight once more

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April 2, 2012

Fit Bird from Delhi

First, let me apologise for the photo quality here and further down but I didn’t want to frighten this totally adorable little bird family that decided to build a nest beside the front door of my second home in Delhi.

I’m no Bill Oddie and don’t know what type of bird she is

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March 20, 2012

Delhi Photo Diary

Here are some snaps I took while driving around Delhi, some are funny and some not so…

Bruce Lee would be proud:


Would you let your kids stick out of the sunroof?  Can you see the younger child’s head sticking out?

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March 15, 2012

Tea for Two

Afternoon tea is an institution and a real indulgence to be shared with girlfriends or cousins with a generous helping of gossip and scandal for entertainment.  As The Telegraph recommended London’s best afternoon teas, I will go a little further afield with my recommendations all genuinely tried and tested by me…burp!

Pret-a-Portea at The Berkeley, London is wonderful, it’s almost painful biting into the latest fashion-inspired fancies served on Paul Smith china, £37.50 per person with champagne tea starting from £47.50 per person.

Another London tea treat that is kinder on the purse

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September 12, 2011

Support Local, Get Ripped Off

Last week Tesco announced that they were pulling out of Japan as they couldn’t break into the market despite a decade long effort.  Fruit and vegetable sellers do morning rounds in every part of Delhi and most areas have small stalls where you can get all your basic needs.  However, supermarkets are on the increase in Delhi and I have to say I am beginning to prefer shopping in them.

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August 23, 2011

Genie in a Bottle

I don’t smoke and I can count the number of smokers in my social circle in the UK on one hand.  The reverse is true in India: I can count the number of NON-smoking friends on one hand, I probably wouldn’t even need the hand to count.  Almost everyone I know in Delhi smokes and they are shocked every time I refuse a fag like they are trying to test me and most of them call me a good girl – are they calling me a geek?

One of my acquaintances in Delhi

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February 6, 2011

Pink is for women

I experienced New Delhi’s New Metro on my last trip and it was quite a treat. My journey was from Qutab Minar in South Delhi to Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi and back.

At the station I waited behind the pink tape barrier, beside the pink paint sticker on the ground for the women only carriage.  I was disappointed to find the carriage was not pink, wouldn’t that be nice?

Inside, it was a crowded but pleasant journey. It was my journey back that had the action. I was standing near the door, near the security guard (one male or female guard is positioned in every female carriage on every train) when a MAN, yes a MAN, tried to come in to our carriage. Everyone was shocked as this shameless man tried to argue with the guard to come in. He was hounded out and then when the train door shut the security guard said ‘and he claims to be educated!’ my fellow passengers and I all tutted and mumbled. I loved it, would that scene happen anywhere else in the world? God bless Delhi.