Ganesh Chathurthi Workshops

Walking around the maze of workshops, aimlessly and amazed, full of the white washed ghosts of the Lord Ganesh, you just cannot help but get excited for the upcoming festival, Ganesh Chathurthi. Ganesh Chathurthi is a huge festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant headed God of wisdom and new beginnings.

Statues of Lord Ganesh are brought into homes across India and once the…

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Your Long Distance Relationship with an Indian

Your Long Distance Relationship with an Indian

They are in India and you are stuck wherever you are. It’s tough, really tough. I was in a long distance relationship with my husband for about a year, only actually being with him for five weeks during that time. My husband has been away with work for nearly three weeks now and it’s brought back all of those long distance memories.I know a few of my readers are in long distance relationships,…

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The Blind School & Dahi Handi

The Blind School & Dahi Handi

Yesterday I started volunteering with Saksham Seva. I will be creating English audio books for the blind in India, being the voice, editing them and adding sound effects etc. Hopefully I can create some awesome audio books after my training is finished, the first book I am working on is a children’s story about a little Indian girl. There are quite a few Hindi words in it, so I have to work on my…

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Janmashtami 2014

Janmashtami is Lord Krishna’s birthday, and is joyfully celebrated by devotees all over the world. This festival is one of the most popular because Lord Krishna is one of the most beloved deities.

Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan(falling in either August or September). Devotees usually fast all day and then a celebration at…

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Letting Goddess Lakshmi in & Alfonso out!

Letting Goddess Lakshmi in & Alfonso out!

It’s a Hindu custom to leave the front door open in the evening to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into the home and therefore wealth. There have been incidences where people lose all of their wealth because an open door also welcomes thieves. Everyone in our building practices this, but this custom is not really practical when you have a small, energetic puppy.

If the door is open, Alfonso will run…

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Watch Out, Mummy Monkeys About

Watch Out, Mummy Monkeys About

My first ever morning in India, I looked around and two monkeys were in our kitchen!One on the fridge and the other on the dining temple, both enjoying snacks they had found. We had several similar visits after that, monkeys just wondering in the house taking what they fancied, but now the tree which they used for access has been cut down. I don’t think Alfonso would like it if he was face to…

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Happy Independence Day

India became independent from British rule at the stroke of midnight on the 15th of August 1947, after three hundred years, India was finally free. 

Today is a day where Indian’s all over the world remember the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. This day marks the end of bloody battles, torture and sacrifices. After all the blood shed, enslavement and stolen wealth,…

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Art: Love

After writing a post about heart chakras yesterday, I realised how good it to reminisce about that first meeting with my husband. Since moving to India there have been hard times, especially when my husband is away; culture shocks, home sickness and loneliness.

My husband has been working in Rajasthan for two weeks now, his trip should have been for only ten days but it keeps being extended. I…

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Heart Chakra: My Compass

Heart Chakra: My Compass

When I say ‘I followed my heart to India’, I literally mean, I followed my heart to India. In this post I will talk about my personal experience with chakras, specifically the heart chakra. 

Think about someone you love dearly, can you feel a warm expansion in the center of your chest?  Now, remember a time when you have been completely heartbroken (divorce, death of a loved one etc.), you may…

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Dear e-mail followers…

Dear e-mail followers…

After a software update, the ‘email followers’ has been switched off. Since then I have posted a couple of posts. Go to http://englishwifeindianlife.com to check them out!

P.s. Thank you so much for following, I really appreciate it :) <3

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