Title: Roundabouts in Delhi (India)

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URL: http://roundaboutsindelhi.blogspot.com/

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Train to Mumbai and an almost marriage proposal - 03/Nov/2012 17:14 - 2566 days ago
   "What is your favourite Indian sweet?"   "Um. Gulab jamun."   "What shape is the...
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Dusty laptop - 12/Jul/2012 15:24 - 2680 days ago
This isn’t my story but I wanted to share it as it made me laugh so much at the time and is a perfect example of the kind of s...
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Singing in the rain - 09/Jul/2012 15:16 - 2683 days ago
On Friday evening the rain finally arrived. One second the sun was beating down and the next it had disappeared behind a sheet o...
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Neighbourhood watch - 25/Jun/2012 03:26 - 2697 days ago
I live in a flat on my own in south Delhi. It’s a great little flat. Badly patched up concrete walls, a large crack in the cei...
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Sleeping melon - 02/Jun/2012 08:05 - 2720 days ago
It’s really hot in Delhi at the moment. 46 degrees kind of hot. That same self-combusting kind of heat I talked about last yea...
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In transit - 10/Jan/2012 17:22 - 2864 days ago
One of the best and strangest things about travelling andliving abroad is going home. I returned home to England for Christmas a...
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Pagdandi - 11/Dec/2011 05:57 - 2894 days ago
‘Head, shoulders, knees andtooooes, knees and toooes, and eyes and ears and mouth and nooose!’Me, my best Indian-English acc...
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Diwali - 27/Oct/2011 14:18 - 2939 days ago
A cycle rickshaw narrowly misses a collision with aRoman candleDiwali.Definitely my favourite Indian festival yet. The biggest f...
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Mum in India; Rajasthan, a waterfall and a lot of hand sanitiser - 17/Oct/2011 16:43 - 2949 days ago
“Goand have a look at your sink!”Mumhas been in Delhi less than 12 hours and she emerges from the kitchenbrandishing a wire ...
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Quite a week - 09/Sep/2011 14:40 - 2987 days ago
Evenby Delhi’s standards this has been quite a week. Abomb blaston Wednesday andan earthquake the evening of that same day, th...
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Kolkata. A football match, a polar bear and cake. - 07/Sep/2011 17:51 - 2989 days ago
AlthoughI’m not the biggest football fan and can count the number of live matches I’veattended on three fingers, I was sold ...
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Kolkata. A football match, a polar bear and cake. - 07/Sep/2011 17:51 - 2989 days ago
AlthoughI’m not the biggest football fan and can count the number of live matches I’veattended on three fingers, I was sold ...
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Cows and Krishna - 24/Aug/2011 18:12 - 3003 days ago
Chandelier balancing (carefully held together by live electric cable)I’d recently begun to worry that after eight mo...
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Kumaon. Several jeep rides, a few landslides, a lot of rain and a baby goat - 05/Jul/2011 14:06 - 3053 days ago
It was back in April when my friend Liz talked about making a trip to Kumaon for the weekend to visitAvani, an NGO that works wi...
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What not to wear...to an important meeting - 17/Jun/2011 03:26 - 3071 days ago
If you’ve been following the most recent months’ blog entries then you may have noticed that there hasn’t been much mentio...
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Yeh nila durvaza hei (A little bit lost in translation - part 2) - 26/May/2011 15:46 - 3093 days ago
The blue doorFor five weeks now my flatmate Zoe and I have been taking Hindi lessons once a week in a bid to up the stakes and t...
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Recipe for bread in a pan - 17/May/2011 16:58 - 3102 days ago
Craving fresh bread but have no access to yeast or an oven? What you need is bread in a pan.I wanted to share this recipe as it ...
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A-Z of insects in India - 11/May/2011 14:45 - 3108 days ago
Absolutely enormous antAbsolutely enormous antsthat feed off the normal sized ants. The small ants do all the hard work whilst t...
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Always keep an onion in your pocket - 09/May/2011 14:12 - 3110 days ago
“If you don’t like eating them raw then just carry an onion in your pocket.” This was the advice I was given the othe...
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A safer Delhi - 07/May/2011 17:55 - 3112 days ago
The other evening I was waiting on the metro platform at Central Secretariat on the women only section of the platform. It was a...
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Tea - 02/May/2011 14:12 - 3117 days ago
Britain, next to Ireland, is the world’s biggest tea drinking nation. Collectively we drink 165 million cups of tea a day whic...
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Tigers, cricket and corruption - 19/Apr/2011 12:24 - 3130 days ago
Apologies to my regular readership of three (Susmita, Liz& Yolanda) and occasional passers-by from the Ukraine, Malaysia, So...
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Park Life (part 2) - 09/Mar/2011 17:10 - 3171 days ago
View from remaining secret location of solitudeIt’s not that I am someone who enjoys long periods of solitude or prefers to be...
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Cricket - 07/Mar/2011 13:58 - 3173 days ago
On Saturday Score Foundation (the organisation I work for) joint hosted an event to welcome the Dutch cricket team to India and ...
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Did Delhi just get quieter? - 20/Feb/2011 16:35 - 3188 days ago
Cadbury's elclairs, the new small change.It’s now been about two and a half months since I arrived fresh off the plane onto In...
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A little bit lost in translation - 08/Feb/2011 18:52 - 3200 days ago
How not to make friends in HindiFor eight weeks now I’ve been greeting our landlady with the standard greeting of, “Namaste ...
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Park Life and a religious lesson - 30/Jan/2011 18:07 - 3209 days ago
I headed to Lodi Gardens this morning full of good intentions to spend a day intensively working on my Hindi. My first mistake w...
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Jaipur Literature Festival - 25/Jan/2011 19:05 - 3214 days ago
Nam Le, Leila Aboulela, Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHaving not yet been outside of Delhi since I arrived on 12thDecember, I decided ...
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Pavements, curbs and gradients - 17/Jan/2011 18:06 - 3222 days ago
This morning a colleague of mine who is visually impaired was hit by a motorbike as he went to get on the bus. The bus had stopp...
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Katie doesn't share food...at least that was until I came to India - 07/Jan/2011 17:15 - 3232 days ago
This is just a reconstruction of an empty plate and not the actual plate ofpotato curry mentioned in this postMy work has a real...
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Ode to the Hot Water Bottle - 04/Jan/2011 14:25 - 3235 days ago
There are a lot of things I have my granny to thank for; my pretty ok baking skills, sarcasm, a love of orange lollies and choc ...
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Bargain hunting - 03/Jan/2011 13:27 - 3236 days ago
Bargain hunting, haggling, neither are things I’ve ever been very good at. I’ve been known to haggle in foreign countries be...
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No room for complacency - 31/Dec/2010 07:14 - 3239 days ago
This has been a great week workwise. Now that I am starting to get used to the way in which people at my organisation work and w...
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Christmas in Delhi - 27/Dec/2010 05:00 - 3243 days ago
Our Christmas Tree. A present from theneighbours.Christmas EveIt was 10pm and I was sat watching Bridget Jones’ Diary to get m...
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First impressions of my placement - 23/Dec/2010 07:13 - 3247 days ago
The organisation I will be working for over the next two years is an NGO providing advice and support to blind and visually impa...
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Toilet roll and eggs - 19/Dec/2010 21:00 - 3251 days ago
I’ve officially been in Delhi a week now and I don’t feel like I’ve actually done all that much in terms of how much I wou...
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Day 2 in Delhi - 14/Dec/2010 04:00 - 3256 days ago
Making garlands outside Sai Baba Mandir So, the difference a day makes.  At least I was a bit less scared of Delhi tod...
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Arrival in Delhi - 13/Dec/2010 03:00 - 3257 days ago
(AM)I arrived in Delhi in the early hours of this morning when most of the city was asleep, although I didn’t realise that at ...
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The illusive visa - 29/Nov/2010 17:20 - 3271 days ago
The small piece of paper that caused so much trouble and finally arrived on 29th November...
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"Employment visas take a long time madam" - 24/Nov/2010 20:58 - 3276 days ago
I wasn’t sure whether to include this as my first blog entry but I think it’s important that I do because it’s been a sign...
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