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Matthew Theo 2 Minutes

Bedtime Story: The Monkey and the Crocodile

The story of the monkey and the crocodile is from the Panchatantra, an ancient collection of fables ...

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Tiia Turkulainen 3 Minutes

Why exercise is good for your mental health.

We all probably know how and why exercise is so good for us. We hear it and see it everywhere, and f...

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Mimi Ruivah 3 Minutes

Why I’m making a case for the expat bubble.

In the process of moving to India, we’ve all had questions burning at the back of our heads. Will ...

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Emilie Rynn 5 Minutes

What these expat women say about living in India.

In December last year, Forbes published an article about the 10 worst cities to live in, also highli...

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Irina Mihalkovich 4 Minutes

The Indian Syndrome: What do you gain from it at the end?

I remember the day when I was flying to India. The airplane was landing, and the neighboring passeng...

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Mattéo Berger 3 Minutes

Mattéo Berger : After India, I think working in France is much easier.

Matteo did his internship in India for three months and is amazed at how Indians are genuinely inter...

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Mimi Ruivah 5 Minutes

Acknowledging this thing we call expat anxiety.

It is a grey and gloomy day. Outside, on my terrace, I can see the wind slowly picking up, and befor...

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Matthew Theo 3 Minutes

How has social media become an essential part of expat life?

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard the pros and cons of social media— it’s something we’ve re...

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Mimi Ruivah 3 Minutes

Bedtime Story: Jivya And The Tiger God

Are bedtime stories in decline? Bedtime story is a tradition loved by many of us. This is a speci...

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Mimi Ruivah 3 Minutes

How I’ve been spending my days since lockdown.

Dear reader, The most common questions asked this season seem to be “how are you?” or “how ...

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Tiia Turkulainen 5 Minutes

Making the best of quarantine, yet STILL feeling frustrated?

Many of us have been in quarantine for weeks now. I personally have been in quarantine for nine week...

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Matthew Theo 4 Minutes

Travel Series: Where am I taking my family post COVID-19?

A question that’s constant in our minds right now, when will we be able to travel again? And more ...

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Mimi Ruivah 2 Minutes

4 Hindi movies to watch on Netflix during the lockdown period.

Like many of you, I have been stuck at home for the past couple of weeks. It is infuriating, and qui...

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Mimi Ruivah 4 Minutes

Travel Series: The Pink City and I

We stopped at a red light as our taxi driver gave in to a dramatic yawn. "Sleepy?" Mario asked. "No,...

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Finding perspective during COVID-19.

I haven't stepped out of my place since March 19, 2020. I assume it's roughly the same for many of u...

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Tatsiana Chykhayeva 4 Minutes

How the expat community in India is lending a hand during this pandemic.

It was a sunny Thursday, the 19th of March 2020, when a new uncertain life started for many of us. N...

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Pauline Rodary 2 Minutes

The Holi story, or should I say stories?

Like any other expat, Indian festivals fascinate me. They are always loud, colourful, and full of li...

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Marlon Reyes < 1 Minutes

Five local indie artists you should listen to.

When I first came to India, six months ago, I was quite excited to immerse myself into the culture b...

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Mimi Ruivah 3 Minutes

Finding your tribe in crowded Delhi.

The idea of living as an expat is often seen through rose-colored glasses. It's considered to be a c...

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Venus Mae Carrillo 5 Minutes

Coming Home For Christmas, In Retrospect

The first time I visited another country was when I was 18. I att...

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Third Culture Kids, neither there nor here.

Third Culture Kid (Merriam-Webster) A child who grows up in a culture different fr...

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Mimi Ruivah 3 Minutes

Bringing India Into Your Home

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and move to India. You’...

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The saga of foreign inward remittances.

It has become unbelievably easy to open a bank account in India. ...

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Mimi Ruivah 4 Minutes

How to enjoy the art of slow living in India.

Chaos. The first thing I see on my way to work is chaos. It descr...

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Malta and the Indian Post Office.

I never look forward to a trip to the post office. Previous trips...

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Hugo Durand 3 Minutes

Buy an Air Purifier but Keep Calm

If you live in Delhi or its suburbs, you should expect to spend some time in a polluted atmosphere. ...

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Hugo Durand 4 Minutes

Coming Face To Face With Delhi Belly

We often have the desire for change, for discovering things we've never tried before. It's part of o...

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Mimi Ruivah 2 Minutes

How I began calling Delhi, home.

I have a confession to make— I used to loathe Delhi. Though that was expected from a teenager, who...

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Mattéo Berger 2 Minutes

Bonjour Bollywood!

Bollywood, a combination of Bombay, currently known as Mumbai, and "Hollywood," is an integral part ...

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Mattéo Berger 2 Minutes

Delhi: My streets, my supermarket.

The thing about Delhi is, we cannot miss its lively streets even if we wanted to!  Unlike European ...

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Hugo Durand 3 Minutes

Sector 29: An unexpected night of fun.

If you live, eat, and sleep in Gurugram, you've probably been to Sector 29. If you're just passing t...

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Hugo Durand 3 Minutes

Metro or auto-rickshaw, the choice is yours.

New Delhi, the capital of India, the next city closest to me— though I'm not sure whether that las...

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