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India - Mystical, magical India is a land that has to be experienced. In this vibrant and varied country the breathtaking sights include the Taj Mahal in morning mist, tigers in their natural habitat, Himalayan peaks and funeral rites on the shores of the Ganges.

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Expat Experiences of Life in India (submit yours here)

Dave and Jenny, Delhi

Dave and Jenny

We're Dave and Jenny, two ex-New Yorkers who felt that the Big Apple just wasn't big enough. And so it was off to India...! We left in November, 2007, for Dave's job: he worked for an advertising agency, and they needed some help in the Delhi office...

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India just doesn't have the level of entertainment on offer as other countries do, particularly those in the West. However, there are plenty of traditional events regularly taking place such as outdoor public religious festivals, often with displays of talent and fireworks, or sporting days. If you are heading over to Delhi to work, then you would just need to make friends with one or two locals from your job who would be happy to show you the real Delhi from an insider's knowledge of the city. Be prepared to be the only Westerner around for most of the year though, as I was on almost every visit there! This means that it can be a bit lonely and you are a definite target to be ripped off everywhere you go.


We have registered with ASB in Bandra and are hoping that our girls aged 9 & 7 get in for the next school year starting 12th August 2008. However, if they do not get places we are more than happy to put them in Ecole Mondiale in Juhu. Both schools have excellent facilities, low numbers in classes, state of the art classrooms, fantastic programmes for after school activities. We are considering living in Hirinandani Gardens, Powai. This means that the girls will have 45 mins each way to school and my partner will have 45 mins each way to work - a happy compromise.


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