From Tooting to Tamil Nadu

This is a story of my journey to Chennai (formerly Madras) to work on the newspaper New Indian Express during January. I am a London-based journalist with seven years’ experience working on weekly magazines and wanted a taste of what it’s like working on a daily title overseas.

For the past few months I have been living in Tooting, south London, where there’s a big Indian population. So this means that my month in India should be a breeze… well not quite. I’ve never left Europe before so it’s been a bit of a culture shock so far.

Stay tuned to my blog to find out if I ever get the hang of eating curry with only the fingers on my right hand and whether I manage to survive Chennai’s crazy traffic!

Rosie Niven,

31st December, Chennai

At the flower stall in Pondy Bazaar

One response to “From Tooting to Tamil Nadu

  1. Hi Rosie

    Just read your blog, all very fascinating. Will keep tuning in.

    gc
    x

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