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!
31st December, Chennai