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Lion Gate Mumbai  Posted on 10/06/2014
I wandered up Kala Ghoda with the express intention of taking a couple of pictures of Lion Gate, the entry to the Naval Dockyard but was shooed away by guards who, quite rightly, pointed to the giant "No Photography" sign on the...
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Urgent Passport Photo  Posted on 10/04/2014
We would all look much more dashing in our passport or other ID photos if we could pose like this:The "model" is Akshay Kumar, for non-Bollywood fans he's a famous actor, and probably completely unaware that he's being...
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Juhu Beach  Posted on 09/21/2014
Mumbai's beaches are busy places, but there are moments of solitude to be found.Religious observances can leave a lot of debrisbut it keeps the beach cleaners busyand the pigeons are well looked after too.
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A Treat?  Posted on 07/24/2014
Currently appearing on the back of Mumbai buses. Hiranandani hospital has an odd idea of what a "treat" is.
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Shore Leave  Posted on 07/22/2014
I like holidays and travel, I like historical sites and interesting markets, I like trying new food and finding out about different ways of life. But I also like sitting with a book and sometimes not even reading it and for that there is...
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Kolkata Quickie  Posted on 07/15/2014
I'm squeezing in one last holiday before work starts again and am in Kolkata visiting friends, eating and taking pictures.I'm working on trying to take pictures of people from the front, I am reticent doing this as I've...
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Airport survival skills  Posted on 07/09/2014
I'm pretty good at sleeping on the go but I aspire to this level of sleeping skill. A member of the ground staff at Surabaya International Airport catches a quick nap and still manages to look pretty professional while doing so.
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Theiving Monkeys  Posted on 06/22/2014
I am not a huge fan of monkeys, thieving little primates that they are.The Husband however is enthralled by them so when around monkeys I usually snap a few pictures of them to pay him back for the hours he hangs around waiting for me to...
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Indonesian postcards  Posted on 06/20/2014
I'm in Indonesia, one of those places I have called "home" as I spent my High School days here. It certainly has a comfortable feel about it as so much is familiar. I'm able to get by in rusty and grammatically...
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Vada Pav  Posted on 06/10/2014
I'm Scottish so partial to potatoes, fried foods and anything between white bread. I am unable to understand why the Vada Pav has not ventured into Scotland, it would become the national dish in no time at all.As a menu might describe...
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  • amasc
    amasc 30 June 2012 03:40:48

    You will have to check with the Visa Office, http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/aboutyourvisas.html
    My understanding is that you can get a visa for a year but your maximum stay can only be for 6 months so you have to leave and come back in again (Sri Lankan side trip?). I'd love the luxury of not having to work for a year, let me know how it works out.
    If you're near Edinburgh the visa admin office on Rose Street might be able to talk you through the process.

  • Rubirosa
    Rubirosa 21 August 2014 14:23:39


    I enjoyed reading your blog i want to live and work in india kolkata

  • ScottishSmiles
    ScottishSmiles 24 June 2012 15:28:42

    Hi, enjoyed your blog. Am thinking of staying in India for min of 1 year - as a tourist and no intention of working! Do you envisage any problems with visas for this length of time? Cheers

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