When I left India for the UK a couple of years ago a friend told me it would help me look at life more objectively. I don’t know if that’s happened or not but I know for sure that I’ve been able to appreciate the little things more in both countries. While I miss a gazillion things about India — roadside food, the warm, effusive people, the drama, the monsoons! — I have to admit that I enjoy crossing the road peacefully here :p I feel like I’ve experienced the extremes, the heat/dust/madness of Indian cities and the silence/peace of small town Britain and its gorgeous countryside. I’ve felt guilt, frustration, homesickness, awe and peace — and I can share all of these only in the way I know best.