I am a researcher, freelance writer and mother of a chatty toddler. Born and raised in New Delhi (India), I now live near London, attempting to adjust to life in the UK. It's a journey that hasn't been easy but I am enjoying the 'DIY' approach to life in Britain. In my previous avatar as a journalist with Hindustan Times, I interviewed top global executives with ease but these days I struggle to answer my toddler’s never ending questions.
There were question marks all along, and one could only tackle each one step by step during the course of the treatment. There was no way to know it all. Had the disease spread? How curable was it? How likely were the chances of having a disease-free survival? It made my insecurities about career and future etc seem trivial in comparison.
I first moved abroad in 2010 and made some lovely friends from all over the world. Still, I longed to have Indian friends just to have a sense of familiarity in an unknown country. Fast forward to 2015. I have discovered Facebook groups targeted at migrant Indian women living in the UK that allow womenfolk from different walks and stages of life to connect with each other and seek advice on everyday matters.