Sideways on A Scooter

Sideways on A Scooter

Life and Love in India

Book - 2011
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When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her New York job and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman--it's next to impossible--and the proper way for women in India to ride scooters--perched sideways--are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture--and alter her own attitudes about everything. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067862
1400067863
Branch Call Number: 305.40954 K384S 2011
Characteristics: viii, 342 p. ; 25 cm

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brangwinn
Mar 01, 2015

you’ve been to India on a tour, you’ have probably come home with more questions than answers. Kennedy, who lived in Delhi as a free-lance reporter for NPR, shares her experiences. What it’s like living in a “normal” Delhi neighborhood as a single woman is quite different than her experience in New York City. I have recommended this book to several people who have taken tours of India.

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ilovewhippets
Oct 01, 2013

Well-written, informative and a very-readable, fascinating book! I highly recommend it!

Booktraveler Jul 03, 2013

This was an interesting story about a young female journalist who moves to India to become immersed in the culture. Story tells of friendships she makes, encounters in day to day life that is India and her developing appreciation for the country and its people.

prashantambaskar Mar 11, 2012

Really really good book......
an awesome perspective of looking towards the country, i have been my entire life!

debwalker May 03, 2011

The ups and downs of marriage in India.

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