Join award-winning writer Lisa Scott and her economist as they experience the absolute hell and pure joys of India. Trading the quiet back streets of Dunedin for the heat and chaos of Bangalore, southern India, Lisa tells their story in her own inimitable style. From simply surviving crossing the road or the jam-packed buses, bikini waxes and the inevitable Delhi belly, to travelling to places as far flung as Goa, Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan and beyond, not to mention observations on such holy cows as, well, holy cows, bride suicides, female infanticide, the dowry question — this is India, no holds barred, warts and all.
When Lisa Scott returned from the Middle East in 2009 to discover all the jobs were gone, she decided to become a writer. Since then, her work has garnered several national awards, including a Qantas for Humour/satire in 2010 and Magazine Publishers’ Association Journalist of the Year (Lifestyle) in 2011. As well as her regular columns for the Otago Daily Times (Tales from the Powder Room) and Next magazine (The Last Laugh), Lisa writes features for North & South and NZ Life & Leisure. Lisa lives with the economist in Dunedin.