“We’re moving to India!”
Travel along with two international educators who take the leap and move to Gurgaon, India, to become principals at an Indian/International school. Excited by the opulent marble hallways and the grandness of the school, they quickly learn it lacks even the most basic supplies, like chalkboard erasers. The couple, however, makes a go of it and ultimately adjust to the dizzying day-to-day life of Indian society where sacred cows stop for red lights, women wear glittery saris while planting rice, and dreadlocked sadhus go about renouncing all their worldly pleasures.
Part memoir, part travelogue, and part tragic comedy, readers will marvel at all the couple has to endure only to end up leaving the school and India abruptly, without even so much as a Namaste. Despite a catastrophe or two, their go-with-the-flow attitudes and kindred senses of humor help them to endure the overwhelming bustle of India while recognizing and appreciating its distinctive allure.
“I laughed. I cried. I really enjoyed this book!”
When educators Jill and her husband leave Cairo bound for Gurgaon to embark on employment as lower and upper school principals, they find themselves in quite the predicament thus ultimately testing their patience and resilience to new world record levels.
With more than 13 years of overseas teaching and management experience, nothing could have prepared them for the elusive and diverse adventure in a country home to an estimated 330 million gods.
“Only in India” is jam-packed with unfiltered stories, brazen honesty, and profound moments of clarity offering a unique insight into the contradictory, quirky, and colorful country that is home to the Taj Mahal.
Self-discovery, intrigue, and enlightenment, as well as travel tips and advice, fill the pages, a must-read for anyone who loves clever storytelling.