Leaving one’s home country and starting over again thousands of miles away is daunting, and at the same time exciting. Especially if the move is done all alone, with no friends or family for support and company, in a country with totally different customs and an unfamiliar language. And yet, journalist Miranda Kennedy did just that when she decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and relocate to India. Although independent and worldly to begin with, Kennedy learned more about herself and the Indian culture than she probably thought possible when she first set off. Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India, is Kennedy’s memoir chronicling her time in India.
Culture shock set in for Kennedy when she fully realized how different her lifestyle would be in India, yet she stood her ground and