Ever wondered what it’s like to be an expat living in India? Today we have a member interview with Marianna Sharma from the blog Mrs. Sharma. Marianna is a gifted storyteller who’s Indian stories pull us into her expat experiences in India.
Head on over to the Mrs. Sharma blog to get a first-hand look at what it’s like to live as an expat in India. Marianna, shares her life, family, the culture and food that make India a special place to call home.
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What do you blog about on Mrs. Sharma?
I blog about expat life in India.
How long have you been blogging? What motivated you to start?
Almost 12 months. I’ve started because I wanted to write apart from my work as a designer and strategist.
What is your favorite part of blogging?
Storytelling is my favorite part of blogging.Not to be missed -- Beautiful Indian stories about expat living in India Click To Tweet
What is the hardest part about blogging for you?
Time – I make it once/twice a month now but I wish I could blog once a week.
Who is your favorite blogger and why?
Sharrel Cook – the way she conveys her expat experiences really connects, but she stopped blogging. The one author who inspired me to blog is Jhumpa Lahiri.
What do you do for fun when you aren’t blogging?
Read books, sometimes a few at a time. I cook Indian, do yoga, meditate or just go for a drive (in India it’s fun:).
Tell us one fun fact about yourself
It took me 5 years to get a driving license in India.
What did you do before you began blogging? What skills do you have?
Branding, marketing, design strategy, graphic design, web design, building web-sites on WordPress
What do you hope to achieve with your blog and online presence?
I’d like it to reach my readers.
Big thanks to Marianna for being part of the IBA, for sharing her beautiful stories with us and giving us a glimpse into what it’s like to be an expat living in India! Make sure to head on over to Mrs. Sharma to follow along. Till next time, Monica 🙂