Sherry and Iris are in India!

Two of our lovely lecturers have gone to India on a 10 day trip to promote the Manchester Children’s Book Festival and to show people the wonders of writing children’s stories. Follow their adventures right here.

Hello, New Delhi! 

We’ve arrived safely in India and I can tell you now, to say the weather is nicer than Manchester’s is an understatement – it is HOT. It’s also wonderful; so far, India has taken our breath away.Today, we pounced on the chance to explore. Iris was delighted when she spied a monkey scampering across the street, whilst I have loved roaming aimlessly in the ramshackle, messy, chaotic scrum that is Old Delhi.  

We began the day by taking an iconic yellow-and-green tuk tuk taxi from our hotel to the Chandni Chowk market, pulling up outside the magnificent Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, which is one of the historical Sikh temples situated in Delhi.  After walking around the marketplace, we caught appetising glimpses of the Red Fort and of Jama Majid, the main mosque, but frankly by this time it was too darn hot to stop and explore.

We’d love to continue exploring the wonders of Delhi if only we had the time! Tomorrow, we’re off to not one, but two universities to talk about all things MMU including courses, students and our excellent HLSS (Humanities, Languges and Social Science) faculty. We’re also meeting the team behind the MMU India Office – how weird to think that we extend our reach this far.

The festival events begin on the 31st and, despite the heat, we can’t wait to get started!

P.S.  For those who know Iris, you’ll be relieved to know that she is intending to eat PANEER for supper tonight!

One comment

  1. I'm so excited for you both. It's great that you are blogging your activities, so that we can see what you're getting up to and follow your exploits. Have an amazing time, Helen Sea.


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