“I was determined to be more than a casual visitor to India,” Miranda Kennedy writes in her new memoir, Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India.
“I’d been saving everything I earned at my job as a producer at a public radio show so that I could pick up and go overseas to try my hand at becoming a freelance foreign correspondent. The lack of transcendent, transformative experiences in my life so far had disappointed me: My days seemed a blur of headlines and deadlines.”
And so, armed with just her recording equipment and ambition, Kennedy moved to New Delhi. She quickly became a regular freelance correspondent for shows such as NPR and Marketplace, focusing upon India’s changing traditions and culture—particularly marriage.
Miranda recently spoke about the book and her experiences in India at an International Reporting Project (IRP) event; read my whole summary here!
I’ll be reviewing this book shortly, so stay tuned for that as well.