2: Chetan Bhagat’s Books with Tatjana of Craving Expat Life, A German Expat in India
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In the podcast episode we chat with Tatjana, in her words “a German married to an Indian-Chinese - or Chinese-Indian depending on the mood of the day”. Tatjana grew up wanting to live in different countries, so she went into Hospitality in order to do so. Of course, at the same time she read voraciously. In fact, while living in Dubai, one of the six cities she has called home thus far, she met her husband. Just before she moved to India to be with him she started reading the works of Indian Author Chetan Bhagat. And thus began her bookjucation of India and Indian culture. I was fortunate enough to sit down with Tatjana in my home in Shanghai and chat about some of Chetan’s books that had an impact on her life in India. We also dig into her bookology, her favorite books and places to read them and so much more.
A special thank you needs to go to Nicole of the Expat Cast Podcast. When Nicole interviewed me for the Bookworms International episode of her show, two things happened. I realized shortly thereafter that I wanted to focus the podcast that you are listening to right now from multimedia to books only. Also, when Tatjana heard that Bookworms episode, she contacted me for some ideas on bookish places to go on her trip to Shanghai. We started book chatting and, well, as they say, the rest is podstory. So thank Nicole, for putting the bookends on this episode!
Tatjana’s Contact Details:
Instagram expat feed: https://www.instagram.com/craving_expat_life/
Instagram book feed: https://www.instagram.com/my_kingdom_for_a_book/
Links: (in order)
-Chetan Bhagat (Author), http://www.chetanbhagat.com/
-American Women’s Club, Mumbai, https://www.aciwmumbai.org/
-Other author’s Tatjana mentioned: Alexander Dumas, Jane Austin
-”Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg: https://amzn.to/2EI0lmi
-Reading Women Podcast, https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/episode-directory
-”Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant Woman” by Karen Karbo: http://bit.ly/2VVZy74
-”Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah : http://bit.ly/2KgI0A2
-”Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James http://bit.ly/2I1yv5c
-”Book Club” movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDxgPIsv6sY
-”Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee http://bit.ly/2Wp4Tbe
-”Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid http://bit.ly/2Wp4Tbe
-”Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan http://bit.ly/2wrG8MW
-Awkwafina (Actress) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awkwafina
-Cafe Bodega, coffee shop in Goa: http://www.cafebodegagoa.in/pages/menu
-Taj Mahal Tea House, Mumbai, https://www.tajmahalteahouse.com/pages/taj-mahal-tea-house
-Garden Books, Shanghai, China http://www.bookzines.com/
-(The book I forgot the name of where the family lived on Fuzhou Lu (Road) in Shanghai, book street.) ”Remembering Shanghai” by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao (mother-daughter Authors) https://www.rememberingshanghai.com/
-Article on Fuzhou Lu-book street in Shanghai http://bit.ly/2EE3CTI
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