February 23, 2014

Malayalee By Choice - Foreigners at Home In Kerala

Being a foreigner in some countries makes you an instant celebrity. Everyone knows who you are. People greet you on the street. Many, many people. Some you know, some others are complete strangers. It's done out of curiosity and friendliness, though at times it can either be flattering or overwhelming. It's not easy to blend in when you stand out! Standing out has its perks, one being people are curious about you and want to know more about you. 

As the three year mark is approaching to our settling in India, I have again been featured as part of an article in the Deccan Chronicle called "Malayalee By Choice" with two other foreigners settled in Kerala. Kerala is a place many foreigners visit, but few settle. That makes foreigners living in Kerala even more exotic. Below is the photo image of the article and the PDF to browse in your spare time. Thank you to Sujit Chandra Kumar for publishing this article on a short notice.

Click on the image to read a bigger size.
Jennifer Kumar, featured expat in Kerala

Other media featuring Jennifer Kumar:
Vanitha Magazine - Foreigners in Kerala Celebrating Onam 
Indian Express - An American in Kakkanad     
Deccan Chronicle -  Cultured and Cosmopolitan  

Networked Blogs link: http://networkedblogs.com/U6Hme

Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.