Time to Reconnect
Needless to say, we’ve been living in uncertainty for the past few months. Does it feel like a decade to you?
Concerns about our health, for our friends and family, will, unfortunately, be with us for a while, and social distancing will continue being the key to battling this pandemic. But these challenging times can also remind us of how important it is to stay connected, support one another, and stay positive.
It’s true, distance makes the hearts grow fonder… and it’s time to reconnect.
Welcome to MangoliMag. (A fusion of Mango, Rangoli and Magazine).
We are three women: mothers, wives, Delhi expats from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds who have followed our hearts to India, a country rich in culture, religion, language, traditions, lifestyles, color… honestly, there are not enough words to describe it in full. It has its quality and process of doing things, unlike any other country. It takes time, patience, and sound advice from locals to get comfortable in a new country. That is how we came up with an idea to create MangoliMag, a place to share our stories, experiences, and discoveries as expats living in India’s capital territory, Delhi.
We hope we can help you connect and navigate to make the most of your life in Delhi.
Who we are…
Born in the United States and originally from Venezuela of Italian heritage, Carla followed her Indian-American husband from Washington, DC, to New Delhi on a short-term international posting. Little did she realize it would turn into 7+ years in India, a country and culture she has come to appreciate in so many ways. Carla has a dental background and calls herself a “veteran heart Punjabi ex-pat,” juggling family life as a new mother and staying connected with the local and international communities. She is in touch with Delhi’s Latin community, thanks to her upbringing, and is the go-to person for information on Delhi’s “secret gems.”
Moza Al Kharusi
A mother of four kids! Enough said about this multi-tasking, decor-loving foodie from Oman. A veteran ex-pat who spent her childhood in England, US, and Oman, with her own family, has lived several years in Bangalore, India, and Dubai. She started as a Speech-Language Pathologist, then running a catering company to owning a cafe in Oman. Moza has a passion for discovering delightful foods and restaurants on top of creating her authentic treats.
After spending her childhood in the US and dedicating her adult life in Japan to a DJ career on Tokyo’s top radio stations, Mibu followed her French husband to Hong Kong, then on to India. Lucky to become a new mother while adapting to ex-pat life, she compares her life in Tokyo, living “on the radio” and frequenting music festivals to living in Delhi and realizes that there is never a dull moment in both. After four years in India, her background in media keeps her curious about new trends and topics. She also believes there can never be too many sushi bars in Delhi.