Listen to a Londoner: Sudakshina Mukherjee

Listen to a Londoner. This is a weekly post where people who live (or have lived for a while) in London answer a few questions about the Big Smoke. If you fit the bill and want to be interviewed, give me a shout at Always looking for new victims volunteers….

Sudakshina Mukherjee, 26

Sudakshina was born and raised in Hounslow, West London, till the age of 12 and she then moved to Kolkata, India, for further schooling. She then came back to London and graduated with a BA (2:1) Hons in New Media Journalism with Film & TV Studies from Thames Valley University, in 2005.

Since then, she has worked in several jobs in the print and online media, finance and education sectors.

 In her spare time she writes for various publications and manages her website-

LLO: How long have you lived in London?
SM: Pretty much most of my life, aside from my high school years.

LLO: Where are you (or your family) from originally if not London?
I was born here, but my parents are originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), India.

LLO: Best thing about London?
It’s so cosmopolitan and the fact that there are branches of shops and banks in almost every town, which is very convenient!

LLO: Worst thing about London?
The mismanagement of overcrowding.

LLO: North, south, east or west?
Well, I’m a Hounslow girl, so west London is my cosy home, but I also love central London, obviously!

LLO: Best shop?
Westfield Shopping Centre. It’s done wonders to London’s brand image, I feel.

LLO: 2012 Olympics – stay or go?
Stay! It’s a big deal and it’ll work out to be good for us!

LLO: How do you spend your time on the tube?
Bopping along to my iPod and reading the free newspapers.

LLO: Best London magazine, newspaper or website?
London Lite. I miss it very much and sad it had to close down.

LLO: Best time of year in London?
Spring time. We all start smiling broadly and the weather does make us feel good, even if life isn’t going that well.

LLO: Boris is……
Funny. I really considered sending him a comb for his messy hair this Christmas. He has his heart in the right place, but sometimes makes a boo-boo and goes all weird.

Thanks Sudakshina!

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