Yogita, India/Northern Ireland
My name is Yogita Shika Gangura. I am 30 years old.
I am from India.
[What part of India?] Pune.
I am actually a housewife, but in India I am teaching yoga. I am a yoga teacher.
[Do you still practice yoga here in NI?] Yes.
[When did you leave India?] Last year. I bring my family.
[And do you have children?] Yes. I have one daughter and son. My son was born here, but my daughter was born in India. Since one year I have lived in Northern Ireland.
[Why did you come to Northern Ireland?] Because my husband is coming here, he was working.
Here, I am a housewife with two kids, I have to manage all the house.
[What did you bring with you today] It’s my nathni (a nose ring). At marriage we wear this nathni. It’s very important in our culture.
[Did you wear this at your wedding?] Yes. It’s culture actually. It… everybody like my mother, everybody, says it’s important and that you have to wear this. So we wear it- bindi and nathni.