'The chance that sat Sonia Faleiro next to an Indian maid returning from the Gulf, on the wrong plane as it turns out, gives us a brief but poignant glimpse of what millions of poor Indians will put up with to earn money from rich employers abroad.'

-Michael Palin, Introduction, Ox Travels


'These tales are not pretty, but they do feel true. Sonia Faleiro gives a bald account of a conversation she had on a plane with an Indian maid returning from work in the Gulf, that is rendered in scant adjectives yet gives a brutal insight into life on the road for many migrant workers.'

-The Independent, May 22, 2011