Thursday, February 04, 2010

Comments and replies

An Anonymous commentor asked:

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This was very helpful blog. Could you also let us know the top reasons on why you choose to go back to India? Also what has been the bigges adjustment that your family had to make after the return?
Wed Feb 03, 10:53:00 PM IST
And I said...
Delete


Blogger DivSu said...
@Anonymous - Reasons to go back were plenty -Never liked US life -Didn't want to have American citizens for kids -Ageing parents who need some amount of moral support that someone is around in case they need. -A better lifestyle And so on and so forth. Since my husband and I were pretty clear that we wanted to move back, we hardly needed to "adjust" to anything. A few months down the line we had to be constantly reminded that yeah, we were living in the US not so long ago. That being said, initial few months I was constantly falling sick (cold, cough, sneezing types) because of differing allergen levels in Bangalore, other than that once the bodies adjusted, we were on a roll.

6 comments:

sam said...

Divya - I think this is a classic case of "doorapu kondalu nunupu"..everyone feels that the other person has it better when in fact each lifestyle has its own pros and cons. It all boils down to what an individuals preference is! I don't buy that one lifestyle is easier than the other concept one bit!

DivSu said...

@Sam - I agree and disagree. To me, lifestyle in India always looked better, both when I was in the US and now :) But yes, the point you make is valid, it is just that it doesn't apply to this case.

sam said...

Divya - I don't know. I always think that lifestyle in India is harder comparatively. Part of that is probably because we live in a small town here and whenever I come to HYD, I am so overwhelmed..if nothing else the amount of time it takes one to travel etc...I don't know..I think its personal preference..the only thing I get jealous is parents/family and food!

DivSu said...

@Sam - Depends. For me it has always been a question of more quality time to spend with myself instead of wasting time doing trivial things like dishes etc :) To get to one place from another, well, for me its no different from the Bay Area. So adi criteria loki raledu yeppudu.

Anonymous said...

Liked reading your blog and like you, I also want to return back to India some day (don't know when though). Just out of curiosity - what are the reasons why you did not want your kids as US citizens?

DivSu said...

@Anonymous - I don't want to go down this citizenship thing. I don't like eating cauliflower. If you ask me why, I cannot tell you. I just don't like it. But that is not to say that cauliflower is bad or people who love it are stupid. Right? This is just like that.

Post a Comment