Posts Tagged ‘ NRI ’

The Annual Pilgrimage

December 28, 2012
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The Annual Pilgrimage

Tweet It’s March again and spring is just around the corner. The tickets are only £450 each. “I miss India. Lets just book our December trip now.” She says. “Yes me too. Tickets should be reasonable this far in advance, right?” You reply. Four months pass. Work priorities take over. The tickets and trip...
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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

October 17, 2012
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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

Tweet I was shaken out of my reverie where I heard the loud ghonta and shaankh in the wee hours of dawn. It had drizzled the night before, and the cold and dampness in the air made me want to cocoon myself tighter. Shaking off the remnants of sleep, I tried to bring my world into focus...
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The Mumbai High

July 25, 2012
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The Mumbai High

Tweet There’s something about Mumbai. Of all the places I like in the country, it’s the one I find hardest to leave. While other cities might evoke feelings of nostalgia and make my heart sigh, Mumbai has a You know you want me attitude. Yes I do, I find myself saying, as I get...
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

May 26, 2012
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

Tweet Sometimes I feel like I’m a heartbeat away from moving to India. Maybe it will take one more cell-phone contract or one more explanation of what Namaste means before I run to the airport. Granted, I have moments like these in India too, where I’m one more electricity-being-cut-off-day from attacking the electricity board...
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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

February 23, 2012
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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

Tweet Today, I wake up to my all new iPhone 4s (yes, I’m an Apple fanboy, blame it on the US), use my all-in-one electric shaver ($25­ – “Black Friday Deal!”) and then sit at my work-desk in a Bangalore-based startup with my Micr##@ft wireless keyboard and mouse ($20­ – “Another Deal!!”); unconsciously standing...
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The FOB who became an ABCD

December 4, 2011
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The FOB who became an ABCD

Tweet She was a starry eyed fresh off the boat when she landed at the Seattle airport and was driven to her host family by one of the members of the Indian Students’ Association who helped jetlagged, confused, and unsettled FOBs like her settle down the first time they landed in America. Her host...
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

May 23, 2009
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

Tweet It’s time to start a new chapter in life So after all these years Lets go to India, i said to the wife. In America there’s many a whistle and bell But something’s missing I cant even curse in the language i know so well. India is nice. India is great To get...
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The Travails of an India Returnee

May 15, 2009
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Tweet Rajesh, one of Akhil‘s closest buddies from grad school, recently quit his job at a Midwestern technology firm to move to this top tier tech company in Bangalore. Akhil managed to catch him on Yahoo messenger during one of his late nights at the office, and thought he’d share some news that would...
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Desi Confused by America

May 13, 2009
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Tweet Came across this fascinating video. This is the story of Tripthi, an Indian girl who gets married to this NRI. When she comes to New York, her Americanized husband starts feeling uncomfortable about her FOB-iness. Then when she tries adapting to a western lifestyle, he expects a traditional Indian wife. Eventually, after being...
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Its a Small World

December 18, 2008
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Tweet You stupid FOB. Who the hell asked you to come to this country? You dumbasses from India take away from all the hard work we put into getting accepted in this country. You stink. Your India stinks. Akhil kept listening as AJ lashed out at his Indianness. AJ was Indian. Kind of. His...
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Take It Easy

November 4, 2007
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Tweet Akhil was confused. He had just been told to take it easy by his fellow Teaching assistant Mike ‘Belly’ Smith, and was not too sure what it was supposed to mean. He had finished his weekly session teaching eighteen year old American kids how to save documents in word, as part of his...
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(Dis)Unity in Diversity?

September 30, 2007
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Tweet Unity in Diversity. We have grown up hearing this common refrain while referring to India. But as India celebrates its 60 years of independence, and amidst the immense euphoria regarding the massive strides that the country is taking on various economic and technological fronts, we Indians need to pause for a moment and...
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