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You thought right about there being other people interpreting it the same way. I did ! Maybe that's one reason why your last post didn't get any comments.. I read it a few times and didn't know what to say. I was dis-appointed, even irritated, seeing you be so critical but then you were presenting facts. Waiting for your other posts. Its interesting to see how a native gone out feels about India.



I didn't mean to sterotype you with the last sentence. Hope you didn't read it that way. You have one rock-solid blog fan here :)


I can completely relate with your experiences. I felt the same after I returned to India for a short visit after nearly 3 years. And blogged about it. People jumped at me for acting like a spoiled NRI.

But probably it was mixed feelings, you are disappointed when you expect things to have remained the same. And of course, they don't.


Keya: Thank you for expressing your thoughts here. Yes, I was just presenting facts, presenting my responses as they came to me. When I had those experiences I wasn't fully aware of why I felt that way, and I'm not sure I do even now (my Wife says I'm growing old and with age comes rigidity, but that is a simplistic explanation). So writing about it is a process of exploration.

Patrix: Things do not remain the same, and we don't either. Our experiences abroad changes us in subtle ways, and such changes sometimes go unnoticed until we are confronted with something from the past we were once a part of. Which is what makes such experiences so worthwhile, isn't it?

some body

night watchman - already taken.

this suketu mehta, is he an indian, an nri, or both?

do/should an ri's honest views on india get a higher billing than an nri's?

does/should it even matter whether one is an ri/nri/rnri?

btw, in my opinion, to not appear irritated, you need to go good/bad/good/bad etc., unless you have a whole lot of "good"s or "bad"s to write about!

- s.b.

some body

drat - i forgot to put the watchman link.

- s.b.

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