Should I return to India?

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That is the question of my life! Please no rude answers. I live in Canada and I came here when I was 16. I am now in my 20 years, and I will finish my undergraduate degree soon. I plan to do an MBA from a prestigious university in Canada. The thing is that I was not missing in India for the last 4 years, but something strange happened this year. I really started getting homesick. I have an average life here, but my family is always concerned about bills, mortgages and loans. I really do not think that our life is better here, except for the fact that I always kind of post-secondary education, which would not have been possible in India. Do not get me wrong. I am grateful for what Canada has given me, but sometimes I feel lonely. I do not think I fit in very well. I miss little things about India. In retrospect, I think these little things from me who I am today. I have no idea how my life would be if I go again. I do not know if I have the same equipment or the life I lived there. I am very uncertain, but I think I started to feel depressed. What do you think? What is life like in India? Have you or someone you looked to see return?

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    May 19, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I’m a Westerner who has spent most of the last 8 years in India.
    India is changing and growing …fast!
    There are opportunities here that are not available in the West, not just financial ones. There is a need for people who understand the eastern and western aspects of things to be here to help make decisions and choices for a better India in the future.
    I don’t believe that everything from the west is good… I also believe that there are things that could improve with people’s ideas here. The thing is that I don’t have a vote, I am really not in a position to make these choices or influence anyone, although I can appreciate.
    There are unique things that you can offer to this time of massive growth here.
    First, to throw out the riches of culture for a cell phone, a television or a refrigerator, even a washing machine is not necessarily the answer to people being happy.
    I believe that the riches of culture and tradition will be compromised (are being compromised) for the sake of things… there are people, many, who believe that the stuff of the west, the materialism, actually makes us happy… now you know different! This is the perspective that may be missing… what you can add and bring back.
    It is so important to know what is of value and what may be shallow or not fulfilling.
    Why not come back, at least for a visit. Take 6 months and travel to the places you feel drawn to. Experience the change and atmosphere. I believe you will know what your heart wants most, but you must give it a chance to choose.
    Best to you…
    p.s. If you return, you are bound to miss your family if they remain in Canada… this is also something to consider.

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      June 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

      Sali, liked your post I am going to India soon, and would like to get your perspective and advise, please email me if you can. thanks

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    May 19, 2011 at 2:46 am

    india is a great place to be in, especially right now. mail me if you feel like talking about it.
    come home.

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    May 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

    why not just return to India for holidays? i am in the UK and i holiday in India every year…and i love the peace and tranquility…the beauty, the people, the beaches and the food. but…i am older and i have an established family and life in England.

    you have a great benefit of being raised in Canada and educated there…when you start work…you will earn more money in Canada than you will in India. India is still relatively poor & has much poverty…compared with the West….so my advice is just travel to India a few times for holidays…and see how you feel about it. then – make your decision…you are young – so the world is your oyster…so to speak.

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    neha nisal
    May 19, 2011 at 4:11 am

    hey just lyk scout said…come home….noone can deny d fact ur an Indian 4m d bottom of ur heart…education is also pretty cool in india…i heard itz better than foreign countries…sure every country has itz bad and goods and so does india…but itz a great aunt just returned 4m america n she said dat she missd d members of her own family…she missed our warmth and love..but at d end of d day itz ur life…n u take d decision wat ur heart tells u 2 take…

    all d best!!1

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