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August 03, 2005

NRI babble.

We all love to talk about it, don't we? The same old question - If we go back to India for good, which city would we pick? There's the immediate answer that software engineers normally give, "Bangalore, of course!" but then I have been hearing increasingly disturbing comments on life at B'lore from friends (including IBH's post)...unmanageable traffic, maximum population of two-wheelers(!), pollution problems et.al. So, then we discuss Delhi and Poona briefly and decide one is too north and the other also too far away from home, then I greedily eye our own Singara Chennai, hoping a late but powerful entry would do the trick but the ignorant claim it's too hot! I mean come on, what's a little heat compared to living in Chennai? (well, not exactly little but still...)

And so the conversation goes, the question often is not whether we will shift to India and when we will do it but always the place just because it's more fun to fight over our preferences on where to live I guess. Bus (yes, that's his Bitsian name!) finally put an end to this conversation by deciding that we will live where our career takes us, the better the job satisfaction and the job and ofcourse the $$$ (or Rs.Rs.Rs...), the better the place...well, that's one way of looking at it, but for now, it's just more fun to point at a city in India and wonder how life there would be...our kids going to dance class together at KalaKshetra in Madras or all of us eating pizzas on a Saturday at Infy, B'lore, taking a crowded sweaty train in Mumbai (shudder...this reminds me of what one of my friends said about Bombay - if you are really rich, I mean reaaallly rich in Bombay and say buy a sea facing 2500 sq.ft house with a nice little garden - I hear this is impossible - and a mercedes there, in all probability you will get a call the next morning from some underworld Don! Bombay is a no-no for me because of this scary little story!...which also reminds me, I asked one of my friends what was so great about Bombay and he replied, "Well, we can have all the chats we want from the road side bhaiyas, even with distilled water if you so wish and then we have the queen's necklace" - well, now, why didn't he tell me that earlier? :))

...yes, I know it's highly improbable that all of us here will settle down at the same place in India or will send our kids to the same dance school (I guess we send the boys to the Karate class? Maybe just some early IIT coaching classes :))?) but it's my imagination and I can take it wherever I want :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try Hyderabad...heard it's become ultra
posh nowadays...weather's not bad too..

KP.

RS said...

KP, was just thinking about Hyd :) What with MSFT there and all, one of my friends has already planned an intra-MSFT transfer after 5 years!

BUS said...

is weather going to be such a big deciding factor...hmm...

kids going to classes together, pizza together... colorful imagination ...

itz ur imagination so I guess anything works...

Anonymous said...

Bombay worst-u ! Weather doesn't matter a lot if you own an air-conditioned house (I know it's too much) in Mylapore and a car. Btw, why do you think seriously on these stuff ? Anyway u r not going to move out of lexington !

-Vasu

Sriram C S said...

Give me plain old tiruvaiyARu or mAyavaram anyday!!! :)

RT said...

why r u even thinking of options...chennai rocks! it is the best :-)

Prabu Karthik said...

aarambichutangappa :)

who is that who talks about chennai heat when he comes from Gujju land?

come on give me a break...

RS un maamanaar veetukku summer la po. appo theriyum madras evlo cool nu

:)

RS said...

Bus: epavathu thaan commente panara, adulla tuppals vera!

Vasu: Tuppals no 2 :)

Agnibarathi: :))

rt: apadi podu rasathi!

P~K: again...apadi podu :)

IBH said...
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ignorant said...

ignorant disassociates him self from gujju land (except for food :) ). Ignorant is a hard core mumbaiwala :P

IBH said...

:) I can connect so well with the claims of 'ignorant' people :)

well am married to a person who is technically a northie and that too a Delhi born!he just can not digest the fact that there is a slight chance of him living in Madras :)coz he is married to an ardent chennai lover :)

as pk said...gujju land ku pona theriyum namma ooru "sorgame endralum adhu nammoru pola varuma..." nu:)

Kumari said...

The Mr wants to settle in Blr close to his friends; if possible the adjacent compound. i am trying to tempt him of a house in neelankarai facing the beach...sigh!

RS said...

...and the battle continues :)

Anonymous said...

Cheenai !!! the sure spot on terra firma to dig yor heels in. C the latest survey mag.

Heat ??? filtered and most tropicalised within India cozit's close to the equator...man u have the uv filter on

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