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My experience moving back to India




febpreet
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I can go back anytime, and know that I would adjust well and at par with Canada. However, uprooting (and convincing) the family is a hard sell.

One thing is for sure however, I ain't gonna spend my retirement here, except may be for a few months a year.

Delhi is where the 'Dil' is.



In the next few years, it wont stay that way.
India is marching must faster than people living in the west can think off. And Japan/China/India/Russia nexus is a real big economic block for the future..




My purpose to go back is purely emotional- nothing to do with whether or not India will become first world or stay the same. I simply don't care. I would want my life (yes, life in its purest terms) back with some quality retirement time to be spent with 'langotia' yaars.


 
Post ID: 214804 19-09-14 11:51:44
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JRF
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+1 +1

May be it should not become very advanced, life was good when amenities were scarce (not basic sanity though).

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Originally posted by febpreet

My purpose to go back is purely emotional- nothing to do with whether or not India will become first world or stay the same. I simply don't care. I would want my life (yes, life in its purest terms) back with some quality retirement time to be spent with 'langotia' yaars.


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Dropout
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My experience has been the best (and I am not even in IT).
Good salary, flexibility of fixing my own office timing (So I can do lots of personal work if I want to), ability to claim my personal bills as office expenses (which my CEO used to do before), coffee breaks, chit chat breaks etc...

Murali The Krishna



So who actually works then???


 
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Dropout
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Are we able to get free food like they have in Canada - like the food banks. Also, anything to compare with other free things like library, healthcare, parks etc??

 
Post ID: 214810 19-09-14 13:23:38
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febpreet
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Are we able to get free food like they have in Canada - like the food banks. Also, anything to compare with other free things like library, healthcare, parks etc??



Why do you need the Food banks when making 1 Lacs/month? I know it must've been sarcastic one.

Coming from Delhi, I can say they do have Public libraries (seldomly used by the youths these days) stocked with quality books. I was pretty regular when I was there. Parks are a plenty of with Mughal era architecture and well maintained. Healthcare - depands upon your budget. But, from my personal experience Government Hospitals such as AIIMS and Safderjung (near my house) are not that bad. We tried them with success. Marketplaces are all around and you have a choice to buy from the dirt cheap footpath market (Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, etc.) to the most expansive ones (South Ex., GK, CP, etc.). Roadside food is another (great) story.

So, as long as you stick to the Metro, you'll do alright and won't miss Canada - except for the traffic, air quality, and some random corruption that might not touch you if you're the upper middle class, and what you will be upon returning back from Canada.


 
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Are we able to get free food like they have in Canada - like the food banks. Also, anything to compare with other free things like library, healthcare, parks etc??



Why do you need the Food banks when making 1 Lacs/month? I know it must've been sarcastic one.




Because as advised on this forum, your hard earned money should not be spent on food. And also the free food you get should be taken to your parents too - so that they do not have to dig into their savings.


 
Post ID: 214813 19-09-14 14:09:22
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dhaikin
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India has a lot if such things what Canada can't offer. On contrary most of the things what Canada can offer is getting available. So the arbitrage is tilting in India's favor.
Though lot of people would like to live in India, not many are lucky.

I would still suggest, those days are gone where India was a weak economy, poverty all over, corruption everywhere. Now things are changing very fast. There's a perception of rapid development. Those who miss the next decade will be left far behind.

So Chris, you have made a right decision by relocating well before it gets too late.


 
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MKBLR
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Originally posted by crish
Yes, if kids live in Canada for couple of years then moving back is out of question.



How do u say this? Do u any statistics or are u a psychologist? I guess neither. So don't generalize. I have met folks who have moved back from North America when their children were more than 10 yrs old. In fact my kid was13 when we moved back from Canada. Please note that u r not the first one to move back. Many have done and are doing.

Chandigarh is not a big metro city like Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai. So no big deal about travel, settling, etc.


 
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crish
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My perception is that we cannot take India as whole, there is lot of poverty in UP / Bihar / WB. Even in Delhi the moment you hit railway station you realize what a billion population feels like and there are poverty around.

But I intend to live in Chandigarh (Tricity), where there is way less poverty compared to other cities. In Chandigarh there were slums which they have removed and moved as many people as possible in to housing board constructed apartments on the edges of the city with all amenities provided to them. I guess it is happening in all cities, part of some Jawahar plan. It should definitely have an impact on cleanliness or crime.

One more thing last week I also went to METRO, it is like walmart. Did the purchasing and on MRP saved around 10-20% depending on items, they charge for plastic carry bags but there is a free packaging done using the leftover cardboard boxes from the store supplies. I liked it, so shopping was like Canada but with dedicated store as big as walmart for Indian supply instead of couple of aisles.

On the flipside, I had to pay 1000/- for an affidavit that included cost of INR 20/- and typing. I was spared running around, the work was done and I was called to collect the affidavit. I think I paid some part of it as bribe, don't know how much I would have paid for the same in Canada in dollars.


 
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crish
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@MKBLR - My apologies, I didn't mean to generalize. what I am writing is about my experience and family. True, I don't know what future holds for me but my best guess for my kids is they will not like to move back to India once educated in Canada for few years. Neither do we want them to keep hoping schools.

 
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