My experience moving back to India


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tamilkuravan   
Member since: Jun 05
Posts: 5775
Location: God's own country

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 13:32:55

Chrish:
I came to India in March 2011 and never regreted. I had 2 jobs when relocating. One in Saudi and one in India. Took the India job.
My salary in Canada was just 40 K and i earn in excess of a lakh here. I live in a capital city.
Actually, Canada is no big deal for the middle order like BE Mechanical, BE civil or Msc's. It is good only for IT people and low level workers.
IT people will never agree that India is a good place and I have even stopped telling anyone that. Though India is a very populated country, the services that we expect comes faster than Canada. Bribe has been reduced to the min. for the basic things. Health care is fantastic.
One thing I dislike is the education. Some of my cousins are studying in local schools and the portions are a lot to study. I am not even able to understand grade 7 science and math books. It is that tough. But if you have money for international schools, then it is good.
For IT people of your calibre, Chennai pays 20-30 L. Not sure about Chandigargh.
Now India is encouraging 50L and below investments and loans in housing and so I would implore you to buy a flat now.
Any questions, please feel free to ask me. I am in the extreme south (near nagerkoil)

Murali The krishna


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febpreet   
Member since: Jan 07
Posts: 3252
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 14:20:57

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

IT people will never agree that India is a good place



Don't know about others. But, I am in IT and actually agree that India is a good place. 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.



DELHI INDIAN   
Member since: Aug 10
Posts: 296
Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 21:54:27

Quote:
Originally posted by crish

Hi All,

I have returned back to India to see if I can settle here after staying in Canada for few years. I will be evaluating my decision along the way every 6 months till 3 years, beyond which I would have expired my PR and reached point of no return to Canada.

Will keep you updated how my move materializes, the going so far (keep in mind I am in Chandigarh):

a) Corruption, I have not encountered any corruption issues in last 3 months. In this time, I have renewed my driving licence, renewed my car registration and going to renew my kids passports. Another thing I found was for both the things the process had been streamlined a lot. The only negative is that the application form was the old one and I had to pay 300/- for both to be filled.

b) Power/Water, Not experienced major power/water cuts even though there was little monsoon in north. One thing to be noted water comes morning and evening 3 hrs, I don't mind as I store it in tanks for continuous supply. Power rates seem have been increased.

c) Traffic, its increased but frankly I adjusted very well to the traffic I would say better than Canada. Probably because I had more years of experience, one thing to be noted for first couple of weeks I did not drive.

d) Work, I left a very well paying job in Canada (90K+) but have not landed any work yet. My focus is to get freelancing work in IT and make 20L in India, let us see how it goes.

e) Hobby, I am back to my spending time on my hobbies, I jog daily for 1 hr early in the morning at 5:30 am and working on getting organic kitchen garden on my terrace mostly for leafy veggies.

f) Being a vegetarian, though I was in Calgary for some time but definitely India has more options. I get the produce from farmers market, which though crowded and not clean by Canadian standards still has its own charm for me. I enjoy my weekly outing to farmer's market, the produce I get I soak in water and ozonise it to reduce pesticide content. I guess this should bring the produce to the Canadian standards.

g) Socializing, there is more in India but frankly I never had a problem in Canada either. Outside office I had made few Indian and Caucasian friends. One change I find is that people call you before coming to your place and atleast my friend circle understands that you need time for family as well on weekends.

h) Education, it is more rigorous here in India. I would say the TLC in Alberta is comparable as per the syllabus.

i) Extra Curricular, my kids learn painting , music and sculpturing all at home. This is unbeatable, as Canada does not give this luxury.

j) I find kids here are more social and as a parent I feel I have better control over the decisions. Even in schools there are PTM and the issues are getting addressed, the best part of schooling I like is the uniforms. There is no undue competition for clothing.

Will keep you updated as I go along.

Crish




Nice post. Thanks for sharing your experience.


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DELHI INDIAN   
Member since: Aug 10
Posts: 296
Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 21:56:42

Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Delhi is where the 'Dil' is.




Same here Febpreet.


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elmer fudd   
Member since: Jan 10
Posts: 458
Location:

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 23:18:06



Thanks for the input crish.



Quote:
Originally posted by crish

a) Corruption, I have not encountered any corruption issues in last 3 months. In this time, I have renewed my driving licence, renewed my car registration and going to renew my kids passports. Another thing I found was for both the things the process had been streamlined a lot. The only negative is that the application form was the old one and I had to pay 300/- for both to be filled.





Corruption can hit you big time when you go for registration of property, or when you need to go to courts, police and other govt and sometimes even private offices.




Quote:
Originally posted by crish

b) Power/Water, Not experienced major power/water cuts even though there was little monsoon in north. One thing to be noted water comes morning and evening 3 hrs, I don't mind as I store it in tanks for continuous supply. Power rates seem have been increased.




Electricity/water is a problem in cities, depending on where you live. Let us know on this front as your stay progresses.





Quote:
Originally posted by crish

c) Traffic, its increased but frankly I adjusted very well to the traffic I would say better than Canada. Probably because I had more years of experience, one thing to be noted for first couple of weeks I did not drive.




This is one aspect that really gets me in India. I like the vibe and buzz of Indian streets, its just the motor traffic that is nasty.





Quote:
Originally posted by crish
f) Being a vegetarian, though I was in Calgary for some time but definitely India has more options. I get the produce from farmers market, which though crowded and not clean by Canadian standards still has its own charm for me. I enjoy my weekly outing to farmer's market, the produce I get I soak in water and ozonise it to reduce pesticide content. I guess this should bring the produce to the Canadian standards.




Totally agree. Could you explain how do you ozonate water?


Quote:
Originally posted by crish

i) Extra Curricular, my kids learn painting , music and sculpturing all at home. This is unbeatable, as Canada does not give this luxury.



Could you give a monthly ball park figure for the above activities for home based teaching? I am aware this may vary from city to city.



dhaikin   
Member since: Jul 13
Posts: 301
Location:

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 18-09-14 23:26:04

Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Quote:

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..

btw your AAP will become extinct by the time you visit Delhi..



Rajagopal   
Member since: May 11
Posts: 348
Location: Brampton

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 19-09-14 05:37:11


Guys, can we all keep this one thread purely for CD's who have returned back to India so that they can update all their experiences?

(Usually, threads of this nature have a history of turning into India Vs Canada slug-fest or personal attacks etc).

Thank you

Rajagopal.




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