Friday, November 26, 2010

Where I belong.......

Thanks Giving and Diwali... Cheese Pizza and Butter Roti... Great Breads but dull sandwich and Not so good breads but spicy vada-pav... -5c winter and 18c winter... 1-month long colorful fall season and 5 day single color fall season... Clean / Clear / Wider roads and Crowd / Narrow roads... Friendly Greetings to Everyone and Warmly Ram-Ram only to close friends... Thanks for each n every small favour and Taken for granted even for bigger things... 8 to 5 working hours and 10 to 10 working hours... 10 minutes quick alone lunch at desk and 1 long hour group lunch at canteen... Father goes to school to pick kids and Mother works from Morning to Night... White and Black and Brown People................
All these differences I enjoyed in last 2 months.... I worked in office alone (team mates worked from home) on Diwali weekend and enjoying leave today on Thanks giving day.
Being an software engineer, I have an option to choose city n country and often asked why I am in Mumbai and not in USA/UK. and now I have seen USA... I am not sure life would be different for me here.
Surely living standard of life is better in USA and many more things which I enjoyed here (like NYC city, Casino at Atlantic city, fall colors, much more options in beer, cheese filled pizza, snow and many more) are not possible in India but then it asks for many sacrifices too, specially social life is completely different here. You have to leave behind your relatives, close friends, favourite hangout places, spice food, not-so-social etiquette and many more things which are near your hearts. But yes, I would definitely like to enjoy my bachelor life here but...aah... that's no longer story now and I am even happy with my life in India.
I enjoyed my stay here and I am enjoying life in India too....  There are attractions and dreams at both places and both place asks to leave few things behind.... I am not sure where I belong too.... and where I will enjoy more...

6 comments:

Mind Writer! said...

Nicely written about USA in few words... Liked the style.

Tagged you in my post, write if you get spare time, bro! Take care!

Adorable said...

Fantastic & very precise way to describe ur USA experience....Nice one...
Dost..I totally agree with yu,
u have to sacrifice ur social life, frdz, festival etc when ur at onsite but that's way..you cant help it... :(

Asha said...

thats the nice one.i like ur way to describe usa in simple words. again its nice.

Urvashi said...

It was simple and yet had such a great impact.. It brought out the difference in both the lifestyles so very clearly... the best line was about the dull sandwiches & the spicy wada-pav.... seriously, some things are enjoyable just like that.....!!! :) :)

Anish Patel said...

@Shomoita: Thanks

@Pritesh: Thanks Dost... Enjoying India now....

@Asha: Thanks...

@Urvashi: Thanks. First Thing I eag after I came mumbai was VADAPAV... :) ....

Phoenix said...

these my dear friends are hazards of professional life!! :( been to a few cities myself and i still ask myself the same question..where do i belong?