Now that we have decided to move back to India

 When Appapappa and I moved here 3 years back it was always with the understanding that this was a temporary move – and we’d like to finally go back to India. 


Things have aligned and worked out etc etc.. and we are making the move. We’re both so happy to have made this decision. We have been wrestling with it for a long time –  its difficult to get rid of the ennui and the easy ( really?) life. Things go on, and one gets into a state of laziness that is difficult to shake off. But I think we knew that we would be making this move sooner or later – and a lot of our decisions were based on that. The decision to go for my delivery in Guwahati, for example. So finally, here we are .. moving back to India after spending 3 years in the USA.



I have to share here the table i drew up ( yes, yes, this is what I do for a living, pros and cons and for decision making, so why not try it out with decisions I am making about my life?? ). And hence the decision.




PROS of being in India

CONS of being in India

What I call “living with the family” – things like helping Kashi moha with Pinku’s admissions, being there for everything if and when the little sis gets married, being there for Dicky’s thread ceremony, taking Mama to the docs for her check-up etc. etc. Living in India will mean we can do all of these to a large extent.

Tougher day to day living – maid did not come, water problems, heat & dust flights cancelled, bag stolen, etc etc.

Appa and I can spend more time with each other  doing things we like to do together – because once in a while there will be somebody to take care of N – how nice – positively looking forward to this J

Work environment is different – even in a company like microsoft. But we had worked there before, so we know what we are getting into.

Appa can follow dreams of starting own company – more secure with family around.

Hikes, treks, mountains, lakes , parks – waaah.. I will miss this . .sob sob..

We can start getting settled in one place for a while – being part of a community, having neighbours, all of that. Having a place where N can say she has grown up.

Seeing the world – some parts of the world become inaccessible – Europe becomes expensive, so is Africa, probably even South America. Can travel more of Asia maybe. On the other hand, probably can do more adventurous stuff – since N can be taken care of by family. – net net, not so bad I think.


8 thoughts on “Now that we have decided to move back to India

  1. Kopili August 20, 2008 / 2:45 pm

    Thanks – so looking forward to it!

  2. lostonthestreet August 22, 2008 / 7:26 am

    My only concern is- Why is the font and format of this particular post different from the rest?
    Are you trying to convey some inner meaning? Should we, readers, try to read between the lines or columns,so to speak.
    And does an MBA makes one unable to resist making the pros and cons of everything?And , I presume the list of Pros are NOT in order of importance. What with Pinku’s admission gaining more importance than your sister’s marriage,which in turn will ,by logic,be more important than Appa’s dream of starting a company. Can I suggest the name Appalatoon for the company.Thank you for your patience.

  3. lostonthestreet August 23, 2008 / 5:02 am

    wow..great news BA…looking forward to seeing u guys and N very soon…and i like the name Applatoon btw…so now i can be assured of my next job…and Aijoni can take care of baby sitting N finally..:-)…

  4. lostonthestreet August 23, 2008 / 9:45 am

    btw ba…ur little sis is getting addicted to some local supari ‘parivar’ and is consuming 3-4 packets daily along with a paan every second day!!!urgent attention reqd

  5. Shahana August 25, 2008 / 10:31 am


  6. kopili August 26, 2008 / 11:12 pm

    supari — aaahh.. you make my mouth water in anticipation. Unfortunately, all I can do it join my little sis in consuming packets of parivar 🙂

  7. BD August 27, 2008 / 3:59 pm

    I am dissappointed that you guys have “ennui” with me around 😦

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