It’s been two years since my last India trip. Ok now I am seriously missing all the fun. All of my cousins have bonded this special bond with each other and I kind of feel left out at times. Though I talk to my family and friends almost daily but those who are away in other countries know that it’s not same , talking to them on phone as compared to meeting them in person.
At times I miss my old days in India with all sorts of luxuries lying at only fingers’ reach (not just hands’). Cooked meals served on hot on plate… no need of doing anything else and start eating. Neat and clean rooms… just go and lie down (all courtesy of house help). Fresh linens almost on every alternate days.. again all thanks to house help (won’t refer to them as servants…sounds yucky). Call the grocer and food/ vegetables delivered to your door step. GODDD, Such luxuriesss!!
But then after coming here to US I feel I have learnt a lot of stuff. First thing you learn is you can’t afford to be lazy :). You start to value your parents”(& family members) and their feelings. You start to appreciate food cooked by you (which never happened earlier). You learn all about social networking (more professionally). You stop meddling in others’ business (which btw is a great time pass to keep life peppy & spicy for many in India). You learn to talk nicely and diplomatically.
Aww, but I still miss my own culture, values, traditions, festivals, get-togethers, friends, family, food, rainy season (a post coming soon on monsoon of Delhi), getting pampered, and all sorts of luxuries of life…