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Have I Been Spoilt by the US?

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Last week, I completed 2 years of stay in the US. Before moving to the US, I had always lived an itinerant life – never staying in one place more than a couple of years (although always somewhere in India). Sometime in 2008, Nidhi and I decided that we will not apply for a Greencard and that we will eventually move to India. We resolved that we will never become too comfortable to move elsewhere. I lived with this faith until our return from a recent trip to Morocco. That you start thinking of a place as home is  proven when you look forward to being back there. Undoubtedly, the trip to Morocco was spectacular in general but we faced a few incidents that shuddered us and perhaps increased the sense of belonging to the US. My apologies as I might be digging the dirty belly of Morocco in this post but there is no point in pretending some things never happened.

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April 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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That’s like getting 11 issues FREE!

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Today, for the umpteenth time, I received another irresistible subscription offer. If I renew my NatGeo Traveler now, I will pay $24.95 although the cover price is $79.84, which represents a savings of $54.89. The ‘Subscription Savings Voucher’ makes the decision very easy for me – it analyses its own offer penetratingly, it says, “That’s like getting 11 issues FREE! Plus, get 2 FREE GIFTS.Read the rest of this entry »

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September 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm

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Dignity of Labor?

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Today, Nidhi & I cleaned the house. It wasn’t fun in any way. Scrubbing the bathtub and the toilet commode is not uplifting for the soul, nor is vacuuming the carpet any more enlightening than doing the dishes. Yet, we had to spend the better part of the day doing this. We did not have a choice. This is what I most detest about living in the US. You live in the wealthiest country in the world yet majority of its middle/working class can not afford to outsource its run-of-the-mill chores. The cost of domestic help is so high that you can afford to buy a new hybrid car on a good day but can not hire a maid for an year. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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