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What will it take to make us like India after moving back?

Relationships: Sailing with family in Mumbai harbourPHOTO: Sailing with family in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai Harbor, India

Meenal and I are experimenting living in Delhi for a year. At the end of the year, we’ll decide if we want to commit to India longer.

HOW will we decide if we like India or not?

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Why we moved to India


Prashant: Animals have fought for mates since the beginning of time. Human history is full of examples of wars waged in the pursuit of beauty. In this great tradition, I’m following my wife half way around the world. My masterstroke has only one goal – to unashamedly use this in every marital argument from this point on. If you don’t want to move and your spouse does, this mind-numbingly brilliant strategy could serve you well.

Also, I had an opportunity to start a design company. I was smitten.

Meenal: Even after a blissful decade in Massachusetts, I still referred to Delhi as “home.” I was not ready to settle down in the US without at least attempting to live in India. I didn’t want to be a middle-aged naturalized American who longed to settle down in the motherland one day. This wasn’t due to any nationalistic sentiment. I just missed family – I missed being a part of people’s lives. By perfect accident, I got a great opportunity to work in India for a couple of years – so we took the plunge.

It may end up being a classic case of the “grass is greener on the other side” but at least I’ll know where I want “home” to be.

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Welcome to Delhi Ledger R2I blog!

Lets start with a disclaimer – we’ve never blogged before and haven’t written regularly since college. Not withstanding this small detail, we’ll try and keep you entertained with a topic that has plagued Prashant’s mother-in-law for a long time – will we make it in India?

We pledge to you that we will not rest until we have satisfied the sadist in all of you with stories of our adventures in India – sharing all the morbid details of our frustrations, our pains and of how Meenal sobbed like a little girl. Sometimes, Prashant will tell you tales of his conquests of this spiritual land. You are free to use all the stories on this blog, posing it as your own, to appear greater than life to your grandchildren. If you use it in any other way – we will sue your ass in true American spirit.

Enjoy Delhi Ledger R2I moving to India blog!

Prashant & Meenal

Learn more about usMeenal Bagla & Prashant Jeloka in Bangkok, Thailand 2009

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