In 2011, my husband and I made a monumental decision to pack up and move back to India after spending 14 wonderful years in Michigan. This was by no means an easy decision with so many concerns and emotional baggage to consider not just for my husband and I but for our two kids aged 16 and 9 who are mostly American. To them India was a crowded, noisy place we visited every other year to meet with Ajjis and Thathas (Grandmas and Grandpas) and aunts and uncles and remote cousins who indulged their every whim. As we are going through this transition, I decided to share my experiences, comments and concerns along the way. At best, this can be a useful resource for those that go through similar transitions. At the very least, it is a memoir for us to revisit when we are old.
Disclaimer: The thoughts that will be expressed in this blog are candid, honest and brutally frank, intended to give the reader a realistic perception. Any comparisons that are drawn of the two countries is merely for deliberation and I request my friends in India and America to see this as such and not take offense.