Monday, March 03, 2008

FIR from Boston

The managers had finally decided to Effectively utilize resources. As usual they took a last minute decision making me running from one office to another to make the last minute arrangements.

Ok, you should have guessed it. There is a change of track in my Journey of Life. I took a turn from India to US to face new challenges in my career.

Guntur -> Pune -> Hyderabad -> Bhubaneswar -> Hyderabad -> Gurgaon -> Hyderabad -> Bangalore -> Hyderabad -> Boston ... The Journey continues.

The new journey has started well. At least I assume so.
One immediate relief was I no more need to answer one of the When questions.

But I have to face a new question from my close circle and I don’t want to appear to justify myself.

Some things I liked /* no, not typical US is the best, Indians are bad kind of blog */ personally –

1. I love observing people and the cosmopolitan culture of the city and a 30 minute train commute provides me varied people from distinct cultures.
2. As a person who spends weekends at home playing cricket in 40+ temperatures and who prefers Chennai to Bangalore (one of the few, might be only one non-Tamilian from my training batch, to opt Chennai as preferred location), I feared the negative scale on thermometer – But, I started loving the other extreme of the climate- minus degrees +snow.
3. High-speed internet allowing me to enjoy more stuff on cyberspace.

Now, some of my beliefs about this land that were turned myths –

1. Uncovered overflowing garbage bin invading the footpaths.
2. Passengers waiting for bus beside such bin with no bus-shelter to protect from the weather gods and demons.
3. Commuters throwing magazines/newspapers on platform – those sweepers don’t do less work than the railway sweepers back home.
4. Arts on train window panes and the inspirations for invention of non-sticky chewing gums.


  1. Hilarious!! Yes, you do get to see so many different kinds of people here. Back home in India, they were probably all Indians, albeit different. The same is true for Americans from different parts of the country. But the number of Europeans, Asians and Latinos you get to see here is astounding. It is indeed, a varied mix. Enjoy your stay, and I hope it is an enriching experience for you. It sounds like you have begun to come out of your "I don't need to go to the US" mindset (or was it your mindset?) and started soaking in some of the fun stuff you can take away from here.

  2. Then, I should be careful from next time while writing - I still have the mindset, but I haven't set my mind.

  3. I thought I read it wrong,went back and read those lines opted for Chennai :O

    Reg. those things in the US, really!!??

  4. yes. And those who opted for Hyd got Chn.

    US - yes, true. i have plans to take snaps and place here in future.