Close [X]
LOG IN
Close [X]
PLEASE LOG IN OR REGISTER

Sorry, you need to be a registered member and logged in to access this page.
Please login or register below.

REGISTER

It's easy, quick and FREE!




  1. #1
    yasoda is offline New ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Longmont
    State
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    2

    Smile Going back to India - Things to think about?

    Hi,

    I registered today .We live in Longmont Co.USA.I have two children daughter 12 year old and son 9years.We were in us for past 7years .
    We were always thinking of going back to India.Can anybody interested in sharing things like -what to consider when going back ,childrens education ,what other problems .I am very positive in going back but my husband is scared.Please share your thoughts.

    Thank you.


  2. #2
    Abha is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Phoenix
    State
    Arizona
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    509

    Default Re: Going back to India

    Hey Yasoda

    its great that ur going back to ur country, ur home... i really feels great isnt it ?

    its been only 2 months i'm here in US... but i dream of going back to india everyday

    i'm very newly married, i dont think i can be any help to u in suggesting anything...

    but i'm really happy for you

    All the best wishes to u
    ~Abha


  3. #3
    jothi's Avatar
    jothi is offline Senior ILite
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    City
    Chennai
    State
    Tamilnadu
    Country
    India
    Posts
    341

    Default Re: Going back to India

    Dear Yasodha,

    I am also going back to India after 12 yrs here in US. I live in CT. We are planning
    to go back in April of this year. Hardly few more weeks. We are moving back to Chennai. I have registered my kids in school already.
    There are certain things that you have to consider, when going back.

    1. decide on the place you would like to settle
    2. school for the children, this is most important because your kids are older it might take them some time to get adjusted. My kids are 10 and 6.
    3. Place to live
    4. ofcourse job security above all...which is not a problem these days.

    there are a lot of people going back to India these days. I have a few friends who have already done this and they are all pretty happy about their decision.
    Are you all US citizens. If you are then you might want to consider gettting OCI from Indian consulate.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you need anymore info. happy to help as much as I can.

    Check this website. It is a return to India forum where many people like us share their ideas and views on R2I. .R2ICLUB - For successful return to India


  4. #4
    yasoda is offline New ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Longmont
    State
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Going back to India

    Hi jothi,

    Thank you for sharing your information.I have two more doubts .1.Here kids will be studying one grade less when compared with India.Then
    when you go back what grade you are putting them in?
    2.If it is o.k for you, can you share the information of how much
    fees you are paying for them is it special for NRI s.
    We dont even have green card .We applied in 2004 .It seems to take toomuch time .Our labor is not done yet.

    --Yasoda

    Last edited by Induslady; 5th March 2007 at 07:30 PM.

  5. #5
    jothi's Avatar
    jothi is offline Senior ILite
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    City
    Chennai
    State
    Tamilnadu
    Country
    India
    Posts
    341

    Default Re: Going back to India

    Yasodha,

    My son is studying in the 5th grade now. He will go to 6th when we go back. He is exactly at the grade where he should be. I have a friend whose daughter was born on the same year as my son and she is in 5th std now in India.

    The fees is not much differerent for NRI kids. If you dont have GC then you are not NRIs..you are still citizens, but it does not matter cause the fees does not differ. I have registered them in Billabong in Chennai. I had to pay 17,000 rs as registration for 2 kids.

    Have you decided on the city where you will be going?

    Jothi.


  6. #6
    sofiya is offline Junior ILite
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    City
    -----
    State
    -----
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    63

    Default Re: Going back to India - Things to think about?

    Hi All,

    It waz gr8 to come across this thread. Though I don't have any suggestions or advice for anyone, but its just that me and my husband are also moving back to India for good. My husband has been in the US for the past 6 yrs and I just came here after getting married 8 months back. My husband had always planned to move back to India sooner or later and though it is a very tough decision, after a lot of thinking and evaluation we have now finally decided that it is time to take that step. We are planning to settle down in Mumbai and start something of our own eventually.

    May 10th is gonna be our last day in USA. Just hoping and praying that things go well.

    All the best to all who are planning to move back to India and may all have a gr8 life ahead!



  7. #7
    MeenLoch's Avatar
    MeenLoch is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Houston
    State
    Texas
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    570
    Blog Entries
    56

    Default Moving to India Once for all

    This is for a friend of mine. She and her husband wish to move back to India in 5 years. So what are the big aspects she should be looking at right now.
    I know it s a strange question, but I feel many of us have such plans like someday I ll go back to India for good. What are the things one should consider. For example one of it would be to make themselves financially stable like to finish of the mortgage on their houses or something personal like better career choices or to take care of aging parents or simply becasue they dont like US.


  8. #8
    Shanvy's Avatar
    Shanvy is offline IL Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    chennai
    State
    tamilnadu
    Country
    India
    Posts
    18,856
    Blog Entries
    149

    Default Re: Moving to India Once for all

    hi Vidya,

    RETURN TO INDIA....is a big step wherever you are. if you have kids, who have got used to a particular place it is more challenging...

    but the reasons for the move...should be more convincing to the person,otherwise the person is going to find faults with everything....

    i think we could ask malathy for a sub forum in indian thread..where there are already r2i or future r2i..so they can discuss those issues...





    Everyone wants to change humanity, but no one is willing to start from themselves......

    You make it easy..;
    A cup of coffee
    Turning Eighteen!! and 20 years@ Sanguine squiggles

  9. #9
    roopadadia's Avatar
    roopadadia is offline Gold ILite
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    City
    pune
    State
    maharashtra
    Country
    India
    Posts
    1,784

    Default Re: Moving to India Once for all

    Hi Vidya,

    It is nice to know that your friends are planning to come back to India.

    5 years is still a long time, and the way the economies are changing it is very difficult to predict now.

    - So far what i have seen in people who want to come back, firstly it has to be a mutual decision by the couple. If one of them is hesitant then it will be very difficult for them to adjust. There being alone, they have all the freedom to lead their lives as they want...but after coming here you also have to think about other family members also you need to conduct yourself in some manner befitting the Indian society.

    - Come back before the child is over 5 yrs...otherwise they find it difficult to adjust here.

    - once one decides to come back, it has to be an honoured decision. After coming here don't start comparisons...otherwise you will never be happy...accept all the good and bad aspects as they come.

    You can check this link...reverse culture shock.

    http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Archi...=1196147972968


    There is more to write but will end here.

    Roopa.


  10. #10
    MeenLoch's Avatar
    MeenLoch is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Houston
    State
    Texas
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    570
    Blog Entries
    56

    Default Re: Moving to India Once for all

    Thanks for the pointer Shanvy and
    thanks for the link roopa


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:57 PM.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283