Why NOT to return to India from US – Reservations in Education System, Govt Jobs

One of our readers, Vivek, has written a guest article series “Why NOT to return to India “. It is very interesting … Vivek has presented some real data with lot of research and reference links….I believe that this is very controversial discussion….Lets not fight over this, but look at the facts and his perspective. …

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Personal Life, Comfort, Enjoyment in America Vs. India

Enjoy life in USA vs India personal comfort

Coming from a middle class family in India, I am not used to having an air conditioner at home or in the bus…also, never had a car …on a hot summer day, if I travel, I would be almost drenched in sweat…It is quite a different experience living in similar weather conditions in America…I have …

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Social Life – Meeting New people diff cultures, races in America vs. India

Different Cultures in USA vs India meet people

When I started graduate school in US, I was part of quite a few student organizations…every time I go to a social event, I would meet people from different countries…It was very exciting to know about their cultures, their food, dressing, etc…I wrote an article describing why you should meet new people in America… in …

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State Parks, National parks, Tourism, Lakes, Beaches – US vs. India

Every summer we do lot of out door activities like Canoeing, White Water rafting, Jet Skiing, Speed boating, Hiking, camping etc… If you live in the northern states of US, you would probably know the beauty of summer and how good the weather feels…We would also go to the state parks once every two weeks …

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Buying power of US Dollar vs. Rupee. Price of Food, Clothes, Inflation

When I call my parents in India, my Mom asks about prices of vegetables, clothes and other stuff in US. I tell the price in dollars…when I complain about prices of few things in America, she replies saying, “for you guys living in America, one dollar is equal to one rupee…so it is ok…” I …

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Graduate School Education MS, MBA or PhD. America vs. India?

If you would like to study some day and achieve your academic dreams, one of the decisions to consider for settling in either US or India is Graduate school education system, research expertise, support and good infrastructure for further research in your field of interest. For those of you who have not studied in US, …

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Cars, Motor Bike, Boat – Owning and Lifestyle in USA vs. India

My manager took me for fishing on their boat couple summers ago. We went for Salmon fishing and it was awesome…I absolutely loved spending time on the boat…I thougt to myself that I should buy a boat some day. Though it seems luxury, it is your lifestyle and you have the freedom to  choose your …

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Things to do like– Hiking, Skydiving, Canoeing, Theme Parks- US vs. India

Life is all about experiences, you just live once…Since I came to US, I was lucky to experience many things in America ranging from doing outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, water rafting, Skydiving( Read my Sky Diving Experience ), crazy roller coasters, Theme parks, etc…I can honestly admit, I would not have done so many …

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Public Facilities – Library, Community Centers, Parks – USA vs. India

Imagine you plan to move to a new city… what do you normally look for before renting a place?  Typically, we look at things like how close the new place is to grocery store, gym, library, Community centers, park, lake, beach, etc. Apart from that, we also look at stuff like quality of the facilities …

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