You’ve been handed a long list, for all the foreign brands which have not yet opened in India. Not only that, even if the brand is there in South region of your city and your relatives live in North, they’ll still want you to get it all from foreign, so they can give it a tag of imported!
“Achaar Ka Vyapaar”
If you’re travelling back abroad from India, you are bound to take with you a lot of spices and achaar for your self and distant relatives. Your mom thinks you solely survive on achaar because in foreign, they don’t grow vegetables!
Some people advise you not to come back, because “Baahar raho, life banaao”
Even if you’re going for education purpose, say for further studies, people will advice you to stay there and live the life of an NRI. Having a NRI in the family adds to the rapport of the family. It also gets easy to find you rishtas!
Some Will Warn You Of Not Getting Engaged With Any Firangi
People, specially Indian relatives are scared of the fact that you might get involved with a foreigner. Marry them and probably spoil the bloodline, this is the mentality that many Indians still have.
Your Mom Fills Your Bag With All The Snacks Possible
No matter how much food is available out there, mommy darling will make sure you survive even if the apocalypse hit! She is going to pack all the Namkeens, Biscuits, Mathri, Kachodi, Ladoos, Pranthas and what so ever she assumes you like. And all you wish is for her to understand, they have better food joints!
Exchange of Goods is a hectic process
Your mom and other relatives give you a lot of stuff to deliver to the ones staying abroad, even if means that you have to travel from South America to North America, you are always liable to do it. And then, with your return ticket, comes a extra luggage bag which is filled with all the shopping you were made to do and also with stuff your NRI relative needs to export to India, and whilst all this import-export business, you don’t ear a dime!
Lived all your childhood in India and then travelling foreign can be a good liberating experience. But then when you have lived abroad for a sufficient period of time, it gets difficult and weird. You are used to act cool and non-concerned, you might also be used to of PDA, but in India, you are advised not to kiss your girl/boy in public, it’s offensive! People in India are still not out of the cultural cocoon, give them some time, maybe another decade makes them change.
English is widely spoke around the globe but real trouble comes with the accent, it takes a lot of time for anyone to get used to it. Faking accents suck, they do but sometimes, it is the last resort. People are familiar with a language but it is the accent that sometimes make them wonder what they just hear. And in a country like India, south and north differ so much, it creates a even big problem for someone to communicate.
Converting the digits
It gets very difficult to shop if you’re new at it. Many people are seen using calculators while shopping and that is completely okay! People should also be aware of the exchange rate and also should no where to bargain and where not to!
Getting Troubled With Routes And Spending Money On Transportation
It is so difficult to find routes abroad. India is better that ways, you can ask people around but abroad, communication trouble ruins it all. Once you’ve been used to their transport system, Indian transportation sucks! And thank god, Google Maps come to the rescue all the times, but Matrix card is a bitch, isn’t it?