Aug 8, 2010

Series: This NRILife; Interview with an NRI

Note: I requested some of you to write a guest post on the topic:This NRI Life. The offer is still open. If you are interested please feel free to contact me at nrigirl@hotmail.com I will be glad to publish your guest post in NRIGirl blog.

Here's an interview with an NRI close to my heart...

How is your NRI Life?
It's amazing; it's my dream come true. I had a blind belief that I will be in America one day just by looking at a picture of New York. It's the mercy of God that I am here today. I used to draw and paint out of my imagination. When I landed in America it was Fall and it reminded me of my own paintings with colorful leaves and beautiful scenery...

How do you like it here?
Very much, compared to Indian life. It is extremely hard to come up for an ordinary human being with honest ways in India. But here in America if you truly believe and put in your honest efforts, you can make it big. It's a land of opportunities.

Will you go back to India?
Never. My childhood was very rough. India only reminds me of those days.

Do you feel you have achieved something in This NRI Life?
I definitely wanted to get out of India. Now that I am I consider it an achievement - not on my own strength, but only because of the grace of God. My dreams are bigger; I am still on my way to achieve most of them...

Are you concerned about raising your kids here?
I was. But lately it seems difficult raising kids back home too. If you can instill the fear of the Lord in your children at their young age, you can trust that they will be fine wherever they are.

What is one thing you want to share with the NRIGirl blog readers?
I appreciate NRIGirl's efforts for this opportunity. It's a great place to hang out and get to know more people. For the readers I want to say this: Do good and keep moving; don't expect rewards. If you do, you will be greatly disappointed. God bless you all!

6 comments:

SG said...

Very bold and straight forward answers. Nowadays it is not politically correct to say I don't want to go back. All those "patriots" will be after you.

NRI said...

Thank you for the feedback @SG. Just being honest here...

A said...

From short stories to poems to journalism...good post....

NRIGirl said...

Thank you A!

You and SG! You both are awesome! The two of you never fail to encourage me on anything I write about.

Your honest comments keep me honest and motivates me to write more...

Thanks again.

~ NRIGirl

A said...

You are welcome NRIGirl. I always like your articles because I can easily relate to them. They are simple and make perfect sense to me. I guess because we are in same boat.

Renu said...

Since SG has already warned, I cant say anything:)..but I felt sad after reading it.

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