Its been a week

A quick update…Its been a hectic one week for me here in India.  The speed of this place is simply mind boggling.  Trust me, Singapore seems to be very much laid back compared to Hyderabad now.  Did anyone say that Hyderabad had a easy-go nawabi culture?

Forget about settling down, am still in the process of getting my things organized.  Going to the bank to get my residence status changed from NRI (Non Resident Indian) to RI (Resident Indian) has already had its share of story to tell.  Will write in detail some other time.

Meanwhile have joined a course to brush up on my networking skills (CCNA and CCNP) and unlike full day one week courses in Singapore, here they are 2 hrs per day classes for 15 or 30 days (depending on the course).  Not to mention the course fees which is a fraction of what it is in Singapore.

E.g a CCNA course in Singapore costs SG$ 2000 (approx INR 80,000).   The same course here costs me INR 3500 (approx SG$ 87).  A CCNA + CCNP course combined costs INR 8200 (approx SG$ 205).  In Singapore, it would cost SG$ 8000 (approx INR 320,000).   I think that should settle any argument on why you should not come back to India to study and get certified (if you wish to).

My cargo is to arrive only in the first week of April.  And when that comes, there will be another mega round of unpacking.  Combined with it the course schedule which is in the afternoons (morning class is full) and Iam still tired at the end of the day.  Havent had time to even think of searching for a job.  There are quite a lot of  ideas in mind.  Am already working on one of it simultaneously.  Cant believe i had the energy to juggle so many things at the same time.

Summer is slowly creeping up, but the nights and mornings are surprisingly cool.  Getting ready to face my first Indian summer in years.  But at the same time my mouth is salivating at the prospect of mangoes that are gonna flood the market during summer.   That itself is worth relocating back 😉



  1. B K Chowla says:

    It will take a long time before you would settle down.Singapore is a different discipline

  2. Welcome back 🙂 Water melons are another treat during summer. The price difference in the course fees is astounding!!!!!

  3. Saritha says:

    You will have tough time to get your cargo released from the customs here.

    Hope you will settle fast……

  4. Liju Philip says:

    have tasted the watermelons already….waiting for mangoes now 🙂

  5. Liju Philip says:

    my first set of cargo is in. it was delivered at home. waiting for another set. i had told the cargo specifically for a door to door delivery. not so sure if i still have to go to the customs. they had promised to take care of all the customs things themselves.

    keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. Saritha says:

    Good you opted for door delivery which i didnt.Had a tough time at the inland port…..

  7. Liju Philip says:

    i got my second set of cargo too delivered at home yesterday on the same day they promised. Everything was in good condition. Thank god i opted for a door to door cargo.

  8. Nikos says:

    NO country has been perceft. India is a young free nation compare to USA or Brtian. If you see where USA was after 60 years of their independence and where India is after 60 years .huge leap.Give it some time ..Poverty and illiteracy is everywhere .even in USA stats show otherwise -1Was this answer helpful?

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