charankanya on July 21st, 2008

Soon after we arrived in Pune, we needed to buy a car. Luckily, we could borrow my parent’s car for some time, so we weren’t desperate to buy right away. We thought, we’d take some time to settle down, pay attention to the more urgent items like finding a school, opening bank accounts, getting phone […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

“Oh, you’re a Housewife” How that statement riles me. For the past many years I’ve been a stay at home. Living in the U.S., there was no concept of being a “housewife” ( I wonder what the means anyway….wife of the house??) I worked really hard, 24/7.….but never earned a dime. The cooking, the laundry, […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

I relocated to India about 2 years ago. I had three requirements that needed to be met, in order for me to move to India. One of these was an excellent school, that matched up with my philosophy of what I want for my children. For me the choice was quite simple, since I was […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

When I moved to India, I shopped quite a bit. But there were many things that I did not get, because I thought they would be available here. Here’s a list of things I would definitely consider getting if you have kids: Craft Supplies:  Supplies such as construction paper, chenille stems, foam cut-outs, stamps, stencils, […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

When I first moved here, one of the hardest things was making friends. We were renting an apartment, in one of the more upscale buildings. I would take my kids down so that they could play with the other kids. They would ask if they could play with them, and the building kids would say […]

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charankanya on July 21st, 2008

So, you’ve decided to move to India. Wonderful! Be prepared to experience some of the best moments and some of the most frustrating moments of your life. But, before you get here……you have to go through all the hassle and stress related to moving. Amongst many other things, you must be wondering what appliances to […]

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