anand on August 20th, 2008

I am an art-collector wannabe. I have been casually looking for original art that I could procure and display, primarily at my home and some at my office. Of course, Indian artists make the most sense due to the price, the themes and the possibility of potentially meeting the artists too. Visiting various art gallaries […]

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charankanya on August 18th, 2008

When I moved to India I asked a lot of people what I should stock-up with in my Container.  I did not get very helpful answers, partly because I guess no one would really know exactly how I ran my household on a day-to-day basis.  Also, the fact that almost everything is now available in […]

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anand on August 18th, 2008

I continue to be amazed at the amount of paperwork that is required in India. For any activity, there is a requirement for a letter to be written. Depositing a check (cheque) involves filling in a deposit slip with some reasonable and mostly unreasonable or redundant information. Nonetheless, there are many instances where some documents will be repeatedly required. I mean, really require. With every service you ask for, you will be asked to provide some version of these documents. So, it is best to have them handy. These include PAN Card, proof of identity and proofs of address.

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charankanya on August 13th, 2008

For many months after I moved to India, many would ask me what it is that I miss the most about the US. The top two things were my friends and some foods. One of these was cheese. Firstly, let me say that I am no big connoisseur of cheese. I use basic cheeses such […]

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charankanya on August 13th, 2008

When I was deciding to move to India, everyone told me that it will be nice because I will have servants to help me.  I had mentally prepared myself for all the “bad things” of India, so that I could adjust better.  However, the brighter side of things was the servants.  What nonsense!!!! For the […]

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charankanya on August 13th, 2008

Any school is only as good as it’s teachers. With “international” schools mushrooming, it is difficult to find good teachers that have the right training for teaching in an international school. Many schools state that they provide their own teacher-training. I would research and ask questions to the school about how many teachers have been […]

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charankanya on August 12th, 2008

If your child is in the 9th grade when you move to India, definitely consider an International school for him/her.   Traditional schools are certainly not the way to go.  International schools are either affiliated with IB or IGCSE.  International schools are the latest fad.  With IB schools also being very expensive (an average of  Rs.2 […]

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