Thursday, December 15, 2011

Raising Kids in US vs India

I have been a key witness to see Indians growing their childen in US right. Definitely would be able to comment on some pros and cons.
I would say its not a problem to raise a Girl/Boy till certain stage in any other country because raising infants is a bit easier here I guess based on the facilities and etc.
But after certain stage, it will surely go out of parents control. Howmuch ever you control, they will have more exposure outside because of the schooling procedure and friends etc.

Pros and Cons of raising kids in countries other than India ---

Pros :

1. Kids may feel more independent in a positive manner which could lead them to proper maturity levels earlier
2. Studies will be good, not only bookish but kids will be trained in other areas also
3. Exposure to all kind of people which increased their ability to move with anybody without hesitation

Cons :

1. Kids may feel more independent in a negative manner and prone to some dangerous habits(mainly dating). This creates negative impact for our families especially in case of girls
2. They will not be able to understand the familiy ties and bonding because of living far from relatives. Note that the phone conversations and web cam chatings are not effective enough to make them realize
3. There is a danger of them forgetting the mother tongue altogether(although you train in whatever manner at home). I feel mother tongue is the most important thing to be known
4. Especially girls, Indian girls still have more respect towards their softness and attitude towards life. So raising in non-indian country could make them lose that
5. They might become ABCD(American Born Confused Desi), a regular term used here for Indian kids born in US. Its really a fact. Becase they will be so confused in deciding whether to mingle with Indian kids or US kids completely. They will not be able to balance the cultural shocks sometimes.

Also please note that there will be 10% exceptions in any case. So there are cases that the kids are spoiled even in India also and kids are pretty good in US.

These are all my live observations as I am obersing the kids here. FYI, I am teaching telugu here for Indian kids on behalf of Silicon Andhra Manabadi US.

Also one more recent observation is that most parents these days are prefering to raise kids(specially girls) in India once they reach 7/8 class. One of my colleagues has moved his family to India from US(staying after 16 years) just because to raise her daughter in India for rest of life.

Bottom line - Based on the pros and cons I have listed, I would prefer to raise kid in India after certain stage which will help them understand the culture and society.

P.S. These are just my personal thoughts only.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Posting some funny snaps...see and enjoy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What to write?

Can somebody give me an idea on what to write?..:)

Yes, you heard it right. I am running out of ideas on what to write. Bored with same kind of work, seeing same kind of people at office, working with same teams I am hitting the boreddom phase which comes once in 2/3 years. But you know life has to go on and I need to go along with the flow.

Not thinking(trying to think) too much these days and just going along with the flow. Hopefulle someday soon I will get my energy back. Also its winter time here at my place in US. Everything is cool and calm. We got used to this climate and prefering to be quiet and maintain low profile for sometime.

Till then, have a good one all of you out there and will talk to you soon.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finally We Did....

Dont be panic, we dint kill anybody. We finally did sky diving. Yes, dive from 13000 FT from THE SKY. It was all exciting itenary to go on a flight till 13000 feet high and them jump from there. Believe me, I was not at all scared but really excited to jump. The most luckiest thing is that the parachutes worked as required..:) and we came back to earth safely.

We posed as if we are astronauts coming back from space while returning after the event. It was so amazing. And I cannot stop appreciating the videographers who were jumped along with us and shot our event. I think you can do anything after you do sky diving. It gives more confidence I would say.

My friends were equally excited and they did their part well too. I usually dont post any of my personal photos as you know, but cannot resisit to post this one. Ofcourse you can get a feel of how sky diving would be with this photo, but cannot really see me:).

One final thing guys, do this atleast one time in your life.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Interesting Result

Did you ever see this type of results?
I was searching for the tickets in an online website and below is the first result. Do you dare to book this itenary?:)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lok Pal


As you know the agitations for strong lok pal bill are going on in India. I dont understand the problem of Government to pass the bill by making it strong. It shows that they want to loosen the rules for the higher officials and secure themselves from corruption. Otherwise whats their problem in passing that bill if they are so sincere in the aspect of corruption.

Politicians are eating money left and right and somebody like Anna Hazare making his efforts for the lok pal bill. Ofcourse its not that this bill will eradicate the corruption, but atleast can control. With the amount of money politicians are eating, if it can be spent properly we cannot imagine how weel India can be developed. I am sure that Manmohan Singh want to be sincere in doing the bill, but being silent jsut because of party and political pressures.

The most worst thing is to start the reverse attack on Anna without having the proper discussions. They even tried to restrict his hunger strike. But its tough to submerge the agitation coming out of common people. Let Anna be whatever, he is trying to something which is good.

Although I cannot directly support him, I atleast want to support him virtually by spreading the message. I request you also to do it so that it can be reached till farthest ends of the world.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dreams Unlimited

Isn't interesting to get dreams? Sometimes we(most of us atleast) get pretty strange and unrelated dreams. Personally I just forget all my dream, but occassionally i remember them and they will be so funny and strange to recollect. Below are few which I got/remember from last few weeks.

1. I am travelling with Mammotty(Malayalam actor) in one fictional route in Kerala having Tea in various places. Nobody is recognizing him in this process. Incidentally the same day, Mammotty has been attacked by Income Tax department

2. Kapil Dev is performing telugu song on the stage

3. (this is too much) Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India) and Sonia Gandhi (AICC President)came for lunch to my home and I took photos with them. And started teasing my friend by showing those photos. Somehow my mind registered that he is a fan of Manmohan Singh.

Interesting right? Share if you have any of like this.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dont get AirTel

Yes, thats true. Please dont get AirTel connection anytime either landline, cell phone or broadband. Please pass this to your friends also. Let me tell you the story now...

I had the AirTel connection(Internet and Landline) few months back. And as usual they were billing left and right with whatever money they want. We used to pay the bills properly, I never miss any kind of bills. Finally they showed up a bill of Rs. 14,000 and asked us to pay. After several negitiations and discussions with the so called AirTel agent(cant call him executive), we have settled the bill and got the documentation proof. All is well till here right.

Alright, one fine day some lawyer(cant really confirm him as a lawyer based on his language and attitude) called my sister and informed that a case is filed against me. When I called him and enquired he explained that AirTel had filed a case against me for not paying the bills. And the most frustrating thing is to claim that I still use the connection. We were thinking that everything is done after getting the letter from the agent. Believe me, we did not even received the legal notices, but just got the last minute phone call. He told that I need to go to AirTel office(I am in US infact), pay the bill and send him the scan copy so that he can close the case. Interestingly like in a movie, the last day for the case hearing is the same day I called him.

I explained him the situation and he is least bothered and openly told that AirTel will put up cases like this for money although we settle it. Also the letter we got from agent may not be the valid one. Are they expecting the letter from AirTel CEO? They are ok with the agents for taking the connection, but not valid for settlements. See the horrible situation of their policies.

So I had my friend go to AirTel office, pay the bill and send me the receipt. I had send the same to lawyer and no response at all till now. He is supposed to send me the final case settlement document etc. I might have definitely fought if I was in India. I had no time based on the information to fight. As a common man I had to settle the bill(which I am not supposed to pay) clean my hands. What can one can call this, isnt this an OPEN/ROYAL FRAUD? So the moral of the story is, although people are sincere, they(companies like AirTel) will still try to screw you.

Friends, I want you to spread this to as many as you can through any social networking resources so that nobody takes AirTel connection(or disconnects if they have one). They should feel the cost of unethical behaviour. Its not about the people's inability to pay the bills, its about the ethics companies should show towards the loyal customers.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do we really need a seperate state?

You know a while ago, atleast very few years ago, people had respect towards politics(ofcourse not towards politicians). But with the current situation, people are fed up with all these. Nobody admits but I think its the mistake of us(people) only. We dont rebel, we dont oppose, we dont question and we expect others to work properly.

Its very sad to see our state's(Andhra Pradesh) situation right now. There is no value for any kind of agitation. Actually agitation became a kind of hobby and pastime for everybody. Especially this seperate state agitation is degrading the state's prestige in all possible ways. We have to be shamed and understand that we are fighting amongst ourselves for useless demands.

I dont have any words to express the anger towards these so called leaders. They talk so much of non-sense(infact they talk only non-sense), but no implementation at all. There are so many of them(100's of them) who could not do anything for poor. They are talking about seperate state etc, but they dont know the thing that people want food, water in first place than a state.

It doesnt matter for a common man whether he is in Andhra or Rayalaseema or Telangana. It just matters for him if he is getting food to live or not, its as simple as that. Our leaders are so kind towards us that they want to get a seperate state itself for people creating differences between them.
They always say that others looted their resources. Its their responsibility to protect the regional resources and rights, instead they are asking for seperate state. The reason is as simple as that they can eat whatever they want with seperate state. Its people's innocence to think that the so called leaders will do something great with the seperate state.

They dont have respect towards the constitution, they dont know how to talk, they dont know how to behave. They should understand the impact of this agitations towards the state, especially the capital Hyderabad. Millions of rupees of business is going back because of the unrest in the region. Are they getting effected with this? or Are their childer suffering with this? No, end of the day we are suffering. We as a common people are suffering a lot. Our children are suffering. They are claiming that 100's of students died in the agitation. Is atleast one student a son of these politicians among the dead ones.

They should understand the development ratios in all three regions, they cannot always compare what happened 50 years ago. Time has changed a lot and there is good ratio of development in Telangana in several fields including power and irrigation. Its sad to see the students who are educated choosing the path of violence. Forget about India, they have so developed so much of indifferences among themselves in other coutries as well. Its shame to get questioned by others that we are fighting amongst ourselves. We should come out of political arena and think practically.

Politicians need not realize this because its their job to keep the unrest in the state for their political career. Its people's job to give proper answer back to them. Let us hope this will happen sometime soon.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Time to visit Chicago

I know I am lazy these days to write blogs. But worth taking a break since my parents are here. we are going to Chicago this weekend and hopefully we will have good time with our relatives.
I will surely come up with a good topic next time to write. Till then take care and have fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Busy Time

I hope you are all doing fine. Its been long time I wrote a blog. Actually I dont have much going on.
But I am really happy for coupe of things which recently happened. One is India winning the world cup. Its the most satisfying news in the recent times for me(for everyone I guess). That too with a team where Tendulkar is in there. (Loved the below wallpaper):)

Also my parents came to US few days back to stay with me for a while. It was very good feeling seeing and receiving them at the airport. Hope I can spend much time with them as it is Summer time here at my place.

And BTW, I have given another performance at UGADI(telugu festival) function at my place which is conducted by telugu association. This is my performance for second time. Just like last time, my song got lot of applause and audience appreciated for well formed song, vocal and content.

Other than that no specific updates from my side. All of you out there, please take care and will see you soon.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Come on India - World Cup 2011

As you all know that India won the quarter final cricket match against Australia. It was a wonderful match and day for India for sure. A very crucial match to win to survive in the world cup as India is the hot favourite as title winners.

I am hoping they will continue the same spirit till the end. The next match against Pakistan is a HUGE one and the team might be very confident with the win against Australia. Other matches are also interesting with the kind of teams they include.

Hoping for the best and all the best INDIA.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nothing to Write

Friends, I hope you are doing fine. Really I did not get anything to write. I thought not writing anything is also can be a blog to buy sometime to get an idea.:)

Well, my birthday was on March 2nd and we are going to celebrate that this weekend with friends and few families at our home. Other than that no special updates. Take care and I will come back with a bang after sometime.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


As you know everytime India gives the nation's well recognized awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padmasri etc. Well, keeping the controversies apart I really felt that this time the awards were given to most appropriate people.

And they are really inspiration to our generation. I am primarily happy that SP Balu(one of the eminent singers in India) got Padma Bhushan. He is my inspiration to get into singing. Well deserved person to concur the award.

Also Akkineni Nageswara Rao got Padma Vibhushan(first telugu film actor to get). More than his acting, I would say his life is more inspirational. The discipline he had(i would rather love to say say "he has") and the focus he had towards his career was extra-ordinary.

Also, I am reading news these days about people demanding to award Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar. I dont think its required for him. Dont get me wrong:). I am saying there is no need to demand, it should/will come by itself to him. No doubt that he is deserved being for that. But it will not be glorious to get it by request or demand.

Thanks to Government of India for this inspirational awards. May many of these awards come to well deserved people and elevate the India's pride.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New York Trip

Hello all,

As planned, I have completed my trip to New York along with my wife. It was different and interesting this time. As usual city is more beautiful that too in Chrismas/New Year's time. We have visited all standard places like New York city, Washington DC, Pittsburg etc.

However something different is that we went to Empire State Building observatory to have glimpse of the city skyscrapers. No words to explain, but just WOW.

Spent sometime meeting friends and relatives which was relaxing. Also had a family get together for new year night playing games etc.

A nice break from work with this trip. Finally had to come back to work and should sit tight for more period this time as there is no holiday season soon. Till then have a good working time guys. Some pics below as usual to get inspired.

The White House

Statue of Liberty
New York city from Empire State Building