We are moving to India!!!!!! Probably. For a while. Not forever. With the cats. Two cats. Meow.
The job offer came on Friday. We are so excited!
Last night, we settled on the city of Hyderabad, though it makes no difference to me since I have never been to India. It was a toss between Bangalore and Hyderabad, but Hyderabad is where the company is located. Chennai, which was my favorite since it’s close to the ocean, was eliminated because of E’s professional ties.
I started reading seriously about the country. In the last two years, I had read several novels by Indian authors (names below), but I admit my knowledge of India is very stereotypical. To me, India means stark poverty, turbans and saris, the Taj Mahal, Ghandi, and holy cows. British colonization, arranged marriages, child prostitution, caste and dowries, spices and yogis.
It’s going to be a grand adventure!!!
Authors: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni