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Monday, April 18, 2005


The lawyer writes " You are now a lawful permanant resident of the country. Congratulations. " Mom is super excited. So am I for a whole day. But I feel strangely lost, nostalgic and even patriotic. I tell myself I don't ever want citizenship. N and I discuss how awful it would be to stand in queue for a visa to go home. There is only one place where my heart belongs. K calls me a hypocrite and reminds me that I have fallen for the great american dream after all. Have I ? Will I ever go back ? Will I someday grudgingly admit that the surge of pride that swells at the sight of the saffron white and green flag is outweighed by the lure of the dollar and the convenience of online bill pay ? 45 times over ?


The Road Goes Ever On

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

-- J R R Tolkien

7 Comments:

  • Congrats! Did you get your GC???? How long did the whole process take?

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 06:06 PST

    By Anonymous Parth, at 4:10 PM  

  • Have you celebrated yet??

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 09:59 PST

    By Anonymous Parth, at 4:10 PM  

  • :-)...

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 10:33 PST

    By Anonymous Who else !, at 4:11 PM  

  • Hey, God knows which Parth has been posting these comments in my name? How many Parth's do you know Ragini other than yours truly, the true blue SPCE one?

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 11:15 PST

    By Anonymous Parth, at 4:11 PM  

  • hehehe.. I only know you dude....
    Geez you just had your identity stolen on a blog !!!!

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 11:21 PST

    By Anonymous Who else !, at 4:11 PM  

  • Your post made me think Ragz - I'm torn too but I have more on my mind than just online bill pay, which by the way has made its way into the Indian system too. Thought provoking post nonetheless...

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 14:55 PST

    By Anonymous Manoj, at 4:11 PM  

  • Online Bill pay manoj is justa metaphor for the superficial conveniences we have gotten used to after coming here...

    Originally @ Apr 19, 2005 15:17 PST

    By Anonymous Who else !, at 4:12 PM  

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