Aanshul Sadaria, a software engineer at tech giant Google in Bengaluru, explained his choice to remain rooted in India despite the allure of the United States.
He explained on social media on social media X (formally Twitter), “Bhaiya, why did you not go to the US? Didn’t you get an opportunity?” From Google, a lot of folks from my batch left for US. I could as well. But I didn’t! Patriotism? Not exactly. I lost my father in 2021 and wanted to stay close to my family!”
“Would you ever go to the US in future along with your family?” Perhaps. For a few years, just to get a taste of US working culture and because I am a travel freak. But ultimately, I would want to settle back in India only”, the post added.
“People say the same thing and then never come back. Quite true. And I can’t comment much on that because I haven’t worn those shoes. But hypothetically, I feel the standard of living in India can be amazing with lower regular costs like house rent, etc”, the post added.
“It is quite easier to get house help here and when you are raising a family, it is much better to stay close to people who actually love you unconditionally. Private education is cheaper here. Public education is better there”, the post added.
“Healthcare is cheaper and better here ignoring some rare outliers. It is much easier here to get prescribed medicines for fever, and other common issues. I have heard work culture is better there but if you are part of MNC, there won’t be a huge difference here and there”, the post added.
“Lately, I have seen a lot of Indian techies returning back to their home country for various reasons ranging from social to compulsive ones like visa. Having said that, I would like to work in Europe for a few years but strongly see myself coming back to India for good. Why? Not because I love India as a stateless entity. But because I love everything that my country offers me. And I think that is another definition of patriotism”, the post concluded.
"Bhaiya, why did you not go to the US? Didn't you get an opportunity?"— Aanshul Sadaria (@AanshulSadaria) August 18, 2023
From Google, a lot of folks from my batch left for US. I could as well. But I didn't!
I lost my father in 2021 and wanted to stay close to my family! ❤️