I came to the U.S. from India more than a decade ago. Since then I have been shuttling between the two countries. Every time I go back to India, I am surprised at the pace of growth. New malls, roads and other structures are constantly being built. People seem to be making more money and having new opportunities for growth. Yet, it is quite clear that the growth is not even. The rich have become richer, and the gap between the rich and the poor has grown. The cost of living has gone up immensely. When I came to the U.S., I used to convert the price of everyday items from dollars to rupees and would be shocked at how expensive the items were. These days, when I go back to India, I do the opposite. Now I am shocked at how expensive things are in India.
With this blog, I hope to present the changes, complexities and contradictions of globalizing India.