A quick update…Its been a hectic one week for me here in India. The speed of this place is simply mind boggling. Trust me, Singapore seems to be very much laid back compared to Hyderabad now. Did anyone say that Hyderabad had a easy-go nawabi culture?
Forget about settling down, am still in the process of getting my things organized. Going to the bank to get my residence status changed from NRI (Non Resident Indian) to RI (Resident Indian) has already had its share of story to tell. Will write in detail some other time.
Meanwhile have joined a course to brush up on my networking skills (CCNA and CCNP) and unlike full day one week courses in Singapore, here they are 2 hrs per day classes for 15 or 30 days (depending on the course). Not to mention the course fees which is a fraction of what it is in Singapore.
E.g a CCNA course in Singapore costs SG$ 2000 (approx INR 80,000). The same course here costs me INR 3500 (approx SG$ 87). A CCNA + CCNP course combined costs INR 8200 (approx SG$ 205). In Singapore, it would cost SG$ 8000 (approx INR 320,000). I think that should settle any argument on why you should not come back to India to study and get certified (if you wish to).
My cargo is to arrive only in the first week of April. And when that comes, there will be another mega round of unpacking. Combined with it the course schedule which is in the afternoons (morning class is full) and Iam still tired at the end of the day. Havent had time to even think of searching for a job. There are quite a lot of ideas in mind. Am already working on one of it simultaneously. Cant believe i had the energy to juggle so many things at the same time.
Summer is slowly creeping up, but the nights and mornings are surprisingly cool. Getting ready to face my first Indian summer in years. But at the same time my mouth is salivating at the prospect of mangoes that are gonna flood the market during summer. That itself is worth relocating back 😉