It has been long since I visited India. I am desperately awaiting my India trip in august. I want to spend as many days as I can in India this time.
Desperate to –
- Meet cousins, aunts and uncles.
- Show India to my son.
- Eat, eat, eat out in every possible restaurant – there are so many new restaurants that I have never visited.
- Visit the n number of new malls that have opened up – I especially want to visit the Phoenix mall that I have heard so much about, from everyone around.
- Meet friends – All of my best friends are in India this time, except for one. Yayy! One friend had a baby and another friend is expecting a baby soon. 🙂
- Shop for Indian clothes.
- Shop for jeans – shorties like me have a hard time finding jeans that fit in US.
- Shop for accessories.
- Organize a function for my son – we are planning a grand function with all relatives.
- Sleep, read, indulge – I have not been able to do these properly from more than a year.
- Eat Death by chocolate at Corner Stone icecream – we used to frequent this place when I was working in India. It used to be a favorite joint to hangout with friends.
- Eat dosa at Vidyarthi Bhavan.
- Eat idly at Brahmin’s cafe bar – this and the above one have been my usual haunts ever since I was a small kid. No matter where I eat idly or dosa, I still love the ones that I get in these two places. They are just unbeatable in taste.
- Eat pooris with saagu and all the other yummy dishes – Indian restaurants in US cannot be compared with the Indian restaurants in India. Never!
- See our renovated house – we added an extra floor to our house and the huge room on that floor is all mine. 😀
- Clean our house – throw unwanted books and other junk. This is something that mom and I need to do together.
- Go and watch Indian movies – it’s been ages since I watched a decent Indian movie in theaters. Hubby doesn’t like them so we end up watching mostly Hollywood movies.
- Play with my son full time and get enough practice to handle his crankiness alone – this is something that I am really looking forward to. Spending an entire day with him, with nothing else on the agenda.
- Forget all the worries and get rid of stress – I need to detoxify from this monotonous life.
- Get that “my home” feeling that is missing in this country – no matter how much you feel at ease, it is still not home.
Not looking forward to –
- Mad rush and lack of queues
- Traffic and driving on those crazy lanes
- Bad roads and pollution
- Lack of discipline
- Misogynists and anti-feminists
- Falling ill, which I do every time I visit India
- Meeting relatives who are best avoided
- Unwanted and unwarranted free advice on everything
- Comments about my son’s looks or behavior from people I don’t care for
- Listening to rude and sarcastic remarks from certain relatives.