One of my friend cum colleague here read my last post on YSR. My this friend just gave up his blue passport and opted for the red one i.e. He gave up his Indian citizenship and took Singapore citizenship. (According to data of Indian embassy in Singapore , this year so far 1100+ Indian citizens have opted to give up their citizenship in favor of Singapore’s citizenship.) While discussing that post with my friend, I was just telling him that how insecure the common man is in India. Reacting on that my friend said, “Yeah… that’s problem with your country”. Though he tried to tone down his words under humor but whatever he said is correct. I was wondering how secure he must be feeling being a citizen of Singapore.
My friend was born and brought up in India and he very well knows the situation back home. He obviously has an attachment towards India but he also has concerns for his family and life as well. Many NRIs ask this question to themselves everyday like is it good to get emotional (and return to India) and give up a good lifestyle they are currently having? It is a personal call and depends on person. Sometimes emotions wins sometimes looses. The same fight also starts in my mind as well sometimes but as of now emotions keep winning. 🙂
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Those who read this don’t see this as NRI bashing India. I still have high regards for my motherland and just trying to put what’s going on in NRI’s mind.