Personal Writing: My New Life In India

Tap ... tap ... tap ... I looked up to see a blurry figure of my mother
tapping a few fingers on my shoulder. "Sorry to wake you up, Rishi, but me and
Daddy have something important to tell you." She was not smiling.
I got up, now fully awake, wondering what was going on. With my father
standing next to her, my mother crossed her arms and, in a tone that I knew
could not be argued with, stated, "We have decided to move to India
I was awestruck. My family is Indian, but I had never so much as
considered living anywhere but Peach Tree Court, a street that had the brightest
green maple trees and fields of radiant yellow and orange marigolds. India was
nothing more ...

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factor, due to the fact that soccer is my
favorite sport. "And the food is delectable," he went on, "They serve chicken
curry with juicy vegetables four out of the seven days of the week." I ate
chicken curry every chance I got, so this, added to the soccer field, made the
school sound fantastic.
"The weather is remarkable. The temperature year-round is seventy-five
to eighty degrees," he continued with emphasis, "just like California, Rishi."
My brother knew that I loved California. He also told me that I would get to
visit our parents two times a week, which is very generous compared to other
Indian boarding schools.
My brother's long-distance stories convinced me. From what I had heard,
India sounded like utopia.
Six weeks after my mother woke me with the big "news," my father, mother
and I arrived in India. We left Peach Tree Court, with all its beautiful maple
trees, and flew to India. I stepped off the airplane into the dirtiest, ...

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