Travails of an N.R.I. returned home

I got this as an email forward and had to share it

Travails of an N.R.I. who returned home to Hyderabad

Na Idhar ke Rahe …

Na Udhar ke Rahe…

Beech adhar atke rahe…

Na Hyderabad ko bhula sake

Na Amreeca ko apna sake

Hyderabadi-Amreecan ban’ke kaam chalate rahe

Na Urdu/hindi ko chod sake

Na Angrezi ko pakad sake

Desi accent mein goron ko confuse karte chale

Na Turkey paka sake

Na gravy bana sake

Murgi ko dam de ke thanksgiving manate chale

Na Christmas tree laga sake

Na bacchon ku samjha sake

Eid par Santa banke tohfe baant-te chale

Na shorts pahen sake

Na shalwar pehen sake

Jeans pe kurti pehen itraate chale

Na Nashte mein donut kha sake

Na poha bhula sake

Pizza par chaat masala chidak kar maza lete rahe

Na garmiyon mei aam ko bhula sake

Na sardiyon mei baraf ko apna sake

Khidki se na pasand suraj ko dekh ke ‘beautiful’ kahte rahe

Ab ayi baari Hyderabad ko jane ki…

Lekin wahan par…

Na mirchoni biriyani kha sake

Na US ke milkshake bhula sake

Pait ke darad se tadapte mare…

Malox kha ke kaam chalate rahe..

Na macchar se bhaag sake

Na AC bhula sake

mosquito repellant se kaam chalate rahe

Na fakiron se bach sake

Na dollar baant sake

Naukaron ki aadat na hone se, un se bhagte rahe…

Na khuddi par baith sake

Na Kamod ko bhool sake

Bas beech adhar jhuk ke kaam chalate rahe….

Na idhar ke rahe…

Na udhar ke

Kambaqt, kahin ke Na rahe

Bas already confused aulaadon ko aur confused banate chale…

Kya hoga hamara!!!!! Khuda bachaye!

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9 thoughts on “Travails of an N.R.I. returned home

  1. wow! Are you a Hyderabadi too? My husband is and I lived in Hyderabad for 7 years. Truly, we first-generation NRI’s are dhobi ka kuttas!! I love the Thanksgiving dilemma…I too still cannot stand the traditional turkey, gravy and mashed potato fare!! But, I must say, I don’t have any problem downing the biryani and mirchi ka salaan’s when I get back!! 😀
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments! I am so thrilled that an actual author  of two books did!! :))

    •  @Mom of A and a No I am not Hyderabadi, but am familiar with the problems first gen NRIs face, too many in the immediate family.  And awwww, I am a blogger first, being an author came later, but touched by your delight …

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