Interests:Stamp collecting, web site building, graphic designing, photography, digital photo editing, traveling, teaching, writing, watching TV, playing with grandchildern, eating, sleeping... Expertise:Web site building, storytelling, and philately.
Heart attack is a serious thing. I know because I had it 4 times. Last time, I was all alone in America. My whole family was vacationing in India. No problem, I survived again. Each time I survive a heart attack, I reward myself with an overseas trip.
I look forward to heart attacks. Even if I die, I'll have no regrets -- I am already 71. So what the heck? Oh wait, can a person regret when he is dead???
Nostalgia has struck me. After living in America for 30 long years, I am suddenly home sick. I miss Hindi moves. I miss Bollywood. I miss cricket. I miss the Himalayas. I miss the beaches of Goa. I miss genuine Indian food, snacks, and desserts. I miss the Indian beauties in Indian clothing. I even miss the over-crowded trains and chaotic traffic in India!
Things that I genuinely miss, which might seem strange or funky to somebody born and brought up in the Western world, have been collected and presented in my latest Web site called Shoban's India Page. Before making any adverse comments, please remember that I was born and brought up in India and lived there for 40 years before immigrating to the United States. And I have lived in the US for 30 years. So I know the good and bad of both countries ... almost certainly better than you do.
I am proud to present India, as I remember it, in the following Web site that I published only two days ago (on Dec. 23, 2011).
Are you afraid of leaving your familiar environment and see what the world looks like? Are you afraid of not knowing any other language besides English? Are you afraid of foods that you are not familiar with? Are you afraid of not knowing the metric system? Are you afraid of cultures that are way different from yours? Do you hate people who are not Christians? Do you think America is the best country in the world? If you answered "Yes" to all these questions, you must be an American.
Dear fellow Americans. Please wake up. The world is changing very fast. America is fast losing its supremacy. You better get used to it. Know today's world. Just graduating from high school does not make you competitive in today's world. Learn science and math, learn world geography, learn at least some history of other fast developing countries like China and India. Otherwise those countries will soon rule over you.
I want America to stick to its supremacy over the rest of the world. But for that America has to change its attitude towards the rest of world. Other countries are coming up very fast. Because they do NOT take everything "easy". "Enjoy life" is not their motto. "Work hard, be competitive" is their motto. We should adopt that motto too if we want to stay ahead of the other countries.
Traveling to countries outside of USA may help you to stay ahead in the game. At least, see first hand what is happening in the world outside the USA!