10 Things About Getting A US Visa And Its After Effects That Every NRI Can Definitely Relate To!

 

Contributed by Meghana Janumpally

 

India lo.. especially AP/Telangana lo puttina valaki Engineering or Medicine is the only goal. Actually, adi parents goal towards their kids anukondi. Konchem average in studies unte, Engineer avadam better ani vala gatti feeling. Akkadtho avadu. Valu US lo velli settle avalani untundi. Dani kosam GRE, TOEFL training ki money tagalesi, finally edo oka rakanga visa vachesaka, inka parents ki ekadleni santosham. Kids kuda super happy until reality hits.

 

Visa vachinataravta…

1) Beerlu erulai pongutai– Party time with friends, family, friends of friends and others evarnaithe nuvvu inthavaraku nee jeevitham lo chudaledo, valaki kuda party. Mari andarki dappu kottalikada…


2) Shopping-US oka thellola desham ani gatti feeling but konni areas lo thellolani vethakadam kashtam ani telidu. Anduku, vipareethamga shopping for Indian stuff and chali tattukodaniki battalu. Even if going to Arizona.


3) Inka telsina vala gola– Nuvvu veltunava? Maa abbayi New Jersey lo untadu. Call cheyi, velli kaluvu and nuvvu.”hmm, nenu veledi west coast uncle, 3 hour time difference and chala dooram” and uncle goes” Nenu aidu sarlu velanu antha chusanu..nuvu call cheyi, maa vadu neeku job kuda ipistadu” But..but nenu MS kosam veltuna andi..for next 2 years..


4) Inkondaru. :”Luggage lo space unda…? Maa ammayi pregnant, sunundalu, kajjikayalu, sakinalu kavalani adigindi. Teesukellu. Battalu? Neekemaina picha. Akkda brand lu untay. Akade konuko. So, nee battalu teesesi, thinu bandaralu maa ammayi ki teeskellu..’


5) Some close relatives who stayed in your home for free until they left to US call you. “Nuvu vachei.. manam kummedam. Oka 2-3 weeks undu maa intlo, neeku nachithe, idigo neeku nachitene paying guest la undu. Ikada evadu ninnu adagadu.. Ochesei..”


6) Airport lo edupulu toodpulu. Adedo yuddam ki veltunattu. Check-in ayaka edo kolpoyna feeling. Gattiga manusulo, 2 years lo max vachesta back naa deshamki anukuni flight ekutam. But reality is far different.


7) US lo land ayaka, friends, kotha alvatlu, time ki bhojanam undadu, pachipulusu omlette tho saripetali. India lo aithe amma chese vantalu gurthuku vachi malli edupu.


8) MS chesetapudu, friend program copy chesi velli, submit cheste.. iddarki suspend warning vachina incidents enno


9) MS aipoyaka, job, pelli, pillalu, illu- Ipudu india velatava ante? Konchem kashtam, pilalu alavatu kaleru.. 10 years avtondi vachi.. nenu naa spouse kuda India weather tattukolem, traffic barinchalem. Ippudu oka sametha gurthu ravali “Chinnapadi nundi chintakayalu ammi, ippudu iventivi vankartinkaraga unayi anaranta”.. Entire lifestyle change aitundi..Manaku teleekundane chala vishayaallo adjust aipoyi .. bathikesthaam.


 

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