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Articles on Return To India: For NRI and Global Indians looking to Return To India, R2I >> Sitemap >> Return 2 India>> Articles on Returning to India

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  • Reverse Exodus: High-tech Indian Immigrants Returning Home: By Mira Kamdar: Sri Renganathan had made it in America - she owned a lovely home and had a good job with Intel. But three years ago, she and her husband decided to move back to India. They headed to Bangalore, her hometown, where she was able to keep her job with Intel, before moving on to a better position with another high-tech company. Her husband, who'd been laid off in the wake of the tech-bubble bust of 2001, started his own biotech consulting business. "Ours was a one-way move," says Renganathan of her family's return to India. "We sold the house and packed up and came." Renganathan and her husband are among the tens of thousands of Indians who, despite having more than achieved the American dream, are voting with their feet to return home. This is not the mythic immigrant saga most Americans imagine. India's economic boom is now offering returning Indians things that simply didn't exist there when they left: U.S.-level salaries and an American lifestyle, including gated communities with manicured lawns and swimming pools, shopping malls filled with familiar brands, and international schools for their children. - San Jose Mercury News

  • Indian entrepreneurs increasingly go home to join tech-industry explosion :Indian entrepreneurs increasingly go home to join tech-industry explosion Vani Kola, founder of two successful U.S. tech companies, is on the phone from Bangalore. She's looking outside at the night rain and wondering aloud how to explain how she ended up returning to the country of her birth. Indians are going back. Many are younger folks who see an opportunity to become India's version of a Khosla or Deshpande.

  • Returnee-speak: Mohan Babu [Silicon India] : After spending nearly six years in the U.S. , most of it in pristine Colorado , I recently packed my bags and decided to head back to Bangalore . As is to be expected, the move was wrought with trepidation and involved some bit of soul-searching. I was giving up a “nice” job with Compuware, a mid-sized S&P 500 company, where I had spent over five years working with some great people, and was heading back to Bangalore where I had begun my whirlwind career in IT nearly a decade ago.

  • Need No "Reasons" To Return To India by Avijit Goswami : I nurtured a hidden - almost secret - desire to be able to return one day. This was kept close to my heart but whenever I disclosed this to others I ended up getting really confused. What is the rationale behind this, some would ask. Is it to renew family ties or bring up children in an Indian culture? Is it some vague longing for a past that was left long behind? Or worse, is it some far fetched ambition to serve your country and make a positive change? The very idea was often ridiculed. Some of them planned to work for a few more years and then decide - maybe after completing a new degree; maybe after saving a few more dollars; maybe after having kids. It was popularly known as the'X+1 syndrome'. It was so confusing that I would keep debating with myself but rarely bring it up with others.
  • High-tech talent flows back to India: Those who helped fuel US boom may spur brain drain... An Indian-born software developer, Pavan Tadepalli, wanted to work in a high-tech hub with opportunity for career growth. So it was an easy decision when he was offered a permanent job in the Boston area, after a three-month assignment here ended this spring. Tadepalli turned it down, and chose to return to India. ''There are more opportunities in India now," he said. ''What I can do in Boston, I am confident I can do the same thing in Hyderabad." - Boston Globe

  • A Reversal of the Tide in India : These return migrations have become increasingly common; Indian expatriates such as the Kalluris are finding that, at times, the best way to move up is to move back.
  • Software Jobs Await Returning Indian Expats [by Scott Thurm, Wall Street Journal Online] As companies increasingly move service-sector positions abroad, some professionals who effectively wind up competing against themselves in the global labor market decide to return home instead. A year ago, Gaurav Maheshwari was living the dream of a generation of Indian engineers. The 30-year-old software programmer was earning more than $100,000 a year at a Silicon Valley start-up, living in a luxury San Jose, Calif., apartment complex with a swimming pool, and driving a Nissan Maxima with a souped-up sound system.

  • Reversal of the Tide in India (Washington Post) : In 1997, Dutt Kalluri left India to work for a Canadian software company, hoping the overseas experience would do his résumé good. A year later, he was promoted to head U.S. operations from Rockville. But as he returned to India for business and to visit his elderly mother, he marveled at the changes sweeping his homeland: new stores, more cars, enthusiasm for technology.
  • Indian students return home from US: "In a recent, informal study carried out amongst 79 students of Indian origin studying at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (GSB), more than 84% of the Indian students surveyed were keen to return to India in the near future... Students are not looking at India for only career opportunities though. Of those surveyed, family was reported as the most important reason to return to India, followed by career opportunity and a sense of belonging." -Economic Times
  • Reversal of the Tide in India (Washington Post) : In 1997, Dutt Kalluri left India to work for a Canadian software company, hoping the overseas experience would do his résumé good. A year later, he was promoted to head U.S. operations from Rockville. But as he returned to India for business and to visit his elderly mother, he marveled at the changes sweeping his homeland: new stores, more cars, enthusiasm for technology
  • India beckons [From ExpressComputers] : While it is not easy to adjust to a new professional and social environment back home, returnees are rediscovering their roots and want to be a part of the country’s booming IT sector, says Vinutha V ...For most Indian IT professionals, the US has always been the destination. Students who left the country and never came back cited a lack of opportunities in India. This is no longer true. With global companies zeroing in on India as a destination for low-cost, high quality work, the scenario has changed. Professionals, who had gone to the US for better opportunities and lifestyle, are packing their bags to head home. Coming back, however, does not guarantee that their expectations will be met, but opportunities and the sense of belonging nullify the problems of adjustment.

  • Life is beautiful outside the US as well! : Satya Gottumukkala, like many other software professionals was bitten by the "US bug" in the late Nineties. He shares his experience of working in the US and tells India Syndicate why he eventually decided to return and be a part of the booming IT industry in India.
  • Rooster's Call: Intersting Article on NRIs coming back home : For reasons ranging from bad (the dotcom fallout and the still-hurting knock-on effects) to good (the engineer/mba path is still a safe career bet, and if you're into anything radical, India's never been a better place to set up shop), NRIs have been returning to India in huge numbers. In Bangalore alone, something like 35,000 ex-NRIs have 'returned' over the past five years. This may dwarf the number in other metros, but the total for India over this period is at least 50,000.  

  • NRI techies head back home:  : It’s boom time for techies all over again. And this time, it’s the young NRI’s who are reaping the benefits, as they take this opportunity to return to their roots, while the companies get to pick from the cream of Indian IT talent abroad. And in Hyderabad, the new IT hub the trend is more than obvious.  

  • Homeward Bound [Khabar, Indo-American Journal in Atlanta] : The story of how India is luring back some of her expatriates. By VINITA NAYAR Call it a new trend, call it a dramatic U-turn, call it anything you will, but it’s a phenomenon that has everyone in the Diaspora sitting up and taking notice. We are talking about the reverse migration of globally settled Indians to their native land. Considering that the allure of “phoren” shores was one of the defining characteristics of middle class Indians in a post-Independence era, few would have guessed that settling back in India after having lived elsewhere would become a viable, and even desirable, option. After all India, until recently, was stuck in the rut of the License Raj; bureaucracy and red-tapism ruled the roost, sub-standard products and limited choices were the norm, ‘enterprise’ and ‘wealth’ were dirty words.  

  • CII Hopes to Create the Swades Effect: CII-Indian American Council will assist NRIs wanting to help their home towns

  • IT professionals return to India (BBC) : : India's brain drain is coming full circle after more than 1,000 people turned out for a recruitment drive. It is believed to be India's first ever campaign to lure Indian ex-pats away from high-tech industries in Silicon Valley.

  • Outsourcing: Dual advantage for NRI techies [Express Computers]

  • Do NRI techies need motivation to return home? [Express Computers]

  • India calling: NRIs, come home for the monsoon: Instead of sending their children to Summer Camps and adventure holidays, some brave NRIs come to India for their summer vacations to discover their 'roots'. The India trip can become a non-stop sauna and a washout since India is scorched with unrelenting sun and deluged with the monsoon from May to August.
  • The X = X + 1 Syndrome : When an Indian professional becomes a 'Non-Resident Indian' in the United States, he soon starts suffering from a strange disease. The symptoms are a fixture of restlessness, anxiety, hope and nostalgia. The virus is a deep inner need to get back home. Like Shakespeare said, "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." The medical world has not coined a word for this malady. Strange as it is, it could go by a stranger name, the "X + 1" syndrome. [re: x=x+1}
  • Returning to India - A woman's perspective : As a second generation NRI (my parents were born in India and came to Singapore in the late 1950's/early 60's), it was heartening to read a refreshing point of view on living in India, and very close to my own heart. I have lived all over the world-mainly the West and Singapore-from childhood to adulthood , and can fully identify with the stages of emotion/states of mind the author went through about living in India before and after the move.

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Planning to return to Indian and want to learn more about the workings of Offshoring companies? Check out the new book: Offshoring IT Services : A Framework for Managing Outsourced Projects. Written by Mohan Babu K, an executive with Infosys, the book is a must-read for NRIs and others interested in working in multi-cultural and multinational environments.


This is a timely book that provides guidance on the various issues associated with offshoring or outsourcing IT projects. I found the chapters on communication and cultural differences to be of particular interest. - Dr. Nancy R. Mead Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University

Mohan Babu K has written a highly user-friendly book, illuminating many facets of global IT management from all points of the offshoring spectrum. This author understands offshore practices from the inside out, having IT experience both in North America as well as in India. One of the most attractive features of nearly every one of the book's chapters is the content related to culture, communication and virtual work -- along with insight about the management of technical and project issues. With the integration of both project and (what some may view as) "soft" issues, Mohan continually reminds the reader to consider the human and cross-cultural elements operating on global teams. This book will benefit anyone working across time, distance and culture. - Deena Levine Global Business/Cross-Cultural Consulting []

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