Hello TCKids Community! Looking for teenagers like myself who are familiar with being in new places with new people.

A little about myself: I’m almost the replica of the main child in the famous book, The Namesake (by Jhumpa Lahiri) – a boy born in the USA into a Bengali family. However, my life takes a twist that the book misses, which involves me moving back to India while just completing the 7th grade, whisked off to that beautiful, golden, decayed metropolis of Bombay. The most conclusive reason for the move was my dad receiving a great job opportunity, and a chance for me to be exposed to the the country of my forefathers, a chance to connect with where my own parents grew up. From there, after what was, surprisingly, the three best years of my life (at the incredible Dhirubhai Ambani International School), I had to once again move, this time to the much more foreign/tech friendly, and (at least in my eyes), far more boring city of Bangalore, just last August. However, I have adjusted nicely here to the school (Indus International School Bangalore) and am participating (unfortunately) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for the 11th and 12th grades.

Is there a TCKids group for Bangalore ?

– Avi

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love this piece of writing! Excellent description of so many experiences I completely understand, being an invisible immigrant myself. I remember thinking to myself “Why are there so many brands of canned corn? Why can’t they just have one and be done with it?” It’s super hard esp. since I’m slow at making decisions for fear I’ll make the ‘wrong one.’ Thanks for sharing!