transition: from a small town boy to a metropolitan trainee

India
February 13, 2009 2:58am CST
I have just moved from my place of comfort, a really small city, to the capital of our nation, Delhi. Delhi is one of the biggest cities in the world. It is running at a speed much higher then what I am used to by now. This transition will take some getting to used to. Have you ever gone through something like this? How you caped with it?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
13 Feb 09
That is a big change! I moved from a village of about 400 people to a small city of 140,000 people, but your change dwarfs that! Learning how to get around is the hardest thing, so I bought a map and just poked around until I felt comfortable with the new surroundings. There certainly are more job opportunities in larger cities, as well as lots of new places to explore. I hope you enjoy your new home, please let us know how you find it, ok?
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• India
14 Feb 09
Till now it is not that enjoyable. I have not settled yet and i am spending 5 to 6 hours on moving from one place to another, all that and 9 hours of working don't leave me with anytime or energy for leisure. I'll update my adaptation here.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Moving itself is not a lot of fun....I moved 1,400 miles in my last move, and with a cat and a dog in addition to everything else, it wasn't much fun. There are a few bright sides to moving though: 1.) For a little while you know right where everything is, since you just put it away. 2.) While you pack, you come across things you haven't seen in a long time, and it can touch on some nice memories. 3.) That wonder feeling of 'ahhhhhhhh' when it's all done, everything is put away and you can start to enjoy your new home.
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• India
15 Feb 09
Packing for me has always been a tough thing to go about, so more often then not I leave it to my mom. By the way how come you can find that much time to ponder upon your past if you come across that has been long forgotten. I mean I have always fond myself short of time while moving from here to there.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
13 Feb 09
Hi, so you are in Delhi right now. well, i would say kool place to be in. Specially if you are staying in south delhi(south-x girls are really great.aren't they). all that you have to learn is 2 most common words that all delities says.one starts with beh... other starts with beh..ke...delhi is ranked 24th in the world among the fashion and is one of the most crowded capital city of world.
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• India
14 Feb 09
Not is south Delhi dear I am in Laxmi Nagar and some how I am not willing to learn the two words you are talking about. I know them but I never use them.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
14 Feb 09
so you are staying at jamuna par...those 2 are very common to be in use there. well that's the only way to make others feel that you are a delite... have you visited the mall or not...:)
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• India
15 Feb 09
In Laxmi Nagar there is this only mall called v3s and I have been there thrice already. I have not explored the place as yet. Let me know if you know something about the locality there.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
14 Feb 09
yes an what a shock to my system I moved from Boston Mass where there was hustle an bustle to a very small town in florida I know u never heard of it it was call Belleview Fl an boy what a shock since then I moved to South Carolina an I love this little town I live in
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• India
15 Feb 09
so that meas in the end you moved to the place you feel like being, that is great.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
16 Feb 09
yup I love it here its nice
@derek_a (10902)
13 Feb 09
Yes, I moved to the city from a smaller town about 30 years ago. I found it vibrant and exciting and loved the contact with so many other people, but now we are planning to move back to smaller village, as I am really ready to slow down now. The problem is, it has coincided with the credit crunch, but I am remaining positive. :-) Derek
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• India
14 Feb 09
wish you all the best for your move... by the way for me this up gradation in speed is not coming easy for the time being
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@derek_a (10902)
14 Feb 09
I know that there can be a bit of a shock moving from a slower pace of life to a faster one. I think with time, we begin to notice it less and less as we begin to move faster ourselves. I do practice meditation every day for around 45 minutes, and then I can get to feel that I am still keeping up with all that is going on, but I am retaining that inner calm. There is a link to meditation instructions in my profile. Meditation is very good, but it is not something everybody wants to get into. :-) Derek
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@littleowl (7157)
14 Feb 09
Hi coolmailraj..will have to shorrten your name!! Yes I went through a similar transition but the other way around I live in the UK and used to live in London but my ex hubby wanted to move to the country, we did and my it was culture shock to me for about a year simply as the country life is so slow and shops etc shut at about 8pm..it was horrendous whereas we had moved from London a fast city pace which I was more used to and shops stayed open late...littleowl
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• India
15 Feb 09
Well you can call me raj, that is my actual name. Yup the one thing that I really hated about this small town and other country places is that everyone is in a hurry to go to their houses. I mean you can hardly find some place to hang out after a bit later then twilight.
@masata (408)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 09
Yup. I was moving from a small town to the one of big cities in Indonesia during my high school several years back. There is not much shock culture though because we have a pretty similar custom and tradition. However, there was still something that bother me like night life in the metropolitan city, gangster, etc.
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• India
14 Feb 09
I am more bothered with the speed here.
13 Feb 09
Hi coolmailraj, I came from a rustle and bustle of London town and then I moved to a loely country with hust a small town and I loved it, you can get used to it. Tamara
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• India
14 Feb 09
yup I can Your words provided some comfort, thanks
@savypat (20247)
• United States
13 Feb 09
i certainly admire you, you could hardly have made a bigger change. How did this come about. My change was exactly the opposite, I went from city to country. This was difficult, after about 4 months of the country I went back to work in the city.
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• India
14 Feb 09
hi... I have completed my b.tech and now I am here for an industrial training of 4 months.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
I moved from Italy to Australia when was only 10 years old and I remember it very well. I arrived here from a place that was totally different and I could not understand the language. I was placed in a normal school and I was devastated because when I lived in Italy I was quite a good student and suddenly I here I was. I could not even understand the teacher! The advantage of being a kid was that I learnt English within 3 months and over time I eventually adjusted to the change in lifestyle. I don't know how I would cope if I was to go through something like this now! I believe that whenever you start something new is it new location or a new job etc...you generally hate it at first because everything is so unfamiliar but if you stick it out you will find it will get a little easier every day and as you get to know people and make friends life will get real good before you know it. I have not been there but I hear Delhi is a great city to be in. Good luck to you and stay positive!
• India
14 Feb 09
I'll be positive but the next sentence won't sound like that I am here(Delhi) not to make friends, I have no time to feel hardship or hatred for the place or people I have moved to, now I have to see how I cop up with these two things as well. Meanwhile it is nice to listen to your views.
• United States
13 Feb 09
kind of.. i grew up in a smaller town.. prob like 200,000 or less population and then moved to nashville tn (dunno the population but its not huge like other cities in the usa) and it still feels too small!! i think i have a hard time adjusting to small towns rather than how you are with big cities..
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• India
14 Feb 09
that very much says how townee you are. I am coping with it now though.
• China
13 Feb 09
to pretend to be a townee
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• India
14 Feb 09
hi welcome to mylot.. and do you have some tips on how to do that
@neha2k94u (408)
• India
16 Feb 09
I moved out from my home, and I am very happy to get out from there... Enjoying it a lot...
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• India
16 Feb 09
it will take some tiem but remember dont trust pl easily almost everyone has selfish motivees good luck happy lotting and have a nice day!