Wonderful friends here

India
March 16, 2010 4:49am CST
Hello as I have said now I am in Hyderabad with my wife. My son has joined a good paying job in govt of India concern. Today is 'New Year Day' in south India, though we are just three weeks old here and live in multi storey flat, i find the people extremely friendly. Earlier we were told in this metro particularly in flats there is no social life. But to day some persons in the other flats came to wish us, some gave lemon rice, rasam, curd rice etc, we enjoyed eating them, well this is life, we must be social, money is secondary, what is your view? Bhuwan
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@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Wonderful you have that kind of neighborhood professor. You feel safe and secure with that kind of neighborhood. I've been into another places but i never experience such thing. In our home town our neighbors are inviting us to eat in their houses but that is embarassing for me to go there even if I am invited. I can only go if i am with my mother.
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• India
17 Mar 10
Hi welcome to my discussions, you should go with your mother when you go for the first time. I was in your country too for couple of years, i find them so friendly too. Thanks for response. Bhuwan
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Its good to go with my mother as well. But I want to keep my profile low. My mom here has a lot of friends. And I dont want that they will ask a lot more about me. Sometimes they would ask about personal things which I know inappropriate to discuss such things. But of course I dont want to be treat them withou manners, if I dont answer them. Ohh thank you so much.. People here are friendly? REally it was good to hear that..
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
17 Mar 10
Yes Mr.bhuwan I too am from Hyderabad only and I know the people there. As you said they are extremely good and cooperative. You are 100% right. Social life is more important than the money. Money is necessary to live but money is not the only thing in life
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• India
17 Mar 10
Welcome Vathsala, nice to know you are from this place full of wonderful friendly persons. Bhuwan
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
18 Mar 10
hi,@vathsala,i am the strong supporter of your sentence.Money is necessary to live but money is not the only thing in life ,thank you and what our Bhuwan sir will express is quite true.Have a nice time.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
dear professor, a new year in the first quarter of the year. that is a surprise! but what a lovely surprise. am sure there are many activities and visits in the temples. probably some site seeing too. are there gift giving during new year? what is the usual thing that is done during this day? i am confused. india celebrates new year on different dates on different state? ann
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• India
17 Mar 10
Hello our calander is based upon motion of moon, so our festivals will not fall on the same english date, more over number of days is not same, so this year there will be 13 months, just as we have leap years in english calander It is certainly a celebration, we went to temples, offered coconut to gods and goddesses and wished to friends over phone and email too Happy New Year to you ann, this we call as YUGADI Thanks for response Bhuwan
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
dear professor, happy Yugadi!!! and thank you for your best choice. ann
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
1 Apr 10
Belated Yugadi wishes and glad to hear you have wonderful friends. Well i envy you being so nice place surrounded with nice friends with all variety of foods. Well true money is secondary and good relations always delight us.
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• India
2 Apr 10
You are my friend too, thanks for response Prof
@airakumar (1555)
• India
22 Mar 10
First off, I am very happy to hear this you enjoyed ur new year and settled there very well. It is really interesting to know that some people shared a plates with you. Yes, this is what is a social life. Together its fun. You can enjoy more than anything else. Many people are cautious around other people. They don't want to interrupt others since it is considered rude, and they are often worried that they might choose the wrong group of people to be friendly with, so they have difficulty being social with anybody. But if you have a guest who's not mingling well, invite them to help you check on the punch or even allow them to help you fix the punch..social world is also nice sometimes..Have a great day!!
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• India
2 Apr 10
Hi thanks for response, we need to be happy always Prof
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I completely agree with you. I think that living our lives being the person that we were meant to be and being social is a very important part of being human. I also agree that money is not what makes us the people that we are. I do see in my life that there are a lot of people that view money as being more important than being a friend. However, I would never live my life in a way that where I stood financially was more important than being a friend.
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• India
18 Mar 10
Hello dora thanks for the response and your views on this topic, happy posting Bhuwan
• India
17 Mar 10
It totally depends based on the experience of the people as to who are good or bad. You had a good experience and at the same time few might have a bad experience in the same region. I believe that If I am good people around me will not hate at all. So you are a good person so people around you will love you and will be ready to help as and when required. Enjoy the variety of food and coconut water :)
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• India
18 Mar 10
Hello Ajay thanks for response and sharing your views, Happy posting Bhuwan
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Indeed money is not really the primary thing in this world. It is love that matters most. It makes the world go round. The love of people around is what keeps life worth living. What is money if everyone hates you?
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• India
17 Mar 10
Hello you are right salgona, i have seen many rich people, no body likes them because they are not friendly, thanks for your views. Bhuwan
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Mar 10
Hi Professor, I agree money is not the most important thing in life, but unfortuntely is necessary. I am living in Australiaa, while my wife is back in Thailand. I will rejoin her when I return in December, and the government will pay my pension over there. Have a great day, Mike.
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• India
17 Mar 10
Thanks for the response Mike, happy to know you are going soon. Bhuwan
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
16 Mar 10
hi sir,i felt happy by seeing your discussion that atleast there are some peole who still not forget the social life that too in a big city.. Secondly there is a good sign of increasing ideas of develop social life in people as all got core with the present life inspite of the luxeries and income.God bless the society.Have a nice time.
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• India
17 Mar 10
Hello Balu we must not forget our culture and traditions, thanks for sharing your views... Bhuwan
• Malaysia
16 Mar 10
hie congratulations to your son on his new job and career.another chapter in his life and a good one too. God is kind to you and family. its great to know that its new year day in south india . this calls for celebration as life is all about worship and celebration. you have good neighbours too to make your stay worth while and meaningful. considerate neighbours makes a world of difference. you feel safe and secured .
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• India
17 Mar 10
Hello grace i feel so happy in this surrounding, am enjoying each second, thanks for sharing your views lol Bhuwan
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
16 Mar 10
Good neighbourhood relationship is a very pleasant experience. Our near and dear ones will be in far off places. Only neighbours are close to us and sharing love, affection and courtesies with them makes us feel that we are in the midst of close people only.
• India
17 Mar 10
Buchiji you are right, they are the only person who will be of help amy moment, thanks for the response Bhuwan
@richer (7)
• China
16 Mar 10
Yes, exactly, life is the first and money is the second.
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• India
17 Mar 10
Thanks for dropping your views