Few days back I read an article breaking the news that lots of Indians are going back to India, causing what is called as ‘reverse brain drain’. Its not the first time I heard this, and certainly it won’t be the last time. Every time going gets tougher in US, I hear this story. This is not a surprise to hear the story in 2009, the worst of times we have seen in recent years.
Whatever reason many attribute to their intention to return to India, it won’t be any easier just to get back. So many things that are taken for granted in US are a rarity or a luxury in India like electricity and roads. And another significant aspect pointed (in an NY Times Article ) by Raju Narisetty, “Some very simple practices that you often take for granted, such as being ethical in day to day situations, or believing in the rule of law in everyday behavior, are surprisingly absent in many situations”.
Some get upset. Some get used to it, for its not an alien thing to anybody. But some hate it so much that they are returning to US, causing a reverse-reverse-brain drain or just brain drain.