In the India Story, envy gives way to empathy

Sujata Rajpal in Deccan Herald:

“A decade ago, there used to be a fight in my house if I heard about any friend or colleague migrating to the land of opportunities. I would almost die with envy….

“Fast forward to the 21st century; things have changed in India and so is my mind. Day in and day out I am happily bidding bon voyage to my colleagues who are sent to company headquarters in Atlanta for long term assignments.

“At times, I wonder where the feeling of envy has disappeared. It has not disappeared, it has just been replaced by another feeling–a feeling of empathy….

“A decade later whenever there is a mention of excellent career opportunities in a foreign land by my husband, there is a fight again in the house. But now I am on the other side of the fence.”

Read the full middle: Crossing the fence