Tuesday, July 20, 2010


FB asks me for my "Hometown" and I'm not sure what to say.

I've lived in dxb most of my life and I'm not a citizen here. My parents are from Kerala and yet,whenever I go there, I feel like I'm a tourist... only renting, never buying.

I studied in Tamil Nadu for 4 years and hated it. So that place is out too. I lived in Delhi for 2 and a half years where I was the "outsider" from dxb who was also a "madrasi".

I've been to Egypt and Turkey, Indonesia and Spain. and the UK.
Home is everywhere and nowhere.
I don't belong to a place. And no place belongs to me.

FB should really have a "lost" option in there for people like me!


pRasad said...

I am living in Tamilanadu now & I too don't like this place :)

K said...

So, what're you trying to say? That you're a world citizen like me?

umashankar said...

Don't worry, dear! The World is your home. You'll appreciate this when someday you land on a different planet. Remember, "E.T., phone home?"

Sonia said...

Prasad: It's quite terrible isn't it? At least my experiences were awful, dunno abt others. Some seem to quite like it.

K: I'm a nomad is what I am. And deny it all you want, YOU are Punjabi! :P

Umashankar: heh. So you're saying I should hope to be abducted by aliens for this to make any sense eh? :P

roop said...

with you on that completely.