By Janhavi Ukhalkar Telpande
July 20 2022
The first one month on the American soil feels like the beginning of a beautiful dream. But, after the dust settles down, you come to realise some basic differences in the Indian and the American life.
There is no Dunzo, Big Basket, Grofers, Blinkit, Pickily or the local kirana wala bhaiya, to deliver your groceries to you. You have to go and buy everything yourself.
Most of the amusement parks, public places of entertainment, or even some of the malls will be closed by 7 p.m., even if its summer and there is light, places will shut by 9 p.m.
Most of the restaurants and dine-ins will be closed by 2 p.m. in the afternoon and 9 p.m. at night. So, if you reach even two seconds late, you will be turned down with empty stomachs.
America is not for people who have a spicy taste pallet. Almost all the American food is bland. Even the Chinese, Italians and Mexicans make it milder to suit the American taste.
There is no concept of fresh fruits and vegetables. Everything is frozen and available in malls, like Food Lion, Walmart, etc.
Doctor appointments are hard to get and are very costly (unless you have insurance). Most of the people take self-medication for basic health problems. To read about more lifestyle differences, see below: