Back in the nest

Studies suggest that emerging economies of parents’ homeland may encourage the children to make a frugal investment. Studying in big cities has become a tradition for the young and aspiring ones from the hills. But will one be rooted out forever? It is perhaps the biggest question to ponder upon. Proximity is the best word to describe the homecomings, they want to develop or progress their own town (small though) rather than developing the knowledge acquired places. Helping the people of geographically related areas is what the adolescence wail with the maturity of thoughts.

On the other side there are awful set of problems or challenges that the returnees suffered, ranging from linguistic barriers to the inability to find jobs. One may even feel like they’re on a roller coaster—one minute excited to be home and proud to share all they’ve learned, and the next bored or frustrated and feeling out of sync with those people who have always been closest to them. Having ups and downs is common and being able to think optimistically about what one have learned outside not only help them feel better as they process their feelings about coming home, but it can also help them articulate how different they are to family, friends, teachers, mentors and current and potential employers of the hills.

Experienced often explains ‘coming home is tremendously more stressful and difficult than leaving home. Employees also experience unmet expectations and adjustments. They are a different person professionally. Many complain the organization doesn’t value or make use of their qualitative experience. They may offer no formal recognition of one’s contribution or invite them to share what they’ve learnt. They often get stuck in a job where the organizations feel they are not growing. They may have missed the opportunities for promotion while they were out of sight and out of mind. The reenters probably feel a profound sense of professional loneliness which makes them wonder about working with the like minded people of their own small nest. There are indeed many people who’ve started working in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim after completion of their studies in cosmopolitan cities. Their respond or reaction to the ‘returning home’ scenario is- they had left home in their teens where involvement and influence of their friends were of higher priority, steadily the maturation of thoughts and mind along with their age made them responsible enough to think about the parent-child relationship where returning home is mandatorily possible. Workers or reenters of widened district of Darjeeling and Sikkim on the other hand are satisfied with what they earn whereas parents seem to be happier than staying isolated The environment of the birth place of the outgoing students always remain ever lingering and the emotional bond towards their native make them develop the place by putting the knowledge acquired into practice, like wise we can see many interior designers, engineers, business tycoons, etc working in the hills after having inherited from the cities.

Starting a job at the initial stage seems arduous than imagined, gaining proficiency is certainly a matter of gradual process. The reenters feel blessed to be back at their place and work without concerning about the pay they receive. Some returnees feel wrenched and stressed realizing the fact that their quality wasn’t counted worth but accepting the assertion, they move on and work back at their belonging natal land which people may perceive to be brilliant in practice and considering few things the common populace have to return back to their nest and returning is not an embarrassment it is perhaps an opportunity to develop the birthplace

The counterfeit of studying in cities have different circumstances sometimes. A society doesn’t send a child to other places like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune or Chennai without giving a second thought, as mentioned, the time students wind up with their ISC or CBSE they’re probably at their enthusiastic teens and the preferences opted are naturally friends and forsaking the class mates are seriously perceived as a sin.

No ‘body’ wants to be a victim in an alien’s place and no one wants to be another Nido Tania or Richard Loitam. Going outside with a dream is easily stabbed into fragments today, why live a petrified life when we can enjoy our bachelors’ at our own place? It is as thoughtful as “ABC and D” but what requires in the list of hills goes on and on. The career has widened to a weird extent that the hills fail to provide, for example students of this generation wants to pursue fashion designing, clinical psychology, mass communication, engineering, etc as their degree but the hindrances here are a lack of such institutions and organizations. The authorities could grasp the reasons for children leaving a place best compared as a paradise and flying to cities where the migrant stands aloof and a social relationship reflected there is in a minimum degree. Had the authorization developed the hills educationally and considered adding the courses as the prerequisite or a compulsion, the scenario of scholars going to the neighboring state would never come into practice. Moreover the fluctuating political affairs in the hills are directly or indirectly compelling the icons to walk off or follow an ism of escape. The social life too gets curtailed as language becomes a barrier when one opts for a place in southern part of India. Linguistic is not only a thing that hinders but cultural, political, economical as well as culinary differences have to be tackled.

Now sketching the problems faced in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune, rewinding back to 2011 where huge issue occurred concerning the north eastern citizenships in the south where our people had to flee immediately for the hoaxes heard. Totally unrelated but corruption enters in a chaotic situation as such. When interviewed, Abhinandhan Pradhan said “I had to spend 10,000 k’ to get back home safe, luckily I got a cheaper ticket for the fateful moment as the cost of an one way air ticket from Bangalore to Dimapur reached 40,000 k’ (approximately) I could rather reach Dubai with that amount.” We’d be shielded if the government had given us the similar facilities which other states have been giving. That could positively persuade the upcoming batches to stay back and study their dream subject in Sikkim and Darjeeling. Referring the political agenda as staggered as a wave the un-voiced students silently wishes it to remain stagnant, for another peculiar episode could change their future forever.

Addition likeness, if the case politics is equal to the students moving in to other states for acquiring their qualification, then who will hold the future in the hills? Is hand full of doctors, engineers, technicians, lawyers and reporters sufficient in the entire space here? Unbiased to everything, the indigent support aren’t yet reaching the needy’ hand; is it still worth waiting for? If the perception is affirmative then a day will come when the population decreases to a minimum number and the remaining shall only be trees.

A disadvantage of working in other cities is- people always discern the employees with the region they belong to and favor the one with the same region, which would sometimes be very difficult for the performer to be glued at one particular job, a racial discrimination might pop in and a simplicity-personified character can become victimized. To avoid the arduousness facing by the people who are not in the hills, the concerned heads should at least try to resolve the expanding problems from the initial stage and create a working space and environment with multiple opportunities by establishing an appropriate career based institutions.

Nisha Chettri


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