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Carry out your "due diligence" before coming to New Delhi. And don't expect to to get assigned to the compound. - Jun 2, 2016
It's a good place to live for a while. The expats are good people and are always willing to help. You will enjoy the time here if you choose to enjoy it. - Sep 16, 2012
i was excited to move to India and am incredibly disheartened that the experience was not a positive one for me. i don't normally post on sites like this, but I can't in good conscience avoid placing my thoughts here in the hopes that I can discourage other single women from ever considering a move to this city. - Aug 7, 2011
India is really an exceptional country, but the lack of a decent infrastructure, the different standards of hygiene, the overpopulation, and the island mentality of most people makes daily life a hard task for non-Indians. I would say: come to visit, to wonder at the beautiful monuments and the magnificent history, but please do not come to live here. - Aug 30, 2010
Delhi can be challenging but is a fascinating city in a fabulous country. Try to get out as much as you can and travel and remember why you came to India in the first place. - Aug 12, 2010
Donít come here. Go somewhere where the city is clean and the people are friendly. ANd where the post management takes care of its people. - Aug 1, 2010
People ask me if I like it here and I always say it like a love/hate relationship. I love it for many reasons, the colors, the people, the sights. Then I hate it at times, but I'm glad I did experience it all. - Mar 11, 2008
If you're coming to Delhi, definitely try to have fun. I've said it a few times, but it's worth saying again. If you stay in your comfort zone and don't get out, it won't be very enjoyable. If you get out, experience things, make the most of it, and laugh when things go hideously wrong, you'll love it. Instead of getting annoyed about the hour long traffic jam, get a chuckle over the fact that it was probably caused by a cow about a mile ahead. Instead of being outraged by how expensive a bottle of Herbal Essence is, buy Himalaya brand and save about US$3. Instead of being disgusted by the the poverty, find an NGO or other charitable group and do something about it. Instead of blasting the AC and fan 100% to avoid the heat, turn the AC off and turn the fan to half speed, go outside, and let your body adjust--after a few weeks it won't be so bad. - Feb 4, 2008