What would living and working in India on a H1B-equivalent visa be like for a white American male? 🤔
I get it, the immigration flow is overwhelmingly in the other direction and India doesn’t seem like a very desirable country for most westerners. Let’s just do this as a thought exercise. The reverse of what so many H1B Indians are doing here.
What would living and working in India on a H1B-equivalent visa be like for a white American male? Would you be accepted by your neighbors and coworkers? What would the standard of living be like compared to what you’re used to? What language would you speak most frequently in the office? Would you get rejected all the time on dating apps like Indian men do with non-Indian women here? Would you hang out exclusively with other Americans like Indians with other Indians here, or would you have to assimilate? Would people make fun of you for bringing smelly western food into the office or wearing stinky deodorant? What would your career and wealth-generating opportunities look like?
Many westerners’ depictions of India include pooping in a street, trash all over the ground, overpopulation, very hot weather, typical Indian food like curries, rape, racist/caste social structure, call centers, arranged marriages, BO, no rights for women and a very much developing country. I am sure those stereotypes can’t all be accurate. So, for those who have a better perspective, what would it be like and how would it compare to the Indian H1B experience in the US?