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Selecting Direct-to-Home (DTH) service provider among Airtel DTH, Tata Sky DTH and Dish DTH in India

Among all other problems I faced in India, selecting DTH provider in India is also a tremendous headache. My requirements were straightforward; I needed HD set-top box with DVR functionalities and wanted to subscribe all the available channels including HD … Continue reading

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Final Step: Customs Duty for Transfer of Residence to India and more …

The problem (or “fun”) starts when your container reaches India. Your shipper will notify you when your shipment has arrived at the port. Usually clearing customs will take place after a couple of days. While you do not need to … Continue reading

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Step Three: How to Select a Shipping Company for Moving back to India

Many of us start by looking at forums like http://www.r2iclubforums.com/ for a shipping company. I have had a few friends who moved back to India from the U.S., and I asked them what their experiences were and what shipping companies … Continue reading

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Step Two: Is a Shipping Container Worth It for Moving back to India?

It will cost around $5,000-$7,000 for a shipping container from the U.S. to India. This includes loading, unloading, insurance and around $1,000 for customs duty. What I concluded is that unless you can make up that cost in saving, it … Continue reading

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Step One in the Process of Returning to India

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!!!!!!!!!!! The first step I found to be useful was to make a list of reasons why I wanted to go back. For me this list included items that I did not have in US and I could … Continue reading

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First Post: Are You Thinking of Returning to India?

I first started talking about going back to India to my friends and family many years ago. I had never entertained the thought of settling in the U.S. since I came here, but I also found that the more time … Continue reading

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