Meanwhile, I started working as a trainee for 5 days a week and settled for a part-time job on rest of the days. The organisation was in Cardiff and I used to live in East Midland region, so had to travel a lot. After 4 months, I realized that I was gaining a lot of knowledge and experience but not because I was working as a trainee but because I was traveling a lot and meeting new people. Then I realized that taking training does matter but more than that, when you meet different people and start to networking, you learn more.
After 4 months I left that organization and within 3 months I got a new job. As it was my first corporate job in the UK, I was in a constant learning phase, so was attentive and presentable all the time. But some of them did made me realise the colour of my skin with the famous sugar-coated sarcasm (not most of them though). Then, I pinched myself and said to myself, welcome to the country which is not yours!
It changed my perspective of India and I started loving and valuing my country even more and started taking part in random office conversations especially when some firang or some British born confused desi used to start racial sarcasm in a nicer way and after every conversation most of them used to say 'don't be too personal, I was just joking.'
Well, one says that if you're deprivedof something, you value it even more! One cannot find this kind of love and peace outside India, despite all that traffic, noise, pollution. India is indeed a land of harmony.
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