Woman’s Post On Quality Of Life In India Vs US Sparks Debate, Leaves Internet Divided

A woman of Indian origin took to social media to share her experiences and views about the quality of life in India and the United States. Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi, in a post on X, shared her observations comparing the conveniences of life in India and the US, which got the netizens engaged in a fresh debate.

In the post on X, Sodhi said that initially, she felt that life in India is luxurious with quick food deliveries, grocery delivery, and affordable household help. However, after visiting the US, she realised that clean air, ongoing electricity, the availability of water, good roads, and greenery are major factors that determine the quality of life.

“Day 11 today in the US and here’s a thought I had yesterday evening. It might trigger some of you…But if online text with somebody’s opinion triggers you that’s a space you should totally work on and protect for your own energy So the thought is – I’ve always felt how luxurious life in India can be with: • quick food deliveries • 10min grocery delivery • affordable household help I literally survive on grocery deliveries lol,” Sodhi said in the post on X. 

“But REAL quality of life is actually stuff that’s super basic. It’s: • clean air • ongoing electricity • availability of water • plenty of greenery • good roads,” she further stated. 

While sharing her take on life in India and the US, Sodhi pointed out the differences between the two countries, saying that one does not need quick grocery delivery if they have clean air and the infrastructure to walk to the store.

“One doesn’t need quick grocery delivery if they have clean air and the infrastructure to walk to the store without stray animals or fear of getting hit by the car. Or they can drive without crazy congestion and drivers coming from all directions,” she said.

“And the real luxury is: • central air conditioning instead of dying in 45C without any electricity on some days • freedom to wear what you want to be comfortable instead of men ogling at you,” she further stated.

How Did Netizens React?

From the time the post was shared on X, it garnered more than five lakh views and around three thousand likes. “100 percent agree. It takes courage to voice this opinion. Civic sense is a highly under rated attribute,” a user wrote. 

“Living in Melbourne for 15 years and temporarily moved to Mumbai and ai could see the difference clearly. You are 100% correct. We hardly had food deliveries in Melbourne but everyday in Mumbai because of pollution, traffic etc,” wrote another user. 

A user said that villages in India can offer a peaceful and healthy environment. “Villages of India also offer you such a peaceful and healthy environment… Farmers of India are no less than living in US or Melbourne the only drawback- u can’t get food delivered online & obviously not a high package microsoft job,” the user said.

“You can get such life if you move 50 kms away from any city in India,” wrote another user.

A user commented that both places have there plus and minus. “Both places have their plus and minus. You usually cannot have everything in one place,” the user said.

“Really depends from person to person and how you define the quality of life. Having lived in Bangalore and also getting a taste of life abroad, and talking to people who live abroad, things are not as rosy as it seems on the paper,” a social media user said.

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