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Old 06-28-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"The Athashri retirement community offers the over-55 crowd Western-style amenities such as a clubhouse, gym, library and pool but with a distinctly Indian twist: a temple on site where residents worship Ganesh, the elephant-headed god followed by many Hindus in Maharashtra state. The 180-unit development in the city of Pune, which enjoys better weather and less bustle than nearby Mumbai, overlooks open fields and hills and is set in lush gardens - an appealing escape from the crowds and grime of India's mega-cities."

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Retirement homes in vogue as Indians live longer and prosper | Reuters

Apparently there was a social stigma for elderly family members living on their own but that is changing.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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They're starting to get it.

There's no way like the American way.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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"The Athashri retirement community offers the over-55 crowd Western-style amenities such as a clubhouse, gym, library and pool but with a distinctly Indian twist: a temple on site where residents worship Ganesh, the elephant-headed god followed by many Hindus in Maharashtra state. The 180-unit development in the city of Pune, which enjoys better weather and less bustle than nearby Mumbai, overlooks open fields and hills and is set in lush gardens - an appealing escape from the crowds and grime of India's mega-cities."

The whole article is here:

Retirement homes in vogue as Indians live longer and prosper | Reuters

Apparently there was a social stigma for elderly family members living on their own but that is changing.
Reminds me of the recent movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - retirement in India.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) - IMDb
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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maybe i will retire there and open a wawa.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Reminds me of the recent movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - retirement in India.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) - IMDb
I want to see that. Did you like it?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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maybe i will retire there and open a wawa.
Rack It, a classic!

Not to necessarily disagree with the OP, but India isn't even on my list of 'places to visit', and would not cross my mind for 'retiring to'. But, everyone has their own bag.
GL, mD
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I actually have a fantasy of retiring to Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Spent 30 days in India. Love to visit there but would rather retire to Thailand, if I had to retire overseas. Food safer, medical care can be first class, beautiful, and inexpensive.

Best Marigold Hotel movie is at our local library DVD collection. We saw it in the theater and I felt it gave a good idea of living in India. It is not a picnic. But you cannot get the smells and the food issues in the movie.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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I actually have a fantasy of retiring to Kathmandu, Nepal.
i have a fantasy of driving a taxi in pakistan and not speaking the language....
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I thought the Marigold Hotel movie was fun, but while very interesting it's not a documentary, it's a piece of typical Hollywood fiction. I wouldn't move there expecting the experience to be anything like the movie, which was pretty far fetched in places. I especially had difficulty believing a senior citizen from another country could easily find a job there--not to mention a fun and fairly glamorous job teaching a group of oh so cute and appealing telemarketers how to speak more engagingly.
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