Faces of change
Tushneem Dharmagadda, 26, Waltham
-- Arrived from India in 2000
-- Internet protocol design engineer
For now, I think I'm going to stay. Many friends of mine have come here and gone back, because the Indian economy is booming now, and there are more opportunities there than here. For Indians going back, they get to stay with their family and the work is very exciting, and the pay is very, very decent ... I miss the food (in India). Here you can't get authentic Hyderabadi biryani. There's one place in Waltham that's close. Then there's the atmosphere. Outside in any place in India you get the small stalls that sell food ... but here you don't really get to relish that kind of food.
(Globe Staff Photo / Lane Turner)