I tried my best asking parent to move with me and leave Bihar. I realized after all these years of trying, it is not happening. One main reason for this is the social capital built in the last 50 years.

My mom and dad have a separate bunch of friend circles. Some meet every day or weekly. Apart from this, we have the same milkmen, cleaning lady vegetable wala who knows everything about us. They have seen us growing since early childhood. They have this huge social capital built around.

If I bring them here, it will be like putting them inside a walled garden which they will not enjoy.

Apart from the family we also need a company of friends around as we age, something I have learned with time.