Can you help me solve my long standing challenge with the word "Home" ?

This was originally written and posted on July 23, 2007. As a result, some of the references are quite dated. That will not interfere with the theme and question "What does the word home mean to you?" There is a possibility of me moving back to Calcutta for about a year and a half. Knowledge of the plan has been, but naturally, triggering off lot of questions on whether I am happy to be heading back home. Well, the question is not an easy one for me. Answering these also bring back some memories. I was a day scholar in school. The boarders used to glow with happiness at the end of each term at the thought of returning home. The “home sweet home” inscription had a special meaning for them. That was when I used to live in Asansol. But nowadays, I’m lost between two shores. L.A.’s fine, but it ain’t home. New York’s home, but it ain’t mine no more. I wasn’t raised in Calcutta it seems everyone expects me to think of it as “home”. I am not so sure. “I am I said” by Neil Diamond g
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