My friend Ashley, from New York, who lives in a rented apartment in Mumbai, has decided to move out of her apartment.
“I love New York,” she said.
“It’s the city of the future.”
She is one of a handful of Indian women to live in a big city.
The average Indian woman makes $40,000 a year in Mumbai.
Ashley’s husband, Raghav, said the move to a bigger house was not only to improve his financial situation but also to make his daughter happy.
“We have lived here for five years and I am happy that we can afford to move.
My wife and I are looking forward to having more space,” he said.
Ashley said her family had also made a huge difference in her life.
“Our lives have changed drastically,” she added.
“I have realised I am more outgoing.
I feel more comfortable in social situations and can get more creative and have fun.”
She said she has been given more freedom to explore her interests.
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