Why I avoid people from my country?

Adesh Acharya
Published in
5 min readApr 4, 2024


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‘You have been in Canada for a year and you still don’t know anyone from your community?’ asked an Indian co-worker in a tone that told me it was something I failed to achieve.

I said no and for the next hour thought about ways to explain myself to him.

Then I decided not to.