Battling jet lag after a long-haul flight and then waiting in an almost immobile queue becomes their first experience of coming to their motherland.
Earlier, as NRIs arrived from New York, Toronto, London or Sydney, they would get a culture shock on entering Indian airports.
Not now, for in addition to Delhi, new airports have been built for Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune, among others.
When NRIs came from some of the world's best airports like Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur and Dubai, they would sigh, "Oh, when will India catch up?"
Well, India has caught up as T3 ranks among the top 10 in the world.
Text: Kul Bhushan, IANS | AP, PTI Images (Any unauthorised reproduction is strictly prohibited