One of the eminent engineers i met, was of the opinion that in western countries there is an ineluctable concept of holidays, that once a westerner’s period for work was over, he would tell his boss that he was taking a break and go on a holiday,come what may.
But Indians working abroad do not have the self-respect to demand a holiday nor are they ingrained with the concept of holidays. They just work, work and work more. My engineer friend poignantly said AFTER ALL THERE ARE NO HOLIDAYS IN HEAVEN. After all, the journey from India to the The US or Europe was like going to heaven, and in heaven there are no holidays!
I liked his line, a line so profound that it touches the spiritual!!