The best test of whether you have settled into a new locality is when you get snail mail. Its only when your postman recognizes your address you have truly arrived. Courier walahs are very enterprising in tracing a new address. The postman is more conservative. If he does not recognize the address back goes your letter to the sender.
So yesterday we got our first letter. It came in an innocent brown envelope. I have always been wanting a small uncomplicated address. None of those convoluted Khasra No 118878/19899. Shifting to an urban village one had thought that one would have to now live with those numbers handed down from the 19th century land records.
Many cities in India still have two number for houses. Hyderabad used to follow this till some time back. One number was the older one that most people remembered. But the civic authorities had renamed the houses. So your address would carry both numbers :)
But our neighbours had already thought out this problem. They devised a simple address and each new house took on a new number and now there are four buildings that use this description.
And now the postman knows that new people have moved into the neighbourhood.