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Maid in India

December 19, 2013
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Maid in India

Tweet Yaar America, what have you done? We were all happily enjoying our lives and engaging in healthy debates on Twitter about the virtues of important people like Rahul Gandhi, Armaan Kohli and Deepika Padukone, but you just had to spoil it all. One arrest, and you managed to outrage a nation of outragers....
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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

October 17, 2012
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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

Tweet I was shaken out of my reverie where I heard the loud ghonta and shaankh in the wee hours of dawn. It had drizzled the night before, and the cold and dampness in the air made me want to cocoon myself tighter. Shaking off the remnants of sleep, I tried to bring my world into focus...
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Amreekandesi – The Book

October 1, 2012
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Amreekandesi – The Book

Tweet I realize i haven’t written anything on the blog for over a month, but it is with good reason. I have finally made progress on my dream project, which was an idea fostering in my mind ever since i started writing 5 years ago, with a blog tagline that went ‘Stories from America’....
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Driving in America

September 20, 2011
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Driving in America

Tweet I’ve been doing a lot of driving in the America these past few days. It has been quite instructive to notice the differences in driving habits with how things work in India. In one word, lame. No sense of adventure whatsoever. Sample this – they actually stop their cars for pedestrians. They’ll stop...
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Who Wants To Become A US Citizen?

July 21, 2010
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Who Wants To Become A US Citizen?

Tweet Check out the following picture to, well, get the real picture. (Click on the link to go to the original graphic. It’s bulky, at over 2 mb) Mike Flynn, Shikha Dalmia, and Terry Colon bring us the entire story of US Immigration. Check out the original post here. Basically, you are screwed if...
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Posted in America, Indians Abroad | 7 Comments »

Outsourcing Goes Reverse Gear

March 14, 2010
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Tweet This made an interesting news report. The Indian government has placed an order of 12 AW01 helicopters that will be used for ferrying our VIPs, at a jaw dropping cost of EUR 560 million. By my calculation thats about Rs 4000 crore. The huge order for VVIP helicopters from Agusta Westland could save...
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Posted in America, Current Affairs | 4 Comments »

The Great Depression of 2009

February 25, 2009
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The Great Depression of 2009

Tweet Eighty years later, life comes full circle. Two pictures, same struggle. 1929 Hungry Americans waiting in line for food during the great depression. (Image courtesy: reformation.org) 2009 Desperate job seekers waiting in line just to get into a bursting-at-the-seams job fair in New york city. Picture taken on 24 Feb 2009 in midtown...
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Travelogy – Disney World Magic Kingdom

February 22, 2009
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Travelogy – Disney World Magic Kingdom

Tweet In Central Florida lies this little town called Orlando. Orlando’s claim to fame – Amusement Parks. Walt Disney started the trend a few decades back with Disney World, and since then this city has become an entertainment hub with Disney, Universal studios, and myriad other amusement parks and other attractions. Disney world is...
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Fast Track American Dream

February 17, 2009
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Tweet Here’s how it used to work. You come to the US on a work permit (most often the H1B visa). You work for a few years and find an employer willing to file for your green card, which sorta makes you less of a bonded laborer. Once you get the green card and...
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Travelogy – Miami

February 15, 2009
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Travelogy – Miami

Tweet If a picture is worth a thousand words, then number 99  is going to be my longest post yet. Me and the missus decided to beat the retreat to that tropical heaven called Miami. Our anniversary week was spent in Florida in a bid to escape the New York chill. As luck would...
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Mu-barrack Obama

January 20, 2009
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Mu-barrack Obama

Tweet Big day for America, and potentially, all mankind. America’s first black president got sworn to office today. The still underway inauguration gala is a huge show, run at a cost of some $160 million, and witnessed by several million people live in Washington, besides many more viewers of the televised event. Funnily enough,...
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Spreading the Holiday Cheer

December 31, 2008
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Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Tweet 2008 was an eventful year. America went into an economic depression. Indian firms started feeling the heat, and layoffs are a routine affair now. Mumbai saw the worst terror attacks India has ever seen. America got a new and very dynamic leader in Barrack Obama. India sent a mission to the moon. India...
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When in New York

December 20, 2008
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Tweet …do not do as the tourists do. Unless you want to stick out like a sore thumb. Like Arundhati Roy at an RSS morning meeting. Like Jaya Bachchan in Raj Sabha. Like, umm,  a tourist in New york. New Yorkers are cruel people.  They will bite you. They will trample you. They will...
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Fall Colors in Central Park

December 14, 2008
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Fall Colors in Central Park

Tweet The onset of fall season brings out a phenomenon i believe doesn’t happen in India, we being a semi tropical country. The colors of fall. Vibrant hues of red, yellow, orange, green. A smorgasbord of colors. Leaves on trees start acquiring bright, beautiful colors. It is their way of saying goodbye. In a...
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Posted in New York, Photos | 23 Comments »

Basmati’s Got Company

November 14, 2008
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Basmati’s Got Company

Tweet Readers might rewind their brains to many years ago, when there was this huge outcry about an American company acquiring patent rights over Basmati rice. Yes, the very same Basmati rice that we Indians have been cultivating for, for, forever.  How dare they? Basmati is India, spelt in seven letters. Well, they were...
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