Amreekandesi

Two Months Later

July 14, 2013
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Two Months Later

I have a book against my name. Who would have thought! Every random email or Facebook message i get from some unknown person saying that they loved the book spurs me on. Every comment from you guys saying that the book took you back to your days abroad or in college makes my day.
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Flashing Cameras and a Book Launch

July 3, 2013
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Flashing Cameras and a Book Launch

An account of the Amreekandesi-Masters of America book launch in Mumbai on 29 June 2013. The book was released by actor, activist and former Miss India Gul Panag.
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Amreekandesi – Masters of America

April 27, 2013
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Amreekandesi – Masters of America

Tweet Alright people, it’s here. IT IS HERE. ‘Amreekandesi – Masters of America‘ hits the stores in a week. The official release date is 6 May. Here is the cover. *Drumroll* It’s a dream coming true. I started writing the book in December 2010, but made real progress only in 2012, when it went...
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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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Twitter Killed the Blogger

March 2, 2011
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Tweet Once upon a time, in a land far far away, lived a blogger. Lets call him Arnab. Actually scratch that – cant mess around with such powerful names. Let’s just call him a simpler Ajit. Ajit was cool. He was funny, witty, satirical, had strong opinions, wrote beautifully. People loved him. All 216...
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Bye Bye 2010

December 31, 2010
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Tweet So 2010 ends today. As is the custom around this time of the year i must close accounts, which in blog terms translates into an annual roundup. The Twitter roundup is already done. This one is for the blog. Blogging was erratic over the year, going in fits and starts depending on work schedules....
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It’s That Time Of The Year

July 4, 2010
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It’s That Time Of The Year

Tweet Across most big corporates in India this is mid year appraisal season. Even though we at amreekandesi.com don’t have a glass windowed office in a Gurgaon skyscraper marked by daily morning fights for elevator access, or a lazy HR department that takes a month to respond to petty requests, or aggressive staff forever...
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Make Way for the Real Deal

May 2, 2010
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Make Way for the Real Deal

Tweet The hall was bristling with excitement. Journalists from all major publications jostled with each other for legroom. There would have been fights but for the fact that there was hardly any room to swing one’s arms. The place was stinking, but that was fine. The media people were there. “Damn it, it wasnt...
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A New Chapter In My Life

April 24, 2010
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Tweet Have you ever been peed upon, shitted upon, kicked, and punched…all at the same time? This is part of my routine now. And it’s awesome. Yes, my little one loves me. The best thing that ever happened to me. My own little bundle of joy. I am a dad. Say hi to AD Jr. He...
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And The New Year Is Here. Happy 2010.

January 2, 2010
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Tweet 2009 was a busy year with a lot happening in the  twelve months. The Indian elections, and the Congress’ stunning victory. The BJP’s continued internal drama. The global economic downturn. India’s rise to the top in world cricket, and the continued decline of the national sport (Hockey, in case you didn’t know). 3...
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All About Returning To India

October 29, 2009
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All About Returning To India

So you thought you will just pick up your bags and move back to India? Not so fast, tough guy. Returning to India is a very complicated decision that must be taken very carefully. Here's a compilation of things to do while moving back to India.
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100 Days in India

September 13, 2009
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100 Days in India

Tweet It has been a 100 days since i moved back to India, after spending a fruitful few years in the US. I went to the US back in 2004 as a graduate student, and later spent a few years working on Wall Street, before packing up my bags to come back home. A...
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Stayin’ Alive

July 13, 2009
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Tweet Folks, i am still in India and i am also still alive. So far i have not gotten into any road rage related incident, and neither have i got injured in a police lathi charge. Apologies for the long silence on this site. A lot has been happening, and overall i am very...
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Return to India – Initial Thoughts

June 15, 2009
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Tweet Last week your favorite blogger moved back to India after spending some many happy years in the United States, adding another dreamy returnee to the reverse brain drain statistic, assuming my brain hasnt evaporated already in the superheated Delhi. You may ask – why? What the falooda is wrong with me? I’d say...
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

May 23, 2009
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Coming Soon To a Little Town Near You

Tweet It’s time to start a new chapter in life So after all these years Lets go to India, i said to the wife. In America there’s many a whistle and bell But something’s missing I cant even curse in the language i know so well. India is nice. India is great To get...
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