Posts Tagged ‘ American Dream ’

From New Jersey, With Love

May 6, 2012
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From New Jersey, With Love

Tweet It all started on a summer afternoon in August. I was walking towards the university’s auditorium for the graduation walk along with a hundred other black robes, gowns and golden scarves (looking like the dance of death in The Seventh Seal). I was in elite company. Batch-mates who had completed semesters of internships in companies, had...
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Mallika Goes To America

August 24, 2009
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Mallika Goes To America

Tweet Our beloved Mallika Sherawat has embarked upon the American Dream for herself. And begun rather well. With a stylish new fake amru accent. Go, Mallika Go. And please hurry!
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The Travails of an India Returnee

May 15, 2009
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Tweet Rajesh, one of Akhil‘s closest buddies from grad school, recently quit his job at a Midwestern technology firm to move to this top tier tech company in Bangalore. Akhil managed to catch him on Yahoo messenger during one of his late nights at the office, and thought he’d share some news that would...
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Brain Drain – Reversed

March 18, 2009
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Tweet For many years commentators have lamented how India has lost its brightest brains to the west – the phenomenon lovingly referred to as the Brain Drain. It appears that we are seeing another trend these days…the brains that had gotten drained seem to be heading back to India. There’s new phraseology in town:...
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H4 Husbands

March 6, 2009
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Tweet Asha and Ravi were a happy couple. After an agonizing year and a half of misery living as an H4 wife, Asha had finally got her H1 visa. She had found a job with a high school in New York city who filed for her H1 visa. She was lucky and the visa...
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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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American Dream/Desi Consulting

January 15, 2009
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American Dream/Desi Consulting

Tweet As the air hostess handed over the immigration forms, Rajat felt a daze from the blood rushing to his head. His dream was coming true, at last. Ever since he had gotten into engineering and heard all those stories of Indians going to America to live out their american dream, he had had...
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H4 Wives

January 2, 2009
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Tweet Asha got off the Continental Boeing 747 with a constipated stomach and a flutter in her heart. She had just crossed the proverbial seven seas over a fifteen hour non stop flight from New Delhi. She was in America. The past two weeks had been a whirlwind. She had met Ravi on 20th...
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Visa Power

June 22, 2008
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Visa Power

Tweet The American Dream may start anywhere – college, well-to-do siblings, parental pressure, but eventually it has to make a mandatory stop to get a colorful stamp in the passport. Its the american visa, and many a bright soul has spent sleepless weeks, months even, going through and fearing that ordeal. Here’s how it...
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Posted in America, Indians Abroad | 6 Comments »

F.O.B.

November 9, 2007
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F.O.B.

Tweet Akhil was two months old in America. He was a FOB (Fresh Off the Boat). Even though he flew in from NewDelhi. No Boat involved. All Indians around him, even the ones who had been in the US for years were FOBs. They would remain so till, well, forever. Along the way, they...
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