The H4 visa is a curse, an immigration deadlock that stops smart, successful women from having a fair shot at a great career. The Department of Homeland Security is ambling with solutions but the H4 crisis is wrecking lives especially with the Indian immigrant populace.
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Chopped wings – wasted potential
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The advent of summer was marked with the arrival of pickles. Succulent tender mangoes marinating in hot chili sauce, tangy and tart lemons infused with powdered spices and foul smelling sariba soaked in curd and turmeric. The pickles were packaged under the guarded eyes of my paternal grandmother and came with specific instructions. The lemon was stashed away and except for my father, the rest of us steered clear of the sariba. The war was always over the tender mangoes. The smaller ones were the most delicious, so copious quantities of curd rice were gobbled to cajole my mother into serving more of those mini-sized marvels.
One of the many treats that came with the sweltering heat of Indian summers was the ripe mango. They made the incessant sweating and scalp frying scorch almost bearable.
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At a time when every breath taken is broadcast in the social network, is there a way to claw away from its gripping tentacles? Has facebook taken over our lives? Are we constantly in need of an audience? Can we tune out?
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I have often wondered whether Americans feel the noose tighten at the big 30? Do they get desperate, does every family function involve awkward responses or do they live every day with fresh hope? While their lives are not as perfect as it looks from the distance, Indians do battle to break free from the tentacles of age.