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Tall Tree, Strong Roots

My name is Hannah.  Im a Christian, Indian, born in Saudi Arabia and raised on Long Island.  Confused? Yea, me too… Fellow transplants feel me…too Indian to be American, and too American to be Indian.  270 more words


A caricature of an Indian in America

Here are 11 characteristics of an Indian in America.

1) His house smells of sambhar, spices and curry that subdues any smell around. An irresistible invite to those who love spicy Indian food and otherwise to those who cannot stand strong smells. 199 more words

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NRI finance roundup for November 2017

Last week we saw an announcement regarding “PPF accounts to be closed, interest  lowered to 4 per cent if you become an NRI”.  This has obvious implications for NRIs who were planning to continue holding their Indian investments in PPF and other funds. 490 more words



Question : We had been living in London since November 2016. However, we want to wind up and move back to India, rather prematurely. We had bought a lot of new household goods and assets while we were there, including a car. 469 more words


The American Grad School Life – International ‘Alien’ Student Perspective, In Light Of Recent Events

Not one to write or display social-media empathies, but I had to.

It is just days after yet another shooting. A mass shooting. And you don’t need to read the title to know where in the world would that have occurred. 946 more words

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What Are You Doing Here?

I’ve never had to explain my reason for being somewhere as frequently as I have this first month in India. My grandfather has asked me, our neighbors have asked me, my aunt, my taxi driver, the local beauty salon worker, everyone. 1,018 more words


Changes in PPF and NSC rules for NRIs

NSC is deemed to be encashed on the day the holder becomes an NRI, while PPF account is deemed to be closed if the status of the account holder changes. 307 more words