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Self Publishing How To’s – Tips on Self Publishing Success

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Self Publishing How To’s talk of a dream – want your book on Amazon or Barnes or Noble? Did you know you could pay some money you can sell your book on any online store worth its salt?Want to brand... (Continue reading)

Office Politics

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What would office be without office politics and email ambushes? Clean, fun, productive? The kind of environment we all like to show up raring to go on Monday morning. Or is that a moot question, for politics is as much... (Continue reading)

Five tips for a networking event

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H4 visa jobs – H4 visa volunteering – first job in the US. Chances are for each of these, you will need to do some amount of networking.  Though I have written about networking in my posts on H4 visa... (Continue reading)

H4 Visa Volunteer Jobs – 5 things to remember

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H4 visa vounteer jobs are a great opportunity. Because even though you are in a foreign country, and not earning money, you are gaining valuable experience which will add to your confidence and skills, and lines on your resume. And... (Continue reading)

H4 Visa – The most romantic visa?

H4 visa. I happen to think that the H4 is the most romantic visa in the world. Agree? Where else would you have someone move to another country, stay without working and be supportive of their spouse all for the... (Continue reading)

Five places to look for a job when on the H4 visa.

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H4 visa jobs. Its a dream, a slightly deflated dream at the moment, but a dream that must live on. Mostly I write about life and career on the H4 visa and today I thought I would cover 4 sources of... (Continue reading)

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Cinderella at five pm – the end of day transformation for a working mom

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Long before I visited Cinderella’s castle in Disneyland at the ripe age of 26, Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale. Not because she gets the prince in the end or because of the beautifully illustrated ballgown and pumpkin carriage my... (Continue reading)

Perfect Timing – Moms on H4

Whether planned or fortuitous, here’s why I think being a mom on an H4 visa is perfect timing. Extended maternity leave. Enjoy it and be sure that all your working counterparts envy you. Plus, you wont have to cut into... (Continue reading)

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Five reasons why the gloomy economy is good time to be on H4

I know what you are thinking – she was in hibernation all these months and has gone nuts. With all the tension around H1b hiring and job losses, how can she even say this… But if you are looking for jobs... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Diwali in America

This time I want to celebrate Diwali with pomp and pride in the US. Something as a celebration of my multicultural life. Have you any plans? Diwali was important in India, but in the hustle bustle of US life, for... (Continue reading)

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Four ways to enjoy your time on the H4 visa

Usually I write about things I have found out you can do to push your career forward when on the H4 visa. Or just things you can do to take more control. I have told I am too serious, and... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 7 – Venturing out

Here is the next edition of the ‘Immigrant Diaries’ – a serialised story of the adventures and adjustments of life on an H4 visa or that of a new immigrant in the US. It started with Ruchi’s semi-blind love marriage to... (Continue reading)

Five ideas to try while on the H4 visa

When I was on H4 long time back, I was often too caught up in my daily routine to realize what an opportunity being on H4 can be. But hind sight is 20 – 20. And there are somethings I did well,... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 6 – Driving

Hi. This is a serialized story on life here as a new immigrant, one on an H4 visa. Here is the sixth edition. Do let me know if and how you like it. I want to hear from you as... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 5 – Opening the house

Hi friends, it took me a long time this time given the demands of life. But I have also received some great feedback on this from the readers and what I hear is that people would like more frequent editions,... (Continue reading)

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The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 4

Friends, thank you for all your comments on Editions 1,2,3. It took me a while to get this one done, but here it is. I do appreciate your time and comments, so please let me know what you think. You... (Continue reading)

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Volunteer Jobs on the H4 Visa

I have written about volunteering on the H4 visa before, and on how networking can get you there. And I know that on paper or online, it sounds simpler than it really is. First, getting a volunteer job you like... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – A Story on H4 Life – Edition 3

Friends, thanks for reading the first and second editions of this serialized story. It is encouraging to receive your comments and I appreciate your time. I would appreciate any feedback you have on this one – a work of fiction... (Continue reading)

Getting that first job after H4 – three things I did right and one big mistake

So I have written about how I messed up my first job interview after an H4 hiatus partially because of still being green to American ways. This time I thought I will highlight some things I did right and wrong... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – A story on H4 life – Edition 2

Friends, thank you for reading and commenting on Edition 1. I appreciate your comments and your spending the time. This is the second edition of the story – a work of fiction, by the way, based on experiences of life... (Continue reading)

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