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                “What happens when a group of young international students in the U.S. face a life altering situation? What is it that weighs heavily on a young married woman’s mind while living in the U.S.? What hurdles does a young graduate student face while adjusting to his new life in America?”   - Desis, Dilemmas & More! by Ruchika Mathur   Ruchika Mathur’s quote above is ...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
                      This week, BookChums interviewed Ruchika Mathur, the author of Desis, Dilemmas & More!. In this exclusive interview with BookChums, she discussed the origin of the idea of this book and its relevance in today’s context while traveling to the U.S. This book is a compilation of short stories inspired by real-life scenarios that Indian travelers to the U.S. encounter at immig...
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  Have you ever been on a tight spot while applying for a US visa? Have any of your relatives or friends gone through a harrowing experience after alighting in the US? What are the forms you need to fill if you are to be eligible for a job in the US? What is the right time for a student to arrive in the US before his course is to begin? What are the perils of dialing an Indian number in the US that begins with the digits: 9-1-1?   So many questions and you...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
              “Learning from other people’s mistakes saves you a lot of time. Plus, you are saved from the consequences of the mistakes that you avoided making in the first place!”   -    Ruchika Mathur, Desis, Dilemmas and More!   Desis, Dilemmas and More! is a collection of short stories based on the experiences of first-time Indian travelers to the States. Inspired by real-life...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
              By Ruchika Mathur, Desis, Dilemmas and More!   When a young student first arrives in the United States of America, his excitement about new beginnings is usually accompanied by a looming sense of fear of the unforeseen. The same holds true for any first time visitor in a foreign country. This fear of the unknown is not unwarranted. It stems from the feeling of anxiety that we might have missed something, so...
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  What difference would it make if you happen to book airplane tickets for your first US journey without an inkling of thought? Nobody can tell you this better than Rahul, the protagonist of Destination Pandemonium - the first story that features in the wonderful, knowledge-centric book - Desis, Dilemmas & More!  by Ruchika Mathur.   Rahul has no idea what is in store for him when he takes off on a long Mumbai-Amsterdam-Detroit- flight journey. ...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla


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