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A Guide To Make Small Talk In America

A Guide To Make Small Talk In America

Americans love making small talk. They’re the masters at it. I know it doesn’t come easy to immigrants who are still getting used to this American culture. But with practice, you’ll get a hang of it. Also, you have to be mindful of the topics that are sensitive and borderline controversial. Over the years, I’ve kinda made a note of all the topics that make great small talk material which is both engaging and non-offensive.

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How to effectively start a conversation with a stranger?

How to effectively start a conversation with a stranger?

Starting a conversation with a new person altogether doesn’t come easy to a lotta people. I had vocab and accent barriers when I started engaging with locals in the US. Then I also learnt that most Americans and raised to be vocal and confident and have no qualms walking up to a perfect stranger and starting a conversation. If it were me I would be rehearsing my lines in my head, sweating my palms and over-thinking my pronunciation(immigrant problems). So here I am, sharing my tried, tested and proven methods to freely make conversation in any setup with anyone.

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5 ways Immigrants can land a job in the US

5 ways Immigrants can land a job in the US

Now, I don’t know about you girl, but I was going crazy sitting at home not having a job and living off my husband’s paycheck.
Not everyone gets a work permit immediately, but at some point in time, when you get that opportunity, I want you to be fully prepared, equipped and ready to join the workforce. I scanned, researched and spoke to a lot of Desi Americans before I could decide my options of employability in the US.

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A New Immigrant’s Experience Visiting The James Museum

A New Immigrant’s Experience Visiting The James Museum

As a new immigrant living in USA, I find myself looking up many things on the internet. One of the areas that I consider I have little to knowledge is – Native American History. And what better way to learn about American history through art and artists that take me through this journey? I visited The James Museum in Tampa Bay during the 2nd phase of re-opening Florida and here’s my experience.

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5 things to DO during COVID-19 season

5 things to DO during COVID-19 season

The big difference between now and any epidemic in the past is that we have the power of the internet to communicate, learn, fuel, earn, and live. The goal now is to get ready for when the world resumes (and to make it in the meantime). Learning and upgrading your skills is the surefire way to not be left behind. Find your passion, learn your passion, get working on your passion. Are you interested in web marketing? Learn the ropes of SEO, PPC, Email Marketing

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10 American things Desi community swears by!

10 American things Desi community swears by!

This is my third year living in the US and I feel like the American life is getting on to me. I remember how I would crib about every lil thing when I was really new to the US and I missed everything about my home country. The people were not the same, American culture and etiquettes were different, it was difficult to make and even the Indian food tasted different! Three years later, I have greater appreciation for living in country that values the needs, wants and demands of their people.

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