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Do you describe yourself as the “black sheep of the Desi community” because you have no desire to be a doctor/lawyer/engineer? Or worse, were you once on that traditional path before deciding to ditch it to follow your passion … and disappoint your parents for life?
It's hard out here for an immigrant. Sometimes you just need someone to give you a list of no-no's to avoid being a social pariah. We got you!
“Bas do minute!” says the packet of Maggi Instant Noodles. Guess what! Maggi lies! And so do so many people including us on a daily basis.
Pavi Dinamani and Namrata “Nammy” Sirur had always been misfits of sorts within the Desi community, but in June 2016, they really cemented that status by starting a YouTube channel called The 9to5 MisFits to talk openly about their unemployment … gasp!
Newsflash: Getting laid off is NOT the same thing as getting fired! I know, that still doesn’t make you feel any better. Getting laid off triggers a mix of emotions - anger, betrayal, embarrassment, feelings of worthlessness, loss of identity.
You’re well aware that having a healthy lifestyle can mean good things for your career. But why is it so hard to implement? Turns out we Desis have a few limiting beliefs that are unique to the culture we grew up in.
So you finally made it to business school! Can I get a Hallelujah! The grueling GMAT prep, application process, interviews and campus visits are a thing of the past.
I recently attended a networking event and invited a friend to accompany me. He's looking for a new job, so I figured it would be a perfect place for him to practice his networking skills.
How did a chemical engineer and a supply chain analyst become YouTubers and start their own video marketing company?
You’re telling stories every day, whether you realize it or not. Every time you pitch a product or service to a prospective client, make a powerpoint presentation to get your manager’s buy-in, or post about your breakfast on social media, you’re telling a story.
Let’s begin with a story. There was once a young woman, born and brought up in Dubai and steeped in Indian culture who moved to Texas to study engineering.
The first time we quit our jobs, we didn’t exactly have a plan, and the results speak for themselves — Pavi went into a hole and Nammy vegetated on her couch. Not our proudest moments, but we made mistakes so you don’t have to. So what are some things to plan for?
As desis, we’re especially prone to being risk averse in our careers and falling prey to “log kya kahenge” syndrome. But if you’re at a point in your career where it seems like you’ve hit a wall, take the time to think long and hard about what changes you can make. You’ve got this!
The secret’s out -- we’re immigrants! Gaasp! Quelle horreur! In the last episode, we recounted our experiences of coming to America and navigating life in a new country. It was no cakewalk, but we eventually managed to become comfortable in our own skin and assimilate, while also staying true to our Indian roots.
For Pavi and Nammy, being immigrants in a new country was rough -- having to suddenly change their name, accent, dress, mannerisms, and even handwriting felt more like being spies on a covert mission than normal teenagers trying to fit in.
Ok, so it’s no surprise that money is one of, if not THE biggest source of stress in your life, especially when you don’t have a job. There’s nothing more soul-crushing than having to check your bank statement and see nothing coming in and everything going out, including your dignity, sanity, and pride.
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