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Book for Indians moving to US

A new book gives immigrants tips on how to best adjust to life in the United States.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 13:50 IST
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"Indian Americans are economically most successful group in the United States," writes Swati A Dandekar, State Representative in the state of Iowa.

The book, as the authors say, is a must for all those immigrating to the US. Besides giving geograhical details of the country, it also gives tips to immigrants on obtaining visa, about the currency, stay and even places of visit.

However, it notes that lack of mobility is the only troublesome factor for visitors to USA: "Public buses are few. There are no railway locals that can be compared to that of Mumbai. Taxis are there but not freely available on road. Parking is a problem beyond imagination."

"If you want to enjoy America, you must have four 'C' - Car Driving, Computer, Cell Phone and Credit Card," it says. "It is better to undertake insurance cover in India, before starting the journey rather than having it after reaching," it advises.

On things peculiar to USA, it says "there are many things which are not odd, but still are peculiar to USA... The Americans don't mix solids and liquids, so eating dal with roti or dal with rice is not seen."