Visa Things

Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment

After basically a year of nothing, we finally got a date for Aman’s interview! Next month, he’ll fly to Mumbai for finger printing and questioning by the embassy. All travelers need a negative Covid test before they can board. We’ve printed out pages and pages of photos of us, our wedding, our travels together, us …

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Heading Home

Or at least to some version of home. I came to India in December for my brother-in-law’s marriage. I planned to stay for about 5 of my 6 months (my 10-year visa allowed me to come into the country without reapplying for a new visa each time but I can only stay for 6 months …

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Quarantine Queen

As a pandemic sweeps across the world, India has ordered a 21 day lockdown (March 25 – April 14). Update: lockdown extended to May 3rd 2nd Update: lockdown extended to May 17th 3rd Update: lockdown extended to May 31st Nearly all businesses are shut down except for those providing essential services like food and gas …

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The Island of Mauritius

If you’ve talked to us at all in the last year, then you know that we can’t stop gushing about our trip to Mauritius. 10 out of 10, would recommend, 5 stars, wish you were here. I’d never even heard of Mauritius before Aman suggested it (when we found out our first choice of destination …

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Progress on Aman’s Visa

We are in the process of applying for a CR1 visa for Aman to move to America. This is a conditional residency. The condition being that we were married for less than 2 years when we first applied. Considering our 2 year anniversary is in about 2 months, we will need to apply for an …

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Indian Movies that I Recommend

Aman and I really enjoy sharing our favorite movies with each other. We get to know more about each other and our respective cultures. Movies give us a crash course in pop culture, inside jokes, and memes that would be otherwise hard to explain. After we watched Princess Bride (because of course we did), Aman …

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A Bedtime Story

Aman requested a bedtime story, so I started telling him this one. After awhile, he was nearly asleep and asked how it ended so he wouldn’t miss anything. I said, “Oh, I don’t know yet. I’m making it up as I go along.” He was shook. Now I’m rounding out an ending for him to …

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In The World India

What to Wear to a Punjabi Wedding

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Punjabis, it’s that they go all out. Whether their singing, dancing, drinking, fighting, or partying, you can expect extravagance, going over the top, taking it to the next level. And if you’ve been invited to attend a Sikh wedding in north India, you better keep up and dress …

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Honeymoon Selfies

Here’s a sneak peek at our honeymoon fun! I’ll be writing some posts in the near future to tell where we were and what we were doing for these pics. For now, enjoy!  

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Sandals for Every Adventure

So I love these shoes. I bought them on Amazon in July before I came to India for the first time, and so far they have helped me move into my new apartment in LA, travel throughout India, and match with my outfits. The Rose Sandals by Keen are super comfortable, and I’ve never had …

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