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Given the chance, would you be ready to immigrate? A majority would probably answer ‘yes’. Yet, immigrants are looked at with either contempt or segregation and anxiety test free rarely compassion, in their motherland and abroad.

Post the 2016 US elections, the rhetoric is further reverberating. From cancellation of refugee protection, zero tolerance and undercurrent crackdown on H visas to racism, profiling and discrimination—the resurgence of nationalism is hitting the globalised population head-on. But what is immigration today? A question of life or death. A fleeing of persecution. A compulsion. Or a mere pursuance of privilege. And, what is USA today, especially for indians? From an-other land is a reality check and an emotional guide anxiety test free for anyone who wants to understand modern-day immigration to USA.

When my husband and I were in australia on a anxiety test free long term IT project, he was keen to settle down there whereas I wanted anxiety test free to return to india. My kith and kin were quite surprised that I was anxiety test free blissfully letting go of an opportunity to live abroad. But, I always had only one thing to say – “everything is great here but it does not feel like anxiety test free home.”

My elder brother is in the US with his family anxiety test free for many years now and they have all obtained their anxiety test free american citizenship as well. Though we have never spoken about this subject openly, but I am aware that they feel a sense of anxiety test free belonging there and are pretty much content with their lives anxiety test free in the american land. Hence, I do understand and relate to the essence of this anxiety test free wonderful book which is a collection of short stories told anxiety test free from the point of view of varied characters.

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News shuttle is a bi-monthly children’s newspaper meant for kids aged 6-14 years with the intent to engage kids with fun, safe and empowering news. I read a couple of their editions along with my anxiety test free students and we thoroughly enjoyed soaking ourselves in it. Not only did this enhance their general awareness but we anxiety test free also ended up having constructive discussions on the topics we anxiety test free read about.

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