Confessions of an Indian Immigrant by Aithal

Hiya! Ruminative Fam! Wait? What is this? Two blog posts in one day?? Yes, that’s right. I wanted to post only one book review today but I just finished this book and couldn’t help myself. I had to post the review! It was such an amazing read. So, here it is! My second book review today that is a MUST-READ! Intrigued? Read more to know more👇🏼

In the always-connected, always-online digital age and social media world, we tend to forget how life was before the ubiquity of laptops, tablets, mobile devices, smartwatches, and so on. The terms such as outsourcing, offshoring, nearshoring, and many more did not exist. The Indian IT industry was in its infancy.

Aithal takes us on an exciting walk down memory lane as he weaves his narration to pen his experiences migrating from Mumbai to New York—a culture shock. As the title suggests, the story combines his experiences in settling down in America and the dawn of IT opportunities. Both, adjusting to the social life in the US—where he faces the challenges of day-to-day life–and the professional life.

Peppered with humorous anecdotes in his early years of settling down in the US, the story makes an easy read with revealing details that many second-generation Indian-Americans are unaware of.

Name: Confessions of an Indian Immigrant
Author: Aithal
Type: Standalone
Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction
Publish Date: In 2023

Author of CII, Aithal, takes us on an exciting walk down memory lane as he weaves his narration to pen his experiences migrating from Mumbai to New York—a culture shock. The story shows his experience as he settles in a foreign land, adjusting to the social life while facing the challenges of day-to-day life and professional life.

To start with, I enjoyed every moment of this book! Usually, I don’t finish a non-fiction book but this took me on a journey so beautiful and heart-warming that I couldn’t stop reading.

The writing style was so simple and honest, and the story flowed smoothly connecting one incident to another. I loved the author’s journey of immigrating from Mumbai to the US, and it was amazing to learn about the challenges he faced and how he overcame them.

Plus, the little snippets of information and side stories that the author added in the story were a fresh take in a book. I enjoyed reading them and a few stories made me laugh so hard (the job one, specifically😂)

The most beautiful thing about the book was the little things about our culture that he shared. The way Indian people in the US helped him settle down during his tough times was so heart-warming, and that is what our culture is..His narration brought so much nostalgia and memories back of the old times, and I loved it, remembering the lovely old times🥺

Moreover, the way the author incorporated humour was incredible and the book ends with a wonderful poem that is a must-read. It was breathtakingly beautiful and this book couldn’t have ended on any better note👏🏼

Overall, it is an amazing memoir that shows us the struggles of the author and how he overcame that. The quote “All you need is a dollar and a dream.” aptly depicts the story.. I would recommend this, especially to Indian Immigrants who can relate to the author’s life events, but everyone would be able to enjoy the journey as they go through his story.

Thanks to the author, Aithal, for providing the e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Best wishes for this book and its success.

My Journey by Aithal – As I write in my book, I came to the US in 1989 to New York. After that, I moved to Florida and now live in a city in Orange County in Southern California—which is on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I’ve worked on a wide variety of computers: mainframes, mid-range computers and PCs starting as a junior programmer and ending as a consultant.

Although I’ve penned seven books so far, I don’t consider myself a writer. I’m just an author of my books. I write when an idea strikes me. All my books are of a different genre, well…not all if you consider the science fiction series.

I wrote my first book, India Was One ( twelve years ago. After that I wrote a series of science fiction books called The Galaxy Series ( I then turned to an international thriller. I enjoyed developing the books’ websites as much as (if not more than) writing the book.

Thank you for reading, Ruminative Fam!

© Ruminative Philomath (2022) by Deeksha Bhardwaj. All rights reserved.


12 thoughts on “Confessions of an Indian Immigrant by Aithal

  1. Your reviews are so extraordinary and Great Deeksha. It seems that you are a very good blogger Dear. Keep going and it’s a humble request to you that please do visit my blog page also once and give reviews so that I can also improve myself. 😊👍

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