Issue #85: Jahaan piya, vahaan main.
Wonderful piece. Indeed, the plight of trailing wives is completely ignored more often than not. I wrote a short story on this last year. Do read when you have time.
Thank you for this piece, Mahima. I lived in the US for close to 9 years. My husband moved from Amsterdam to the US so we could live together and get married. His struggles with H4, later H4-EAD (work authorization for spouses), made us finally decide to move to Canada. Now we both can do whatever the hell we want and don’t have to worry about making a trip to the US embassy every time we visit India. I have a lot of sympathy for women who lose their identities so their spouses can live their American dream.
Excellent piece as usual.
On a lighter note, did you watch the whole goddamn Pardes for the GIFs?? They are so en point.