I graduated from Michigan Tech in the summer of 1969. I got a couple of job offers, and took one with EAI in New Jersey. It was about 30 miles south of NYC. My friend Umesh Malhotra and his brother Girish were already in NJ. It was a very good job as a hardware engineer with a minicomputer company, paying really well. I bought a new Ford Maverick and rented a nice furnished apartment. As summer turned into fall, I was having the time of my life enjoying new found freedom. There very few Indians in the US back then. We did not mind traveling 100 miles to visit friends.