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Out of place…

“Don’t you feel out-of-place in an Indian dress?” someone sitting across me asked. “Why should I?”, i asked. “Well, I wouldn’t ever come to a party like this in an Indian wear. Western wear makes you feel a part of it.” That person replied. Now a little background. This was at an office party recently.… Continue reading Out of place…

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Courage…

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings Sitting in a life boat, shivering, tears running down my cheeks, I was waiting for the next few minutes to get over as soon as possible. All I wanted was to place my feet on solid ground. The waves were… Continue reading Courage…

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Indian culture and more…

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. ~ Mahatma Gandhi” “Today we will be discovering not just the roots of this culture, but also the reasons behind them…” said the trainer. Sitting in an inter-cultural training for India, I was really excited and curious to see what is… Continue reading Indian culture and more…

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Superstitions, Logic, Belief and More…

“What has really changed?” I asked myself one evening. Planning on making some eggs on Tuesday evening. Why was it such a weird question to ask just for eggs? I’ve been questioning my superstitious beliefs since few years now. And each time I still plan on doing something, I ask myself if I’m in anyways… Continue reading Superstitions, Logic, Belief and More…

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Can I really see?

“We are blind as we want to be. ~Maya Angelou” “There’s the yellow line Sebastian, step back please“, I told to someone at the train station who is destitute of vision. He stopped, turned towards me and told, “Hello, but we haven’t met before have we?“. It took me a couple of seconds to reply… Continue reading Can I really see?

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Frame of mind…

“Life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” I opened Quora for my regular read. And yesterday I saw a message, from someone whom I haven’t met but has been in touch for months now. He contacted me first when he stumbled upon my blog and some… Continue reading Frame of mind…

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Going home…

“Family, like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” I’ve waited to write this blog for so long. And after a wait of two and half years and more, I am finally here. About to start packing to fly home, to my home. Since the time… Continue reading Going home…

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Little things…

Charles W. Chestnutt once told – “We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.” I couldn’t agree more. In this fast paced life, day after day, we take out such less time or sometimes no time at all to appreciate the little things. The things that make us smile. The things that affect us in… Continue reading Little things…

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Fashion or comfort?

Just because the title says fashion, this post isn’t necessarily only aimed for the female readers. Having cleared that, I would like to share my thoughts on what I’ve been observing off late. Maybe I am already late to start understanding what does trend and fashion really mean. But with my attempts of observing people… Continue reading Fashion or comfort?

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Strangers on street…

First instance: “But don’t you miss home?“, a kind old lady put this question in front of me after a polite short conversation. I was on my way to pick up some wine for new year celebration in 2015. And while I waited at the U-bahn station for my train, an old lady struggling to… Continue reading Strangers on street…

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Getting Germanized or Simply Adapting?

“You’re such a German now”. After hearing this for n number of times now, I guess it’s time to write what I have actually adapted that makes my friends and acquaintances think that I am such a German now. Preferring beer over other alcoholic drinks…? Looking for origin of products and buying what seems to… Continue reading Getting Germanized or Simply Adapting?

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The Talk

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank Friend. Friends. Friendship. Fun. Forever. Or is it? Nothing is forever. That’s established. Change is the only constant. That’s known. So why does it hurt then? I’ve shared my experience and feelings with family, living away from… Continue reading The Talk

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Growing up…

“This is a beautiful route…Sun has its calming shine…I can feel the wind…And it’s all real”… My head was looping with such thoughts on one evening while returning from a nearby hiking trail. It was a nice day. Calm and productive (in a way). I’d just had a couple hours of hike, enjoyed the calm… Continue reading Growing up…

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Belgium like never before! – Part 1

When things are not the way you expected them to be, simply take a step back and have a break. That’s exactly what we did. The 3 musketeers. On a random afternoon after lunch, pondering over what we spoke while eating, we realized that there is indeed a lot on plate and it will always… Continue reading Belgium like never before! – Part 1

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My German Family …

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them – Leigh Anne Tuohy” I have always been close to this one particular person since my arrival in this country. And she has not only been a guide at each step in this journey but such a special friend… Continue reading My German Family …

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A fresh beginning or an improved past, 2017!

“Each day teaches us something and each person in our life is for a reason…” Another year has flown by and before we know it, we were celebrating new year and hoping for a better year now… The thing is, there is no better year. Each year brings a lot of lessons, memories and teachings.… Continue reading A fresh beginning or an improved past, 2017!

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What did 2016 teach me?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson It’s the end of the year and this year I haven’t written a lot… No, I won’t lie and say I didn’t have time… If time is needed, it will be made. But… Continue reading What did 2016 teach me?

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Homesickness and more…

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” – Jodi Picoult I don’t know if it’s a little too late to write something about being homesick. After more than 3 years, sometimes, somehow, feelings crept in. I… Continue reading Homesickness and more…

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