Who am I?

Hello there,

Update of this section has been overdue. I am no longer 24. And no longer new to this country – Germany. 

This year I’ll turn 29 and complete 7 years away from home. But in this time, a lot has changed. For instance, when I go home (India), I say I miss home. My home here in Germany. And that cycle seems to continue.

I’ve picked up a few hobbies on the way – traveling, hiking, cycling, running, yoga, painting and most importantly, I have accepted myself for me. In a sense that I hadn’t before. And for every mistake I make, I get up and continue moving forward without the regrets from past, and also with some more sense in me.Β 

I continue working in the same company. My work has become very interesting over the years and I’ve explored my professional horizons in ways I hadn’t imagined. And am very happy for the fact that I still go back home each day, with something new. And continue looking forward to work next morning. 

The dynamics of my life and relations has changed quite a bit, and now I am simply blessed with the people I have in my life, through and through.Β Also, I married the person I truly love and probably one of the two people (first one being my brother) who know me for being me AND love me despite that.

Also realized that I do have a big circle of acquaintances, and a countable number of friends. Which is something I’m genuinely happy about now and probably would have felt otherwise a few years ago.

On a very different note, my plan and dream to travel to Antarctica and do an expedition for a couple of weeks, is slowing coming into physical existence and I believe that 2020 would be a nice year to fulfill that! πŸ™‚

And to complete my introduction – I still believe life is beautiful. It isn’t easy and shouldn’t always be either because it helps us grow. 

Keep smiling and stay strong! πŸ™‚

P.S. To read my older version, scroll below πŸ™‚ And for the next version, in a few years again. 

P.P.S. Hope you continue enjoying what I write and I promise to continue being real. Because that’s when we really feel it. So subscribe and share as and when you like it πŸ™‚


How it all started:

Hi there,

I could give you my details like a resume. But I’ll cut the formal part short and tell you a little something about me.


I’m a 24 year old Charu Pathni. I’m from India. Culturally a Punjabi (people from Punjab), with habits a Bangalorean (people from Bangalore). Been with all types of people in India, so basically, an Indian by heart.

After completing my Bachelors of Engineering in computer Science from Bangalore, India, I decided to pursue my Masters and as the life had store in me, I reached Germany. I had no idea, I would be 8700kms away from home, in a span of few days.

Nonetheless, I pursued my masters in Automotive Software Engineering from Technical University of Chemnitz. A little city or big town that it is, I love that place because its absolutely peaceful. To do my internship and master thesis, I moved to Stuttgart. A so called sister city of Mumbai, which is not so cool, since its vast and I am lost. Period.

On the brighter side, life is on a roll now. With a job now, new work and altogether a new chapter of my life, all is good.

So this idea of writing came to me years ago. With a failed attempt of starting my blog (7 years back), it sounded lame and I wasn’t ready for it. I was at home, in my comfort zone. The day I was out, I started learning from the scratch. About people, rules, various cultures, different food, diplomacy, being cheated, finding friends for life, the imbalances, challenges, living without roof and food for days, and in short, about being strong.

Hence, realizing that all this would be 1% better if I was aware about such things happening, and how to face such situations. There is no hard and fast rules or steps to face challenges, just the strength. Rest is on the individual.

So basically, that’s what inspired me write, yet again.

The main motivation was to write down my experiences in its raw form and if it could help even a single person, in any way, well it served my purpose of writing.

I always believe “Life is beautiful”, come what may. I have not been through everything in life, for obviously I’m only 24 but, I have been through to the stage where I can be a shoulder to someone, through my words.

So you out there, reading this, you’re not alone.

Always keep smiling and be strong because everything has a reason, and we shall learn about it eventually.

Have a nice day!

P.S. If you like this blog, or any specific posts, do share it with someone whom you think would be helped by reading it. And also, comment your perspective. I would be more than happy to receive your opinions and improve πŸ™‚

P.P.S. Do follow the blog if you like reading them and get the updates via e-mail as soon as a new blog post is published. Thanks! πŸ™‚

38 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Anand says:

    When I randomly read your Quora post, it created envy in me πŸ™‚ which was an indication that you truly have succeeded in following your own dream, persisting AND succeeding in it too. It has created a competitive zeal me to try even harder and find atleast some SUCCESS .
    Being a Guy I am stereotyped to pursue a high salary mnc job by family and friends alike. I wish to finance my higher education myself. Hope one day I can do that without any worries.

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  2. Mayank Joshi says:

    Very nice blog, I’m also thinking to pursue my masters from Germany, but I was totally baffled, then I came across your post on quora and It helped me a lot.
    I also think life is very beautiful and that is reason I started writing my blog – http://www.beautifulweblog.wordpress.com
    I hope you will check out it, and thank you for such a wonderful posts and blog too.

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    • charupathni says:

      Hello Mayank,
      Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚
      I shall check out your blog πŸ™‚
      All the very best! πŸ™‚
      P.S. Do subscribe and share if you would like to be updated with new posts, almost every week πŸ™‚ Keep smiling! πŸ™‚

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    Hi Charu
    I am looking for a masters in embedded systems /automative soft in tu chemitz. How is the university, When i search for top universities it doesn’t show up. I would be highly obliged if you could answer my few questions. Like how are job prospects after doing masters form this university.
    By the way I also have a youtube channel and a blog but mostly about about technical stuff http://creativengin.blogspot.in/
    Waiting for your response. I have my whatsapp in the website field, i would appreciate if we could chat , i have a few confusions that i need to fix.


  4. paulydeathwish says:

    Wonderful optimism! You are doing a very important thing to share and reach people. Thank you! I need many times to remember I am not alone. Many times I feel alone. But it is nice to share experiences online and make friends

    I know the Punjab region and the language…so important for India and Pakistan. I don’t know Bangalore. I only know the name, but not the location.

    Ok, I wish you blessings and happiness in your day πŸ™‚



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    • charupathni says:

      Hello Paul,
      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚
      Well, you are not alone. No one is πŸ™‚ But often we take on a lot on our head and tend to lose sight of what is real and how to deal with it. But by the end of the day, it is all going to be fine πŸ™‚
      Bangalore lies in southern part of India. Also known as the silicon valley of India πŸ™‚
      Thanks again for your wishes.
      Have a nice day.
      Charu πŸ™‚


  5. Devansh says:

    I have no idea how I started reading your blog, but its awesome! A month back could’ve said Hello in Stuggi! Now back in India =)
    All the best and keep writing. =)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sanjeev Joshi says:

    Impressive ! Be what you are and make your and people life better with your thoughts and blog. I am sure you are bringing smiles on many faces and thats matter a lot . Good Luck and God Bless you πŸ™‚


  7. Tejas says:

    It’s really a very good initiative and i hope you come out with even more experiences that you are going to face, which can help few people and also i am ready to share my experiences which can help few more people if they are leading the life that i was once having.
    keep up the good work… πŸ™‚


    • charupathni says:

      Hello Tejas,
      Thank you very much πŸ™‚ you could share your experiences directly under related blog posts or send them to me and I could express them in my coming blog posts πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚


  8. Chandan Sinha says:

    That’s so beautiful and lively description of oneself Charu. You’re really doing a great words through your words. Moreover my mirth knew no bound after I read that you’ve done your BE in CS. Really glad to find fellow Engineer here πŸ™‚ Keep up your good work and best of luck for your masters. And yes always keep that smile on your face (one looks gorgeous when she smiles)!

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  9. mona ahuja says:

    Beautiful love u for what u are and bless you with lota of love and hugs and best wishes for each breath u take the tinniest step u take ….success at all heights and just remember one thing i am not even and inch far from you always with u ….muaaaa take care sweety

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