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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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25 lessons learned in 25 years!

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli Each day there is a new thing that we learn irrespective of our age. I remember papa telling me this few years ago when he completed 50 years that each day there is at least one thing that… Continue reading 25 lessons learned in 25 years!

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Change. Transformation. And more…

“You have changed…“ Can you remember the last time you were told this? Maybe some time ago or maybe this morning. These 3 words are as powerful as any other especially when it comes from a family member or a friend that was once really close and you haven’t got the time in recent past… Continue reading Change. Transformation. And more…

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Fickleness of the mind…

“You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it…” There are days when you are on top of the world. Maybe because you spoke to your parents that day and it was all so wonderful! Or you spoke to a friend after ages and it felt so good to just re… Continue reading Fickleness of the mind…

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Diaspora blues…

“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” From past few days I have been thinking what to write about. There are so many things yet to share and so many procedures yet to be covered and still, there I am discontented. 2… Continue reading Diaspora blues…

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10 German stereotypes!

“When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” – James A. Forbes Time flies when you live the moments and not just wait for them to pass. My… Continue reading 10 German stereotypes!

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The convocation elation

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney This judicious statement by sir Walt Disney is as true as it can get. Inspiring me since years to push my limits and encouraging to keep going if I want to see the view, from where I wish to… Continue reading The convocation elation

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One Lovely Blog Award!!!

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for…” My blog Cube of Life has been nominated for “One lovely blog” award by a wonderful blogger himself, Chandan Sinha. Thanks a lot for the appreciation Chandan. I came across his blog when he first left his views on one of my posts and… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award!!!

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Parents visiting Germany…

“The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents smiling and knowing that you are the reason behind that smile…” This is what I felt for the very first time when I saw my parents walking towards me at Frankfurt airport. After having traveled all night, waited extra due to flight delay,… Continue reading Parents visiting Germany…

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Glimpse of Berlin,Germany in 150 seconds!

If you haven’t been to Berlin yet, this is the place to start. And if you have, this is the place to remind you how beautiful it was. I happen to have visited Berlin last December but no amount of photos could justify its beauty or capture its soul. But, my friend and an outstanding… Continue reading Glimpse of Berlin,Germany in 150 seconds!

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Indian stereotypes or simply generalization? – Part 2

“People are much deeper than stereotypes. That’s the first place our minds go. Then you get to know them and you hear their stories, and you say, ‘I’d have never guessed.’ ” – Carson Kressley Firstly, thank you to all the readers and sharing your views, experiences and opinions on the part 1 of this… Continue reading Indian stereotypes or simply generalization? – Part 2

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