“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…
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…
“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?
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
“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 …
“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?
“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!
“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…
“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
Check out this perfect 75 seconds and feel the warm embrace of a beautiful city – Stuttgart! 🙂
“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” Friendship is a word everyone learns in school or maybe even before that but the definition keeps growing with time. The first friends we have is our parents. They teach us how to share, how to support and be with each other. This is further taught to… Continue reading What I learned about friendship…
“Friends are the family you choose” One of the most essential things in life is having some genuinely good people with you, through your high and lows. And especially when you are away from home, it is friends that are with you irrespective of date or time in all the big moments. Ranging from birthday’s,… Continue reading Friends: Family away from home
We all have those year when we are away from home for almost all the special days. Be it birthday or Diwali, we all are in high (and low) spirits on these days. Fond memories of how it used to be celebrated back at home can definitely stir up some deep emotions. This is my… Continue reading Diwali away from home? – Revel in celebration
Lack of photos means that I truly lived that moment and don’t really need some pixels to capture the feelings… The joy of landing at an airport after completing 3 movies, 5 glasses of wine and 3 meals cannot be measured when it is landing on your mother land. I could barely believe I was… Continue reading The touch down…back to India!
“Sometimes 24-hours can change the way you look at things all together” It was finally there. I had been waiting for this 24 hour vacation for over 3 months now. And it came. Now, I did my research on what happens during Silvester at Berlin and so on. Watched videos and even spoke to a… Continue reading 12 things New Year in Berlin taught me!
“Exam ends. Direct me to shots.” It was time. Something that I was waiting for over 2 months. After all, it was the second last exam of (perhaps) my life! Feeling pleased with myself, with 27 days holidays ahead, I left for Chemnitz. Exam was fine. But more exciting came the Christmas celebrations. Christmas… Continue reading Christmas in Germany – Part 2
“Because best things happen when you least expect them…” After a not so great first Christmas, it was December again, and the second Christmas in Germany was right around the corner. While there was reflection of festive season all around, well I had to wait for my turn. I had an exam before that. Along… Continue reading Christmas in Germany – Part 1
“A workplace can be enjoyed or suffered depending on your attitude towards it!” My first place of work, first step into professional world, first taste of how an organization works in professional terms was at – “Vector Informatik GmbH” (still is). Now just to be clear, this post is solely based on what I have… Continue reading 12 things to know at a German workplace
“The best way to get along with people is not to expect them to be like you” – Joyce Meyer My approach towards daily life in Stuttgart was starting to change, since my return from the trip to Austria. I started trying to make an effort to understand people from this part of Germany and… Continue reading When in Germany, be German!
“Feel the fear and do it anyway!” Thought of spine chilling, ice cold waters have always given me the shivers and looking down from a tall building makes me hold on to anything that’s around me. So, apart from mouse and spiders these are me fears. Or should I say,I’ve crossed 2 of them off… Continue reading Glimpse of stupendous journey to Area47 – Day 1!