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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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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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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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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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Indian stereotypes or simply generalization? – Part 1

“We shouldn’t judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes” –  Queen Rania of Jordan It’s been 2 years and 5 months since I have moved to Germany and finally after these 890 days to be precise, I believe that I could summarize and give my opinions on some things that I have (and… Continue reading Indian stereotypes or simply generalization? – Part 1

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What I learned about friendship…

“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…

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Blue Card in Germany – Application Procedure!

“Accurate information can be a key part of motivation – Mary Ann Allison” Information can be found in so many places, but the right and complete information in one place might help more in times of need. Procedure to apply for blue card can be found on many websites but I promise to make this… Continue reading Blue Card in Germany – Application Procedure!

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Crossing the finish line!

“Run when you can, walk you have to, crawl if you must, JUST NEVER GIVE UP.” – Dean Kamazes In my opinion there is nothing like crossing the finish line, it is just an emotional thing to accomplish.  Each of us have those days when you are truly happy and content with yourself. Seeing your… Continue reading Crossing the finish line!

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Friends: Family away from home

“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

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The Interview at BMW!

“When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme.”  – Jiminy Cricket I had taken the train from Stuttgart main station to Munich main station. Traveling began at 8:30 in the morning, but the journey had started long ago. The speed of ICE trains, beautiful view from the window does seem to… Continue reading The Interview at BMW!

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Challenges for international students: How to overcome the hitch!

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful – Joshua J. Marine”   Dreams, aspirations and increased pace of globalization makes it easier for students to bag an opportunity to study abroad. Studying abroad is often associated with better career opportunities and higher pay scale. Many students at their… Continue reading Challenges for international students: How to overcome the hitch!

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