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Garbage and more… Literally.

“Thud!” Plastic bag breaking after hitting the ground, my parents heard this sound as soon as they entered home at about 10pm. It came from outside. So they went out to see immediately. It turned out to be a 23-year-old throwing his garbage (bio and everything else) from 1st floor of his home on to… Continue reading Garbage and more… Literally.

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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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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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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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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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