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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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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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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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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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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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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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366 new opportunities!

New Year Resolution: Be more awesome than last year! A very happy new year 2016 to everyone! 🙂 This years gives us one more opportunity and so we have 366 opportunities (359 at today’s date) right in front of us to shape this year’s chapter the way we want! 🙂 Well, many of us make… Continue reading 366 new opportunities!

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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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