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…

Source: http://www.nationalstereotype.com/german-stereotypes/

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?

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

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…

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!

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…

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