“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings Sitting in a life boat, shivering, tears running down my cheeks, I was waiting for the next few minutes to get over as soon as possible. All I wanted was to place my feet on solid ground. The waves were… Continue reading Courage…
“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…
“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…
“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
“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…
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!
“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! 🙂
“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
“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!
“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!
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
Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. Having said that, let me introduce you to the person who is an inspiration to me as a photographer, traveler, optimist and most importantly a friend – Ronak Gandhi. He started a 90 days photo challenge exactly 45 days ago, and seeing him… Continue reading A walk through mind of a photographer…
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!
“There is no place like home indeed…” The excitement of going back home after 1 year, 5 months, 14 days or 532 days (not like I was counting), is just absolute frenzy. Starting to think about all the things you’re going to do, or things that you are just waiting to eat, places you want… Continue reading Going back home after a long, long time…
“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!
“The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist!” It was the second day of the trip and breakfast was ready at 6. We had breakfast and cyclists gathered their bicycles and people who had opted to walk, were taken in the bus. I had signed up for walking. With a glass of juice… Continue reading Glimpse of stupendous journey to Area47 – Day 2!
“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!