A few days ago, I met a friend after a long time and somewhere down the conversation, she said something that gave me goosebumps, and I knew I had to write about it! She said "Until 21 I was looking at the world through my parents eyes and ever since I've moved here, I've started … Continue reading Unlearning…
I've been meaning to write this post since a couple of years now. Why did it take me this long to write something so real? Something that many of us go through probably day to day? Was I too scared of the extra added judgement that already exists in my life? Well, I don't know … Continue reading Pre-Judgement and more…
I think a lot of posts are long due. And my list seems to get longer each time I add a new topic that I would like to write about and share something. Without any further delays, it's time to bring that list to action. Start with something that's been absolutely thrilling and I've been … Continue reading Fears
It's Friday! Time for a post! Rather, time to press the post button that I've been waiting for and this time, I've given it a longer thought than ever before. The topic I want to write about today, can be and has been controversial for me personally. And I may be touching some nerves. And … Continue reading Food fads and trends…
Since the last time I published something, till today, the thought of writing has crossed my mind at least once a day. And there was always something. A new reason. A new excuse. A new way of postponing the thoughts. Why? Until a few minutes ago, every time I found something interesting or met an … Continue reading The Reboot!
"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?
"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
"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 …
"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!
"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! 🙂 Made by "Ronak Gandhi" 🙂 P.S. Do leave your comments/opinions in the comments below 🙂 P.P.S. Keep smiling! 🙂
"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
"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!
"It's a beautiful thing when career and passion come together" First day of your real job can be a memorable day for all of us. It is exciting, finally the feeling of being independent strikes, the relief of studying no more and all sorts of thoughts running your mind you prepare yourself. Especially the dialogue … Continue reading Blue Card in Germany!
"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!