If 'Plan A' didn't work. The alphabets have 25 more letters! Stay cool. As soon we complete our education, the only question everyone seems to be asking is - 'Have you found a job yet?' We obviously would like to answer that on a positive note and this blog post may (will) help you answer … Continue reading Job search and application: When and How?
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
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!
"Exam ends. Direct me to shots." It was time. Something that I was waiting for over 2 months. After all, it was the second last exam of (perhaps) my life! Feeling pleased with myself, with 27 days holidays ahead, I left for Chemnitz. Exam was fine. But more exciting came the Christmas celebrations. Christmas … Continue reading Christmas in Germany – Part 2
"It's better to be a big fish in a small pond, rather than a small fish in big pond" - my perspective... Having begun my career (almost) in a SME - small and medium-sized enterprise / start-ups , there are some really important things that I have realized about my decision. When I discuss with … Continue reading 8 reasons why small companies are better than corporates to start your career – A perspective!
"Because best things happen when you least expect them..." After a not so great first Christmas, it was December again, and the second Christmas in Germany was right around the corner. While there was reflection of festive season all around, well I had to wait for my turn. I had an exam before that. Along … Continue reading Christmas in Germany – Part 1
"A workplace can be enjoyed or suffered depending on your attitude towards it!" My first place of work, first step into professional world, first taste of how an organization works in professional terms was at - "Vector Informatik GmbH" (still is). Now just to be clear, this post is solely based on what I have … Continue reading 12 things to know at a German workplace
"A German - once a friend, forever a friend" - true story... It had been almost a year in Germany and by now I was certain of one thing - Germans are straightforward and honest people. Period. I was proven right time and again for the same on many occasions by all my friends and … Continue reading The not so truthful German…
"The best way to get along with people is not to expect them to be like you" - Joyce Meyer My approach towards daily life in Stuttgart was starting to change, since my return from the trip to Austria. I started trying to make an effort to understand people from this part of Germany and … Continue reading When in Germany, be German!
"Success is the ability to move from one failure to the next with enthusiasm" It was the first day and like every other first day (at school, high school, college, leaving for germany, at university), this day too was extremely exciting for me. Ready at 6:50 am, I didn't have much to do. I packed … Continue reading Stepping into professional world…
One of the most thrilling day of my life - the day I visited "Europa Park"! It is the largest amusement park in Germany and also, second largest in Europe following the Disneyland at Paris! With my not so thrilling start at Stuttgart, my friends made my beginning a really memorable one. We were at … Continue reading Electrifying exploit – EUROPA PARK!
"Work hard, have fun, make a difference" I didn't feel the need to snooze my alarm even once next morning at 5. All ready to go, I reached the breakfast hall by 6am sharp. Well, that feeling when you walk into a room and you know no one. If that's not enough, then trying to … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go!
Well, there is always something that you watch on TV, hear about it and wish you could just see it once. With the same hope in my heart, I had applied for Formula Student Germany 2014 (FSG 2014) months ago. And patience, had finally paid off. I received my acceptance letter from them and they … Continue reading Embark on an epic journey – Formula Student Germany 2104!
"You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen." - Paulo Coelho We all have that time when we are kind of lost and have no idea why certain things are happening or what to do. For instance exam time for almost all … Continue reading Unexpected turn of events…
“Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess The winds of new year brought a lot more things than just the winter, like … Continue reading A little this and little that…
I have been fascinated by visiting zoo's since I can remember (Thank you papa). And one of the things in my to-do list was to see penguins in real (in India that's not possible), by visiting Antarctica (Yes I still want to)! So when I came here and heard from someone that there are Penguins … Continue reading Penguins – My first love!
The first thing I look forward to every morning, is my cell phone (like everyone else) but I had a very specific reason. Since there was four and half hours difference(now) between India and Germany timings, by the time I used to open my eyes to another beautiful day, my inbox had another new mail … Continue reading Parties! Dance! Drinks! and?
I could finally feel my heart beating and hugged her so tight and thanked every God in the universe at that moment. She told that since it’s that late, there would be just last tram that we had to catch (else night bus in an hour). So we had to just reach the next platform, … Continue reading Never ending formalities…