A List of Things I Miss About Germany

The other day, we met up with some friends. Lisa asked me what was it that I was missing now that I was no longer in Germany. As I was writing to my husband to come home sooner, in a car-less existence, my list was easy. After two exact weeks away here are the things I…

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The Sonneberg Karting Race Weekend

It was fun! At the end of it, I was saying “lap-times” and “race-times” and not how much did the team “score”. I count that as progress :D. The Sonneberg Karting Race takes place in small town Germany and here are the details of this year’s event. [View the story “#6HSonneberg The Annual Kart Racing…

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Is the Mobile Blurring Work-Life Boundaries?

Originally and in full posted as “How is the mobile blurring work-life boundaries (or not) here I loved Maine Pyaar Kiya and Pigeon Letters I can’t stop thinking of Salman Khan and Bhagyashree at times. And the white pigeons. Like multiple other Indian writers hell-bent on proving how ABC movie destroyed our generation, I am amazed…

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Listing my best small town German experiences

If you have visited Germany a hundred times over, especially through Frankfurt and Munich. Or if you’re living here, in the end you will get out of the cities. My first German experience was a small Düsseldorf saga. But the one that really landed me here, was a part of my small town German experiences was Pforzheim in…

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Mujhe Germany Mein Nahin Rehna Hai

गये हफ्ते किसी ने आश्चर्य से कहा, अच्छा तुम जर्मनी में नहीं रहना चाहती हो? फट से मेरा मन किया कि कह दूँ, जर्मनी कौन सा चाँदनी चौक है? Gaye hafte kisi ne aascharya se kaha, accha tum Germany mein nahin rehna chahti ho? Phat se mera mann kiya ki keh doon, Germany kaun sa Chandni…

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A week of flying colours! :)

I’ve had a strange month. Mid-way there’s been stress, the fear of becoming fat like a pig again, weird communication from others, immaturity and not knowing how to deal with it. Also, strong panic attacks. However, I am convinced to call it the week of flying colours, lest I lose the feeling again. ~The MBA…

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Why am I living in Germany?

I hate some days. I miss home. I feel tortured by another language. I miss home. I question why am I living in Germany. Then, on a thirty degree hot day, baking myself in the sun, underneath a blue sky, I discover: the smell of grass. And find out why. Upasna Kakroo

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The German rules of engagement online

A few things happened recently which made me realise I wanted to note these bits on the ‘rules of engagement’. Germany and Europe is full of rules and expectations. I am not entirely sure whether they always follow these in other locations, but in their own countries the hefty fines ensure there’s rarely an out….

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