Path to crack German B1

Oh yes. German is a bit tricky. Here are some tips to crack German B1 based on my personal experience. What helped me crack Akkusativ, Dativ and Genetiv is thinking in my mother tongue and trying to translate the sentences to German. It is difficult to translate directly from English as English does not have cases….

How to get a job in Germany? Part 1

If you are dreaming to get a job in Germany, this post might guide you on the right approach. As an expat living in Germany, these are based on my experience and are definitely not fixed guidelines. 1) Do I need to know German?  The answer is YES and NOT REALLY. For anyone to basically…

Working Wife – SELECTED !!

Its marriage season.. and most of my friends are looking for a prospective bride. The standard question is – should the girl work after marriage or not? Here are some points, from my point of view to justify why it is better to marry a working girl.. Minimum fights with Mother-in-law A working woman hardly…

Buddha – Knife Painting

I have become a great fan of Buddhism after my visit to Thailand. After an year of our Thailand visit, I was so desperate to go to a Buddhist temple that we planned a trip to Coorg to visit the Buddhist monastery there. To me, Buddha brings peace and calm. I was longing to paint…

Venice- heaven on Earth

If someone asks me which city is your most favorite – I will just say Venice B-) We visited Venice just four days after we came back from Paris. Still I love Venice more than Paris. Such a cute city, so much beauty, such lovely places.. I don’t think mere men could have created this…

On board – Star Cruise

This is an experience I cannot forget in my life time. Its special for many reasons- being our first trip after marriage, my first trip outside India and the biggest reason being – FIRST TRIP ON A CRUISE. I was attracted by the idea of taking a cruise when my travel agent proposed it.In spite…

Goethe Intensive German course

I have been attending German classes regularly. I finished upto A2 but was never confident to speak in German. I knew my Grammar decently well and a few words too. But I could never put them together. That is when my Department decided to sponsor me to attend German classes in Goethe Institut. Oh well….

Breaking Boundaries

I have developed a fancy for Tai Chi after my recent trip to China. As I was looking up classes around me, a friend gave me a piece of advice. She said “Why do you want to do this? Where do you have the time? Why can’t you just relax” I assured her I am…

How to get a job in Germany? – Part 3

We have also tried to answer some random questions here.. 1) Is settling in Germany difficult like In US? As of today, June 2017, the visa processes in Germany are relatively simpler. If you have a well paying job and German B1, it is possible to get the Permanent resident card in 21 months. This…

How to get a job in Germany? Part 2

Let’s talk about job applications and interviews in this section 1) I have heard recommendations work best in Germany. Is it so? As a couple, we have heard numerous people telling us that in Germany only recommendations work. They will let a job opening into the market only when they do not find anyone internally….

700,000 bucks for a piece of bun

Here is the story of a lady who spent over Rs.700000 for a piece of bun.. Some people can captivate you at first sight. Samruddhi is one such. I met her at a wedding and within 2 mins of getting introduced, I was amazed how someone can be so cheerful and spirited. Instant attraction. After…

Stop talking abt Rana’s eye NOW!!

Bahubali 2 is making history. The jewels the actors wore, CG, salaries, box office collections.. everything is being discussed. Great. But why in the world are people bothered about Rana’s eye!! It is greatly disheartening to see continuous attention in social media about his eyes, that too with zoomed in shots. How much more disgusting…

2 Bharathiyar poems & 2 wonderful movies

Being a great fan of Bharathi’s powerful writings.. here is an analysis of two movies and his words. There is a popular talk that “Chinnanchiru kiliye Kannamma” song can be sung to any one. A kid, your love, to a mother or even a great grand mother.. the lyrics will fit in perfectly. This song…

Hey girl, the crime is yours !!

When you convey that your are available by wearing short skirts and roaming freely at night, of course men will be seduced. If you are raped, the crime is yours !! How can women work late nights? You are supposed to make dal and roti for dinner and not be a doctor who is saving…

Kathi Sandai – Review

Suraaj deems to create comedy while Vishal thinks he is an action hero. So what happens when the two legends meet, with comedy kings like Soori and Vadivelu to back them?? A hilarious, action packed super laughter riot you expect. The team fails miserably. To the extent that the people started leaving the theater towards…

Har Har Byomakesh – Movie Review

I have been wanting to try out Bengali movies – having heard so much about their quality movie making. Long flight, not sleepy, silence and hot food.. A perfect ambiance to watch a movie and this one was on the play list. I wanted to check out Bengali movie making and this was a detective…