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….

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….

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….

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…

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…

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…

Discussing Death

My dad lay cold in the ambulance and the doctor at the hospital declared him “brought dead”. I fell on the doctor’s feet to check again. But no use. A father’s loss was a huge shock at the young age of 20, for a girl who had never heard people talking about death. I had…

Beauty and the Bride

It started the day I was born.. Some distant relative came to the hospital to visit me. She peeked behind my ear lobe and said “This girl has not got her dad’s complexion. Difficult to get a fair groom” Indian grooms, or at least their mothers, always want a fair and beautiful girl for their…