The Art of the Settle

Whenever moving accommodation is involved, I am inordinately focused on one thing: settling in. Hauling luggages and bags doesn’t matter to me as much as putting everything in an appropriate spot. What do I mean by that? I want to move my workouts to a time that’s suitable for my new routine. When should I…

den Haag, the Hague or ‘s-Gravenhage?

Three days have passed since I moved myself 700 km from Berlin to the Hague and I’m still not sure which name is exactly correct. Work doesn’t begin until next week, so these past couple days have felt more like vacation than anything. I’m glad to be validated in knowing I made the right choice…

May Day Celebrations!

Last weekend, Berlin celebrated May Day by protesting as per tradition. While it’s not citywide, protests are pretty common throughout Kreuzberg and across Europe. Granted, there wasn’t any bombs thrown (thankfully). But to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t focused on avoiding protests or angry Germans. My friend Shruti was visiting for the weekend, and I…

What Happens When You Take a Blogging Break

Every time I take a minute break from blogging: it seems like my life explodes into a thousand different colours and future opportunities. Surely it has been longer than one week since I last blogged. And yet… here we are and I can hardly believe it myself. I have accepted an offer to intern at…

Coming Home to Berlin

What is home? Can you define home as a place where your family is from? Categorically, yes. I would also hazard a guess that home somehow includes people, familiarity, comfort and somewhere with the potential for growth (both personal and professional). Home doesn’t have to mean one particular set of longitude and latitude points, even…

(A Decade Later) – It’s Autumn!

That’s right, you heard it here first – it’s fall, autumn, the time of colorful leaves falling, pumpkins, pumpkin-spice lattes, hayrides, scarves, sweaters, cozy reading nooks and halloween. You could say I’ve been waiting for this season since the last time it bade us farewell and you’d be right. Autumn is by far my favorite…