A comprehensive dictionary – main words you need to know in India

Disclaimer: All pictures in the blog are intellectual property of the author and cannot be used or copied without written permission. India is a country of many languages. In one city most of the population will speak at least two languages (and not always one of them is English) – and they will differ from family to family…

What happens when you become an expat?

It doesn’t matter if you move for a year, for few or for good- once you make another country your home, even temporarily, your life is bound to change. And these are the changes you cannot undo. Those that some call “eyes opened”. You’re now in no man’s land You will forever remain a foreigner…

Magical Forest

We all have been dreaming of a magical kingdoms and adventures. All imagined ourselves a part of wonderful mythical stories when we were kids. Being a kid a line between reality and these stories is blurred, hardly existent. But growing up we tend to let go of it giving way to routine troubles and day-to-day…

My “romantic” love story

  Recently on a friend’s wedding an unknown female came to me and my husband to introduce herself. Her first line was :” I’ve heard from the bride so much about you both and your romantic story”. My reply on that was good she heard it from the bride cause chances are it can sound…

Meghalaya trip. Part 2. Shillong-Cherrapunji

In previous blog post I’ve covered some of my Shillong and Guwahati impressions. Now’s the time to complete this yin yang of the trip and tell about it’s second part. As the story goes, reaching Shillong, we settled at our army accommodation, which was a total blessing being one of the safest places and most…

On Hitler, Nazis and food

Quite some time ago I came across an article written by Russian psychologist who currently lives in Russia assessing events from within the country. The article was about correct ways of communicating with your relatives in Russia if you are living abroad. Communicating on most painful topic – Ukraine. Why correct way is required –…

Meghalaya trip. Part 1. Guwahati to Shillong

So 5 of us girls decided we need an adventure. And a perfect place for it in India is North-East. Firstly, because it is completely unexplored and retained its northern authenticity. Yet, as we have found out later, economically quite well-sustained region. You will hardly see a lot of poverty. Even villages do have lovely…

Cry or laugh. Choosing gain over pain

Irony is the greatest learning tool in life. Experiencing it is being in position of two possible choices – to cry or to laugh. And what you choose is defining you as a person and sketches direction of your future. Choose to cry – and you will drag your problem with you for a long…

Need of acceptance as new addiction

Apart from all substance and psychological addiction one is seriously underestimated- addiction from acceptance and approval. It is actually a psychological epidemia, no, pandemia of 21st century. We all want to be loved, accepted. We enter multiple groups to relate ourselves. We become parts of movements…not for ideological sake, but for the sake of belonging….

Instagram as a tool of evolution

Beauty is in the eye of beholder. And finally eyes opened to it. Among multiple downfalls of being a techno nation and gadget generation, there is, like a flower in the stones, an inspiring benefit – opportunity for people to look more and see more.   Maybe for not inspiring reason – attracting followers and…