Tomorrow Morning

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‘Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.’ Mark Twain One of the biggest challenges in moving to Germany was learning the language. As a language German is renowned for its not-so-subtle difference in sentence construction and use of verbs. Germans take pride […]


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There are few countries more different than Germany and India. Though I had visited Germany a couple of times, the culture shock I experienced moving to Germany after living for decades in India, was not little. Visiting is an experience distinct from living in a new country, and provides an entirely different perspective. Since I […]

Mango and Elderberry

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Lemonade or limbu-pani was the staple we wanted something fresh and refreshing on warm afternoons, or when we returned home from the heat outside. The plethora of fruit juices in the supermarkets these days were missing when I was a child. Come summer, there were the seasonal delights like mango juice and grape juice. For […]

Self- Identity

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All the changes that I experienced in Germany were not external. Some uncomfortable and surprising changes occurred in me. One of them was a change in my self-identity. Living in India, I had considered myself a world citizen. I was an Indian among Indians, who believed the world was shrinking into a global village with […]

A Green Business Model: Cradle to Cradle

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  The importance of new business models like Cradle to Cradle cannot be emphasised enough. It promotes circular economy and sustainability by reducing resource drain and waste production. The closed loop Cradle to Cradle design breaks free from the conventional linear model of production, consumption and disposal as waste. Conventional production requires a continuous supply […]

Managing Pets

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In the archipelago of Bermuda two endemic species have been threatened by domestic animals that human occupiers brought along with them. The Bermuda Rock skink (Plestiodon longirostris) are one of the rarest lizards in the world. They are considered to be a critically endangered species living in small scattered groups; there is only one subpopulation […]