A dream I would always remember!
In today's episode of the Earthly Affairs podcast as part of the segment Brutally Honest August, we have with us Mr. ET, who considers our dear Earth as the planet of Idiots!
Happy New Year! 20 January 2020 was when I joined my new job. I can't believe it's already been 2 years since I started living and working in Germany. At times it feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like I've been here forever. As I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, in 2020… Continue reading Two.
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'home'? The dictionary may define it as a place where one lives, but to me home isn't really just a physical place, but more like a feeling. Philosophical much?! It's funny how, in addition to helping me pay my rent and… Continue reading Space Talk – From home to home
Apartment buildings are not very rare in Germany but they are definitely not as tall as the ones I have seen in Bangalore or Gurgaon. In fact when we were living in Wedel earlier, we were in a seven-storeyed Hochhaus, which is like a typical apartment building with 8 flats per floor, and it was… Continue reading The bunker in our basement
Hello World... This is what I type in the browser every time I want to quickly check if my internet is working or not. I don't remember when I started doing this and didn't realise when it became a habit. Maybe it started when I was learning to code, where Hello World holds special significance.… Continue reading Hello World…..
Artificial satellites are sophisticated and intelligent machines. They carry complex instruments and operate fairly autonomously. They give us exhaustive information about our home planet and show us things which we could never imagine witnessing through in-situ observations on Earth. A few of them are out exploring our neighbours, some are capable of housing humans and… Continue reading Space Talk – Afterlife
So I am back after another unwanted and unexplained hiatus. Just to recap a bit, in December 2018 my husband, Govind left for Germany to join his new job in Hamburg. As I explained in the previous posts, a long distance relationship was not something new for us but after 3 years of living together,… Continue reading Los Geht’s 03: Reunification and Job Search
Ruhe is a German word that literally translates to Peace. So Yes. Sunday is Rest Day. I do not know about the rest of Europe, but in Germany hardly anything is open on a Sunday. In addition to religeous reasons this is also for taking the interest of workers into consideration! How awesome is that?… Continue reading Sonntag = Ruhetag
So, where were we? After a lot of deliberation and long pros and cons list, the decision was made. Govind accepted the offer for an unlimited permanent contract in Germany. We were excited but also nervous.... At 30, and with about 10 years of work experience in India with a good salary and a super… Continue reading Los Geht’s! 02 – Long Distance Again…
After having worked in India for nearly a decade, the decision to pack up our life and move to another continent was definitely not an easy one. In this post series I talk about our move from India to Germany. Our decision to move to Germany, or anywhere out of India for that matter, was… Continue reading Los Geht’s! 01 – To go or not to go?
First of all, this is a late post. Long overdue. I moved to Germany in January 2020 so it's almost been a year and the 'new' in the post title is kinda far fetched. At ISRO, I worked for 8 years on design, simulation, analysis and testing of Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) for… Continue reading Life in my new orbit!