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Every Woman Should Thank Herself For These Incredible Things

Men adore us. Guys want us. Children look up to us and the world takes a bow. We all know that as women, we have been told how special we are time and again: a guy’s dream before marriage and… Continue Reading →

10 Things About Swimming That You Can Apply to Your Life

Swimming. From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. It took me 27 years of my life to decide to learn to swim. A blatant candid confession, it’s more than the fear of the water (yes it still persists),… Continue Reading →

15 Don’ts that Happy Couples Follow

A happy relationship is a myth.Truth is that to keep the ball running is painstakingly tough.The facade behind the Facebook posts,pictureuploads and smiling faces is something no one else knows except the two people involved in the ongoing tussle. All couples go through… Continue Reading →

10 Signs You’re Genuinely Happy (Though You Don’t Realize It)

The world is chasing after lavish parties, dreamy vacations, expensive weddings, weekend getaways and high-tech gadget acquisition. In wanting to be a part of the in-crowd, it’s easy to spend a lot on luxury items and the hullabaloo around them…. Continue Reading →

I, Me and MySelfie!

The other day while I was basking in the afternoon sun waiting for my bus to come, I clumsily took some random selfies of myself and sent them to my friends. With the world in a frenzy with its selfie… Continue Reading →

15 Life Lessons From This Famous Comedian – Russell Peters

The other evening I was watching the Russell Peters’ show. A notorious live wire on stage, it is difficult not to get picked on by the naughty glint in his eyes. Having exploded in 2004 after some video clips from… Continue Reading →

12 Reasons Why Making New Friends Is So Hard and What You Can Do About It

After an uneventful and lonely day once, I wanted to pour my heart out to somebody so badly. Frantically scurrying down my phone for search of a patient ear to listen to my woes, I found myself scrolling down, skipping… Continue Reading →

16 Truly Amazing Places For Girls’ Getaways

When was the last time you picked up the phone and spoke hours endlessly with your best friends without bothering about the food in the oven, clothes in the laundry or errands to run for? When was the last time… Continue Reading →

Demystifying 12 NRI myths

So, you have friends or family members living abroad. They belong neither to their adopted or their homeland. They are caught in the middle, confused souls, who often want to return, but can’t, or desire to linger on just a… Continue Reading →

Summer camp for kids conducted in Gothenburg

GOTHENBURG: A five-day summer camp was recently concluded for kids in Gothenburg, Sweden by Indiapoint. The five-day program included arts and crafts, drawing, music, Bollywood dancing, yoga and a general knowledge programme called Know Your India. Children aged between five… Continue Reading →

Gothia Cup concludes in Gothenburg

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields. Divya Sharma spoke to founder of Gothia Cup, Dennis Andersson and his… Continue Reading →

Gothenburg hosts Partille Cup

Gothenburg, Sweden has been hosting The Partille Cup, the largest youth handball tournament in the world since 1970. This year it was played between June 29 and July 4, 2015. India was one of the 41 nations among 1023 teams… Continue Reading →

In Sweden, you become the country you live in

Dressing in blacks and whites, sipping endless bouts of coffee at work, opening doors for strangers and some other ‘Swedish ‘antics later I realized, I may have become the country I live in. India and Sweden are like the two… Continue Reading →

Does A Weekend Marriage Work? Here’s What I Found

Can a weekend marriage work? Here’s what 3 months of living apart from her husband taught this author. “It’s funny how ‘a part’ and ‘apart’ are complete opposites, yet only differ by a little space.” – Wade Rouse. I moved to… Continue Reading →

To The Childlike, Not Childish Me

Is being childlike or letting the child in us stay such a bad thing? No, we don’t think so. Let’s love ourselves – the adult and the child in us alike. “There is no point in growing up, if you… Continue Reading →

What has living in Sweden taught me?

This summer I complete two years in Sweden. Remember the fleeting passage of time; it seems strange now that I was so against the fact of moving here in the first place. Now I can’t remember a life other than… Continue Reading →

The cup that matters, shatters

Not even a few hours after India finally lost their battle to the Aussies in the semis, millions of dreams were ‘shattered’ not only back home but also abroad. Growing up in India, I neither remember myself being a cricket… Continue Reading →

Holi celebrated with fervour in Gothenburg, Sweden

Ecstatic, surreal and energizing – these three words describe our Holi experience in Gothenburg, Sweden – a festival we celebrated on March 15th, 2015. The stage was set, a banner was shipped all the way from India to give us… Continue Reading →

The NRI (Not Really Sure Indians): How much is too much?

Let me start this article with a disclaimer. If you’re blissfully happy with your life as an NRI, don’t continue reading – you will not only be wasting your time, you will become angry and ask everyone to quit complaining… Continue Reading →

Shopping abroad is not ‘fun’

I wade myself into the not so crowded market, casting my eyes at the “new-arrival” dresses and jackets through the window. Huddled in my heavy jackets, warmers, gloves, caps alone, I neither find the determination nor interest to go through… Continue Reading →

Two states: The life story NRIs

Moving to Europe was definitely a drastic change in my life and the people around me. Apart from the time difference, job pursuits and learning the language, it has been enriching yet not so exactly smooth experience. Life has been… Continue Reading →

Touch of India

I love taking trips abroad while I am in Sweden. Trips taking abroad mean one thing for me, no more cooking for three days or more. Not that I am a bad cook, but you get bored with your own… Continue Reading →

Being a ‘Nobel Peace’ messenger abroad

As India and Pakistan are still at loggerheads with each other even after 67 years of separation, I am bemused here in Sweden. As an Indian back at home, I was all guns when an Indo-Pak cricket match was on… Continue Reading →

Being in a foreign land and ‘moving’ to a new place

“Again?” I remarked at my husband’s decision to move in a new city in Sweden, although I had sort of seen it coming as his project was being shelved. My thoughts took me back to two years ago when I… Continue Reading →

Breaking To Heal : 10 Reasons To End A Loveless Marriage

You don’t have to bear the burden of a bad marriage forever. Leaving for your happiness and that of your partner is a sane, practical choice, says this post. As a little girl, I always thought of marriage like an… Continue Reading →

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