Category Archive for 'germany'

nature lover

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Once I was in a car with a friend on an autobahn (highway) in Germany. You may know, there are no speed limits on the German autobahns, and we were driving at high speed through a green countryside – most of it looking like a huge golf course as it was mostly plain and not […]

no man is an island?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

mini-island Originally uploaded by common man. Actually I’m just discovering why Leonid was so impressed with flickr. There are countless other features like customizable APIs, tags, calendars, etc but one of the coolest things is the way it provides an upload tool that integrates with Windows Explorer – just right click and send to Flickr! […]

penguinaasana | ಪೆಂಗ್ವಿನಾಸನ

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

ಪಾತಾಂಜಲಿಯವರ ಸೂತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರುವು ಕೆಲವು ಆಸನಗಳು ಈ ಕಡಲ ಕೋಳಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂಗಿದೆ… 😉 A penguin looks like it demonstrates some aasanas that Patanjali might’ve missed out in his sutras 😉 (I’m not sure, haven’t read it completely myself) ಪ್ರಾರಂಬದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಬೀರ್ವಾಗಿ ನಿಂತ್ಕೊಳಿ…

studying in Germany

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

a long ago conversation with my school friend (currently doing a PhD) on various links and information on German universities

typical shopping list for visitors to Germany

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

– soaps, scents, etc (from Schleker) – some small shops maybe in railway stations have these beautiful statues – very artistic and colorful for 2 or 3 euro – chocolates of all colors from the shop Real – small cheap electronic gizmos on sale (like USB MP3 players having upto 1 GB storage, hi-tech headphones, […]

German war time

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Today Mathias my manager called me for a coffee… hmm quite surprising, because they hardly ever take a break over over here. But I guess nobody else was there in the office, everybody is on leave today so he was getting bored. It turned out to be quite a long coffee break

experiments of a hungry man

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

The transition for my stomach from Indian food to German food has proved to be slightly more daunting than the earlier one from British to German food. But there are occasionally still some silver linings.

Double rainbow

Friday, August 27th, 2004

Location: Boeblingen (south east Germany, near Stuttgart)

some reflections on reflections

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

Berlin Sphere This is a strange looking structure in Berlin; a huge glass sphere full of mirrors on the inside, and a gigantic staircase spiraling around the perimeter all the way to the top. See the reflection of the top of the doom in the picture. And from the top, one gets a good view […]

lessons from the Germans

Tuesday, January 1st, 2002

[date is only approximate. TODO: update date] Travelling is no doubt the greatest teacher, as long as one is willing to observe and learn. While travelling through Deutchland, I saw many characteristics about the Germans which I felt are worth emulating. My inferences may be based on limited experiences and may not be accurate. They […]