Rishikesh is “a small hippie paradise” in “a big non hippie India” for those escaping their homes for Yoga or meditation retreats, looking for new meanings in life or those who travel through India exploring a bit of a hippie-asian-western fusion, because let’s admit: the actual reason why people are keen to visit Rishikesh has… Read More My Top 3 Cafes in Rishikesh
Thousands of people visit the Indo-Pakistan Wagah Border daily. Yet the hidden gem called Pul Moran (Pul Kanjari) which is basically just on the way back to Amritsar from the border ceremony itself remains mostly empty even though I personally believe that it is the most magnificent sight in Amritsar. Having said that, it is also the… Read More The Hidden Gem of Amritsar – Pul Kanjari
India is all about the food. Find one Indian who will disagree! Food stands above all. People are more willing to pay for food than for education, stuff or clothes (Even though in the next chapter I might discuss how obsessive ladies here are with clothes!). If one goes to a wedding, no matter how… Read More My Favorite Indian Dishes and the not so Great Ones
After two years of struggling getting things done I think I can summarize my top 5 confrontations that I found to be a significant barrier in my daily life as a business owner in India. Let’s get straight to the point. Work attitude While it is usually known to be a stereotype I personally found… Read More My Top 5 Struggles in India when Starting a School Business
Today is the 30th November – the first day of my school that I opened and started in India. Four months of struggle and idea shaping. Four months of drastic weight loss, infinite anxieties and many times, too many times it looked like this day will never come. Many times it seemed to be the… Read More I started a kindergarten in India. How was my first day?
I started a preschool and an evening activity hub in India, Amritsar. We just opened up, had our first public event for kids and the classes are starting on Monday 30th November 2015. Into my team I wanted one good colleague. Means one good teacher I could work with plus eventually one additional teacher for… Read More The Strange Understanding of being a Teacher in India
I don’t really care about the real India neither the stereotypical India when writing this. This is purely a personal contemplation about my strange feelings that I am processing while starting a business (kindergarten) in Amritsar. This time it is about my fears while I was hiring a teacher. I probably never felt as speechless,… Read More Startup India Note 1.
Amritsar, also called “Holy City” is for many the heart of India’s Punjab. It is definitely a place you can’t miss out when travelling to India even though you might not spot as many tourists here as you expect. But people from even the furthest corners of India undertake a journey to its magnificent Golden… Read More 3 Places in Amritsar that Will Let Your Heart Beat for Punjab
Well that’s quite a title, isn’t it. Furthermore, I mean it – literally! Yes, I mean Indian men’s genitals. See, I would never have this need to write about other men’s genitals. Really, it isn’t something I contemplate about on a daily basis. But India did a very good public marketing for this part of… Read More Indian Men and their Balls
Seems like India doesn’t plan to stop fascinating me yet. I am surprised that in many cases locals don’t mind to simply go with the flow without questioning certain situations that I personally consider as either bizarre, bad or strangely funny and for me unacceptable yet interesting enough to not get mad – quiet a… Read More In India Bitcoins lost business to Candycoins!