Dining possibilities at Uni Campus in Vaihingen

The biggest privilege you lose as you get out of your home to stay in the university dorm is home food. And, when you travel to a university abroad, the taste bud’s whines add to the woes. Well, if you are the ‘food explorer’ sort you see it as an opportunity. It changes so quickly. One day you are at home, eating all the delicious food and after a few flight hours, there you are. All alone. The first few days are bearable considering the excitement of the new. But, as time goes by, the transiti...
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Out of the ‘Classroom’ ways to learn German

There usually are three kinds of people. Those who plan everything beforehand and pretty much hold on to the plans. Those who do not, whatsoever and leave it to the ‘gods’. And those who transit between the two cases. While I plan a lot of things, although not to the ‘German detail’, there are quite a few things I just do not. Or rather, let the time decide on my behalf. As it turns out, it works sometimes and for obvious reasons, sometimes, it doesn’t. I did not think twice before applying to a...
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KSat: A Student’s way to ‘the beyond’

Let’s admit this. Space has been amongst the greatest myths of our times. From a generation which thought the constellations to be gods to having evolved to realize them to be just one of those celestial objects, we have come a far way. This journey of space exploration keeps getting interesting every day and as far as what lies beyond is concerned, there are numerous stories and endless prophecies. We are an explorative species. As humans, we have always wanted to explore and find out what lies...
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What ‘not to carry’ when you travel abroad for studies

The moment you book the ticket for your travel abroad to study, the million-dollar question starts haunting you and ends up consuming most of your time before your take-off. What do I carry in the ever-insufficient luggage allowance? It doesn’t matter how much the allowance is, it is never sufficing. If it is a short trip of a few days, you don’t have to worry about the luggage as you are sure to fit them all in the luggage. But, when you are traveling to study, you are unlikely to travel ba...
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Make the most of job fairs

During the freshman year, parties are far and away the most awaited events on a university campus. The stress busters that they are, the happening that they are, the cool that they are, the endless good reasons that they are. Life is a party. As long as you can afford the parties. As time goes by, things start getting a little serious and we kinda start our lookout for job fairs. This is the point when the job fairs take over the parties and things start getting serious. Although job searchi...
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Things I wish I had done differently during my stay in Stuttgart

Before I begin, I want to make sure of the fact that this is not a blog post meant in a contrite tone. Rather, this turns out to be a reflection of my stay in Stuttgart as a student for over 2 years now. Reflecting on what could have been better. Reflection on how better I could have made the most of my stay here. If you have already stayed abroad for your studies, a few of you may be able to relate to many things and a few of you may relate to fewer things. Subjective are the situations. And, s...
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Study spots in Vaihingen campus

A campus is a fun place. Or rather, we could term it as an inclusive place. Be it to the cool guys who would as a matter of choice, keep chilling than attending the boring lectures, be it to those lovely couples who would spend quality time at the beautiful campus or the be it to the nerds who dive deep into their books and experiments. Speaking of books and studies, come exams and everyone falls prey to the ‘study trap’. Getting done with the exams is all we want. And how do we get about, study...
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What I loved the most about studying in Stuttgart

It was a September night when I landed in Stuttgart for the first time. I don’t remember it for being particularly cold or something, it was rather warm and did not pose any warnings of the winter that was about to come. It took me a complete month to sink in. Make peace with my excitement. Get used to a hundred things. Some presented with a smile, while some pelted, of course with a smile. While the best way to describe the first few days was bewilderment coupled with the blank stare at the...
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The software privileges for Uni Stuttgart students

  Had it been a couple of decades earlier, the title of the blog would have been totally irrelevant. But today, technology has become so pertinent that living without them may well qualify as a challenge by itself. Our interactions with technology have become so frequent that our existence in the future without technology is a big question mark. A recent book I read went on to predict an addition of the 7th kingdom of life by the name 'technium' and dared to quote that human species ...
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The not so daunting PhD Application

Let’s call them decision junctures. We face them quite frequently. Where the path that we had been traveling splits into two (or sometimes more!) and we have to take one of them.  The decisions that we make at these junctures often decide the way we will be living the rest of our lives. And when these decisions concern our career, it gets more serious than ever. It is important that we make informed decisions and choose wisely so that we don’t regret our choice at any point further. We face ...
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