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Stories to Inspire

Stories to Inspire

Multiethnic, war-ravaged, historic and naturally beautiful are fitting descriptors of the former Yugoslavian nation, Bosnia & Hercegovina. This Balkan country has been in the news for mostly war and war-related incidents.But my travel through Bosnia(Travnik, Sarajevo, Konjic, Mostar, and Balgaj).

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Stories to Inspire

From time to time we have all been overwhelmed by the number of paintings, sculptures and artifacts juxtaposed in an array of museum rooms – haven’t we? The aggregate of art pieces we are exposed to in a typical museum visit often induce a sense of fatigue.

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September 9, 2015

Chennai – a photoblog

Stories to Inspire

Chennai straddles the divide between traditional and modern with much élan. This iconic city on the Coromandel coast celebrated its 376th birthday last month. Synonymous with the phrase ‘down south’, the city braids the old with the new, braves the heat and humidity and still retains its vim and vigor.

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Stories to Inspire

The summer of 2014 I went for an annual health check up like I do every year. I had my blood test reports read by a Hausarzt who smiled radiantly from ear to ear and said, ‘Alles super, fit und gesund, Frau Muthuraaman…..’. With that attestation from a respected member of the German medical association, my day.

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Stories to Inspire

If thinking is the enemy of creativity then spontaneity could be a useful partner…? here’s a video for your midweek coffee break . Some impressions of a place far far away from your desktop.

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August 29, 2014

Ganesha, the Global Brand

Stories to Inspire

The omnipresent symbol and global icon, Ganesha, celebrates his birthday today. To many Ganesha is a Indian/Hindu deity and to some others, like some of my friends in Germany, an Indian restaurant!While many find his pot belly and elephant face a disconcerting symbol of divinity.

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Stories to Inspire

A little bored with pre printed postcards, so I have made my own with captions. Here are some impressions of us@A (Boston to Key West, Florida).You are welcome to order one printed copy of anyone of these postcards – complimentary and with love, UM
drop me an email with your address at uma@umamuthuraaman.com

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Stories to Inspire

And for those of you who fancy such skimming travels with kids in Europe, here’s a delightful-yet-sometimes-daunting way to see 7 countries in a floating hotel in just 10 days. Yes, in a cruise ship!The Baltic cruise offered by the German cruise liner AIDA is a great way to wake up to a new country each day .

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Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

On a cold yet sunny November morning I meet Uma. I had looked her up in a community of expats in Cologne and was intrigued by her website that I asked to meet her in person. In the first five minutes of our conversation I get to know that she is a marketing communication professional who often works full time, juggling life in her various roles.

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Stories to Impel, Stories to inform, Stories to Inspire

I have read a fair share of farmyard stories, both as a child and as a parent. As a young child exploring the world through books, I loved farmyard stories the most of all – the farmer, the animals, their young ones, the green green grass and the unhurried pace of life depicted in each story.

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