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We relocated as a family to Germany in July 2005. We chose a Wohnung (apartment) in a Dorf (village) close to Frankfurt as our home. Our second child was on her way and I was visibly pregnant. The initial months of settling down and adjusting to Deutschland were remarkable in many ways.

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If you have seen the documentary India’s Daughters then you must read this post. It is available in English and German.

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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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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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In 1930 my great grand mother who had not even received elementary education used her savings to found a school in her village, in South India. She wanted to make primary education free and accessible to children, especially for the economically backward groups.

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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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It is a German Idiom that literally means an egg laying, wool and milk providing, pig. The concept of this fantastic fictitious animal is that of perfection! Something or someone who can do absolutely everything – like the animal itself in this case – a pig that lay eggs, provides milk wool and later bacon.

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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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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

If Trust and Acceptance were represented as a curve, then Big Data is currently being pushed back to the early stages of the curve namely Skepticism and Suspicion. It will eventually pass these stages and arrive at Debate and a Slow Adoption (driven largely by peer pressure to begin with) before it reaches the stage of being comfortably Accepted.

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