Weekend in the woods

Weekend gateaway – Point Reyes and forest of Redwoods

Although typical touristy bucket list destinations are attractive and fun, I am growing…

Although typical touristy bucket list destinations are attractive and fun, I am growing my interest towards more quite places with less crowd and less chaos. Not so long ago, I visited Sonoma county Russian River area and I just loved it, may be more than my London and Los Angeles (+Disneyland! – but yes I am well aware of what I am stating and I really mean it) vacations in 2016. Time was perfect, weather was perfect, place was beautiful and our little cottage was more than what I can ask for. After all the year’s handwork, efforts, ups and downs, success and failures, this was the perfect place to end the year, take a moment back, stay still and take it all in before starting yet another year.

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5 reasons why you should start cooking your own food

Its a busy life. Student life is so so busy, you have…

Its a busy life. Student life is so so busy, you have tons and tons of tough assignments, deadlines to meet, projects, studies, exams and tests. It is obvious decision of students to eat in a cafeteria, join a mess, hop restaurants or just survive on subways. But let me give you some solid justification that why you must start cooking your own food. And trust me it is manageable with your studies, in fact it would be rather helpful in your ultimate success.

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Getting used to Daylight Saving

When you are an international student in U.S. And from the country…

When you are an international student in U.S. And from the country where clocks stay same throughout the year, the term “Daylight saving” is never heard of. Personally, I never came across this term until I started working in my country and daily-meeting’s schedule used to change twice a year, for the colleagues onshore (U.S. And Europe). And I never really understood what that meant back then. But since I moved here in U.S.A., this phenomenon has been a point of interest. Google returns about 22.8 million results if you search “What is Daylight Saving Time“. So, I am not writing this to explain what it is. I wanted to write my experience of three clock changes happened since I moved to U.S.

7 most important terminologies every international student must be aware of

Are you planning to come to U.S.A. for studies ? Or have…

Are you planning to come to U.S.A. for studies ? Or have you just shifted to U.S.A. for studies? Then how well aware are you about F-1, I-20, CPT, OPT, SSN, EAD and I-94 ? Do you know what is DHS, USCIS, SEVIS, CBP ? Each and every international student must know about these in details because these are the documents that authenticate your presence in this foreign country. Lets tackle each one by one.

Summer Internship 101 – Coding Interview preparation guidelines

The most vital part of an international graduate student in U.S. is…

The most vital part of an international graduate student in U.S. is a Summer internship. It’s the stepping stone of your career. It’s not only important because of learning experience, opportunity to earn and manage expenses but also many companies convert internships into full time jobs. So, it has to be approached very sincerely with planning and good preparation.