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  1. A marriage counselor who knows indian family dynamics in Germany , sounds impossible. A proper one is rare even in india .    May be you can tell them that if they continue so , someone might call police, then probably they ll have some attention
  2. Name change publication

    Rajesh,  Think about your child ina german school. He/She will be bullied until emotional breakdown with that surname. I understand your sentiments ,but think a little far.  Damn , it's already too late for him😀. What a pity i was not around at that time with my wisdom
  3. What are you cooking today?

    I really like those brioche s except the sweetness. They are a very good combination with spicy chicken stew and hot coffee . I recently found that a local edeka s bakery has them without the sweetness. Even though they make them like buns the shape is not as important as taste for me. 
  4. Inviting Parents in Germany

    With german health insurance, they may need to argue with immensely arrogant vfs staff, who thinks they have power over every applicants.  I usually take two of them. One from india to avoid confusion at vfs torture centre and the second from ADAC . 
  5. Zero Covid

    Last year when many people where dying due to corona per day, i walked in and out of an ICU in india to deliver oxygen concentrators. The nurses there wore ppe protection, i had only FFP2, and my 2 doses of Pfizer at that time. I believe one of them or both of them saved me.  It's the same logic.   
  6. Can I work as freelancer next to a fulltime job and how ?

    A person who is a tax resident of germany is legally required to file their taxes in Germany. This involves their world wide income. In my knowledge this is the case with most countries. For eg, i am an indian citizen but I am a tax resident of germany . So I pay taxes for all my income in India and germany in Germany. The tax indian government collects from me can be reclaimed stating double taxation prevention treaty . Same vice versa.   There are financial data sharing system with eu countries , and also with non EU countries. Look up CRS and FACTA.  Don't trust your contact s , either they don't know what they are doing , or they are playing with fire and committing a crime .  But don't get disappointed , may be you can contact @PandaMunich to understand whats needed, who is a tax consultant and speaks english.
  7. Frugal Meals - Recipes and Cost

    Mungbeans spinat rice pan Buy mungbeans from an Asian/indian store. Soak it in water for a day and keep it in freezer.  Add 0.5 cup soaked beans and twice amount of rice to pressure cooker or a kochtopf and add water and salt. Cook it until done. Set it aside. Add a little olive oil and saute garlic and onion in a pan. Then add frozen spinat and cook at high temperature to get it dried. Add dill or peterselie if needed. Once done add the cooked rice-beans combo to it . Add butter if u like.    Gourmet Variations  You can pimp it with coconut raspel , tomato paste, or even broth for different lines of taste.   Beerbelly version Fry bratwurst in slices with cumin seeds and pepper powder, to mix with it. Then its a nice friday dinner with beer 
  8. garden lawns are bad

    I love to watch such kind of wild garden. But I can't have one .  I'm scared of it, due to a snake bite from our veg garden during my childhood. 
  9. Food outlet - catastrophe

    Was it brown or white kind ?. Need to be more specific to draw conclusions.    I meant the bread
  10. Neighbor noise issue

    First of all you need to find which are the quiet hours in your building. You can find that in the hausordnung , else ask your landlord. If they are making noise outside quite hours , i don't think you can do anything. In my previous apartment 1300 to 1500 was quiet hours.  Also 2200 till 0700 is also quiet hour . But it can vary , do check .  If I were you I will follow steps like below.   1. If they are not respecting quiet hours , do talk to them with a copy of hausordung to prove your ground right then, like catch them during the crime. 2.if they don't agree, seems like your case ,start to make a document containg date and time and description. Involve your landlord and request to mediate , 3.if he is of no use  mietverein is the only option if you don't have legal insurance. From then onwards the notorious nachbarkrieg will start. And you are at war.   Side note: If the neighbor has children , you will lose this war for sure.   
  11. I tend to believe that doctors here are very theoretical. If my problem is not on his text book exactly as it's there, he is lost. Then he will play the cards, stress or wear tear due to age. Somehow the balance between theory and experience is missing here.  Also, lack of staffs are a serious problem here. Few years ago I had a hairy man abcess excision surgery  on my lower back. On the next day of surgery , i was forced to change the cotton Gauss myself in a shower room because the nurse had no time for me. I have high tolerance to pain , and usually I won't faint on blood sight , so I did it. The shower basin was a blood bath with water and blood. I m worried about others if they are not tolerant to this kind of mess. German hospital s are for DIY people  
  12. I am a vodafone customer with fiber optic 250mbits. I am looking forward to the day of my liberation which is half a year away.  You want to switch to cheaper vodafone, when the premium vodafone already disappointed you?. I am sure they will make sure that you will think it's better to pay more for less crappy service
  13. Buying power, inflation and others

    Alem hat heute frei
  14. Flatmate attacked me, not sure how to proceed

    That is such a horrible and degrading situation for you. He attacked you and caused you pain and above all humiliation. For me that's too much to take.  If your instincts didnot  pick up when you are that much offended , you are a peaceful soul and that is not your home.   Find some place else.  
  15. I took a sprinter lately using check24. It was cheap, the van was given by X through Y, and I collected it at Avis. After return , i got a bill for 450 euros related to scratches . The van was already covered with scratches, and I did not made anything myself.  Log story short, the insurance which check24 provided while opting for zero self pay took it over and paid. I had to pay some 40 euros from my pocket.  So in my case it was not bad
  16. I thought of leasing one. But then remembered that I dont have much of city driving , so I don't have the electric drives s advantage. If you are leasing it and if you have city drives then I think it's good option. I fear that power demand for highway is too high and the machine will engage the dirty power source 
  17. How to deal with the German mentality/rudeness

    Our kinderarzts staff are even worse. They won't take calls , they won't answer emails, they confirm their online appointment system and then reject appointments right at the appointment without even an apology. I ve heard them shouting at women who can't speak german. I assume those people were just there because the praxis had one  arab speaking staff doctor.   We complained two times to the doctor , he just sympathises with us but no actions. Apart from his horrible staff he is super nice and one of the best i would say. Last week was the breaking point, they confirmed corona vaccination for my child, i took half day off , took her to the clinic just to find that vaccination is not possible because they failed to see covid-19 in my email. I feared this might happen so I tried to call them more that dozen times but no one would pick up the calls. What a bunch of irresponsible idiots?.  As icing on top they were arrogant too. We could not take it any more, so we found another kinderarzt.  Hopefully he is as good as the previous one. But his staffs are definitely human.   
  18. Wouldn't a pannenhilfe option with insurance do the same ?. It's not as expsive as adac. One time my wife had to use it, at that time we had VHV insurance. Help came within 30min even at 1900 uhr
  19. Mazda 2, Nissan note , Honda jazz. I drive Honda jazz manufactured in 2010. Bought it second hand for 6500 euros in 2015 at 50k km. No issues so far. I will definitely stay away from that BMW, it has all the parameters properly set to loose a lot of money
  20. German Inheritance Laws

    I have no useful information , i just wish you and your children strength to go through this tough time 
  21. Developed feelings for a friend, should I tell her?

    You have nothing to lose. If you don't tell her your platonic friendship will continue for sometime and it will die out sooner or later. On the other hand , if you tell her even if it fails you have one regret less in the future 
  22. That was the only reason which prevented me from killing the wasps and calling the house owner for advice.  From her only i came to know about Naturschutz law. 
  23. Now I am enlightened. Naturschutz law or something. Some time ago I wanted to collect some butterfly cocoon to do a project with my then 4 year old daughter. Before doing so because of wasp experience I googled it and found out that I am not allowed to collect the cocoons.  Luckily her kita took it up and did it with help from zentrum fuer Natur und umwelt
  24. I had a narrow escape from doing something illegal.  Back in my home country, when we find a wasp nest we used to burn it. Too dangerous for children and pets. Two guys are needed , one carrying a huge torch from dried coconut leaves to burn the nest , other with a small torch to protect the first one from still flight worthy wasps. An adrenaline game with chance for severe pain.  Here I was too confused , the nest was attached to the dachstuhl , so I could not set it on fire .  I called the land lady and she told me that I am talking about a crime which will cost me up to  50k euros.  She sent a lady who was a professional , and it was nice to watch her work with all those protective suits.