Migrating to Australia

Here is my initial attempt at documenting the migration process to Australia. This is to help individuals looking at migrating to Australia in specific but the information at a higher level holds valid for countries that follow similar point-based skilled migration.

The information on this page may seem obsolete as there may be frequent changes to the immigration process however it helps to give you direction and specifically do’s and dont’s.

Additionally this blog will capture the process specifically for Indian citizens. This process may differ for citizens from other countries. Moreover I have a broad idea on the IT and medical skills assessments. However it is always recommended to hire professional services or do your own homework before proceeding (I do not endorse any agencies neither recommend them but its always better to use them incase you are unsure or would like to save on time).

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The Journey of Social Integration

This blog is an attempt at trying to capture my journey and the experiences that follow in order to establish the necessity of social integration.

When you move to a new country that is, in its entire sense, different from your place of your origin, Social Integration is key. I cannot lay stress on how important it is for people from developing countries moving to developed countries to break the barrier about race, culture, colour, religion and every other social barrier to integrate with common folk.

But how easy is it? What role does one play in their own integration versus the common folk?

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Blogs Lost 2015

Bad news. I’ve lost all my blogs from 2015 due to issues with my hosting provider. I’ve been able to recover most of it. If you’re looking for something that is missing get in touch with me.

Investment and Retirement Planning

Have you lately looked at your investments and ensured if you have planned your retirement effectively? Have you done any retirement planning at all? Do you have enough to live the current lifestyle when you retire?

These are one of a few questions that I ask people in their late twenties to understand and make them realize the importance of ‘Retirement Planning’. Lately I’ve come across many people that either haven’t invested at all or not done them right. In this blog I talk about the importance of investments and retirement planning and how to manage your wealth.

Note: I’m NOT an expert in investments with neither a formal education nor career in it. I speak of my experience and an early start through which helped me learn how to quadruple your wealth and moreover based on inflation rates be able to foresee and set your retirement expectation.

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My Chadar Experience

I’m back from the glorified Chadar trek and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express how I feel about the time gone by in the Himalayas. They’re way too mesmerising. “Chadar” is an Indian word for “Blanket” which in this context refers to a Blanket of Ice. I think I found my zen at 16500 ft in -30 degrees celsius. The moment I got back to the city I hated it – the people, the traffic, the noise, the heat, the chaos, the complaints, everything. It just didn’t feel right – but well this is reality I live in and here is where I have to be.

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Value the Little Things

Life is short… Too short I guess and in that span we learn, experience and feel too many things. We complain, we nag, we advice, we talk, we laugh, we cry, we hurt and get hurt, we dance, we sing, we pray, we run, we work; all too many moments in life are experienced and expressed through these basic emotions. All these human expressions so simple yet the building blocks of the time of our life. Yet we learn to complicate things – because we don’t like things being simple you know.

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