Cologne and I – A Complicated Relationship

5th July 2019 Shaheen Rajan 1

Cologne – a city that you don’t just live in, you live it. It’s the most casual, no-judgement space that I have ever been in. I have seen a lady parading the streets in semi-couture. On the same street is another girl, riding her bike, with hair wrapped in a […]

Cologne’s Social Calendar for July 2019

1st July 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Folk(ses), this is probably my last social calendar for Cologne. It feels bitter sweet, because I am really excited about this chapter of my life but also teeny tiny sad about leaving Cologne. I have met some fabulous people here, and they will be the hardest to move away from. […]

Kölner Indien Woche 2019

30th June 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Indien Fest Cologne, India in Germany (Consulate General of India, Frankfurt), Friends of India in Germany and Kölner Indienwoche Community joined forces to celebrate India Day in Cologne on 29th June 2019. I saw the event on Facebook, and decided to go in hopes of getting delicious Indian food. Mother […]

Cologne’s sweet spot – Törtchen Törtchen

12th June 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Not for a minute have I assumed that you live in Cologne and haven’t already been to or heard of Törtchen Törtchen, because that just doesn’t happen*. If you have moved on to some other cafe because there was no space at Törtchen Törtchen when you visited, I’d understand, but […]

My first Le Bloc Köln experience

7th June 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Le Bloc is a one-day design and fashion festival in Cologne, Germany. It takes place every year, and retailers in the Belgian Quarter come together to celebrate best of fashion, design and their offerings. I got to know about it through a friend (bless her), and we decided to go together […]

5 things to know about Gloria Jeans, Köln

29th May 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

You know what’s better than a cafe? A cafe with beautiful interiors. Gloria Jeans is quite common in Karachi, but is relatively unknown in Cologne – even after it opened its doors in the city a few weeks ago. It may have something to do with it being American. Anyway. So, […]