State Bank of India is undoubtedly the most popular bank in India. The State Bank group offers a wide range of services starting from daily banking to mutual funds, insurance, corporate banking and may be many more that are out of my knowledge. However, after being their customer for around ten years, here I present a list of reasons why you would avoid them (especially for banking).
Hello from Finland!
I have relocated to Finland to join as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the University of Eastern Finland. And this would mark my first travel outside India. After 3 years of getting the Indian passport, it finally got stamped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on 3rd December 2020. I started my journey from my home town in Tura, Meghalaya early morning on 3rd December for Guwahati - the nearest operational airport. From Guwahati (GAU) I flew to Delhi (DEL) and from there onward to Kuopio (KUO) via Frankfurt (FRA) and Helsinki (HEL). My flight exiting Delhi was at early morning at 3.35 a.m (IST) on 4th December and reached Kuopio the same day at around 9.00 p.m. (IST).
Here I present a summary of all the preparations, experience and tips for first time international travellers like me or someone who would like to come to Finland. Apart from my experiences, I have also listed some other resources that will be helpful while travelling in Finland and international travel as a whole.
For those who haven't yet read the stories, do get a copy of the collection from Amazon or Flipkart. You can also enjoy the audio stories and movies but they are mostly in Bengali. I have tried listing the available audio-visual contents based on these stories. Enjoy!!!