About Us

ragu-madhu-photo-about-usWelcome to LifeStrikes.com blog. This is our personal blog (Raghu and Madhu). We live and work in RTP area, North Carolina.

About Raghu:

I moved to RTP back in 2006. I’m working as Software QA Engineer and Founder at  HappySchools.com – An Higher Education Career and Lifestyle Blog for International Students in the U.S. and worked as Software Engineer, Test Engineer at GE, Credit Suisse, EMC, VE and now Dell Technologies since 2005.

About Madhu:

I moved to the U.S. after we got married. On of my biggest career accomplishment is when I went   grad school as a Mom. I spent a semester at Aix-En-Provence, France for my first semester in  MGIM program at NC State.

I love to write/talk about Parenting, Kids, Kids Activities, Summer Camps, Schools, and all other Mommy Stuff you can think about.

Together, we like to write about our Travel adventures. Share pictures from our trips.

Countries Visited:

  • North America:
    • Canada
    • Bahamas
    • U.S.A (41 States and Counting)
  • Europe
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Belgium
    • Italy
  • Asia
    • India (of course)
    • Thailand

Bucket list of Countries and Places:

When time permits, here are the top countries we would consider to travel next

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Morocco

What is our favorite TV Shows and movies?

We love to watch travel shows like Departures, No Reservations, Parts Unknown, Somebody Feed Phil, International House Hunters. On Friday nights, we love to get Take Out and watch a Tamil Movie with the family.

What is the most favorite country and city?

Oh Boy! It’s touch to pick one for us.

  • Madhu: I would say Aix-Ex-Provence ( I lived there for 4 months), Lauterburnnen Valley in Switzerland and Venice, Italy
  • Raghu: Paris, Luzerne, Rothenburg, Interlaken Area in Switzerland