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Four questions
Meet our guests

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan is very keen on bringing people together. We like to invite artists and musicians, fotographers and academics, filmmakers and authors and so many more to India where they come together with local colleagues.

Encountering the strange © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

German female literature in Hindi
Encountering the strange

The anthology 'Ek Ajnabi se Mulakat‘ presents texts by German women writers translated into Hindi. Learn more about the authors.

Logo Inherited memories © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to look back into some of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The debates centre mostly around the broader theme of what impact the refugees would have if they are allowed to settle in a particular society.

Books Photo: Goethe-Institut New Delhi

Literary translation
The German List

German literature in English translation published by Seagull Books, Calcutta.

180 Seconds City

From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! 16 cities, 64 short films and four themes taken from life in the big cities of the world: in 180 seconds emerges a picture of a city, showing what unites us and what makes us different from one another.

Future Perfect

Stories of pioneers

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.

On tour with Photo: © GettyImages William Fawcett

City walks
On Tour with...

Our authors meet persons who move others or moved others, people we talk about or will talk about, persons who are creative and inspire us or others. They show us their town, their favorite spots or places which have left an imprint on them.

Foto: Poets Translating Poets
Poets Translating Poets

Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems.

This Side That Side © Vishwajyoti Ghosh 2013

Forgotten and Recalled
This Side That Side

This Side That Side’ is the first-ever compendium of its kind which brings together graphic narratives on that epochal moment from comic book writers, graphic artists, film makers and illustrators from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Current Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands.

The gender gap is like a gaping chasm in classical music Photo (detail): ©

Current from the classical scene

What’s happening these days in classical music in Germany? Around the 15th of each month we join forces with BR Klassik to showcase current CD releases of classical and contemporary music, as well as noteworthy developments in the German-speaking classical scene. You can subscribe to the Klassikcast on RSSFeeds or iTunes!