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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.

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My Parent's 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

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
Future Perfect

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

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

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.

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.