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Culture

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The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers topics from culture and society in Germany, India and the South Asian region, thereby building bridges between the continents. With our digital offerings, we want to portray a modern image of Germany. At the same time, we take into account the local perspective, deal with topics from India and neighboring countries and promote international dialogue.

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Game'n'Train Mixer © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

International Exchange Program
Game'n'Train Mixer Online

Our peer-learning program with 20 game designers and students from all over the world is now live! Come meet our participants as they create virtual game studios and develop exhilarating games. Explore more offers about insights into the gaming world, expert opinions, electrifying game-walkthroughs, and an assortment of exciting mobile and computer games.

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Cultural Genres

The art and cultural scene in Germany and India is characterized by great diversity with respect to the size and scope of the various cultural institutions and projects. In the "Arts" section, we highlight "Architecture", "Music", "Visual Arts" and "Dance and Theater" and share regular updates on calls for proposals and residencies. The two focal points of the region, "Film, Media & Digital Culture" and "Literature & Knowledge" are also covered. 

Arts

Joseph Beuys © Courtesy Video Data Bank of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Anniversary
100 Years of Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys would have turned 100 in 2021. In celebration, we’ve gathered videos and events on Beuys from our colleagues and partners — and included some 2021 perspectives on the artist’s work.

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Film, Media & Digital Culture

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Film Series
Goethe on Demand: Signs of Resistance

The Goethe-Institut presents: "Signs of Resistance", a film series with 14 films about civil society engagement, protest and emancipation movements, the culture of remembrance, migration, and environmental issues.

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LITERATURE & KNOWLEDGE

Word! The language column © Goethe-Institut e. V./Illustration: Tobias Schrank

The German Language Column
Word!

How does one find one's way around the rules of the German language, where do new words come from, and what are the most important changes in the use of the language - for example, due to digitalisation and a higher sensitivity due to the gender issue? These and other exciting topics are the focus of our column about the German language.

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Contemporary Life

Germany is globally renowned as the "Land of poets and thinkers". But it is also the country of the Currywurst, of Christmas markets and Oktoberfest, of soccer and punctuality! How do the Germans live? What is the typical contemporary culture, what is being debated, and where do discourses arise? All of these and many more are the focus of this section. 

SOCIETY

FEHLER Key VIsual Design: Tobias Schrank

Magazine
Fehler

How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this magazine: a collection of both big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.

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Lifestyle

Graphic Travelogues Graphik: Dominik Wendland © Goethe-Institut New Delhi

Boarding!
Graphic Travelogues

Join us on this special journey and immerse yourself in new worlds: Graphic Travelogues presents travel experiences by comic artists from different countries. From sketches to graphic novels, graphic diaries and travel drawings - discover with us the treasures we collect here.

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SUSTAINABILITY

As romantic as the idea of rural life might be, it is sometimes also deceptive – the infrastructure in terms of mobility, schools, child care and medical care is far better in cities. Photo (detail): © Adobe

How we survive the human age
ECOLOGUES

Particulate matter, climate change, plastic: How can we solve these problems and preserve the earth for ourselves and our future generations? Ecologues collects stories from people, initiatives, organizations and companies who have already dared to take the step from thinking to acting. 

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