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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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The role of media and journalism
Between the Lines

Discover the many facets of media and journalism in India which have changed and developed dramatically over the last 25 years, as a result of digitization, economic boom & the evolving needs of a new, urban-oriented middle class.

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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

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams
Kulturama.digital

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.

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Film, Media & Digital Culture

Binge Fever Title Remote © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

German Series in India
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in India.

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LITERATURE & KNOWLEDGE

Reading girl Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

Event Tips
Buchmesse Digital

This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is presenting an array of topics in digital form. Here you can find a list of lectures and discussions, that we have put together: Ranging from topics of “cultures of equality”, “prize-winning literature”, “Europe” and “sustainability”.  

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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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