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Indian presence can be felt throughout Germany — be it the tantalizing scent of Indian cuisine permeating the air or the sight of Indian students making their way to universities. But what draws Indians to Germany, and what keeps them there? In this dossier, we explore personal stories and experiences of Indians living in Germany, including navigating cultural differences and finding success in their careers, revealing the unique challenges and rewards of living as an Indian in Germany.

Portraits of Indians in Germany


Skilled labour is urgently needed in Germany. People from all over the world come to Germany for this very reason – they want to work here. What helped them enter the labour market? What profession did they choose and why? Where do they go when they leave the house in the morning? What do they like about their day-to-day work? They talk about this in the #MyJob series.


Martin Ganguly actually studied directing and acting. Then he changed careers and went into teaching. He loves his profession – in part because it gives him a wide range of opportunities. 

Martin Ganguly Photo (Filmstill): © Ula Brunner

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