Living culture

We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and India. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.


Using Dramaturgy © Goethe-Institut

Using Dramaturgy

After two intensive, residential workshops held in Kolkata and Bangalore at the end of 2019, 24  dramaturgs-in-training are on the lookout for opportunities to apply their learnings. Read about them, hear about what they learned and what they think of dramaturgy, and see the ways in which we will continue to explore the use of dramaturgy in the context of Indian theatre.

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

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.

The title 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 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.

Day-Afterthoughts in your head © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?
Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Games on a Platter © Goethe-Institut/Mohit Jindal


Video Games are an escape from the daily stress, a break from patterns of rumination, and a way to build positive feelings. From the alumni of the Goethe-Institut's Game and Train Jams comes exciting mobile games. Check them out!

Berlinale-Blogger Graphic: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Berlinale Blogger 2020
Curtains up!

17 film journalists from 14 countries and regions meet in Berlin and present their views on the Berlinale. As Berlinale bloggers they are looking for stories - on the screen and behind the scenes of the film festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday in 2020.

Five Million Incidents: Launch Newsletter © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | Aarushi Surana © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | Aarushi Surana

Experiments in public space
Five Million Incidents

Five Million Incidents is a year-long series of events, organised by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi and Kolkata, conceived in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective. It aims at expanding our notion of art as an extension of everyday experience of life. Numerous practitioners of different art disciplines will explore the “process of making” as a moment of sharing and interaction with you, the audience.

Kafka and virtual reality. Photo: Goethe-Institut

World Literature
„The Metamorphosis“ in Virtual reality

In the "MetamorphosisVR" you wake up as a giant insect in a faithfully reconstructed room thanks to VR technology. Do read about what exactly awaits you here.

Deutschland #nofilter © Omar Sotillo Franco/Unsplash, edited by Goethe-Institut

Up & about
Deutschland #nofilter

What do I cook when the fridge is empty by the end of the month? How do I save the world by the way? And how do I survive my studies? "Deutschland #nofilter" offers tips, curiosities and funny stories about life in Germany.

Deutschsprachige Litertatur Illustration: Tobias Schrank, Goethe-Institut

Literary translation
The German List

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

Latitude-Festival © EL BOUM

4th – 6th June 2020

The digital festival Latitude presented a programme of artistic contributions and debates, exploring the question of how colonial structures impact the present and how we can overcome them. You can find most contributions in Media.

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.

Europa - what now? Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

Europe – what now?

Crisis, Brexit, swing to the right: we mainly talk about the EU only when it’s burning. The European elections are a good opportunity to ask: What do we want from the EU? What could it still be? How do we want to shape it? Europe – what now?

Museum of the Future: Banner grafik Grafik: Goethe-Institut / Aarushi Surana

Society and Education
Museum of the Future

What is the role of education for the wellbeing of a society?  How can museums be catalysts of a move towards emancipated citizenship? Academics, museum professionals and other experts from Germany and India will examine these exciting issues.

Social Translating

Literary Translation
The Social Translating Project

The Social Translating Project is testing a new social practice for literary translation. Ten translators from Asia are translating the German novel „Die Welt im Rücken“ by Thomas Melle into their respective native languages. During the process, they meet in a closed digital forum and work on their translations by interacting with one another and engaging in a close discourse with the author.

Games and poltics © lalesh aldarwish

Games and politics
Global Gaming

Video games have long since established themselves as their own art form too. Artists use the medium to release the latter’s functionality for observation and explore the limits of the game. Game designers turn to new topics and audiences. And the major museums are discovering the computer game as a cultural asset to be collected and preserved.

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.