Learn Hindi in Delhi, India

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Monday, November 28. 2011 • Category: Global Career

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The Last Cup of Coffee – Hunting for Coffee in Delhi

Posted by Darya Dmytruk • Tuesday, November 22. 2011 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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Leisure Culture in Modern China

Posted by Noemie Lataud • Tuesday, November 1. 2011 • Category: People and Places
Along with economic development and social evolution in both developed and developing countries, leisure activities have become more important and diverse than ever. Relaxing after long and strenuous working hours and the other obligations of daily life is now a necessity. The “need to escape” is enjoyed in different ways across cultures and is closely related to daily lifestyles, working life, and cultural patterns. As Chinese society has experienced great changes over the last few decades, leisure activities have also developed a lot. I have had the opportunity to observe these evolutions in China and explore Western and Chinese views on this issue. The following is an interview conducted with David Ritter, a 27 year old American male who has been living in China for two and a half years, and Yang Qi, a 25 year old Chinese male who studied in Australia for six years but has since returned to Chengdu. Below is a transcript of our discussions about Chinese leisure activities.

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CouchSurfing in India

Posted by Hana Navratilova • Friday, October 21. 2011 • Category: People and Places

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Internships in India and China Will Give You an Edge

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Friday, October 14. 2011 • Category: Global Career
Why should I do an internship in India or China? Take a look around you. How many students in your school are doing internships in India or China? Not many, I suppose. This by itself is the first advantage of doing an internship there. If an employer has two identical candidates with everything else being the same except that one of them has done an interesting internship during his/her college years, who do you think the employer is going to prefer? Of course, the person with the outstanding internship!

"Chindia Flag": China and India are becoming increasingly attractive destinations for internships abroad

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101 Things to Do While in Delhi

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Monday, September 26. 2011 • Category: In Depth

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Being a Chinese Tourist in India!

Posted by Roberta Mazzoni • Friday, September 16. 2011 • Category: People and Places

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China's Mid-Autumn Festival - Millions of Poets Under the Moon Light

Posted by Mariya Otake • Thursday, September 8. 2011 • Category: People and Places

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Delhi Walla: An Interview with Mayank Austen Soofi

Posted by Laura Mansour • Thursday, September 1. 2011 • Category: Arts and Beyond

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Teaching German in India: How Hindi Eases a Teacher’s Life

Posted by Andrea Walter • Monday, August 15. 2011 • Category: Global Career

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Moving to China - Knowledge Must's New Office in Chengdu

Posted by Jonathan Kraima • Friday, August 12. 2011 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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Job versus Passion - Carve Out Your Career

Posted by Rachayta Gupta • Monday, August 1. 2011 • Category: Global Career

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Shahpur Jat - Knowledge Must's New Home in Delhi

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Monday, July 25. 2011 • Category: People and Places

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Discovering India for the First Time: The Feelings of a Franco-Egyptian Girl

Posted by Laura Mansour • Monday, July 25. 2011 • Category: People and Places
At first glance one could say that there is no point in comparing Egypt and India, but when I came here I noticed that there were quite some similarities between these two countries. When I first arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi I had this strange feeling of familiarity. Facing me there were hundreds of Indians staring at me but it didn’t disturb me, the same thing occurs in Egypt, so I am quite used to it. I only realized that I was in India on the way to my flat, when I tried to explain to my taxi driver who didn’t speak a word of English how to get there. From that moment I understood that in India things could quickly get more complicated and that I had to sweat it out. A challenging programme was waiting for me; will I be able to measure up to it?

The first days I decided to gather my courage and discover my neighbourhood. I made this leap to have a glimpse of India’s living conditions and culture and I quickly realized that I was not in an environment that was completely foreign to me. I was walking along the main market of Malviya Nagar when I had this strange feeling: it was a mixture of a dream and a flashback from my time in Egypt.

The panorama that stood in front of me, the city of Delhi with its crowded streets, noises and smells, reassured me somewhat. I found here the same hawkers shouting their slogans, the same sweltering atmosphere of the days of extreme heat and also the same frame of mind: bargaining. Nothing better than going to shop in a local market or to launch into the traffic jam to feel fully immersed. Crossing a busy intersection involved similar risks! However, it reminds me of how my cousins in Egypt who used to take my hand to help me cross the street – now I can proudly say “I can cross the street on my own!”

It is true that when when many people think about these two countries, one word comes first in their minds: poverty. Children, the unemployed and handicapped are the most affected by poverty and it is a fact that one often comes across beggars, touts and children who are trying to sell roses. Nevertheless, you have to go beyond that kind of stereotype if you really want to appreciate the splendour of these countries. Simple people, always welcoming, with a sense of mutual support, that is what I found here, not to mention the gorgeous sceneries which are classified among the Seven Wonders of the World.

Some scenes particularly struck me. Just look at these pictures and try to tell which country it is:

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101 Things to Do While in Chengdu

Posted by Miya Yang • Friday, June 24. 2011 • Category: In Depth
There is loads of fun to be had during your time in Chengdu, whether you come for business, education, or leisure. To help you make the most of this "heavenly city" we have gathered together over 100 ideas into one handy guide. See how many you mangage to tick off before you leave - that is, if you manage to leave at all…

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