Master Li Quan - Cultivating Kung Fu Traditions in Sichuan’s Chengdu

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Monday, September 30. 2013 • Category: People and Places

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Kumbh Mela 2013 - Tours Organised by Knowledge Must

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Tuesday, December 25. 2012 • Category: People and Places

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Foreigners in China - Where Do They Live and Work?

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Monday, April 23. 2012 • Category: In Depth
The two largest cities in China are the main draw for foreigners coming to China for work: Beijing, the political capital, and Shanghai, the country’s financial centre. Both cities have about 20 million inhabitants and thus count among the largest metropolises in the world. In terms of convenience, accessibility, availability of interesting jobs, and existing expatriate networks these two cities are hard to beat. Since both cities are very internationally orientated, they are more accessible, logistically as well as culturally.

Beijing
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Job Opportunities for Foreigners in China

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Friday, March 9. 2012 • Category: In Depth

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Our New Guide Book: "Work in China"

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Saturday, January 21. 2012 • Category: Global Career

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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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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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Our New Guide Book: "Work in India"

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Tuesday, November 30. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of the latest addition to our guide book series "Work in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must", which is available for free download from our website. With this publication we offer you a complete resource on India's challenging job market for foreigners. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guide books "Internships in India", "Volunteer in India", and "Study in India", this is the fourth of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. All four guides will be regularly updated to keep up with the rapidly changing Indian environment.

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Guide Book: Study in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Wednesday, September 1. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of our new guidebook ‘Study in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must’, which is available for free download from our website at www.knowledge-must.com/guidebooks. We made it a point to cover all important aspects of studying as a foreigner in India. Life for international students will be so much easier once they figured out the logistical requirements and the Indian cultural environment. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guidebooks 'Internships in India' and 'Volunteer in India', this is the third of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. Next will follow a guide about 'Work in India', which is currently under production.

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Innovations in the Indian Hospitality Industry

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Saturday, July 31. 2010 • Category: In Depth
Innovations in the Indian hospitality sector can be analysed on many different levels. This analysis makes the attempt to give a broad overview on innovations taking place in the industry according to various categories of hotels as well as relevant functions, concluding with a brief outlook on future directions these innovations might take.

India holds a special place in the international world of hospitality. Culturally the country might very well be the most diverse place in the world. It is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites and royal cities, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures, and festivities. Luxurious and destitute, hot and cold, chaotic and tranquil, ancient and modern - India's extremes rarely fail to leave a lasting impression.

Hospitality is a long running tradition in India. From the majestic Himalayas and the stark deserts of Rajasthan, over beautiful beaches and lush tropical forests, to idyllic villages and bustling cities, India offers unique opportunities for every individual preference. However, until fairly recently this was hardly evident when looking at India's hospitality industry.

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Urs at Ajmer: Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti Rules

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Friday, June 11. 2010 • Category: People and Places
The Urs celebrations of the great Muslim Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti at Ajmer are famous all over the world - not only among Sufis or other Muslims. Sufism (also referred to as tasawwuf) is the inner, mystical dimension of Islam, which focuses on direct knowledge of God and the experience of mystical union or direct communication with ultimate reality. One can hardly overemphasise the importance of Sufi Islam as the key channel for Hindu-Muslim interaction in South Asia throughout the centuries, which resulted in an extremely fruitful cross-fertilisation of ideas, thoughts, sciences, and arts – and there is no place in South Asia where this is more evident than in Rajasthan’s Ajmer and even more so during the Urs festivities.

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Interview: Bond Talks about Graffiti in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Sunday, June 6. 2010 • Category: Arts and Beyond
If you have been to Ladakh lately, or to some of the rather hidden parts of Delhi, chances are you all of a sudden found yourself staring at a – at least for India – still very unusual sight: graffiti. And by graffiti we mean not just some tags or bombings, but instead most detailed, multi-coloured 3D fonts and graphics that inevitably make you think: what is this and how the hell did it get there in the first place???

It is as much the skilled design itself as it is the location and how the art is embedded into the surrounding environment, what makes these pieces so special to both the layman’s and the professional’s eye. ‘Bond’ - the man responsible for these artworks - has graciously agreed to answer some of our questions…

New Delhi, India / © by Bond

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Guidebook: Volunteer in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Wednesday, May 26. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of our new guidebook ‘Volunteer in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must’, which is available for free download from our website at www.knowledge-must.com/guidebooks.

We made it a point to cover all important aspects of working as a volunteer in India. Life for international volunteers will be so much easier once they figured out the logistical requirements and the Indian cultural environment. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guidebook 'Internships in India', this is the second of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. Next in line will be the guides 'Study in India' and 'Work in India', both of which are currently in production stage.

We make this guidebook available to you for your free individual, non-commercial usage.

Please DO share it with others!

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Kumbh Mela - The Most Wonderful Sight in India?

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Wednesday, March 24. 2010 • Category: People and Places
“What is the most wonderful sight in India – the strangest thing to be seen in all this land, where so much is strange? For my part, I am inclined to doubt whether anything can be witnessed more impressive and picturesque, more pregnant, too, with meaning and significance, than the Kumbh Mela, or great Pilgrim Fair, which is held, once every twelve years, where the waters of the Ganges and Jumna meet, below the wall of Allahabad. Until you have look upon one of these tremendous gatherings of humanity many aspects of Indian life and character must be hidden from you.”
Sydney Low during the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to India (1906)

© Enrico Fabian (www.enrico-fabian.com) for "Die Zeit"

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Guidebook: Internships in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Tuesday, March 9. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of our new guide book ‘Internships in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must’, which is available for free download from our website at www.knowledge-must.com/guidebooks. We made it a point to cover all important aspects of doing an internship in India. Life for international interns will be so much easier once they figured out the logistical requirements and the Indian cultural environment. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural backgrounds and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

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