The Jodhpur RIFF: Folk Music in the Blue City with Travel Must

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Wednesday, October 9. 2013 • Category: People and Places
From the majestic Mehrangarh Fort to famous blue houses in the old city, Jodhpur never fails to impress its visitors. The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), organised yearly in October, adds to this city’s charm. Come and join us on a weekend trip which will leave you with many new visual and auditive impressions.

We will meet at Delhi Cantt Station on Friday 18th October and board the train at 9.46 pm and reach Jodhpur the next morning at 7.45 am.

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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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Learning Hindi in Delhi: Interview with an International Student

Posted by Peter Beyes • Monday, May 27. 2013 • Category: People and Places
For the last two years Adele has been studying Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, taking one-on-one Hindi lessons with Language Must simultaneously. In an energetic interview Adele talks more about her decision to study in India, the importance of learning Hindi when living in Delhi and her experiences with Language Must.

Even if one's heart beats for Delhi, everyone needs a respite from the city from time to time: Adele in Nainital. (c) Adele Newman

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India Summer Programme 2013: Studies in Indian Language, Culture and Society

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Monday, April 1. 2013 • Category: People and Places
Knowledge Must organises its summer programme Summer in India 2013 from 14th July till 10th August in Delhi. The programme consists of an exciting mix of Hindi language classes, academic seminars, skills training sessions, Delhi tours and weekend excursions.

India holds a very special place in our globalising world. It is not only home to every sixth human being on the planet, it is also the most culturally diverse country in the world. From high-tech industries in the megacities to remote jungle villages seemingly untouched by time, India encompasses both the dynamic forces of globalisation and the deep-rooted traditions of one of the world's most ancient cultures. Due to all this diversity, India is difficult to grasp.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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Internships in India: Work Experience with Knowledge Must

Posted by Peter Beyes • Friday, February 22. 2013 • Category: People and Places
Are you interested in doing an internship In India? Go for it - it's easier than you might think! The story of former Knowledge Must intern Julia is a great example. Longing to go back to India, where she spent a year as an exchange student when she was 16, Julia joined our team for three months in late 2012. Read on to find out how Julia got interested in India, her experience living in Delhi and how her time with Knowledge Must complemented her studies.

(c) Julia Schuhmacher

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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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Christmas the Indian Way

Posted by Grigory Egorov • Friday, December 21. 2012 • Category: People and Places

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Christmas in Delhi: 10 Things to Do During the Festive Season

Posted by Grigory Egorov • Wednesday, December 5. 2012 • Category: People and Places

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Mehrauli Walking Tour - Exploring Delhi's Oldest Neighbourhood

Posted by Anna Schaeble • Friday, June 29. 2012 • Category: People and Places
When I booked myself on a Historic Mehrauli Walking Tour I was really excited, was really looking forward to go. Why was I so excited about this walking tour? I had arrived in India only two weeks before to complete an internship as part of my studies in Germany. And of course, everything still felt completely new and adventure-like to me. It was my first time in India, as you may have guessed. You must remember your first time being here and can imagine how I felt.

(c) by Anna Schaeble

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Empowering the Back Lanes of Shahpur Jat

Posted by Julia Perczel • Thursday, March 22. 2012 • Category: People and Places

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Things You Should Know Before Coming to India - Tips for Travellers

Posted by Gurleen Cheema • Wednesday, January 11. 2012 • Category: People and Places

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A Pioneer for Organic Food in New Delhi

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Tuesday, December 6. 2011 • Category: People and Places
On a recent day when going to work to our office in South Delhi’s Shahpur Jat neighbourhood, I noticed, amidst sweets and street food vendors and recent fashion shops that have been mushrooming in the area, this cute little shop called “Dubdengreen”. Inside, unsurprisingly for this densely populated neighbourhood, the space is small enough, the decorations are minimal and the absence of shining and blinking advertisement on the shelves catches the eye. This looks more like a farm house shop, so you wouldn’t be surprised to find mooing cows and chattering chicken in the backyard. A quick look around is enough to confirm the impression: grains and millets are there, fresh vegetables next to fresh fruit and dairy products. This is indeed another shop for farm goods – so how is it different? Well, this one is all about organic.

(c) by Heiko Pfeiffer

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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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Being a Chinese Tourist in India!

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

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