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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Learning Hindi in Delhi: Interview with an Intercultural Trainer

Posted by Peter Beyes • Friday, February 15. 2013 • Category: Crossing Cultures
Keya Choudhury is a Berlin-based intercultural trainer: She helps individuals and organisations prepare to work in different cultural environments than their own. Taking some time off from her current assignment in Bangalore, Keya recently came to Delhi for a short holiday. Being highly energetic and proactive, sight-seeing and meeting friends proved not fulfilling enough, so she enrolled in a week-long intensive Hindi course with Language Must. In this refreshingly lively interview, Keya shares some of her experiences learning Hindi, living in India and navigating different cultures.

Keya Choudhury, Berlin-based intercultural trainer and Hindi student with Language Must. (c) Keya Choudhury

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Indian and Chinese Companies Benefit from Foreign Interns

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Thursday, February 7. 2013 • Category: Global Career
With an array of Indian and Chinese companies expanding their global footprint, the trend mainly started by technology firms to hire foreign interns has both deepened and extended to other industries. Companies ranging from hospitality, market research to airport development have an ever rising awareness of the benefits of hiring foreign interns. While many companies are vying for international interns to connect better with their target customers abroad, others are seeking graduates from leading business schools to develop international talent. Infosys in India and Huawei in China are just two of the many companies that are continuously hiring interns from countries as diverse as Mexico, South Africa, and Germany.

Shanghai is one of the main destinations for international interns

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Learning German in Delhi: The Experience of a Senior Expert in Renewable Energies

Posted by Heiko Pfeiffer • Thursday, January 24. 2013 • Category: Global Career
Anil Misra is a senior expert in the field of renewable energies, having worked both in India and abroad for the last 27 years. As a student he spent one year at the University of Siegen, Germany, where he later also taught. He currently works with GIZ as Senior Programme Advisor. As part of a Germany-based multinational organisation, German is part of his daily work. He has previously joined one of the German courses offered by his employer in collaboration with Language Must.

Anil Misra (second from left) having dinner in an Italian restaurant with family of an Indian friend during one of his Germany trips. (c) Anil Misra

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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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German Courses in Delhi: Experiences of a Berlin-based Indian Researcher

Posted by Peter Beyes • Wednesday, November 14. 2012 • Category: Global Career

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Student Exchange Program to India – Is That Even Possible?!

Posted by Julia Schumacher • Wednesday, October 24. 2012 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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Indian Food for Foodies

Posted by Priyanka Kumari • Tuesday, September 25. 2012 • Category: Arts and Beyond
When thinking about food in my native country India, so many thoughts and memories cross my mind. A major chunk of our budget is invested on food which makes it the one of the largest sources for our GDP. The rich cultural diversity of India plays the vital role in the huge variety of food we can boast of. “Mumy bhook lagi hai” (Mom, I’m hungry) - Maggi’s advertisement which made a remarkable impact on the advertising world. I also can recall the Sunflower oil advertisement which showcased an Indian mom cooking Indian delicacies.

When we think about Indian food as Indians “ghar ka khana” (home-food) is the best for us. The reason being not only the quality spices used but also that it is hand cooked by our beloved mom and simply is the best!

The adjectives which come to my mind for Indian cuisine are yummy, delicious, delectable and scrumptious. There is Paneer Kadhai, Chicken Biryani, Pulao and Butter Chicken, Gajar ka Halwa, Imarti, or Gulab Jamun, puri and sabzi, dosas, uttapams and so many more. The list is endless and everybody will find so many options to choose from. The popularity of Indian dishes is growing with each passing day. It is because of the flavour and aroma of the spices used primarily.

Indian Thali
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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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Cultural Immersion: The Experience of a German Hindu

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Monday, April 9. 2012 • Category: Crossing Cultures

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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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