A different view of Kolkata: a whole new perspective on Kolkata is opened to us by the film maker Shamik Kumar Rakshit. For “180 Seconds Kolkata” he climbed on to the roofs of the Indian metropolis. From there he captures scenes in the narrow streets that we, as passers-by, would never have discovered.
“Down the street from us is a log chalet that looks right out of the Bavarian Alps, except without the red geraniums spilling over window boxes. Houses like this are not a rare sight in the United States. They tie German-Americans to their roots and make them feel at home.
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Berlin, Berries, and Castles.
One of the many things that people automatically associate with Germany is the traditional Bavarian costume. However, this is a big misconception about the German people. What most people don’t realize is that the Lederhosen and Dirndl are a Bavarian tradition and therefore not worn throughout all of Germany. Nor are they worn all the time. For the most part, Bavarians wear their Lederhosen and Dirndl on special occasions, however it is quite possible to see some hard-core Bavarians wearing them for no special reason other than the fact that they are proud of their heritage. But don’t be surprised when you are walking around Bavaria and not everyone is wearing them.
This is a preview of Understanding Lederhosen and Dirndl Culture.
Have you ever thought about learning a new language but dropped the idea as soon as you thought about the resources? German is one of those languages that people love to learn, but many beginners have no clue as to where and how to start.
Learning German can be a daunting task, especially if you want to learn it online without any professional guidance. There are a myriad of websites. Which should you rely on? However, there are a lot of blogs who are making the job easier for German enthusiasts. If you want to learn German online for free, you should check out the following blogs.
The Cologne Cathedral is known for its skaters, who were here earlier! – at least from Matwej’s point of view. The skater takes us with him to the Cologne Cathedral square. Once the favourite spot of all skaters, a few years ago the city made it unusable for them. We meet Matwej under the Zoo Bridge, where the Aggressive Inline Skater and his friends have withdrawn to, and where he shows us the latest rails and curbs.
At the age of ten Dayan Kodua came with her parents from Ghana to Germany. She grew up in Kiel. Now she’s working as an actor and has just published her own book in which she presents successful black Germans.