“Mein bestes Training: In London auf einer Bühne.“

time4you has published a well written article about me and my work in India. It is all around “LEARNING”. And it is in German 🙁 Same holds true for the interview above. Asha wäre schon längst eine junge, zwangsverheiratete Adivasi – eine kasten- und chancenlose Frau in Indien. Doch dank des Einsatzes von Ulrike Reinhard […]

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Roadtrip to Bombay – the little book

I love books. And I do love the small little yet important details that make a book beautiful. LSD is a true master in this. They master typo, layout, translation, paper, binding ….. – all in ease. When I reached back home to Germany five weeks ago, I ordered Virginia Wolff’s “Letter to a Young […]

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Roadtrip to Bombay

Thank you Bharti, Naushad, Pappu, Rachael, Shail and Smit! Without your support we would never ever have made it! This is as much your story as it is mine! When the lockdown started in India I was at the Treehouse in Madla.I live there. It’s a place where “social distancing” is pretty easy. Because there […]

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Dreams, but no future!

I found this photo today by coincidence. It popped up while I was sorting, editing and sometimes deleting a few of my 35000 Janwaar photos. In preparation for our new book “Janwaar. Beyond skateboarding.” – it will be published in fall 2020 – I was looking for photos which match this theme. This photo certainly […]

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What if the unimaginable hits what is already incredible?

My dear friend Paul Morland asked me this question. Here is my attempt to answer it. Imagine village people or people living in India’s slums having fever or a cough. Do you think anyone of them would go and see a doctor? For sure not. Even now in times of the Corona crisis. They will […]

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Re-thinking education

I am currently in Bombay, India at the MIT India Initiative. I was invited to talk about Re-thinking Education. Here is my talk – I hope there is something in it for you! That’s an audio file of my talk. When I went to school I always felt like an outsider.I never had many friends. […]

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Thank you for being there! This text is more than four years old – I can’t believe it’s that long. Time truly flies. It’s still a very important text for me. I would even go that far and say one of the best texts I’ve ever written. I just found it on my laptop – […]

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Design Thinking@Prakriti

On July 27, 2019 I conducted a design thinking workshop at Prakriti School in Noida. Prakriti is the partner and supporter of the Open School Project I run with the Rural Changemakers. So naturally the changemakers were part of the workshop. Not only did they participate in the sessions, they also facilitated two sessions. Important […]

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Why India?

India is like the Internet. And this is I believe, why I am still here. I wrote the editorial for our fist we_India magazine six years ago (see page 27 or below). And most of it still holds true. I probably would rewrite the parts I mention democracy, This doesn’t look so glorious any more […]

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