Roadtrip to Bombay – the little book
Roadtrip to Bombay
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 […]
Dreams, but no future!
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 […]
What if the unimaginable hits what is already incredible?
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 […]
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 […]
The Barefoot Skateboarder Organization
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. […]
This blog post I’ve written in my function as founder and member of the board of The Rural Changemaker e.V. As an offshot of the The Rural Changemaker e.V., Berlin, Germany, the Barefoot Skateboarders Organization is an independent section 8 company, registered in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It was registered in September 2019. It serves the […]
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 […]