No Rape Culture in Brazil, isn’t there?

The Copacabana is drapped in red. At the legendary tourist spot of Rio de Janeiro, feminists hung hundreds of clothes with red stains as a sign of the never-ending violence against women. The trigger for this action was a rape case which came to light on 26/05/2016 due to the high number of rapists. A…

#SayNa

The full-time digital marketing agency Isobar India created a new, absolutely incredible social media campaign. The following video called “The Na Na Anthem” shows in two minutes all social injustices in India. The name of this video refers to the background sound which is the original melody of the Indian anthem. Normally this anthem consists of five…

The Adventure New Delhi

Just a weeks after the gang rape of the young student Jyoti I travelled to the so called juggernaut New Delhi. I was aware of all the newspaper reports, the daily demonstrations and the huge mobs. I knew the risks, but I hazarded the consequences. Because I hoped that after all the hype there would…

Mumbai: Slum And More – Part I

With more than 12 million inhabitants Mumbai is the biggest city of India and also one of the poorest. Because more than half of the urban residents live in slums. These are startling 6.5 million people. Dharavi is considered as the largest slum in Mumbai, located in the city centre. This is also the largest…

A Travel From Hyderabad To New Delhi

There are thousand ways to reach a goal. You can walk, go by car – if you have one, go by bus or bicycle. But some ways are so far that it would be better to travel by plane. Or you just take the train, as I did. For about 27 hours I called two…

Goa – The Indian Paradise

Beautiful sandy beaches, Mediterranean food and a Western-influenced culture. In this way Goa is advertised on travel sites and in brochures. Many Indians advised me to travel at least once to this small paradise, to enjoy the sun, the beach and the salty sea. Because there – unlike any other place I have visited in…

No Country for Rapists

Many reports of the recent years, whether in newspapers, on web pages or on television, have often illustrated a negative image of India. Even my previous blog post “Jyoti’s Case” could give the impression that the former British colony is a country of rapists. But it isn’t like that. Unfortunately the fear spread by media…

Jyoti’s Case

It was on December 16, 2012, the day on which the suffering of the 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey started. At the same time it was the day on which India, as I knew it by then, should be turned fundamentally. The history of the Indian “braveheart” is probably known by everyone who watches…