1989: Between History and Memory

S Prasannarajan

The threat today is no longer from the comic strip communism of Pyongyang. It is the ex-communist as an aggrieved nationalist, or the pinstriped communist as a Confucian capitalist, who challenges the world

Two Men And a Car

A road trip across Germany, Belgium and France

Rejecting Home

Troubled by the spectres haunting Europe, Claudia Richter is on self-imposed exile in India

A Yellow-Black Fairytale

The line-up for this year’s UEFA Champions League has three usual suspects and one gigantic wave of energy

Europe’s Judgment Day

The ruling has pushed the euro’s value higher against major currencies

Too Smart for Europe

How Germany sees the Eurozone crisis. And why others demur

The Curious Case of Elfriede Maria Schmidt

A 77-year-old German lady who’d made a Kochi hotel her home for the past eight years died last month. Her body has been lying unclaimed since. We went in search of her past and found four threads unspooling a lonely and wounded life

The Emperor’s Holy Book

A copy of the Quran, parts of which were written by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, will soon be auctioned in Germany.

It Was a Classic

Germany’s 4-1 defeat of England at the World Cup, despite the refereeing controversy, will be a match long remembered.

Loneliness of a German Fan

You get glares from people around you. But it only makes you clearer about why you’re cheering for this team.


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