Ambassador Steiner with Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister, Gujarat

Ambassador Steiner on visit to Gujarat

German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, is on a 3-day visit to Gujarat wherein he met with Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Minister for Transport, Water Supply, Labour & Employment, Vijay Rupani, Chief Secretary of the state of Gujarat, D J Pandian & inaugurated Beiersdorf's first Nivea India production site in South Asia.

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The Bobs: Best of Online Activism

Bangladeshi bloggers among winners honored at The Bobs

A Syrian refugee boy running for his life, Mexican hippie-hackers protecting privacy and Bangladeshi bloggers risking their lives to fight religious fundamentalism. Those were the winners of DW’s annual The Bobs awards.

Earthquake in the Himalayas: Rapid assistance for Nepal

Earthquake in the Himalayas: Rapid assistance for Nepal

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Germany is helping as far and as swiftly as possible. The Federal Foreign Office has provided 2.5 million euros for humanitarian aid. The first Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) team has already left Germany for Kathmandu.

Working together for an ambitious Global Climate Agreement

Working together for an ambitious Global Climate Agreement

Germany makes available INR 40 Lakh for the climate project ‘Shaping Stakeholders’ Opinion in India'.

Lebe Jetzt - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Lebe jetzt - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Traditional diplomacy was about government-to-government relations. Modern diplomacy is more about people-to-people relations. And culture is central here. This is why Michael Steiner, German Ambassador to India, and Salman Khurshid, former Foreign Minister of India, without taking themselves too seriously, plunged into uncharted waters. Together with Eliese Steiner and under the direction of Sumit Osmand Shaw, they pay homage to the Indian film by reenacting one of its most famous music videos - thus connecting people across borders. The original video from 2003 - featuring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and the “King of Bollywood” Shah Rukh Khan - was filmed in the USA. This remake, instead, has been shot in India. It is an Indo-German tribute to Bollywood movies, which have a huge fan base not only in India, but also in Germany. The title says “LEBE JETZT” because, in German, it means exactly what the wonderful song “KAL HO NAA HO” asks us to do: Live right now to the fullest!

German Embassy goes Bollywood, launches ‘Lebe Jetzt – Kal Ho Naa Ho’ music video

Ambassador Michael Steiner let the cat out of the bag on Friday, 24 April: He launched the surprise project “Lebe jetzt!” – a remake of the famous music video “Kal Ho Naa Ho” starring his wife Eliese Steiner, former Foreign Minister of India Salman Khurshid and himself  - in the Residence Garden. Bollywood celebrities Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan and Javed Akhtar as well as academic writer Madhu Kishwar graced the event with their presence. Karan Johar and Sonu Nigam sent video messages from New York and Mumbai, respectively. The more than 700 guests were mesmerized with the Indo-German tribute to Bollywood. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the best moments of the evening.

The world learns German

The world learns German

The language is rumored to be difficult, but worldwide more and more foreigners want to speak German.

Biggest spring festival in Europe opens in Stuttgart

Biggest spring festival in Europe opens in Stuttgart

The 77th Stuttgart Spring Festival has begun. The fair entices people to enjoy the outdoors in Baden-Württemberg's state capital with some 240 attractions and stands, selling everything from beer to candy floss.

All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2015

Call for Entries

To encourage environmental journalism in India, GIZ India along with IFAT India, and under the patronage of the German Embassy, has been organising the All India Environmental Journalism Competition since 2013. The third All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2015 is being organised in association with IFAT India, ICLEI South Asia, The Third Pole, Asian College of Journalism and DW Akademie. Last date for submission of entries is August 15, 2015. For more details on how to participate, please click here .

Call for Applications: Green Talents 2015

Call for Applications: Green Talents 2015

Experience Research in Germany: take part in the Green Talents Competition, promote your research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots. Deadline for submission is 2nd June 2015, 12 p.m. CET.

Call for Applications: Green Talents 2015 [pdf, 96.96k]

PM Modi and Chancellor Merkel at the joint press conference in Berlin.

PM Modi’s visit to Germany: Joint Statement

We, the Prime Minister of India and the Federal Chancellor of Germany, met in Hannover and Berlin to exchange views on upgrading and further strengthening our Strategic Partnership. We view each other’s development as mutually reinforcing and offering significant opportunities for expanding cooperation between the two countries.

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We're Closed

We are closed

The Embassy, including the Consular Section, will remain closed on Monday, 25th May 2015.

What's Up Germany: Berlin Special is now live!

What's Up Germany launches a special Berlin edition.

A special edition to commemorate 25 years of Fall of the Berlin Wall. Come explore history with us.

Kick It Like Germany at Kids' Corner

Germany plays at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner

Ambassador Michael Steiner is Germany's Ambassador to India.

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The 'Make it in Germany' portal gives the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

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Remembrance and commemoration - First World War, Second World War, Fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the three anniversaries in 2014.