The Indians

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Learning language is a must!

My name is Ronak Gandhi, I grew up in Junagadh, India but moved to Australia in 2008 to do my degree. After finishing my degree I liked Australia so much that I lived there for few more years till 2013 working and travelling. I arrived in Germany (TU Chemnitz) in...
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If you speak the language, you never face problems

What is it like for an Indian woman to live in Germany? Good 😉 If you speak the language, you never face problems… The Indian diaspora and, important to me, Indian supermarkets and restaurants are almost everywhere. Before moving here some people warned me of racism and discrimination, but luckily I have...
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They try only if you try!

My name is Anushka. I come from New Delhi, India. I have done my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Environmental Sciences, so basically I am all about nature conservation. I currently am in Germany for my PhD studies. It has been around 3 years here. I currently hold the position of...
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Germany does not feel any different

My name is Madhuri, I am 25 years old and I originally come from Bengaluru, south of India. I came to Germany to do my Master’s in Molecular Life Science at the University of Jena. I am in Freiburg now to work on my Master’s thesis. This was the first...
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I am really happy. I can be myself here

My name is Charu and I come from Bangalore, India, where I did my Bachelor’s studies in engineering. I wanted to continue and do a Master’s in engineering and Germany – the land of innovation- was a perfect place ;-). I came to Chemnitz in September 2013 to acquire a Master’s...
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A safe place

My name is Ritika and I come from Uttar Pradesh, India. When I first came to Germany in 2008 for only two months I was pleasantly surprised by so many things. My first surprise came at the airport in Munich when I saw a Woman taxi driver and thought: “Wow....
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A world citizen

I consider myself a world citizen. I am Indian because I carry an Indian passport and because my geographical region is called India, but I have multiple identities. If there was a possibility of a global passport, I’d be the first to apply. Do you feel integrated into the German...
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More global than Indian

How does it feel to be an Indian woman in Germany? Well, my fundamental identity is not my nationality, although I know that’s how most people perceive me. I think the chances I have had in life make me feel more global than Indian. Of course, I am proud to...