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The colorful Indian microcosm

REISEESSAY: In search of a self away from the corona pandemic. In India, the western structure is turned upside down. Instead of crying for food and clean water, the homeless masses sing mantras and throw flowers to their idols to forget the hungry…

Losing a life witness

DEATH: Can one grieve over a person who turned 97 years old? Grief can be deeply selfish and liberating collective. But grief can also create communities in the love of the deceased.

To challenge a Eurocentric perspective

IDEA HISTORY: Olivette Otele Hachette, Verena Krebs: African Europeans. An Untold History, Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe
African and African-European personalities were central in building what we today call Europe – from the dawn of time to the present day. Africans founded cities in Spain and Italy before ruling the Roman Empire. And Ethiopia also helped Europe advance in the 1400th century.

The invaders among us – stink bugs, king crabs, Nile perch and coronavirus

TRAVEL ESSAY: In our time of catastrophic extinction of species, you may risk overlooking the catastrophic spread of some species. As we experienced on our journey with the four-wheeled home with the beetle Halyomorpha halys – or what about the king crab in Norway?

Banished and imprisoned for his books

ESSAY: In addition to the world's whistleblowers, a number of writers have suffered because of what they have revealed. Jan Tystad deals with some of them here.

The power of 20 years of propaganda

911: How can it be that a man like Spike Lee believed so strongly that New York's Twin Towers and Building 7 were taken down with explosives that he wanted to spend the last 30 minutes of his documentary series exploring, if not defending, such a view? ?