Order the summer edition here

India

ASIA: "We are the ones who are far away, while they are in the center"

TECHNOLOGY: According to Kevin Kelly, technology writer, photographer and publicist, the best thing you can do sometimes is slow down technology.

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…

Glasglow – the spark in the Paris Agreement

CLIMATE: In the perspective of poor coal-intensive countries: Why should not the rich stop selling oil and gas – and let the poor continue to burn coal? Will the transmission of democracy now be to blame for the doom of the earth?

Under the sacred protection of Babas (Saddhus)

TRAVEL ESSAY: I spent the corona quarantine in an ashram in legendary Rishikesh, India, spiritually led by Juna Akhara naga babas – naked men smeared in ash.

From eco-nightmares to historical relief

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Ministry for the Future

THE FUTURE OF THE EARTH: In a groundbreaking new collective novel, we can read about how the climate crisis is escalating and a new ecological world order is emerging.

Caste – a universal system of inequality, abuse of power and humiliation

Isabel Wilkerson: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent

RANK: In India it is the surname, in the USA it is the skin color, which determines whether one is at the top or bottom of the caste system's ladder

Freedom, dignity and hope

GAZA: MODERN TIMES meets different voices in Gaza today: About the United States' new plan, and conditions on the ground.

It's our own fault

DESTROYED NATURE: : Profit hunting, illegal trade in wild animals and a growing population taking over natural areas, provide fertile ground for disasters. Covid-19 is not nature's revenge; we have done this to ourselves.

The illiteracy of Pakistan

READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES: Pakistan needs to prioritize citizens' inadequate literacy skills and should implement a nationwide program that takes into account the country's multicultural and foreign language communities.

Gandhi's method

NEWSPAPER EDITOR: Fighting for peace and reconciliation is not easy.

In the shadow of the caste society

Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Anand Vaidya: Indian Democracy. Origins, Trajectories, Contestations

INDIA'S CONFLICTS: India's strong economic growth under Narendra Modi has deepened the social disparities. The coexistence of the many religious groups

Gandhi put into perspective

Talat Ahmet: Talat Ahmed: Mohandas Gandhi. Experiments in Civil Disobedience

GANDHI: History Professor Talat Ahmet has written a nuanced and thought-provoking biography of Gandhi, with particular emphasis on his thoughts on civil disobedience and nonviolent protest.