Kategorie: Notes

Invited by mer. Store

mer. Store Frankfurt invited me and my partner in crime Vineetha to present the documentary movie „Brown Angels“ and our little photo exhibition „Schwester Kerala“ tracing the migration story of Indian nurses in Germany. Thank you mer. Store and Indian Goods Co. for being such amazing hosts!!! We had…

Indo-German Young Leaders Forum

The Indo-German Young Leaders Forum is a platform for bilateral exchange of the young and rising generation of India and Germany. I was invited to their annual conference which was held in Berlin. During a session on migration at the Humboldt University me (representing Masala Movement e.V.), Prof.…

Intercultural Branding

I was invited to the Max-Planck-Institute in Dresden to conduct a workshop at a conference organised by IndiAlumni which is a group of people who have taken part in Indo-German academic experiences sponsored by the DAAD. The workshop was about exploring the identity and positioning of IndiaAlumni amongst other…

Back Home!

No, I’m not planning to become a fashion model 🙂 I just helped out at a shoot for an urban adventure project. The air was crisp, the sunlight amazing and it was fun spending some time with this secret photographer. What I like is the…

High Fashion In Rural India

Like almost all men in Kerala my uncle wears the Lungi at home. Basically it’s the Indian version of jogging pants. I was always impressed by the colourful and trippy designs. This one seems like a little accident or maybe not. Anyways my uncle loves…

E-Bike Brand Challenge

Quite some time ago m-way (retailer for e-bikes) asked me to come up with brand suggestions for potential in-house products. Eventually they’ve never launched any. My favourite brand idea was vlo-e … basically it stands for „flowing electrically“. My inspiration was the similarity between the words „velo“…

Be Clever My Friend!

Me and my neighbours love to hang out in front of our Büdchen (small corner shop) at Clever Street. Most people in Cologne have their favourite kiosk. Usually the shop owner becomes a significant part of your everyday life. Besides selling snacks, beer and newspapers,…

Kurian Ghoting Reloaded

After we had to shut down our Cairo office due to the recession after the revolution I moved back to Europe and my business partner Sagar Ghoting eventually went on to do his Master in Service Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Of course…