World  /  Published 15.05.20

Germany plunges into recession

The German economy shrank by 2.2 per cent in the first quarter compared with the previous three-month period as shutdowns in the country and beyond started to bite, official data showed Friday. That m...
By AP and Reuters in Berlin

India  /  Published 09.11.19

Modi cites fall of Berlin Wall

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invoked the demolition of the Berlin Wall, linking the 30-year-old event with the Supreme Court‚Äôs Ayodhya verdict to say that both heralded peace and unity.‚...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.05.20

Muslims pray in Berlin church

The Dar Assalam mosque in the Neukölln district normally welcomes hundreds of Muslims to its Friday services. But it can currently only accommodate 50 people at a time under Germany’s coronavirus r...
By Reuters in Berlin

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.19

Berlin is high on a heady cocktail of cinema

The Berlinale, or the Berlin International Film Festival, has been a happy tramping ground for Calcutta film-makers for a long time. Over the decades several directors from our city have made their wa...
By Ruchir Joshi


World  /  Published 10.02.20

Merkel’s heir won’t run for Chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s anointed successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said on Monday that she would quit as party leader and no longer seek the country’s top position, adding to the political...
By New York Times News Service in Berlin

Culture  /  Published 16.03.20

Playing to an empty theatre

I was watching on my computer at home on Thursday afternoon as the Berlin Philharmonic finished a streamed performance of Luciano Berio‚Äôs ‚ÄúSinfonia.‚ÄĚ The cameras panned over rows of seats. No on...
By Anthony Tommasini

World  /  Published 19.04.20

With random tests, Germany seeks path out

Felix Germann was not expecting anyone when his doorbell rang last week. Outside was a doctor who looked like she had just stepped out of an operating theatre, green scrubs, face mask and all ‚ÄĒ and ...
By Katrin Bennhold/New York Times News Service in Berlin

World  /  Published 22.08.19

No new Brexit divorce deal: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.Johnson met M...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 18.05.20

No ‚Äėkiss‚Äô but tad too up-close for comfort

Hertha Berlin defender Dedryck Boyata apologised for his up-close encounter with Marko Grujic but denied kissing his teammate after a senior German politician criticised players for breaching the leag...
By AFP in Berlin


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