Our office in New Delhi oversees programs both in India and neighboring countries and has been in operation since 1990. In India, we work on our four focal areas: market economy, urban governance, digital transformation and human rights. We focus on making cities more liberal for their citizens, harnessing the power of the revolutionary Right to Information Act, ensuring property rights for marginalised communities as well as we support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights in India. We pursue these goals in partnership with policymakers, business leaders, national and international NGOs, universities as well as think tanks.
East or West, women-headed startups face obstacles in a man’s world
Women entrepreneurs face different challenges and more obstacles than their male counterparts, when breaking into the world of business a webinar that brought together three women, who head startups in India and Germany heard.
Call for Internship – Program Management
The South Asia Regional Office, headquartered in New Delhi is inviting applications from skilled and motivated young people to apply for a long-term internship to work with our Program Management Team. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to substantively contribute to and learn from our work.
Women Start-ups: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Learn from female entrepreneurs and investors how to tap the potential of women entrepreneurship, what Germany and India can learn from each other in this regard, and what experiences Indian female founders, in particular, have had in Germany.
My Experience working with ARCH
Trupti Parekh and Ambrish Mehta are no ordinary couple. Working with them over the last four months had been a privilege. During my early days of being in the Indian liberal circles, I would often hear their name and the work they had been doing and that is why when the opportunity came to document their work, I jumped right at it.
Politics of Economic Reforms: Real Lessons from 1991
July 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the economic liberalization in India. The liberalization began in 1991, with Dr. Manmohan Singh as the then-Finance Minister in the Congress-led coalition government headed by Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao.
Right to Information: A tool to combat disinformation
India passed the Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 which gave the hope of transparency and accountability to its citizens. Since its adoption more than a decade ago, the act has helped in highlighting several frauds and enabled citizens to hold government and public authorities accountable for their actions. However, over time the essence of the RTI Act has been systematically eroded.
Custodial Torture and Police Brutality in India
The lockdown due to the Corona pandemic showed once again that police violence and torture in custody are a major problem in India. Significant is the case of P. Jayaraj and J. Fenix, who were tortured in judicial custody and succumbed to their injuries after two days. They were arrested for keeping their small mobile phone and accessories shop open just 15 minutes beyond the state government imposed curfew.