Presenting What’s Up, Germany?'s
"By The River" issue.

A tribute to our rivers.

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What’s Up, Ambassador?

“We are because rivers are. The fact that rivers around
the world are in a state of crisis is cause for great alarm!”
— Dr Martin Ney


Take part in What's Up, Germany?'s River Quiz.

Have fun cracking it!

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By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population
is expected to face water shortages!

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Indo-German Cooperation

Germany will help India clean the Ganga.
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/By the River – 2017 | Issue 4

By the River (2017 | Issue 4)

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  • Dr. Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India

What’s Up, Ambassador?

“As one of India's largest development partners, Germany is pleased to contribute to the Indian government's 'Namami Gange Programme',” says Dr Ney.

  • Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Know the facts. Because knowledge is power and ignorance isn't bliss.

  • A Flowing Tribute

A Flowing Tribute

Rivers are the arteries of our earth. What’s Up, Germany? acknowledges how much we owe them.

  • Father Rhine

Father Rhine’s Recovery

The Rhine River was once very polluted, like the Ganga is today. What’s Up, Germany? traces the Rhine's journey, from a toxic mess to a pristine source of life.

  • River pollution in India

Indian Rivers: Sending Out an SOS!

Millions of Indians rely on rivers for their daily needs, but what is the state of our rivers?

  • Ganga rejuvenation

Reviving the Ganga

The Ganga is the fifth-most polluted river in the world today. Let's take a look at what's being done to improve its condition.

  • Namami Gange Programme

India and Germany Join Hands to Clean the Ganga

Ganga rejuvenation features high on the Indo-German agenda.

  • All in a Day's Work! - River Rejuvenation

All in a Day’s Work!

What’s Up, Germany? joined Ambassador Dr Ney on his tour of Uttarakhand. Here are some snapshots of his action-packed trip!

  • Pollution of the Yamuna

Yamuna: The Story of a River

What's Up, Germany? shows you how the river Yamuna degenerates into a filthy sewer in Delhi.

  • Watery Inspirations

Watery Inspirations

For centuries, writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers have been inspired by rivers. Check out these river-related books, movies, paintings and songs.

  • River rejuvenation

Water Woes

Climate change is a huge threat to our already dwindling water supply.

  • What's Up, Germany?'s Survival Kit

What’s Up, Germany?‘s Survival Kit

It's time to become water wise. Here are little things you can do that make a difference.

  • Namami Gange Programme

What’s Up, Germany?‘s River Quiz

Become a river whiz! Take a crack at this true or false quiz. You could win a cool coffee mug!

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    Naveen Kumar January 4, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Germany is an amazing country. It is a fantastic idea to start What’s Up, Germany?.

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    A great platform to get entire information and interesting knowledge about Germany & India.

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    What I like best about What’s Up, Germany? is the approach. I feel there are lots of similarities between the two countries. This e-mag provides an insight into Germany. Its content is interesting and meaningful.

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    What’s Up, Germany? is a fun and entertaining magazine to read, as it gives relevant, comprehensive as well as recent information about Germany with swag.

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    I like the articles published. They are so informative and interesting at the same time and the topics published are interesting. I also get to know a lot about Germany and India.

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    Very informative and much needed!

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    Mowchanda Ghosh January 30, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Since natural resources are slowly being depleted, water conservation 
is every individual’s duty. Water sustains life and supports ecosystem, as it has been pointed out in this magazine – a magazine which helps in knowledge
 enhancement. I congratulate all the
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    Tarun Bisht January 30, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I have been following What’s Up, Germany? for quite some time now. It’s a great way to get informed about academia in Germany, particularly about ongoing Indo-German collaborative efforts.

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    Yashowardhan Yadav February 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    This wonderful magazine acts as a gateway of information on Germany. My father was an avid reader of German Samachar, which was a monthly newsletter by the German Embassy. Since then I developed a curiosity about Germany. What’s Up, Germany? fulfils my appetite for this kind of information. It keeps me updated about various facets of Indo-German cooperation and the latest happenings in Germany as well.

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    Sandhya Yadav February 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I love What’s Up, Germany? It gives detailed knowledge about Germany and its culture. At the same time, it highlights Indo-German collaborations and concerns that affect Germany and India. The various issues related to cleaning the River Ganga have been so wonderfully covered that I showed it to many of my friends and relatives. 

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    I enjoy this lovely magazine very much. It is very informative. Keep it up.

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    Michael Tast March 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    What’s Up, Germany? is a wonderful gateway of information to see how India and Germany are collaborating. For the great Ganga river, it really is high time to act.

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    Anujaya April 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    What’s Up, Germany? is a wonderful initiative, and the issue “By the River” couldn’t have come at a better time. It is the need of the hour and it’s great to see Indo-German collaboration in this field!

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