Born in Dhaka, the bustling capital of Bangladesh, Aasha Mehreen Amin learnt to read and write in English early in her life thanks to her supportive and progressive parents. She got an opportunity to study economics at BostonCollege, where she found her rhythm in the analysis of the world’s current events and their links back to the state of her country.
Date12.06.2015 | 13:47
In her latest multimedia presentation, ‘I Have One Language; It’s Not Mine’, celebrated artist Mithu Sen describes the home as a temporary place. In this video installation she is Mago, a person who knows no language, at a home for girl orphans and abuse victims somewhere in Kerala.
Date29.05.2015 | 13:46
TagsAspinwall House, Beijing +20, empowering women, Fort Kochi, girls, I have one language, it's not mine, Mithu Sen, orphans, women's rights
As she mixes several chemical compounds in a test tube, she meticulously takes notes to make sure she is tracking each stage of the experiment. After all, at this early stage in her research on silica nano-coating, each trial counts.
Date15.05.2015 | 21:51
Adjectives such as “distinctive” and “authentic” just don’t go far enough. No one could interpret a song like Billie Holiday. Her influence on jazz can still be heard and felt today – 100 years after she was born.
Date09.04.2015 | 15:20
TagsBillie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Count Basie, founding mother of jazz, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, music, rape
Singer-songwriter, mother, activist, punk – Nina Hagen has many facets. Even at 60, the unique artist with the unconventional outfits continues to strut the very fine line between madness and genius.
Date03.04.2015 | 12:47
Learning about technology and practical science can help children develop into critical thinkers. That is according to a young Ghanaian entrepreneur who encourages girls as young as six to develop technology skills.
Date27.03.2015 | 14:27
Motorcycle taxis are the main mode of transportation in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali – Claudine Nyanamajambere is the only woman to drive a “moto.” DW portrays the woman who’s found her place in this male-dominated domain.
Date19.03.2015 | 15:10