On this website, you will find a collection of my, Krisha Kops, journalistic work, ranging from articles, essays, and interviews to reviews. As I am of German and Indian origin, the content will feature German as well as English articles. My writing focuses in the following order on philosophy, politics, and culture. Thereby, I often attempt to find a connection between the academic world and those who are interested, even though they might not be too familiar with it. In addition, my aim is to approach topics from an intercultural point of view, with special emphasis on “Indian” and “Western philosophy” (please apologize for the crude simplification).
My work as an advisor and coach goes into the same direction and is influenced by my experience as international journalist. As a philosopher, I support companies in their change management. Here my focus lies on ethical business. If you want to know more, have a look at this section.
In a similar fashion, I bring my expertise – particularly in Indian philosophy – also to other instituions, such as yoga studios. First and foremost, to The STUDIO (Munich), where I do not only hold workshops, but also help to teach philosophy and Sanskrit to those who aspire to become yoga instructors.
This is connected to my passion as a speaker. In my speeches, talks, and workshops, I focus – like in my writing – on philosophical topics, with a proclivity for intercultural, global justice, and life realted issues. You can find my upcoming performances in the “events” section. There you will also find my topics of interest.
I studied philosophy (BA) and journalism (MA) at London and Westminster University, before receiving a Ph.D. in intercultural philosophy from the the University of Hildesheim. I wrote my dissertation about the modern philosophical receptions of the Bhagavad Gītā in Germany and India. If you want know where my English and German journalistic work appeared or whom I have coached, please have a look at the “clients” section.
As far as my creative writing is concerned, I won the U20 Poetry Slam Championship (of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) in 2005. In 2013/2014, I participated in the creative writing school Bayerische Akademie des Schreibens in the Literaturhaus Munich. 2019/2020 I worked on my new novel project in the creative writing program of SLUB (Dresden). I will continue to do so in the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, which chose me as one of their stipendaries in 2020. With an extract of the novel, I was able to win the Haidhauser Werkstattpreis 2020.