Our Biggest Adventure Yet!

Check out our curriculum below to see why we think this is...

OK. So the situation isnt ideal! You would probably rather be driving around in the back of one of these than taking a Zoom class thousands of miles away. But we promise you our virtual tour will be make the most of the medium! We've spent months working out how to give you the broadest deepest experience of India - winding across space and time in ways that even the cleverest auto rickshaw driver wouldn't be able to.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to Reimagining India!

    • India Factfulness Quiz!

    • Meet Your Instructor

    • Course Overview

    • About the New Colombo Plan

    • The COVID-19 Context - How has India been affected so far

    • Australia and India - The Historical and Contemporary Context

    • Cross-Cultural Personality Test Download

  • 02

    Why India? Why Now?

    • Introduction

    • One Sixth of Humanity

    • Why might Amazon's Jeff Bezos thinks this is the Indian Century?

    • How India could be connected to your career?

    • Experiencing India - Alumni Experiences

    • Our Incredible India Treasure Hunt

  • 03

    The Most Diverse Place on Earth

    • How landscape and wildlife has shaped Indian culture?

    • Endless diversity - food, fashion, languages, dance and music...

    • Seven Wonders of Natural India

    • Dharavi - Asia's Largest Slum

  • 04

    Spiritual Tradition and Evolution

    • Prehistoric India - What do we know?

    • The Birth of Civilisation - Cities of the Indus-Saraswati Rivers

    • Vedic Culture

    • Philosophers in the Forests

    • The Second Urbanisation & the Birth of Buddhism

    • Epic India - The Mahabharata and Ramayana

    • The Golden Age of Classical India

    • Bhakti and Beyond

  • 05

    India's Religious Plurality

    • In the Footsteps of the Buddha

    • The Skyclad

    • Jesus's Twin Brother

    • A Spoonful of Sugar

    • The First Muslims in India

    • Sikh Gurus

    • Bahai Temple

  • 06

    India's Influence on the World

    • People: The Indian Diaspora

    • Trade: From Richest to Poorest....and Back Again?

    • Ideas: Philosophy, Religion, Art and Science

    • The Indian Connection: A Global Treasure Hunt of Indian Influence

  • 07

    The World's Largest Democracy

    • How India Gained Independence

    • The Political System and Constitution

    • The Party Political Spectrum

    • Core Electoral Issues and Current Government Policies & Issues

    • How Does India Gets its News

  • 08

    From Handicraft to Spacecraft - What gets "Made in India"

    • How India Re-emerged as the Fastest Growing Major Economy in the World

    • India's Space Program

    • Revealing Invisible India and Your Career

    • The Global Business Delivery Model (Infosys, EY and ANZ)

  • 09

    Digital India - From Tech Startups and Consulting to the Next Billion Users

    • How India Gets Online

    • eCommerce Wars: Amazon vs Walmart vs JIO

    • The India Stack: Government of India's Digital Strategy

    • Fastest Growing Startup Ecosystem in the World

    • Digital Payments Revolution (Paytm, Google, Facebook)

    • Ejecting China from the India App Store

  • 10

    Compassionate Innovation - How India Connects Head with Heart to Solve Problems

    • Key Challenges Faced by India

    • Common Approaches to Problem Solving

    • Five Kinds of Innovation

    • Solving for India, Solves for the World

    • Pharmacy of the World: Vaccine Diplomacy

  • 11

    Experiencing & Engaging with India Online - (YouTube, Podcasts, Twitter, Clubhouse, Netflix

    • Must Watch Bollywood's Greatest Movies

    • Google's India Story (YouTube and Search)

    • Netflix & Amazon Prime - What's India Watching and Why

    • News Sources to Keep You Informed on India

  • 12

    India's Future(s) and Yours

    • What was India's Pre-COVID trajectory?

    • India in 2025? 2030? 2050? 2100?

    • How has COVID impacted India

    • India related future studies (and travel!)

    • India related careers and internships

    • What you've learned - articulating and applying this course

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Nick is Co-Founder of IndoGenius together with Meetu Soni. He is the Course Director of the DFAT supported “Reimagining India: Innovation in Practice” NCP consortium. IndoGenius have been delivering study tours in India since 2012 and have over 1600 alumni from more than 25 countries. Nick was the lead instructor for an acclaimed Coursera MOOC (4.7/5 star rated) developed for the U.S. Department of State and the Ohio State University. He has also delivered courses for New Zealand Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia, British Council, the Government of India and managed projects for clients in including the European Commission. Nick has been living and working in India since 2007 and is based in Delhi and Goa. He loves history, philosophy, cricket and above all nature.

Nick Booker

Course Director

Alumni Testimonials

1600 students taught face-to-face and over 10,000 online

“I am also still in awe of how much Nick knows not only about India, but the whole world, and I appreciate how lucky we are to have learnt from him!”

University of Adelaide

Sara Easson

“I'm a commerce student and Nick's knowledge of Indian culture has given incredible insights into the depth, diversity and history of India.”

Australian National University

Bertie Barker

“Nick's knowledge has shocked me, his passion and expertise is unmatched and listening to him speak about Indian culture just makes me smile. He is an amazing teacher and he is surrounded by a team of wonderful people.”

Queensland University of Technology

Murray Thorpe

The Value of Virtual

COVID has forced us to innovate but fortunately we have had years of experience teaching online as well as face-to-face.

  • This course has been designed to help bridge the gap created by current travel restrictions and to help internationalise student experience by widening awareness of India.

  • The Reimagining India Virtual Study Tour enables students to learn about the relevance of India to their future careers using culturally contextualized case studies from startups, corporates and social enterprises.

  • Delivered in an engaging and interactive format live from India the course will actually take students to places that otherwise would not be possible even during a traditional study tour.

  • Students will have the option to use the course as a launchpad for further engagement with India including study tours, study abroad and internships once in-person opportunities return.

Ten years teaching experience

We have developed online and offline courses about India completed by thousands of students around the world