HINDI FILMS OF THE 50s IN GREECE: THE LATEST CHAPTER OF A LONG DIALOGUE

December 31st, 2004 by

Helen Abadzi Most people know that Alexander the Great conquered northwest India in 327 CE.  But very few people know that India conquered the heart of Greece around 1960.   Not even Indians know of this remarkable event.[i]  The invasion started in 1954 and took place on the screens of working-class movie houses.  It was an invasion of spectacularContinue reading


Η ΣΠΟΥΔΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΧΡΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΩΝ ΓΛΩΣΣΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΙΝΔΙΚΗ ΧΕΡΣΟΝΗΣΟ

December 31st, 2004 by

Ελένη Αμπατζή   Η διδασκαλία αρχαίων γλωσσών αντιμετωπίζει πρoβλήματα στην Ινδία και στις γύρω χώρες παρόμoια με αυτά πoυ αντιμετωπίζει στην Ελλάδα.  Σχετικά λίγoι  μαθητές μαθαίνoυν σανσκριτικά, και η γλώσσα έχει σταδιακά περιθωριoπoιηθεί.  Αυτό φαίνεται να έχει δυσμενείς συνέπειες στη χρήση των μoντέρνων ινδικών γλωσσών. Πoλλoί φιλόλoγoι θεωρoύν oτι η γνώση αρχαίων γλωσσών βoηθάει στη χρήση των μoντέρνων γλωσσών.  Αλλά oιContinue reading


Tsunami Relief Fund in Greece

December 26th, 2004 by
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The New Year celebrations went quiet as people throughout the world watched the horrific scenes brought to our houses by the means of mass communication. The destruction ofbiblical proportions that affected the countries of  the South and South-East Asia after the powerful earthquake of the 26th December 2004 left behind hundreds of thousands dead and millions homeless in a situation of directContinue reading


Festivals of India in Greece

November 21st, 2004 by
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FESTIVALS OF INDIA IN GREECE On the auspicious occasion of the Divali Celebrations, the Indian festival of light, a cultural programme entitled “Magical Journey to India” took place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel from 13 to 21 November 2004.  The programme was organised by Mrs. Suddha Stefane Iliades in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in AthensContinue reading


The 18th World Congress on Dance Research

November 7th, 2004 by
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The 18th World Congress on Dance Research Indian Scholars and Artists gathered together along with their colleagues from Greece and thirty different countries in the historical city of Argos in Peloponnesus near the magnificent ancient theater of Epidavros that hosts every summer a festival of ancient drama and forms a living link between the ancientContinue reading


Mahatma Gandhi in Thassos

November 3rd, 2004 by
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MAHATMA GANDHI IN THASSOS “The Castle”, the Cultural Association of Limenaria in Thassos, organised on the 3rd November 2004 the first-ever in Greece lecture of the Indologist and chairman of ELINEPA, Dr. Demetrios Vassiliades, on the subject “Mahatma Gandhi: the Father of Modern India.” The well-organised cultural evening gathered schoolteachers, scholars as well as students andContinue reading


ΑΓΓΙΓΜΑ ΙΝΔΙΑΣ

September 7th, 2004 by

Της Μαρίνας Βήχου  Αν σ’ αγγίξει ένας Ινδός στο δρόμο μη φοβηθείς – μας έλεγε κάποιος από την πρεσβεία την πρώτη μέρα που πατήσαμε το πόδι μας στη χώρα του Γκάντι – γι’ αυτού είναι ένας τρόπος επικοινωνίας. Αν σ’ αγγίξει όμως η ίδια η Ινδία τι γίνεται; Πως να της αντισταθείς; Πως να αντισταθείςContinue reading


PARTICIPATION OF THE INDIAN OLYMPIC TEAM IN THE ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS

August 13th, 2004 by
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Chazhur V. Gangadharan It would be worthwhile to have a peep into the past, which moulded the very concept of Olympic games, centuries ago. The great souls who conceived such a noble idea must have been watching the events from their dwelling places in the high heavens! Every heart must have been praying to theContinue reading


India in Athens 2004

July 20th, 2004 by
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INDIA IN ATHENS OLYMPICS 2004   Τhe ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games was a great celebration, when for 17 days the games returned to the country of origin. More than 21.500 representatives of the Mass Media covered the Games and four billion viewers all over the world watched them on television. They all saw Modern Greece, inside andContinue reading


PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – BARCELONA 2004

July 13th, 2004 by

Giorgos Halkias The Council for a Parliament of World Religions (CPWR) convened from the 7th to 13th of July in Barcelona bearing the theme: Pathways to Peace: the Wisdom of Listening, the Power of Commitment. According to the Parliament’s Program the mission of the CPWR is ‘to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritualContinue reading