December 31st, 2009 by
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by Nicolas Kazanas Reviewer : David Stollar, BA Atc Dr N. Kazanas is a noted Greek Sanskritist and the Director of a Cultural Institute in Athens, Greece. Apart from multifarious studies in Greek, he has published numerous articles in English in Indian and Western Journals and has participated in many Conferences in India and inContinue reading

Kuchipudi Dance Performance in Volos

December 23rd, 2009 by

Tuesday, the 22nd & Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Old Electric Theatre, 9:00 pm Yashoda Rao Thakore India A 5-member Kuchipudi Dance Group, led by Smt. Yashoda Thakore, performes at the Volos International Festival with live accompaniment of traditional Indian instruments. Through the movement of ancient Indian dance kuchipudi, the timeless sounds of Indian music, colors andContinue reading


December 7th, 2009 by

Prof. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai University of Kerala    Background. Kathakali is, literally, story-play, a vibrant dance drama of the classical tradition in Kerala, the southern most state in India.  At the deepest level it is ritualistic.  It has all the elements of folk dance, music, elaborate make-up and costume.  All these formative factors evolved graduallyContinue reading

Hindi Day Celebration

November 11th, 2009 by
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Hindi Day was celebrated ον 11 November 2009 for the first time in Greece upon the initiative of H.E. the Ambassador of India Mr. Dilip Sinha. Dozens of old and new students of Hindi and Sanskrit had a chance to get together, know each other better and present their special interests and work. The celebrationContinue reading

Theo Angelopoulos honored with International Lifetime Achievement Award in the 11th Mumbai Film Festival

November 5th, 2009 by
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  Considered as one of the world’s greatest living directors Greek film-maker Theo Angelopoulos was honored with the international lifetime achievement award in the closing ceremony of the 11th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) for giving thought-provoking and visually appealing cinema. His distinctive style and work has influenced a number of young filmmakers.. A retrospective of his films was organized to saluteContinue reading

Celebration of Diwali 2009

October 17th, 2009 by

The most important festival in India, Diwali, was celebrated with special splendor this year on 17 October in the Rendi Municipality-Hall. A lot of Indian and Pakistani citizens working in our country gathered with their families to celebrate together in a spirit of friendship and unity this big holiday of the Indian New Year, ofContinue reading

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Celebration 2009

October 2nd, 2009 by
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Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October, established by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence, was organized by the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) and the Embassy of India in Greece and held in the Cultural Centre of Municipality of Athens. The event drew attention of many friends of Gandhi. ForContinue reading

Συγκέντρωση στα Προπύλαια για την απελευθέρωση του Αθ. Λερούνη

September 16th, 2009 by

Propilaea, 16 September at 17.00  Την Τρίτη 8.9.2009 άγνωστοι κουκουλοφόροι απήγαγαν τον Έλληνα καθηγητή Αθανάσιο Λερούνη, από τις περιοχές των Καλάς στο Πακιστάν. (Οι Καλάς είναι διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένη θρησκευτική μειονότητα που βρίσκεται στα ΒΑ. Πακιστανικά σύνορα με το Αφγανιστάν. Η Πακιστανική κυβέρνηση επίσημα αναγνωρίζει και την ελληνική καταγωγή της από τους στρατιώτες του Μέγα Αλέξανδρου). ΟContinue reading

India – Honored Country in the 74th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

September 9th, 2009 by

An elephant in Thessaloniki An elephant in Athens An elephant in Patra An elephant in Piraeus HIMACHAL FOLKLORE DANCING GROUP   Tsogider Singh Hamby (leader).  Tset Ram Hamby, Jay Prakash, Gopal Singh, Saroj Kumari, Sima Kumari, Rima Kumari, Parmesh Kumar, Vidya Nad Sarek, Daram Pal Jauhan, Saraswati Kumari, Bulbir Singh. ODISSI CLASSICAL DANCE GROUP Shrimati Aeusi Mughtal (leader) ShrimatiContinue reading

Cultural Tour to North-East India

August 27th, 2009 by
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CULTURAL TOUR OF NORTH-EAST INDIA (Kolkata, Guwahati, Gangtok, Varanasi, Kolkata) from 20 August up to 3 September 2009   GENERAL:   A plunge into the culture and tropical nature of the north-eastesrn areas of India near the borders with China, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. A unique chance to wander in the metropolitan Kolkata, state of Sikkim with its TibetanContinue reading