“Mumbai-Varanasi Express” Short movie

May 24th, 2017 by
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When one dies in the holy city of Kashi (Benares, or Varanasi), the Hindus believe that he gets liberation from the circle of rebirths, as Lord Shiva himself comes and whispers in his ear the Taraka Mantra that helps him to cross over the waters of samsara. The city of Kashi promises liberation after death, Kaashyaam maranamContinue reading


Screening of the movie “Lipstick Under My Burkha”

April 5th, 2017 by
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The controversial Indian movie “Lipstick Under My Burkha” of Alankrita Shrivastava (a 2016 production), will  have its nationwide premiere during the film tribute “50/50 gender and in the cinema” on 7-9 April 2017 (Friday to Sunday), at the Greek Film Archive (Iera Odos 48, metro Kerameikos) with free admission. The film is about the double life of four womenContinue reading


“Olympus: An Indian Retelling of Greek Myths” by Devdutt Pattanaik

April 2nd, 2017 by
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The well-known Indian writer and mythologist, Dr Devdutt Pattanaik has recently authored a book entitled “Olympus: An Indian Retelling of Greek Myths,” in which he explores the ancient Greek Mythology from an Indian perspective of view. The book has been published by Penguin India. The author searches to find common roots between Greek and HinduContinue reading


The Snake Charmer – World Premiere in Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

March 5th, 2017 by
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The Snake Charmer follows India’s leading Bollywood star Aamir Khan on his quest to change the way men treat women in India. Until recently, Khan was used to portraying macho men looking for vengeance and was part of an industry accused of encouraging sexual violence. The film follows the actor in and out of Bollywood,Continue reading


Assam – India’s northeastern state

February 17th, 2017 by
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Dimitra Stasinopoulou’s photographic collection from the northeastern state of Assam in an e-book format. click on the photo to see the collection Assam, is the biggest of the Seven Sister States in the North Eastern part of India, that are connected to the rest of the country via the Siliguri Corridor, or the Chicken’s Neck, a 22-km stripContinue reading


Life in Nagaland

February 15th, 2017 by
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Dimitra Stasinopoulou’s photographic collection from the northeastern state of Nagaland in an e-book format. click on the photo to see the collection The State of Nagaland, The Land of the Great Warriors, was cut off for years due to political unrest and was only opened to visitors in the last few years. It lies in the far North-EasternContinue reading


Tribute to India – 3rd Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival

January 14th, 2017 by
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The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) participates this year in the special tribute to India organized by the 3rd Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival on January 30 in Kalamata. During the tribute 4 documentaries will be screened. Finding Happiness by Ted Nicolaou. (Duration 97 min. Language:  English with Greek Subtitles). Illuminating a joyful lifeContinue reading


Screening of the movie “The Making of the Mahatma” in Thessaloniki

January 1st, 2017 by
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The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development and the Cine Club of Thessaloniki organize the screening of the movie The Making of the Mahatma (1996) by Shyam Benegal. Date : Monday, January 23, 2017 at 21:00 hrs Venue: Cinema Macedonikon (44 Filikis Eterias str., Thessaloniki, tel. 2310-26 1727) The film is a joint Indian – South African production based upon the book, TheContinue reading


Kolkata Slums – Hubs of Hope and Dignity

December 23rd, 2016 by
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Dimitra Stasinopoulou’s photographic collection from the slums of Kolkata in an e-book format. click on the photo to see the collection On my way to Assam and Nagaland, I started the trip from Kolkata and spend the three days there mainly visiting the slums.  There is a slum area here that despite the adverse conditionsContinue reading


“Rakt Abhishek,” A Hindi Theatrical Play on Indo-Greek theme

December 1st, 2016 by
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The playwright and director Daya Prakash Sinha presents his theatrical work «Rakt Abhishek» (Blood Coronation) at a time when India is faced with the dilemma of choosing between the use of violence against externally motivated terrorist incursions and maintaining the leading philosophical principle of non-violence proclaimed by the sages of the country over the centuries. The playContinue reading