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

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 spectacular …

Tsunami Relief Fund in Greece [:]Τσουνάμι και η Ελληνική Βoήθεια

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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 direct …

Festivals of India in Greece[:]Φεστιβάλς της Ινδίας στην Ελλάδα

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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 Athens …

Mahatma Gandhi in Thassos[:]Ο Μαχάτμα Γκάντι στη Θάσο

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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 and …

PARTICIPATION OF THE INDIAN OLYMPIC TEAM IN THE ATHENS 2004 OLYMP

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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 the …

India in Athens 2004[:]Η Ινδία στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες Αθήνα 2004

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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 and …

PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – BARCELONA 2

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 spiritual …

Sunil Dutt in Athens[:]Επίσκεψη του Sunil Dutt στην Αθήνα

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Along with the 70-odd members of the Indian athletic team to the Athens Olympics was the then Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sunil Dutt. who seems to have had many fans  in Greece as well. He became popular as a charismatic hero of the Indian cinema in the ‘60s. He was immortalised as one of the …

ELINEPA’s E.U. Project Explores Cross Cultutal Influences in India, Greece and U.K.[:] Έρευνα για τις Διαπολιτισμικές Επιρροές Ελλάδας, Ινδίας και Μεγάλης Βρετανίας

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The ELINEPA, in collaboration with the St. Xavier College in Kolkatta and the Open University (The Ferguson Centre for Asian and African Studies) in London submitted a project in line with the objective of the EU-India Economic Cross Cultural Programme on June 3rd 2004 at the office of the EU delegation in New Delhi. The project entitled, “Exploring the present …