BREATH AWARENESS IN WORLD’S RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

Giorgos Halkias   Breathing is a manifest condition and quintessential expression of life. It has been literally and metaphorically entangled with spiritual principles inspiring sacred meanings and practices across varied religious domains. We can surmise that the periodic operation of respiration, in its heart-felt indispensability and visceral relation to life, impressed upon devoted minds and …

Kostas Kyriazis’ Award for the Indian Jurnalist Barkha Dutt

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The Award ceremony for the Indian reporter Barkha Dutt by the international Center Kostas Kyriazis took place on Wednesday 31 May at 8:30 pm at the hotel Caravel in Athens.   This year Mrs. Barkha Dutt, managing editor of New Delhi TV and Mrs. Li Shengxian, editor of the major cultural magazine of China, China …

A Ten Days Indo-Greek Cultural Program in Cholargos

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The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (Elinepa) with the collaboration of the cultural centre of the municipality Cholargos and the Indian embassy of Athens organized a ten-day programme from 15th to 25th May 2006 dedicated to India and its culture, as well as the relation of Greece towards it. The festivities took place at …

EVOLUTION OF THE RABAB AND THE JORI

 A SHORT HISTORY OF TWO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT HEARD THAT OFTEN NOWADAYS by Dr. Bharat Gupt   Instruments that look like the rabab or the sarod certainly existed in India as early as the 5th century CE as they can be seen in the Ajantapaintings. In fact, exchanges of musical scales, techniques and instruments have been going on between India and Greece …

Memory as History: The legacy of Alexander in ASIA

Τhe Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Sydney organized a conference on the theme: “Memory as History: The legacy of Alexander in Asia” from the 27th  February up to the 1st March 2006 at the India International Centre in New Delhi. The conference was co-sponsored by the India International Centre and the Embassy of …

KAJURAHO

Poem by Dennis Dinopoulos The British had left them hidden, grateful to the thick jungle, relieved that it had entwined itself around them – temples the lot of them! Such ‘unmentionable’ monuments, huddled together like newly hatched, depicting in exquisite details the delights of love. Here was love’s triangle fused into one explosion, with differentiating …

SOMJIT DASGUPTA – PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF HIS TEACHER

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By Dr. Bharat Gupta   Somjit Dasgupta (born1953) preserves the tradition of playing Hindustani classical music on string instruments belonging to the family of which the most popular today is the ‘sarod.’  As a musician he performs onsarod, rabab, sur-rabab, mohan vina andsursingaar, the playing techniques of which all he inherited from his late mentor and …

ELINEPA’s Cultural Programmes with the Society “Friendship of Nations”

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EL.IN.E.P.A.’s musical team constituted from Kostas Kalaitzis (Song), Lefteris Mitropoulos (Tampla), Anil Kumar (Tabla), Vassilis Divanis (Tabla), Giorgos Mitsikaris (Flute) and Klara (Tampoura) performed songs and music from India in the international festival “New Year’s Eves around the World” that was organised by the Society Friendship of Nations and the Student Club of Economic University …