Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit in Salonica

 23 December 2015: Cultural Center ELINEPA, Navarino Square, Thessaloniki. Within the framework of the series “Introduction to the Sanskrit Language” and “Introduction to Indian Philosophy,” the  Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture & Development is organizing at its Cultural Center at Navarino Square, Thessaloniki, the following lectures presentations by Indologist Professor and Chairman of ELINEPA Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis: Wednesday, December …

Greek Difence Minister Panos Kammenos visits India

Mr. Panos Kammenos, the National Defence Minister of Greece has visited India from 17-19 December 2015. Minister Kammenos held meetings with Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and Deputy Minister of External Affairs Mr. Vijay Kumar Singh on 18 December 2015. Both sides held discussions on various issues in the field of defence and security and agreed to …

Tribute to Dr Theocharis Provatakis

Commemorating Teacher and Man of virtue Theoharis Provatakis (12 April 1941 – 3 December 2015),  who lived with the Grace and died with it. “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come” Rabindranath Tagore Theoharis Provatakis was born in the Christos village, Iearapetra, Crete, and studied theology, history …

Sparks of Wisdom from Greece and India

This page aims to inspire the readers by transferring some sparks of wisdom from the Greek and Indian civilizations that illuminated humanity for thousands of years. You are free to republish the below material in any medium or form. Edited by Dimitrios Vassiliadis 5. Kavafy and Krishnamurti on Freedom from Fear India: Jiddu Krishnamurti   Greece: Constantine Kavafy 4. …

Lecture on Hindi short fiction and Dalit literature

On the occasion of the year-long celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assambly, the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture & Development organized  a lecture on the theme:  “Hindi short fiction and Dalit literature” by Dr Ajay Navaria, Assistant Professor, Dept. of  Hindi, Jamia Millia Islamia University, …

Αquarelle Workshop by Rathin Kanji

The ELINEPA Thessaloniki invites its members and friends to attend an aquarelle workshop by the Indian painter Rathin Kanji (First Prize Daniel Smith in the Aquarelle Salon exhibition) on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 18.00 – 20.30 in the Conference Centre Piraeus Bank (2nd floor). The workshop will take place in the international exhibition Thessaloniki Aquarelle Salon (9 to 25 …

Dhai Akhar Prem ka (Four Letters of Love)

Kabir (Indian mystic poet and saint 15th-century) पोथी पढ़ पढ़ जग मुआ, पंडित भयो न कोई ढाई आखर प्रेम के, जो पढ़े सो पंडित होए                                                               कबीर Pothi Padh Padh Jag Mua, Pandit Bhayo Na Koye Dhai Aakhar Prem Ke, Jo Padhe so Pandit Hoye Reading the scriptures everyone died, none became wise Only those who …

Meeting of the Greek Foreign Minister with the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Vijay Kumar Singh, on November 6, 2015, on the margins of the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, in Luxembourg. The two Ministers agreed that the good level of Greek-Indian political relations creates the conditions for further enhancement of bilateral relations in the sectors …

तोड़ती पत्थर – She was Breaking Stones

Poem by Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’ (21 February 1896 – 15 October 1961 / Midnapore, West Bengal) Translated from Hindi into Greek by Dimitrios Vassiliadis वह तोड़ती पत्थर = Έσπαζε πέτρες देखा मैंने उसे इलाहाबाद के पथ पर = την είδα σ’ ένα δρόμο του Αλλαχαμπάντ वह तोड़ती पत्थर । = εκείνη έσπαζε πέτρες. कोई न छायादार पेड़ …