Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ visit to India

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias made an official visit to India on 26-28 November 2017. During his visit, he met with Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mobashar Jawed Akbar.  The minister’s talks focused on current affairs and ways of enhancing bilateral relations, including an expansion of tourism cooperation, trade …

Constitution Day (संविधान दिवस)

India is celebrating Constitution Day (संविधान दिवस) on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. It was on this day in 1949 that  the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. After the independence of India in 1947,  the Constituent …

Where are you looking for me bound man? – Kabir

संत कबीर की कविता – Poem of saint Kabir Translation: Dimitrios Vassiliadis मोको कहाँ ढूंढे रे बन्दे, मैं तो तेरे पास में Moko kahan dhoondhe re bande, Main to tere paas mein Where are you looking for me bound man1? I2 am next to you ना तीरथ (तीर्थ) में ना मूरत (मूर्त) में, ना कंठ (एकान्त) निवास में Naa teerath mein naa moorat mein, Naa kanth nivaas mein I do not exist in …

The Snake Charmer by Nina Maria Paschalidou

A Film Documentary by Nina Maria Paschalidou* Cyprus, Greece, 2017, 58 min The Snake Charmer follows Amir Khan, one of the most popular and influential Bollywood actors in India today, on a journey across India, as he uses his gifts as a charmer to lure his audience into adopting radical new ideas and practices concerning the way men treat …

Dozens of runners from India participate in Athens Authentic Marathon

Thousands of people from all over the world, including dozens of runners from Hyderabad and other parts of India, have gathered in Athens to run the Authentic Athens Marathon on November,  12, 2017. “The Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is not just a sporting event, a hard race, a tough course of 42,195m. More than that, the …

Indian nights in Cyprus

High Commission of India in Cyprus is organizing Indian Food Festival in collaboration with Hotel Hilton Cyprus and Indian Tourism Development Corporation from November 17-25, 2017 at Hotel Hilton Cyprus (98 Arch. Makarios III Avenue,  Nicosia). Enjoy an authentic dining experience at the Fontana Restaurant by top chefs from India and live traditional music.

The Indian film “Newton” at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The award-winning film “Newton” (2017) by Amit V. Masurkar will have its Greek premiere at the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Newton is a Hindi black comedy drama film co-written and directed by Amit V. Masurkar. The film stars  Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. Produced by Manish Mundra under Drishyam Films. It has been selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign …

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Greece for the shooting of their film “Tiger Zinda Hai”

Bollywood super stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif visited at the end of October 2017 the Aegean island of Naxos for shooting the last song of their movie “Tiger Zinda Hai” (the tiger is alive) that is expected to be released in the cinema halls on December 22, 2017. The popular Indian actors, impressed by the beautiful …

Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals inspire Catalanian resistance

Following the call by the President and the Government of Catalonia for peaceful resistance, the supporters of the independence of Catalonia organized a new platform called “En peu de pau” (On a peace footing) that seems to have been inspired by the teachings and the methodology of Mahatma Gandhi. The platform aims to contribute to …