A Life’s Journey with Endpoint in Ghostly Japan – Lafcadio Hearn in a New Edition

By Andreas L. KatonisUniversity of Thessaloniki, Greece One could give the above title to the survey of a recent book written on, and by Lafcadio Hearn released by Polaris Publications in Budapest.[1] Hearn is mostly considered to have been an American writer. This is due to the fact that he lived for years in the …

Celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Greece and Bangladesh

The Hellenic Republic was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh immediately after the victory of the Allied Powers in the Bangladesh Liberation War and the forced capitulation of the Pakistani Occupation Forces on 16 December 1971. The completion of 50 years of Greek-Bangladeshi diplomatic relations was …

Visit of the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarachi, to Bangladesh

The Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarakis paid an official visit to Bangladesh on 9 and 10 February 2022, where he had talks with the country’s political leadership, in order to reinforce bilateral cooperation in the fight against illegal migration, and discuss important issues related to legal migration.  In Bangladesh, Mr. Mitarachi met …

Visit of the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarachi, to Pakistan

The Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarakis paid an official visit to Pakistan on 7 and 8 February 2022, where he had talks with the country’s political leadership, in order to reinforce bilateral cooperation in the fight against illegal migration, and discuss important issues related to legal migration.  During his visit, the Greek …

Cultural event on Rabindranath Tagore and Greece in Dhaka (Video)

The Brihatta Art Foundation organized a special event on Rabindranath Tagore and Greece on December 6, 2021, in Dhaka, which was attended by many leading personalities of Bangladeshi literature and arts. The President of the Brihatta Art Foundation and Professor of Painting at the University of Dhaka, Dr. Bishwajit Goswami, welcomed the guests and the …

Statue of Themis becomes a symbol of justice and secularism in Bangladesh

By Dimitrios Vassiliadis The statue of Themis has become a symbol of justice and secularism in Bangladesh after its re-installation in front of the Dhaka Supreme Court complex. The statue made by the eminent Bangladeshi sculptor Mrinal Haque (1958-2020) is a combination of Greek and Bengali art and depicts a blindfolded Bengali woman wearing a …

World Peace Conference in Dhaka — Greek Participation

On the occasion of 50 years of Independence and  as part of the ongoing celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Government of Bangladesh hosted a 2-day World Peace Conference on December 4 and 5 in Dhaka. The Conference under the theme ‘Advancing Peace Through Social Inclusion’ was held …

Happy Independence Day, Bangladesh!

শুভ স্বাধীনতা দিবস, বাংলাদেশ! On the auspicious occasion of Bangladesh’s 50th Independence Day, the Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture & Development (ELINEPA) wishes to the friendly people of Bangladesh, especially to those who live and work in Greece, Happy Independence Day with health, progress and prosperity. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh …