Salient points on the Supreme Court’s verdict on disputed Ayodhya site

Editorial On  November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court of India unanimously ruled in favor of the Ram Temple construction on disputed Ayodhya site, where the centuries-old Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992. Here are the Salient points on SC’s judgment: Babri Masjid “Mosque of Bābur” prior to its destruction in December 1992, Ayodhya, …

Statement by Foreign Minister Nikos Dedias after his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Abul Kalam Abdul Momen in Athens

«Υποδέχθηκα σήμερα με μεγάλη μου χαρά τον Υπουργό Εξωτερικών του Μπαγκλαντές, τον κ. Abul Kalam Abdul Momen. Θυμάμαι, αγαπητέ συνάδελφε ότι, σαν Υπουργός Δημόσιας Τάξης, είχα την ευκαιρία να επισκεφτώ την πρωτεύουσα του Μπαγκλαντές, την Nτάκα, το 2013, και να γίνω δεκτός από την Πρωθυπουργό -η οποία είναι και σήμερα Πρωθυπουργός- την κα Sheikh Hasina. …

Tribute to the Greek Indologist Dr. Miltiadis Spyrou

By Dimitrios Vassiliadis Greek Indologist Dr. Miltiadis (Milton) Spyrou passed away on September 23, 2019, in Athens at the age of 85. He left one son Arthur Spyrou, who serves as Australia’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and three grandchildren. His wife, Kate, also an Indologist, died last year. The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture …

Economiki Epitheorisi in the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair

India is the honored country at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, and on this occasion the Ambassador of India to Greece Ms. Shamma Jain gave an extensive interview to Ms. Lalela Chrysanthopoulou for the “Economiki Epitheorisi” magazine (Issue 986, September 2019). In her interview, the Ambassador describes the “New India” with the rapid economic and …

Interviews of Indian Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to the Greek press

The Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, Hardeep Singh Puri, was the official representative of the Indian Government at the inauguration of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, where India was the honored country. During his stay in Greece, the Indian Minister gave a series of interviews to the Greek press. Here are the links …

“Greece – India via TIF” by George Bourdaras

The article “Greece – India through TIF” by journalist George Bourdara was published in the print edition of the Athenian newspaper “Kathimerini” on the opening day of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair in which India is the honored country. Αυτές τις ημέρες, και ιδιαίτερα σήμερα που γίνονται τα εγκαίνια της Διεθνούς Έκθεσης Θεσσαλονίκης, ο ελληνικός …

Krishna Janmashtami

श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं Krishna Janmashtami, popularly known as Janmashtami and Gokulashtami, is one of the widely celebrated annual Hindu festivals. The festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is believed to be the eighth incarnation (avatar)  of Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the 8th day (ashtami) of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in …

Decorated trucks on the roads of India

Christina Arora * During the trip we made to India in 2016, one of the many things that impressed us were the decorated trucks we met on the bustling roads of the country, especially in the mountains. They were so ornamented that they made me wonder what customs and habits were hiding behind this impressive decoration. After a short study, I discovered that this was …

Singing planet

Kristi Stassinopoulou Along the old cobbled roads and footpaths of the mountainous Balkan Peninsula, in and out the deep rocky ravines and valleys of the Epirus, Thrace and Macedonian provinces in the North of Greece, the bleats of sheep and goats echoing against the mountainsides, together with the distant jingles of their well-tuned metal bells, …