Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Sikhs celebrate the birthdays of all of their ten spiritual teachers (gurus) as ‘Gurpurab’ (festival or celebration of Guru).  Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism,or Sikhi and marks  the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469-1526), the first spiritual teacher (Guru) who laid the foundation ofSikhism. …

The Work of Indian Pritzker Prize 2018 Laureate Architect, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi

By Mari Siampani* In March, the Pritzker Prize (equivalent to a Nobel for Architecture) Jury announced the selected Laureate for 2018 to be for the first time in history an Indian Architect, Professor Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, recognizing this way his offer to his country and the humanity, through his built work the past 60 years. …

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is an Indian festival celebrated every year on 2nd October to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi due to his non-violent civil disobedience against the British colonialists in India and South Africa. Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays in …

A trip to North Pakistan – from Peshawar to Kalash

by Dimitra Stasinopoulou Travelling to North Pakistan, is an adventure in and of itself! It is a country blessed with abundant natural and historical riches. From breath-taking Himalayan mountain scenery, to rivers and forests, unique tribes, important archaeological sites, museums and very hospital people. Especially the north, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is a wild frontier. Only for visiting …

Interview of India’s State Minister of Agriculture Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to AMP (in Greek)

Ο Υφυπουργού Γεωργίας της Ινδίας Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat παραχώρησε, κατά τη διάρκεια της επίσκεψής του στην Ελλάδα τον Απρίλιο του 2018,  μια συνέντευξη τύπου στον Δημήτρη Μάνωλη για το Αθηναϊκό – Μακεδονικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων την οποία αναδημοσιεύουμε παρακάτω: Ποια είναι τα αποτελέσματα της διήμερης επίσκεψης και των συναντήσεων σας στην Ελλάδα; Η Ελλάδα και η Ινδία έχουν μακραίωνες …

Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dussehra is a Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is believed that Ganges, the most holy and sacred river in India, descended from heaven to earth on this day. Ganga Dussehra takes place on the  10th day (dashami) of the waxing moon of the Hindu lunar month Jyeshtha (May – June in Gregorian calendar). The festival celebration lasts ten …

President of India says “Knowledge alone holds the key to finding solutions to our problems”

Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of presentation of the 4th Visitor’s Award and meet of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities (2 May 2018) Τhe Hon’ble President of India  Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Vice-Chancellors of the Central Indian Universities at the Presidential Palace saying Research and …

Vaisakhi

ਖੁਸ਼ ਵਿਸਾਖੀ Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is an ancient spring harvest festival that has been observed in the Northwestern Indian state of Punjab for many centuries. The festival marks the start of the New Year in the Nanakshahi solar calendar  and is celebrated on 13 or 14 April. This variation in date is due to the …

Father Constantinos Parthenios and the Last Supper by Johann Zoffany in the St. John’s Church, Kolkata

«…λάβετε φάγετε· τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου·… πίετε ἐξ αὐτοῦ πάντες τοῦτο γάρ ἐστι τὸ αἷμά μου τὸ τῆς καινῆς διαθήκης τὸ περὶ πολλῶν ἐκχυνόμενον εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν.” Matthew, 26: 26-28. Dimitrios Vassiliadis One of the most famous artworks now hanging on the walls of the St. John’s Church, Kolkata (Calcutta) is the painting of The Last …