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On February 24th 2015, Lars Møller performed his music piece ‘Blue skies in Kamchatka’ at the conference ’Exploring Indo-Danish Cooperation’ along with three other musicians from Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. ‘Blue skies in Kamchatka’ fuses the Danish and Indian music style. The band consisted of Lars Møller on tenor sax, Mads Bærentzen on piano, Thomas Ovesen [...]

VIDEO: Aarhus Jazz Orchestra at Indo-Danish Conference

Tranquebar: A piece of Indo-Danish cultural heritage Tranquebar was once a Danish colony and location for trade. From 1620-1885 Denmark traded goods on Indian ground with the Danish build fort Dansborg as its keep. With trade as its foundation, Tranquebar became a platform for cultural exchange between India and Europe in terms of habits, lifestyle, [...]

The Tranquebar Initiative

VIDEO: Rasmus Rask – Indiana Jones of linguistics LINGUISTIC EXPLORER AND SCHOLAR Co-creation between Denmark and India has a long history. That history can be traced back to the 1820s, when Rasmus Rask travelled to India in order to study what we now know as Indo-European. Rasmus Rask was a Danish linguist who lived from 1787 [...]

RASMUS RASK

Exploring Indo-Danish co-operation in culture, education and science The Danish Cultural Institute is organising a conference about possible collaborations between Denmark and India in relation to culture, education and science. The conference will take place on the 24th of February 2015. The entire program for ‘Exploring Indo-Danish Cooperation’ will run from the 22nd-25th of February. The [...]

Exploring Indo-Danish cooperation

The Indian student and Youth Goodwill Ambassador, Nipun Garg, went to Denmark in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Technical University of Denmark after having taken a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Thapar University in India. Judging by his first two months in Denmark, he feels that he has gotten [...]

Nipun Garg about studying in Denmark

In this candid conversation, Rohan Kini, founder of “Bums on the saddle”, takes a moment to reflect on his journey from running a weekend bike shop on a rooftop to taking an active part in the changing bicycle scene in Bangalore.  He says, “Biking in India is on the upswing, the validation for this is [...]

Ringing the Bell for Change

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India is a spiritual nation and Indians are very aware of the environment and its degradation. Solar energy is a large industry in India, and the country ranks fifth in the world when it comes to wind power generation.

Sustainable living

Epitomized by Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian nation has a strong movement for the advancement of peace, welfare and social responsibility. Care for people and nature is seen as intricately connected.

Peace, welfare and social responsibility

In the international art world, India is acclaimed for its performing arts. The country has a long and rich history of dance, music, theatre, puppetry and folk arts. And just like European cultures differ greatly when travelling from Finland to Portugal, so does the more than 800 different cultures in India as well.

Arts and creativity

India is the world’s largest producer of films, relasing around 1,300 feature films and movies every year, and the Ramoji Film City is the world’s largest integrated film studio with its 2,000 acres.

Film and media

Being a large country, Indian heritage is both grand and diverse. India has a rich history of folklore, legends and myths which are integrated in its art, architecture and literature.

Heritage

The stylistic expression in Indian design is usually very sumptuous. It varies across the country and is related to local culture and religion. In that sense the style is quite similar to art.

Design, fashion, crafts and architecture

The Indian middleclass is expanding fast and, hence, more and more children are benefiting from a good education. Many Indian universities have a high standard, for example, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay  was, ranked #36 in Engineering by U.S. News & World Report's World's Best Colleges and Universities ranking.

Education

India’s popularity as a tourist destination is increasing. In 2011 six million foreign tourists visited India, and the country was named ‘the world's leading destination’ at World Travel Awards 2012.

Tourism, food and lifestyle

In 2010, the President of the Indian Republic declared the next ten years the “Decade of Innovation”. India has a long history of advanced science and research. One of the things which are currently being studied intensely is finding vaccines against malaria and tuberculosis.

Science

Over 300 million Indians have a standard of living which corresponds to that of the Danes, and over the last couple of years the Indian economy has been under constant growth. Currently it grows at around seven per cent, making the business industry more and more multifarious. India imports more and more goods and services from Danish companies, recently the import has been on the rise with 14 per cent each year.

Business

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