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Trekking in Himalaya to become better leaders

“How do I go deeper?” Climb! Indian spirituality and culture will provide answers and inspiration to a group of Danish senior executives as they set off for an 11-day leadership program in North India filled with eclectic experiences and surrounded by the breathtaking Himalaya Mountains. With a blend of Western leadership training and Indian philosophy, [...]

Light for everyone

Meet ‘Little Sun’. It is a small solar-powered lantern. “Although we won’t solve the world’s energy problem with a lamp, we will do two things: we will bring light to many people who need it, and we will address the energy problem on a global scale,” says the famous Danish artist Olafur Eliasson who has [...]

‘Co-creation’ is not just a buzzword

Architecture student visits India with her innovative project Early in 2013 the winning projects in the Indo-Danish environmental technology competition “Co-Creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future” were found. The competition was launched by the Danish Cultural Institute in Copenhagen in cooperation with Larsen & Toubro, CBS, DTU, Ramboll, Jan Gehl Architects, the School of Architecture [...]

Expressing the unforseen: Inspirational journey to India

In July 2013, the Danish artist My Buemann travelled to Rajasthan in northern India to learn new techniques she could use in her art. In this interview, she talks about her first meeting with India and how it overwhelmed and inspired her. Interview • By Sara Line Batson “I became fascinated by the way the [...]

Sustainable design winner project presented in Mumbai

Anne Camilla Auestad who won a prize in the competition ‘Co-creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future” is currently in India and on 27 September 2013 she will be speaking at Studio X in Mumbai about ‘The Waterline – harvesting rainwater in Urban India’ based on her award-winning project. The project seeks to accommodate the ambiguous [...]

Danish capital awarded for sustainable design solutions

On 29 August 2013, the Danish capital Copenhagen received an Index Award – the world’s biggest design award – for the city’s climate adaptation plan because, according to the jury, it provides “a unique and robust framework for a massive influx of sustainable design solutions in the future.” Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan. Courtesy of Rambøll  [...]

Theatre play about baby farm in India

Indian-Norwegian-Danish docu-theatre explores the reality of transnational surrogacy. The idea and the research behind the play comes from the Indian sociologist Amrita Pande. In the West, infertile couples dream of becoming parents of their own biological child. In India, poor women offer themselves as surrogate mother for the couple’s fertilized eggs. It’s supply and demand. [...]

Innovation Centre opens in Delhi and Bangalore

The Danish government is now opening a new Innovation Centre in India which will have offices both in New Delhi and Bangalore. Why? – and why India?, some are asking, and for them, this little video has been produced to provide answers: Published on Youtube.com on 17 June 2013. In the video, you will see [...]

Indian-British orchestra Samay to perform in Denmark

Samay’s concert is part of the Danish Cultural Institute’s activities in connection with the opening of a new branch in India. Samay, a band of five highly skilled and courageous musicians from India and Europe, will be performing at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival on 6 and 7 July 2013. Why courageous? Because they dare to [...]

Haldor Topsøe: “Answers will come from India”

Denmark’s legendary engineer and humanist Haldor Topsøe has died, 99 years old. He was deeply engaged in India and in cultural exchanges between the two countries. “Concerning India and Denmark, let me first say that when it comes to cultural exchanges, India has far more to give us Danes than we have to give them.” [...]

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