This issue of India&You for the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) holds a special importance as it is for the time that PBD is being organised in a biennale format. Earlier celebrated as an annual event, PBD marks the homecoming of Mohandas K Gandhi from South Africa in 1915. Through this issue we introduce you to the Indian diaspora that lives in various parts of world. Their achievements, both in India and their current country of residence, have been phenomenal and their stories deserve a mention. This magazine gives a documentation of Gandhi’s journey and recites more recent stories of diasporic entrepreneurs in India. Get to know what the Indian community around the world is doing, learn the various categories that they belong to, read about diverse topics ranging from politics to cuisine and read your way to a ‘Little India’ in foreign lands. Open these pages and familiarise yourself with an India you have never known.
An investigation of India’s most notorious gang rape, Deepa Mehta’s Anatomy of Violence was hailed as the most creative outlet for dialogue in Toronto this November. The film indicts the society that breeds rapists and instigates gender violence. Canada-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta delves deep into the cultural aspects of India that breeds a notion of … Continue reading Anatomy of Violence →
Culinary impact goes beyond platters when it signifies cultural confluences. India, with all its vividness and variety, can’t be encompassed within one kitchen. For Madhur Jaffrey, who has been providing ‘food for thought’ for over four decades,the journey never ends. Madhur Jaffrey, born on August 13, 1933, is an Indian actress, television personality, and food and … Continue reading Taking Indian food to the West →
She is a famed singer-songwriter in India. She is also a lecturer of Bengali Language, Culture and Literature in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Sahana Bajpaie delves in the polynomics of Bengali as a language of her profession and passion in her candid style.
Since the 1950s, the neighbourhoods of Gare du Nord (the North Station) in Paris have been home to many migrants from the Indian subcontinent and their inseparable cultures. Many a country receiving Indian migrants has witnessed, since decades, new zones emerge, dominated by the Indian population. These zones are often baptised ‘Little India’ and have … Continue reading Little India in the heart of Paris →
The Indian diaspora is huge and with its set of skills it always has something unique to offer to their homeland. As Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) reaches its 14th year, to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India, here are some terms to better understand this heterogeneous, global community. Overseas … Continue reading Your Dictionary for PBD →
India is ready to host the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In a conversation with Dnyaneshwar M Mulay, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs, we find out what is on the agenda and what major announcements have been planned for this event. Why did you choose Bengaluru as the destination … Continue reading Dnyaneshwar M Mulay, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs →