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Greece Strengthens Ties with India to Counter Turkey-Pakistan Alliance

Greece's Foreign Minister and his Indian counterpart discussed ways to strengthen diplomatic and military relations between the two countries in a video conference on Thursday. Nikos Dendias briefed Indian FM Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Greece's commitment to resolving tensions in the...

What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks?

The interaction of the two great ancient civilizations of Greece and India, which began with the invasion of Alexander the Great in 326 BC and lasted for more than two centuries, has been the subject of numerous books by...

How Will The Coronavirus Affect The Megacities Of The World?

If you don’t live in one of the gigantic megacities dotted around our globe you might imagine them to resemble a zombie film right now, where all the citizens have fled to the safer rural areas, and their many...

Mysterious Skeletons Discovered Near Indian Lake Believed to Belong to Greeks

A group of researchers who had previously discovered two piles of skeletons along the shores of India's Roopkund Lake recently published the astounding results of their investigation into these mysterious human remains. The skeletons, discovered at a lake which sits...

Greek Engineer-turned-Hairstylist Finds Career Success in New York and Bollywood

Engineer-turned-celebrity hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori has made a big name for himself in Paris, New York, and Bollywood, and is sought after by famous celebrities worldwide. “It’s so funny that I am part of the industry now,” he says, recollecting his...

Greek Actress Conquers Bollywood (video)

She left her home in Sweden at the tender age of 21 to move to India to become an actress. Quite unusual, one might say, as the immigration route for most people is almost always the other way around. Yet,...

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

India Bestows “Best Heritage Destination” Honor on Greece

Greece received the ''Best Heritage Destinations in the World'' Award at India's Best Awards at the recent  "IBA 2018" ceremony in Mumbai. The readers of the Indian travel magazine Travel+Leisure India and South Asia declared Greece as the top destination...

President of India Visits Greece, Hails Alexander the Great

President of India Ram Nath Kovind while visiting Greece earlier in the week praised the contribution of Alexander the Great to the history of his nation. "The most famous Greek to come to India was of course Alexander the Great....

Cretan Man Marries Indian Girlfriend in Bollywood-Style Wedding

Despite the marvelous Bollywood movies one can enjoy online, an Indian wedding is an unusual sight for a Greek. Apparently not so, though, for Leonidas Xylouris, a Cretan man who married his Indian sweetheart in her native country. Xylouris, son...