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Hamburg: 5th INDIA WEEK 2013 – SUBURBIA (11th Sept – 25th Oct)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 11, 2013

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INDIA Week 2013 (7th-15th Sept) - see: http://www.imcradio.net/indiaweekhamburg

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Suburbia… 

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Suburbia

Suburbia bedeutet Vorstadt. Elf Künstler zeigen in dieser Ausstellung ihren Blick auf indische Vorstädte. In Farb- und
Schwarzweißaufnahmen, digital und analog erzählen sie von der Vergänglichkeit, den Gegensätzen und Problemen,
aber auch von der Poesie des rasanten Wachstums von Metropolen. Die Bilder sind eine Auswahl der Erstausgabe
von PIX, einer Fotozeitschrift des indischen Kurators Rahaab Allana und dem Goethe-Institut Neu Delhi. PIX zeigt Fotografie
der Gegenwart und einer Generation des digitalen Zeitalters. Jede Ausgabe hat einen thematischen Schwerpunkt,
für den Fotografen ihre Arbeiten einreichen können. Rahaab Allana beschäftigt sich seit Jahren als Kurator, Texter und Ausstellungsmacher mit Fotografie. Er wird bei der Vernissage der Ausstellung am 11.9.,18.00 Uhr im Goethe-Institut Hamburg anwesend sein.

Suburbia

Suburbia means suburbs. In this exhibition, 11 artists present their view of Indian suburbs. In both colour and
black and white, digital and analogue, they talk about the transiency, the contradictions and problems, but also about
the poetic aspects that are connected with rapidly growing metropolises. The pictures are a selection from the first edition
of PIX, a photography magazine by the Indian curator Rahaab Allana and the Goethe Institute in New Delhi. PIX
shows contemporary photography of a generation whose aesthetics have been strongly influenced by digital media.
Each edition focuses on a particular theme, on which photographers can submit their work. Rahaab Allana has been working with photography as a curator, songwriter and exhibitor for many years. He will be present at the vernissage of the exhibition on 11 Sept. at 6 pm at the Goethe Institute Hamburg.

11.09.-25.10.2013 (Opening: 18:00 Uhr/06:00 pm on 11th Sept)
Goethe-Institut Hamburg
Hühnerposten 1 / 20097 Hamburg

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Hamburg: 5th INDIA WEEK 2013 – Indian Professionals & India in Mind (11th Sept)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 11, 2013

More see… http://www.imcradio.net/indiaweekhamburg

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Indian Professionals… / India in Mind… 

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 Willkommen in Hamburg!
– Indische Fachkräfte im demographischen Wandel

Die Wirtschaft Hamburgs wächst in IT, Medien und Erneuerbaren Energien. Die Bereiche Luftfahrt, Automobilindustrie,
Maritime Wirtschaft, Logistik und Life Sciences spielen ebenfalls eine wichtige Rolle in der Entwicklung Hamburgs.
Um diese Entwicklung zu unterstützen und weiteres Wachstum zu ermöglichen, brauchen Unternehmen viele
gut ausgebildete Fachkräfte. Indien mit Millionen junger, hochmotivierter Hochschulabsolventen und einer dynamischen
Unternehmer- und Forschungslandschaft kann hier ein starker Partner werden! Doch wie ist es um die Fachkräfte
aus Indien wirklich bestellt? Wir wollen über diese Dinge sprechen, erfolgreiche Initiativen vorstellen und der
Frage nachgehen, welchen Mehrwert indische Fachkräfte für deutsche Unternehmen darstellen können.

Welcome to Hamburg!
– Indian Professionals and Demographic Change

The economy of Hamburg is constantly growing in emerging industries like IT, media and renewable energies. Also
aerospace, automotive, maritime, logistics and life sciences play a crucial role in Hamburg’s economic development. To
participate in this development, companies have to integrate a large number of high-profile specialists into their
workforce. With millions of highly motivated graduates and professionals in a dynamic entrepreneurial and research
landscape, India has a huge potential to become a major partner of Hamburg in the global competition for the best
talents. The question remains if Indian professionals are well-prepared to immigrate to Germany? This event will
present various successful initiatives of Indo-German cooperation. We will explore the question of how Indian
professionals can contribute to the success of German companies and address the necessary measures to integrate
Indian specialists into Hamburg’s future economic growth.

11.09.2013 – 10:00-13:00 Uhr
IndoGermanLink, Birkenbeil Consulting, India – EU
Training & Consulting, HWF Hamburgische Gesellschaft
für Wirtschaftsförderung mbH, Hamburg
Welcome Center, ISS / Business Club Hamburg
Villa im Heine-Park / Elbchaussee 43 / 22765 Hamburg

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Mein Indien in Hamburg

Wir laden alle Hamburger ein, die sich für Indien interessieren, an unserem »Jour Unique« teilzunehmen. In einem
gemeinsamen, moderierten Gespräch mit Tee und Kaffee werden Fragen interkultureller Wahrnehmung in Bezug auf
Indien und Hamburg erörtert. Was wissen Hamburger über Indien? Was gefällt ihnen an Indien und was schreckt sie
ab? Vertreter welcher indischen Ethnien und Religionen leben in unserer Stadt? Welche Sprachen Indiens werden
in Hamburg gesprochen? Auch eine der indischen Tanzsprachen wird vorgestellt und auf Wunsch mit den Teilnehmern
geübt. Das Gespräch wird eine Art Puzzle-Spiel sein, in dem aus den Indien-bezogenen Kenntnissen, Vorstellungen
und Gefühlen der Teilnehmer ein Bild dieses Landes im Bewusstsein der Hamburger entstehen soll. Unter den Teilnehmern sind Wissenschaftler und Schüler, Journalisten und Lehrer, Unternehmer und Studierende.

Hamburg: India in my Mind – in our Minds

We invite all Hamburgers interested in India to participate in our »jour unique«. In a moderated conversation with tea
or coffee, issues of intercultural perception with regard to India and Hamburg will be debated. What do the people of
Hamburg know about India? What do they like about India and what repels them? Representatives of what Indian ethnicities
and religions live in our city? What Indian languages are spoken in Hamburg? Expressions of an Indian dance
will be presented and if desired practiced with the participants.
It will be a kind of a puzzle game through which a picture reflecting a socio-cultural perception of India in Hamburg will emerge from knowledge, ideas and emotions of the participants. Among the participants are scholars, school pupils, journalists, businessmen and students.

11.09.2013 – 18:00-20:00 Uhr
Indologie, Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
Flügel Ost, Raum 122 / 20146 Hamburg

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GIGA Forum: Indien als Global Player (India Week Hamburg 2013 / 11.09.)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 11, 2013

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Indien als Global Player

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Referent(inn)en:

  • Professor Dr. Joachim Betz (GIGA)
  • Dr. Sandra Destradi (GIGA)
  • Dr. Rajnish Tiwari (TU Hamburg-Harburg)

Moderation: Dr. Margot Schüller (GIGA)
Termin: Mittwoch, 11. September 2013, 18:00-19:30 Uhr (Eintritt frei)
Ort: Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Raum 519

Programmheft (DE/ENG) als PDF-Download hier.

Vollständiges Programmheft (DE/ENG) als PDF-Download hier.

Indien erhält zunehmende Anerkennung als aufstrebende Großmacht. Zusammen mit China, Brasilien und Südafrika wird das Land immer stärker in internationale Entscheidungsprozesse eingebunden. In wichtigen Fragen des globalen Regierens ist Indien schon aufgrund seiner Einwohnerzahl nicht mehr zu ignorieren. Auch die indische Außen- und Wirtschaftspolitik ist immer globaler ausgerichtet. Doch inwieweit ist Indien tatsächlich zum Global Player herangewachsen? Inwieweit ist Neu Delhi bereit, in unterschiedlichen Politikbereichen Verantwortung zu übernehmen und mit internationalen Partnern zu kooperieren? Wie sieht Indien die Welt, und welche Rolle spielt die indische Wirtschaft in der globalen Positionierung des Landes?

Diese und andere Fragen werden WissenschaftlerInnen des GIGA Instituts für Asien-Studien und der TU Hamburg-Harburg analysieren und mit den BesucherInnen diskutieren.

Joachim Betz ist Professor für Politikwissenschaften an der Universität Hamburg und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am GIGA Institut für Asien-Studien. Er forscht unter anderem zur politischen und sozialen Entwicklung in Indien.

Sandra Destradi ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am GIGA Institut für Asien-Studien. Sie forscht zur außenpolitischen Entwicklung in Südasien, insbesondere Indien.

Rajnish Tiwari ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der TU Hamburg-Harburg, Institut für Technologie und Innovationsmanagement mit dem Schwerpunkt Globalisierung von Innovationsprozessen.

Margot Schüller ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am GIGA Institut für Asien-Studien. Sie forscht unter anderem zu Innovationssystemen in Asien und Globalisierung chinesischer Unternehmen.

(09/2013 – Quelle: GIGA Hamburg – http://www.giga-hamburg.de/giga-forum)

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Programme (PDF) for the INDIA Week Hamburg 2013 (7th – 15th Sept)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 7, 2013

pls download the DE/ENG programme as PDF
by clicking on the front or back cover image…

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Auftakt zur India Week Hamburg 2013…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 3, 2013

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INDIA Week 2013 (7th-15th Sept) - see: http://www.imcradio.net/indiaweekhamburg

03. September 2013/pr03 (Pressestelle des Senats der FHH)

Auftakt zur India Week Hamburg 2013

Eine Woche Indien in Hamburg entdecken

Mit mehr als 50 Veranstaltungen, indischen Delegationen und prominenten Gästen, darunter Hauptredner Gunit Chadha, Mitglied des Group Executive Committee der Deutschen Bank AG, würdigt die India Week Hamburg 2013 vom 7. bis zum 15. September zum fünften Mal die guten Beziehungen zwischen Hamburg und Indien.

Die India Week Hamburg 2013 bietet ihren Besucherinnen und Besuchern faszinierende Einblicke in die Zukunftsnation Indien, die vor großen Herausforderungen steht. Viele Organisationen aus Hamburg und Indien haben ein Programm zusammengestellt, das sich sehen lassen kann:

Programm-Highlights sind u.a. eine Fashion-Show eines nachhaltig produzierten indischen Mode-Lables, ein Jazz-Konzert mit Hamburger und indischen Musikern in der Fabrik, Tanz- Performances, ein indisches Food-Festival, die Filmreihe „Going South“ im Metropolis, ein Holi-Festival sowie Lesungen und Ausstellungen, u.a. im Museum für Völkerkunde.

Auch zu Handel, Wirtschaft, Bildung und Wissenschaft bietet das Programm interessante Veranstaltungen z.B. in der Handelskammer Hamburg zu Themen wie „Indien – ein Land im Wandel“, „Maritime Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur und Logistik“ oder „Hidden Champions“. Ebenso wird der Wandel des traditionellen Familiensystems und der Rolle der Frauen thematisiert.

Staatsrat Wolfgang Schmidt: „Hamburg pflegt mit Indien seit Jahrzehnten eine gute Partnerschaft, sowohl in Wirtschaft und Handel als auch in Politik, Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur. Die India Week Hamburg 2013 bietet spannende Einblicke in das Land und die aktuelle Lage.“

Stellvertr. Indischer Generalkonsul Dr. Vidhu P. Nair: „Die India Week Hamburg 2013 demonstriert die große Verbundenheit zwischen Hamburg und Indien als zwei verlässliche Partner – mit einem großen Potential für Kooperationen in Kultur und Bildung, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, sowie Forschung, Entwicklung und Technologie.“

Kontakt:

Johannes Freudewald, Pressesprecher der India Week Hamburg 2013
Tel. 040-37420352, johannes@freudewald.de
oder Simone Ollesch, Pressestelle des Senats,
Tel. 040-42831-2155, simone.ollesch@sk.hamburg.de

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Hamburg: 5th INDIA WEEK 2013 – pre-programme (27th Aug, 5th Sept) …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 27, 2013

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INDIA AND THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY / RANGOLI – INDIAN METROPOLITAN FASHION

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Rhythms of India
Präsentiert »Bollywood Wedding«

Was verbinden wir mit einer indischen Hochzeit? Tanz, Farben, gutes Essen und eine Menge Spaß. Rhythms of India, eine etablierte Bollywood-Tanz-Company aus Hamburg, lädt Sie zu einer indischen Hochzeit à la Bollywood ein. Getanzt wird ein Musical, das die indische Kultur, die Farben des Holi-Festivals, den Glanz des Diwali-Festes und die Feierlichkeiten
einer indischen Hochzeit zeigt. Wenn Sie bei der Show mittanzen möchten, können Sie vor dem Auftritt an einem Workshop mit der Choreographin Rabia von Padberg teilnehmen. Dieses Event ist mehr als eine Vorführung zum Anschauen, es ist vielmehr eine Erfahrung für alle Sinne. Ein Ausschnitt aus ihrer Show zeigen Rhythms of India auf der igs 2013 in Hamburg.

Rhythms of India
Presents »Bollywood Wedding«

What comes to your mind when you think of an Indian wedding? Dance, colors, food and fun. Have you ever wished to join this trail of unlimited fun? Rhythms of India, a renowned Bollywood dance company, invites you to join an Indian wedding in Bollywood style. It is a musical, showing the Indian culture, colors of Holi, glitter of Diwali and the celebration of an Indian wedding. If you want to be a dancing guest and perform with us then you can join a workshop before the show with Rabia von Padberg. It’s not a show which you will see but an experience which you will cherish. We are playing a small trailer of this show at igs 2013 in Hamburg.

13.40 – 14.00 Uhr 25 /Aug.
igs internationale gartenschau hamburg
Bühne Ost
Am Inselpark 1 / 21109 Hamburg
http://www.bollywood-wedding.net / http://www.rhythms-of-india.de

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India and the World of the 21st Century

Bereits Ende August werden mit einem Pre-Event die Hamburger Indien-Aktivitäten im Rahmen der India Week 2013 eingeläutet: Der Erste Bürgermeister, Olaf Scholz, empfängt S.E. Staatsminister und Schriftsteller Dr. Shashi Tharoor im Hamburger Rathaus.
Tharoor wird im Rahmen eines gemeinsam mit der ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius veranstalteten Senatsempfangs einen Vortrag mit dem Titel »India and the World of the 21st Century« halten und seine persönliche Einschätzung zur zukünftigen Entwicklung des indischen Subkontinents vornehmen.

India and the World of the 21st Century

Hamburg will start its India activities in 2013 with a special reception in the townhall: As a pre-event to the India Week Hamburg 2013, the First Mayor Olaf Scholz will welcome His Excellency, State Minister Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Hamburg.
The diplomat and minister will speak about the topic »India and the World of the 21st Century« and give his personal opinion concerning the future developments of the Indian subcontinent. The event is organized together with ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

27 /Aug.
Senatskanzlei Hamburg, ZEIT-Stiftung
Rathaus / Rathausmarkt 1 / 20095 Hamburg
Kein öffentliches Event. Nur auf persönliche Einladung
No public event. By invitation only

GÖTTERN BEGEGNEN. EINE GETANZTE FÜHRUNG / BLUMEN – BÄUME – GÖTTERGÄRTEN & INDISCH MALEREI…

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Rangoli – Indian Metropolitan Fashion

Der Modedesigner Chandra Prakash gründete im Jahr 2012 sein eigenes ökologisches Modelabel COCCCON. Mit diesem möchte er sich mit seiner Philosophie der 3 Cs – CREATIVITY CAN CARE – dafür engagieren, zeitgenössisches Design in die ethische, biologische und nachhaltige Modeszene einzubringen. Nun präsentiert er exklusiv seine neue Kollektion »Rangoli« in der Etage Eins in der Hafencity.

Die Etage Eins ist eine Plattform für Fashion, die nachhaltig produziert ist – Freddy Mouchawrab als Gründer der Etage Eins legt Wert auf hochwertige und inovative Ware.

Am 6. September laden wir herzlich zu der Eröffnung mit dem Designer um 18 Uhr in die Etage Eins ein!

Rangoli – Indian Metropolitan Fashion

The fashion designer Chandra Prakash founded his own sustainable fashion label COCCCON in 2012. With his philosophy of the 3 Cs – CREATIVITY CAN CARE – he engages in bringing contemporary design into the ethical, biological and sustainable fashion scene. Now the designer presents his new collection »Rangoli« in Etage Eins in Hafencity.

Etage Eins is a platform for fashion that is sustainably produced – Freddy Mouchawrab, founder of Etage Eins, attaches great importance to high-quality and innovative goods.

We invite you to join the opening with the designer on 6 September at 6 pm in Etage Eins!

05-15 /Sept.
Mo-Fr: 10 – 19 Uhr
Sa: 10 – 18 Uhr
COCCCON – Chandra Prakash Jha
Etage Eins
Überseequartier / HafenCity
Überseeboulevard 2 / 20457 Hamburg

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Die besondere Führung!
Göttern begegnen. Eine getanzte Führung mit Gudrun Märtins

Die bekannte Odissi-Tänzerin Gudrun Märtins führt tanzend durch die diesjährigen Ausstellungen zu Indien! Vor jeder getanzten Station erläutert Gudrun Märtins die Besonderheiten der Szene wie kodifizierte Handhaltungen, Blickrichtungen oder Körperstellungen. Jede Handbewegung, jedes Stampfen mit dem Fuß und jede Blickrichtung sind aufgeladen mit Bedeutungen. Merken Sie selbst, wie Ihre Achtsamkeit für jedes Detail wächst!

Kosten: 18 € | 15 € ermäßigt (aus Platzgründen können nur 10 Personen an einer Führung teilnehmen).
Vorverkauf an der Museumskasse (bis jeweils zum Vortag des Führungstermins).
Auf Wunsch können gesonderte Termine für Gruppen bis zu 10 Personen vereinbart werden.
Durchführung bis zum 3.11.2013 möglich / Kosten: 220 €.

The Particular Guide!
Encounter Deities. Danced Tour with Gudrun Märtins

A unique guided tour is awaiting you! Gudrun Martins guides through this year’s exhibition n India by dancing. Before each dance station, Gudrun Martins introduces the
background and characteristics of the scene, such as codified hand positions, viewing directions or body postures.

Every hand gesture, footstep and line of sight is charged with complex meanings. Notice how your awareness for details will grow!

Costs: 18 € | 15 € reduced (For lack of space the number of participants is limited to 10 people).
Advance booking at the museum ticket desk (until the day before each tour).
On request, special events can be arranged for groups with up to 10 people.

Possible until 3 Nov 2013 / Costs: 220 €.
Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
Rothenbaumchaussee 64 / 20148 Hamburg
Info & Terminabsprache / Info & Appointments:
+49 40 428879 431 (Dr. J. Dombrowski)

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Blumen – Bäume – Göttergärten
Indische Malerei aus sechs Jahrhunderten

Ausstellung

Auf unzähligen Miniaturmalereien werden Blumen, Bäume und Gärten abgebildet. Mit ihrem überraschendem Reichtum an präzisen Details bieten solche Malereien vielfältige Einblicke in religiöse und kulturhistorische Bezüge von Pflanzen und Bäumen. Die Miniaturmalerei erhielt unter den Moghulkaisern im 16. Jahrhundert entscheidende Impulse und ist bis heute eine lebendige Tradition. Die hier ausgestellten Gemälde enstammen einer deutschen Privatsammlung, die 1976 ins Leben gerufen wurde.

Eintritt: nur Museumseintritt
Führungen
Samstag, 07.09.2013, 15.00 Uhr
Sonntag, 08.09.2013, 15.00 Uhr
Sonntag, 15.09.2013, 11.00 Uhr
Kosten: 3 € zzgl. Museumseintritt
Eine Voranmeldung ist nicht notwendig (keine Gruppen)

Flowers – Trees – Gardens of the Gods
Indian Paintings from six Centuries

Exhibition

Flowers, trees and gardens are key elements in traditional Indian painting. With their surprising wealth of precise detail, such paintings provide many insights into religious,
cultural and historical references to plants and trees. They gracefully portray the happiness that Indian people derive from flowers and gardens. In northern India, miniature painting is a centuries-old art form. The genre was strongly supported and promoted by Mughal emperors during the 16th century and remains a vibrant tradition to this day. The paintings exhibited here are from a private German collection begun in 1976.

Only Museum entrance fee
Guided Tour
Saturday, 7th September 2013, 15 pm
Sunday, 8th September 2013, 15 pm
Sunday, 15th September 2013, 11 am
Costs: 3 € plus museum admission
An appointment is not necessary (no groups)

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INDIA WEEK Hamburg 2013 – Introduction by politics…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 25, 2013

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Introduction by 1st Major Olaf Scholz of Hanseatic City Hamburg and Ambaassador of India Sujatha Singh (Berlin)

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Hamburg und Indien
– Partner mit Perspektiven

Indien – viele Hamburgerinnen und Hamburger kennen das Land und verbinden mit ihm Bollywood und Hatha Yoga, Taj Mahal sowie Softwareindustrie und Textilimporte. Weniger bekannt ist das dynamische Wirtschaftswachstum, das ebenso zu Indien gehört wie die Jahrtausende alte Kultur. Der indische Subkontinent fasziniert heute mit einem ständigen Wechsel aus traditionsreicher Kultur und modernster Technologie. In den letzten Jahrzehnten hat sich Indien zu einem wichtigen Akteur auf dem Weltmarkt entwickelt.

Bei einem Besuch im Oktober 2012 konnte ich mich selbst davon überzeugen, welche Perspektiven und welches Wirtschaftspotenzial uns das Partnerland Indien zu bieten hat. Insbesondere in den Bereichen Hafen, Gesundheit und Erneuerbare Energien arbeitet unsere Stadt bereits eng mit indischen Partnern zusammen und beabsichtigt, diese Kooperationen weiter auszubauen. Mehr als 450 Hamburger Unternehmen beteiligen sich am Außenhandel mit Indien, rund 100 haben dort eine eigene Vertretung. Seit 2011 können sich Hamburger Investoren in der eigenen Hamburg Repräsentanz in Mumbai über Geschäftsmöglichkeiten in Indien informieren. Und auch in Neu Delhi gibt es norddeutsche Beratungsangebote. Aber der Kontakt funktioniert ebenso in die Gegenrichtung: 40 indische Unternehmen haben sich bereits in der Metropolregion Hamburg angesiedelt und etwa 3.250 Inderinnen und Inder leben hier und bereichern unsere hanseatische Kultur.

Die India Week Hamburg 2013 trägt dazu bei, das faszinierende Land mit all seinen Facetten vorzustellen. Das neuntägige Veranstaltungsprogramm beleuchtet wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Themen und bietet mit Podiumsdiskussionen, Lesungen, Konzerten sowie Tanz- und Kinoaufführungen Einblicke in die Tradition und Moderne der indischen Kultur und Gesellschaft. Ich lade Sie herzlich ein, vom 7. bis zum 15. September 2013 ein Stück Indien in Hamburg zu erleben!

Olaf Scholz (Erster Bürgermeister)

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Indien Entdecken
– Discover India

I am very glad to see that the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is organising the 5th biennial India-eek from 7th-15th September 2013 in Hamburg under the theme »Indien Entdecken«.

The German verb »Entdecken« rightly describes the process of discovery that needs to be undertaken to discover India. India is undergoing a transition on multiple fronts – political, social, economical, sciences and technology and culturally. To understand each of these trends in each of these spheres requires a concentrated approach, which »Indien Entdecken« attempts to do.

The importance of Indo-German bilateral relations is evident from the recently concluded 2nd Indo-German intergovernmental consultations in Berlin from 11-12 April 2013, where Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was accompanied by five Indian Cabinet Ministers met Chancellor Merkel. At the Consultations, Memorandums of Understanding in the area of Renewable Energy, Science & Technology and Human Resource and Development were signed.

Year 2012 saw the inauguration of Days of India in Germany with participation of India as a partner country at Hamburg Port Festival. The journey since then has witnessed various events conducted under various themes of Connecting Capabilities; Connecting Cultures; Connecting Minds; Connecting Ideas and has been a memorable one, with successful conclusion of the Days of India during our Prime Minister’s visit in April 2013. The ties between India and Germany and more particularly with the port city of Hamburg, continue to strengthen. In this age of interdependencies, I believe the only way forward is to pool our efforts for common causes, whose solutions can only be found if discussed in an open, participative, mutually reflective atmosphere, as provided by »Indien Entdecken«.

I want to convey my best wishes and congratulations to the Senate Chancellery and the industry associations for taking the initiative to organise the 5th India Week Hamburg in September 2013. I wish the celebrations all success.

Sujatha Singh (Ambassador of India, Berlin)

 

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PM’s Independence Day Speech, 2013

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 15, 2013

New Delhi – August 15, 2013 (original source: http://pmindia.nic.in)

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“My dear fellow-citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children,

I greet you all on this Independence Day.

Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest sympathies are with all the families that suffered loss of life or property. I want to assure the people of Uttarakhand today that the whole country stands with them in this moment of crisis. Our government is working with all the resources at its command to rehabilitate those whose houses have been destroyed and rebuild damaged infrastructure.

Our army, paramilitary forces and numerous officers and staff of the Central and State governments worked in difficult conditions in partnership with the common people to perform an outstanding task in providing relief to those who were stranded. We especially pay homage to the officers and men of the Air Force, ITBP and NDRF who sacrificed their lives to save others.

We are also deeply pained that we lost the submarine, INS Sindurakshak in an accident yesterday. Eighteen brave sailors are feared to have lost their lives. The accident is all the more painful because the Navy had recently achieved two major successes in the form of its first nuclear submarine, INS Arihant and the aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.

We pay homage to the brave hearts we have lost. We also congratulate the Navy on its successes.

Brothers and Sisters,

We achieved independence in 1947 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. If we look at our subsequent journey, we would find that our country has seen major changes every ten years.

In the decade beginning 1950, India took its first steps as a democratic republic under the leadership of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. We established institutions like the Atomic Energy Commission, Planning Commission and Election Commission, which went on to make a major contribution to the processes of nation building in later years. The first general elections were conducted and a beginning was made towards the formulation of the First Five Year Plan for socio-economic development of the country.

In the Sixties, Pandit Nehru set up new industries and factories, implemented new irrigation projects and opened new universities. By laying emphasis on the role of Science and Technology in nation building he started the work of transforming this ancient country into a modern nation.

In the Seventies, Indiraji boosted our confidence as a nation. During this period, we launched our first satellite in space. The Green Revolution enabled us to be self sufficient in food grains for the first time.

In the next decade, Rajiv Gandhi ji set into motion the process of technological and economic modernization. The foundation for the progress we later made in the area of Information Technology was laid during this period. The importance of Panchayati Raj Institutions was emphasized and this later resulted in amendments to our Constitutions for strengthening and empowering these institutions.

In the year 1991, under the leadership of Shri Narsimha Rao, we successfully negotiated a major economic crisis and embraced reforms for strengthening our economy. These reforms were opposed by many political parties at that time. But the reforms were in national interest and were therefore continued by all governments that came to power subsequently. Since then, the reform process has continually moved forward.

I believe that the last decade has also been a decade of major changes in the history of our nation. In no other decade has our economic development increased as much as in this decade. Democratic forces have been strengthened and many sections of our society have joined the mainstream of development for the first time. The common man has been given new rights which have led to his social and economic empowerment.

Brothers and Sisters,

The first UPA government came to power in May 2004. Ever since, we have worked with sincerity and honesty to build a progressive and modern India.

We have envisioned a prosperous India. An India which has got rid of centuries old burden of poverty, hunger and disease. Where the light of education has driven away the darkness of ignorance and superstition.

Where there is social equality and all citizens enjoy equal economic opportunity. Where no section of the society faces injustice and exploitation.

We have dreamt of an India where the youth get employment opportunities that enable them to contribute to the noble endeavour of nation building.

We have strived for India’s voice to be heard loud and clear at the international level. We have strived to build a nation that is looked at with respect and honour by the whole world.

We have taken many measures to realise these dreams. But the journey is long and a large distance still remains to be travelled.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have recently issued an Ordinance towards a Food Security law. The Food Security Bill is now before Parliament and we hope it will be passed shortly. This law will benefit 75 percent of our rural population and half of our urban population. Under the law, about 81 crore Indians would be entitled to receive rice at 3 Rupees per kg, wheat at 2 Rupees per kg and coarse grains at 1 Rupee per kg. This is the largest effort of its kind in the whole world.

We have been able to implement this law only because of the hard work of our farmers. Our food-grain production reached a record level of 25.9 crore ton in 2011-12.

Without rapid agricultural growth, we cannot achieve our goal of making our villages prosperous. We have constantly endeavoured to increase production and to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce. In the last 9 years, support prices for various crops have been enhanced as never before. The support prices for wheat and paddy have been more than doubled. Many States which faced shortages of food-grains earlier are now producing more than what they require for themselves.

The average annual rate of agricultural growth in the 11th Plan was 3.6, which is more than both the 9th and 10th Plan levels.

We now see clear indications of enhanced economic prosperity in our rural areas. In the period 2004 to 2011, rural per-capita consumption has increased four times faster than earlier.

Rural wages have also increased much faster in this period. MNREGA provides employment to crores of people in rural areas.

Measuring poverty is a difficult task. There are diverse views about what constitutes poverty. But whatever definition we may adopt, it cannot be denied that the pace of reduction in poverty has increased after 2004.

Many States which had been considered backward for a long time, with some of them being called Bimaru, are now progressing rapidly.

We have enacted the Right to Education Act to provide every child in the country the opportunity for education. Almost all our children are today being imparted education in Primary schools.

The number of young men and women going to college has more than doubled in the last 9 years.

We have implemented new schemes for scholarships on a large scale to enable poor children and those belonging to the weaker sections to access opportunities for education. Today, the Central government provides scholarships to more than 2 crore children.

Many new institutions have been opened in the area of Higher education. For example, 8 new IITs, 7 New IIMs, 16 new Central universities and 10 new NITs. New institutions have also been opened to boost scientific research. Steps have been taken to attract students to the study of science and encourage Indian scientists working abroad to return to India.

However, much still remains to be done for reforming our education system. Many of our schools still lack drinking water facilities, toilets and other necessary infrastructure. There is a need to improve the quality of education. To achieve this, it is necessary to lay more emphasis on training of teachers.

About 11 crore children are being provided afternoon meals every day in schools under the Mid-day Meal Scheme. This programme is of immense benefit for both education and nutrition of children. However, it is necessary to improve its implementation. The tragedy that happened in Bihar some days back should not be repeated anywhere in the country.

We had launched the National Rural Health Mission in 2005. The Mission has started showing good results. Both Maternal Maternity and Infant Mortality rates have come down sharply. A much larger proportion of children is now born in hospitals. There has also been a large increase in the proportion of children being inoculated.

No case of polio has been detected in the country in the last two years. We have been able to eradicate a disease which used to cause disability to lakhs of people.

The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, which provides free in-patient treatment in hospitals to our poor brothers and sisters, now covers about 3.5 crore families.

We have implemented the Health Mission in urban areas also. This will result in both expansion and improvement of health services in such areas.

For ensuring better safety and security for women, we have strengthened the law dealing with offences against women.

There has been good progress in the last 9 years in the infrastructure sector also, covering areas such as Roads, Railways, Power, Civil Aviation, Ports and Telecommunications. About 2 lakh km of new roads have been constructed for connecting villages under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana. More than 37,000 km of new Highways have been built, facilitating travel and trade. More than 40 airports have been built or upgraded. In 2004, only 7 percent of the people had telephone connections. Today, 73 percent enjoy this facility. In rural areas, this figure has gone up from 2 to 40. There has been a record addition to our capacity for electricity generation.

Brothers and Sisters,

In the recent months, there has been much discussion on the fact that last year our growth rate came down to 5 percent. This is indeed true and we are trying our best to remedy the situation. However, it is not only our country that is facing economic difficulties. The last year has been difficult for the world economy as a whole. Major European nations are experiencing a slowdown these days. All over the world, there has been a slump in export markets. All developing countries have slowed down.

I believe that this phase of slow growth in India will not last long. In the last 9 years, our economy has grown at an annual average rate of 7.9 percent. This pace of development is the highest in any decade so far.

Brothers and Sisters,

Countries today are more integrated with each other than ever before. We have endeavoured that our foreign policy exploits this fully to India’s benefit. In the last 9 years, there has been a continuous improvement in our relations with the major powers of the world. Our Look East policy in respect of 10 ASEAN countries in East and South-East Asia has borne good results, especially in economic matters. We have also strived for friendship with our neighbouring countries. However, for relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity.

There has been improvement in the area of national security also. Despite some worrisome communal incidents in 2012 and this year, the last 9 years have been good for communal harmony. There has been a reduction in terrorist and Naxal violence also. However, the area of national security calls for constant vigil. We have not been successful in preventing Naxal attacks that happen from time to time. The Naxal violence in Chhatisgarh on 25 May was a frontal attack on our democracy. Recently, there was a dastardly attack on our Jawans on the Line of Control with Pakistan. We will take all possible steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have taken many important measures to make the work of the government responsive, transparent and honest. I would like to mention only two of them here.

Through the RTI Act, the common man now gets more information than ever before about the work of the government. This legislation is being used on a large scale at all levels. The Act frequently brings to light irregularities and corruption and opens the door for improvements. I am sure that the RTI will lead to further improvements in the way the government functions.

We have introduced the Lokpal Bill in Parliament. The Lok Sabha has passed the Bill and it is now before the Rajya Sabha. This legislation will be a major step towards making our political system clean.

Brothers and Sisters,

We have journeyed a large distance in the last decade. But much remains to be done. The process of change that we have initiated will be continued in the coming time.

As I have stated earlier also, rapid economic growth is an imperative for our country. Without it, we cannot possibly achieve targets such as removal of poverty, provision of good quality education and health services and creation of new employment opportunities. The average rate of economic growth that we have attained in the last 9 years shows what we are capable of. However, economic growth has slowed down at present and we are working hard to remedy the situation.

We have recently taken many steps to speed up the process of government clearances for industry, build an environment more conducive to trade and industry and increase investment in the economy. A special Cell has been set up to help big projects with clearances. The Cabinet Committee on Investment is working to remove hindrances in the way of stalled projects.

Inadequate supply of coal had become a major problem affecting our efforts for increasing electricity generation. This has been resolved to a large extent.

We will start work on a number of new infrastructure projects in the coming months. This includes 2 new ports, 8 new airports, new industrial corridors and Rail projects.

To boost Foreign Direct Investment, we have recently enhanced the limit of such investment in many sectors and made its easier procedurally.

In the coming months, we will see visible results of these efforts to increase investment. Our growth will accelerate, new employment opportunities will be generated and there will be improvements in the infrastructure sector.

Brothers and Sisters,

After the enactment of the Food Security legislation, its implementation will be one of our priorities. We have already started working in this direction in partnership with States. Computerization of the Public Distribution System will be speeded up.

The Mid-day Meal scheme will be reformed. The meals being provided to our children should not only be nutritious but also be cooked hygienically. We will take concrete measures to ensure this.

In the area of Skill Development, we could not initially achieve as much progress as we wanted. But now the pace has picked up. We have established the National Skill Development Authority a few months back. We will shortly launch a new scheme under which those who have successfully acquired new skills will be given a grant of about Rupees 10,000. This scheme will benefit about 10 lakh young men and women in the next 12 months.

The Multi Sectoral Development Programme for minorities has been reformed recently. We will now implement it effectively.

A scheme for offering Minimum Support Prices for minor forest produce has been approved some days back. This will enable our tribal brothers and sisters to get remunerative prices for the minor forest produce they collect. We will implement the scheme expeditiously.

A High Level Committee has been constituted to collect accurate information about the socio-economic, educational and health status of our tribal population. The report of the Committee will help us in designing better schemes for their benefit.

We can solve many of the problems that our country faces by deploying advanced technology. The Aadhaar scheme is a good example. Under the scheme, by the end of this year, about 50 crore people will acquire the means of proving their identity and this will bring them convenience in their daily lives. It will also enable crores of people to avail of banking facilities for the first time.

Brothers and Sisters,

There can be no place for narrow and sectarian ideologies in a modern, progressive and secular country. Such ideologies divide out society and weaken our democracy. We should prevent them from growing. We need to strengthen those traditions of our country which teach us to promote tolerance and respect for thought processes different from ours. I would appeal to all political parties, all sections of our society and the public at large to work in this direction.

Brothers and Sisters,

I had stated a few minutes back that every decade after independence has witnessed major changes in our country. We need to think today what changes we would like to see in the decade ahead.

If in the future we can achieve the same kind of progress as in the last decade, the day is not far off when India will be rid of poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance. Our India will be prosperous and all its citizens will be equal partners in this prosperity, irrespective of their religion, caste, region or language.

We will also need to build an environment of political stability, social cohesion and security for this to happen.

Let us all re-dedicate ourselves to building such an India together.

Dear children, please repeat with me thrice: Jai Hind, Jai Hind, Jai Hind.”

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15th August: India celebrates its 67th Independence Day… Congrats.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 15, 2013

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL OUR INDIAN FRIENDS !
(The Hindustan Times on 15th August 1947 about celebrating India’s 1st Independence Day.)

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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls,
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection,
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit,
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action – Into that heaven of freedom,
my father, let my country awake

Rabindranath Tagore (Creator of India’s National Anthem)

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3SAT (TV): Rajas Journey – 1st April 2013 | 10:30 am CET

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 31, 2013

Title: Rajas Reise (Rajas Journey) – 77 minutes

Director: Karl Saurer  Script: Elena M. Fischli, Karl Sauer  Camera: Matthias Kälin, Boney Keyar, Hansueli Schenkel  Sound: Christian Beusch, Shiju, José Sojen, Martin Witz  Editing: Loredana Cristelli  Music: Mafalda Arnauth, Giuseppe Laruccia, Ajit Singh  Production: Reck Filmproduktion

Director: Karl Saurer

Script: Elena M. Fischli, Karl Sauer

Camera: Matthias Kälin, Boney Keyar, Hansueli Schenkel

Sound: Christian Beusch, Shiju, José Sojen, Martin Witz

Editing: Loredana Cristelli

Music: Mafalda Arnauth, Giuseppe Laruccia, Ajit Singh

Production: Reck Filmproduktion

Rajas’ Journey (German Title: Rajas Reise)

by Karl Saurer

The film recounts the mysterious story of the Indian elephant Raja that journeyed through the forests of Kerala via Lisbon to Vienna in the year 1550. The reconnaissance trip made by Gandhi-activist P.V. Rajagopal on Raja’s route provokes surprising associations. The film reenacts the little elephant’s imprisonment, training and appearances at temple ceremonies – until he was ambushed as a status symbol by European rulers. It is a story of misappropriation that continues today.

Karl Saurer

Born in 1943 in Einsiedeln. Studied in Zurich, Munich, Cologne and Osnabrück. 1979 Receives MA in media, literature and psychology. Since 1970 works as film publicist in Switzerland and Germany. 1980-84 Works as lecturer in the Script Department and as staff member at DFFB (Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). Lecturer at universities and film schools. Screenwriter and director of fiction and documentary films.

2011 AHIMSA – DIE STÄRKE VON GEWALTFREIHEIT
2007 RAJAS REISE
1997 STEINAUER NEBRASKA
1993 DER TRAUM VOM GROSSEN BLAUEN WASSER
1992 KEBAB & ROSOLI
1991 HOLZ SCHLAIKE MID ROSS
1982 DAS UNBEHAGEN AN DER VERGANGENHEIT
1982 DER HUNGER, DER KOCH UND DAS PARADIES
1976 DAS BROT DES BÄCKERS
1975 TATORT LUZERN ODER WEM GEHÖREN UNSERE STÄDTE
1975 KAISERAUGST
1973 ES DRÄNGEN SICH KEINE MASSNAHMEN AUF
1972 RUHE
1970 DAS KLEINE WELTTHEATER

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(Source: 03/2013 – artfilm.ch)

Official Trailer …


The Movie is with PV Rajagopal …


(PV Rajagopal is the leader of the Indian movement and grassroots NGO “Ekta Parishad” which attracted international attention by the non-violent walk in 2012 (see Jan Satyagraha 2012 March campaign).)

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