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“Stairway to India” – economic, culinary, tourism event in Budapest

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The India Ambassador’s resident was surely fascinating venue and worthwhile walking up dozen of steps

“Stairway to India”

so told the Ambassador as greeting and thanking the invitation.

A composite event on promotion of India States –  their economic, culinary and tourism potentials, coupled with a food pairing and wine-tasting event was organised at Embassy Residence on May 12, 2018. The event also promoted samples of wineries from Hungary’s regions as well as from India.

The States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Hyderabad, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West-Bengal, and their ”Make in India” potential, were showcased to a distinguished audience of around 200 dignitaries from government and businesses from Hungary. VIP guests included former PM Péter Medgyessy,  Dr. Pana Petra, Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Trade, Mr. Szilveszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary for Southern Opening, MFAT. The event also showcased a Rajasthani folk dance, which was performed by Ms. Judith Abraham, followed by a puppet show by Markus theatre.

In his welcome speech, Ambassador Rahul Chhabra also informed the guests about the upcoming 4th International Day of Yoga and 3rd Ganga Danube-Festival and introduced to audience and the media present, the famous Hungarian actress – Boglarka CsoszYoga Brand Ambassador.

The event was very well received by the visitors. Many took the occasion and inquired about the different states and regions with the tourism opportunities India has to offer.

Just a glimpse into the Rajasthani folk dance:

Update snaps, video: Aggie Reiter

Pentecost at the Castle Garden Bazaar – 2018

Herczku Ágnes folk singer – photo by _BacsiRobertLaszlo

Summer in the City … Festival season on the go!

May, 19. – 21. 2018.

The Várkert Bazaar has a three-day program series waiting for those who wish to relax at the long weekend of Pentecost. Free open-air family programs are available at Ybl Miklós Square and Neo-Renaissance Garden: handicrafts, various toys and concert halls. There will be a handicraft fair, and gastronomic experiences will be provided by streetfoods. In the evenings, star guitarists give a free concert, including Radics Gigi, Kelemen Coat and Hiperkarma. Hello Wood is again guaranteed by Hello Wood: after the puffy eggs, giant swings will decorate the Ybl Miklós space, which visitors can try out!

Participation to the programs are free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter

Exhibition – Ari Kupsus Gallery – Works by students of the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest.

 

 Exhibition Opening of works by students of the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest.

Furthermore, handing out of the scholarships of the Ari S. Kupsus Salon Concert Society

Wednesday, May, 9. 2018.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

District, VIII. 23/b Bródy Sándor Str. Budapest

The exhibition will be on view till May, 18. 2018.

​ The Ari Kupsus Gallery signed an agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts in February 2010 in regards to its intent to arrange art exhibition every year in May for the Academy’s most promising 4th grade students of the Painting Faculty. The works on display at the gallery are chosen by a jury out of more than 300 works based on the portfolios submitted by the students.

The Ari S Kupsus Salon Concert Society has extended its charity activities from supporting of classical music students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, since 1996, to the support of talented students of the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest. In addition to the scholarships awarded to the music students at the Gala Award Salon Concert held at the Embassy of Finland every year in February, this year eighteen scholarships in fine arts will be handed over by society’s Art Collectors Club to promising art students of the Painting Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts.

The winners of these awards will be announced at the exhibition opening event.

Source: Ari Kupsus Gallery

Update Aggie Reiter

“Elvis“ – „The Wonder of You“ with Priscilla Presley – Budapest

Elvis in Concert  – European Tour 

Papp László – Sport Arena – Budapest

June, 6. 2018. 

Hopefully, not on my own by saying Elvis was one of the most influential and legendary cultural icons the world has ever witnessed. With music talent that knew no end, and good looks that could kill the girls, ladies.

A little do we know about Elvis Presley had a secret relationship with Sophia Loren, but find out on June, 6. 2018. when Priscilla Presley talks about Elvis the King”s Life.

The rumor that the Italian actress, Sophia Loren and king of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, are in love with each other in her fifties. Whether romance is really a scary love, or a friendship that has grown to a grave in the lives of two celebrities, little is known to this day.

The successful actress, Sophia Loren, and Elvis Presley, who was already a hero then, met for the first time in 1958 in Hollywood, Paramount Studios. The King had a dense year: he lost his mother, then went to the military to meet his later wife, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, ten years younger. In the same year he filmed the movie King Creole (which was also directed by Michael Curtiz from Hungary), in which he played the main role. According to the reports, Sophia Loren was the one who saw Elvis at the movie’s capital and approached him and introduced herself to him.

They say there was much more to them than simple friendships. Every time Sophia Loren was filmed, at that time, on average, three films were produced on her starring, thanks to her producer and husband Carlo Ponti- who had been known overseas since 1958. They say the actress was lonely in Hollywood without her family and friends, a close friend said, trying to replace Elvis Presley’s gap in her heart.

Some rumors were told that the King was flamboyant for the sexy diva, fascinated by her humor and beauty.  They both got along like a house on fire and they had remained in love and kept in touch until this death. Many people question the existence of strange love, even in the face of their over-heated erotic images, and the King’s kiss kissing the neck of the Italian actress. It is true that Presley was harnessed with many actresses as Loren’s love life gave a constant theme to gossip.

However, Priscilla Presley is supposed to react sensitively to this day the sound of Sophia Loren’s name.

Priscilla Presley will tell stories of their relationship and commenting perhaps from the perspective of so many years the story of Sophia may be found out of the life of the King.

Update Aggie Reiter

A Half Day Tour – Balatonfüred – Lake Balaton 2018.

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Lake Balaton by the Hungarians is considered  as the Hungarian Sea. It’s a sweet water lake and the largest in Europe.

Lake Balaton has two sides just like the coin … in style of venue. The Northern side of the lake is a more quiet, comfy, relaxing, filling up individuals energy.  The Southern side of the lake is more of a hustle-and-bustle of life, full of life characterized by being razzmatazz.

But now on tour at the Northern side of the Lake Balaton in visiting Balatonfüred. First stop payed a visit and received high welcoming at the Bistro garden – Vino Terazza. A real Italian foody and moody restaurant. Upon the visit had the real experience to dive into the pampering hospitality and with their own imaginative delicacies. Besides the non everyday delights was extremely delicious. The peaceful panorama was amazing. Wine lovers can also get to know the local wines, and enjoy, ease the guest hungry here. Within the half day program was organized for the participants to see more of the region by rolling around on the Segway. Thereafter, was taken on a walking tour around the Balatonfüred. We also visited venue of the annual Anna Ball site. Each year one of the participants of the Ball is elected to be the queen, crowned as Miss Balaton.

Within the tour headed to the port and strolled along the well-known inhabitants once lived at this area. Beside watching the world go by on the port and cultural sites, Balatonfüred is worth the time to visit the gastronomic delights. Its elegance and style is unbeatable, it preserves the traditions of the past, but it is one of the most dynamically developing cities in the Balaton part is Balatonfüred, which will never let the visitors to be bored and dazzle the most demanding guests. At Balatonfüred right from the first minute can feel the visitors arrived to the right place to spend their holiday and relaxation.  The region goes back to a long tradition. It was already inhabited in Roman times, thanks to its beneficial Mediterranean climate and its carbonated springs it has long been a renowned spa town. In 1926, the renowned Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore was reappeared in the renowned Heart Hospital of Balatonfüred, where he was planting wood on the picturesque promenade of the city, which still preserves his name. The memories of the past can be seen in a beautiful state: the magnificent XVIII. and XIX. century buildings define the city’s mood. Due to Sándor Kisfaludy, Balatonfüred can tell the first stone theater of Transdanubia, which opened in 1831. In the last century, the city has served as a relaxing place for many renowned artists and celebrities. Blaha Lujza Villa is today an elegant restaurant and hotel, the Vaszary Villa is a prestigious gallery, as well as a café and a private cinema.

In the early afternoon participating on the EXTREM BALATON sailboat from the harbor out to the smooth water with comfy breeze and the peaceful silence just blew our mind away. From the waterfront also could admire the site of the Tihany panorama … The jewel of the North Port.  Also the sight of sailboats in the harbor was awesome.

Before leaving Balatonfüred had a peak at the Koczor Winery. Have to go back there one day to gain experiences.

Balatonfüred with its sights-and-sounds … surroundings boast from spring to autumn with colorful programs  is always something for folks to visit.  The coastal part of the city center, right next to the Tagore Promenade and the port, as well as the reform era neighborhood, the waterfront provides services for all needs for active recreation and vacation travelers and sailing enthusiasts.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

25th Titanic Filmfest – Budapest – 2018.

April, 4.  – April, 13.  2018

The Titanic Filmfest is the biggest international film festival in Hungary. The most outstanding, daring and innovative movies coming to movie lovers in Budapest. In 2018, Budapest celebrates its 25th Titanic Filmfest anniversary. Films from 29 countries, including international premiers are also on the list of the programs.

Four filmmakers will be present at their films. The director of The Shepherd, Jonathan Cenzual Burley, the filmmaker of Bird on a Wire about Leonard Cohen, Tony Palmer, and the two producers of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Christina Fon and Stevie Salasis.

Cinemas to be screening the films are at the Art Cinemas – as: Uránia, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Puskin.

For more info, full program and screening times visit the official site of the Titanic Filmfest.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup.

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup at the company’s First Look in New York event.

Samsung highlighted details about its flagship QLED TV models and its expanded lineup of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra-Large Screen TVs. With groundbreaking design elements, enhanced picture quality, and intuitive smart capabilities, Samsung’s 2018 QLED line empowers consumers to enjoy content without distractions – even when viewers are not actively watching.

“Our 2018 lineup of televisions are truly our most innovative and sophisticated yet, designed for today’s consumer who is mindful of the aesthetics of their space,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited for consumers to experience our new TV lineup and features that offer more freedom to decide where and how the TV can be best enjoyed within the home.”

Samsung’s 2018 line features new innovations that enrich the lives of consumers by imagining how TV integrates into the living room, how consumers enjoy their content, and how they interact with their devices.

Highlights of the 2018 lineup include: Ambient Mode – Ambient mode provides useful information throughout the day – even when consumers aren’t actively watching movies and TV. It can play music as well as display news headlines, traffic reports, and weather updates. For wall-mounted TVs, Ambient Mode can mimic the pattern on the wall behind the TV to create an astonishing visual effect in which the TV blends seamlessly into the wall.

One Invisible Connection* – The new One Invisible Connection is one slim cable that combines both consumer’s power and AV data to the TV. Available up to 15 meters, it frees consumers from having to place their TV near data or power outlets.

Smart TV, Featuring Bixby – The QLED line’s smart capabilities offer revolutionary ways to set up the TV and find content. Effortless Login uses the new SmartThings app* to drastically reduce the time it takes to set up a new TV. The new Universal Guide enables consumers to navigate across supporting streaming services and live TV through one intuitive menu. And with Samsung’s intelligence platform, Bixby,** consumers can use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible devices.

Direct Full Array – The Q8F and Q9F QLED TVs deliver stunning images with pristine contrast through Direct Full Array (DFA) technology. Direct Full Array uses a panel with zones of smartly controlled backlighting that adjust automatically to deliver deep blacks and pure whites.

Audio Lineup – Samsung offers four new audio products that offer clear and immersive sound tailored to the different ways that individual consumers set up and use their home theater systems.

HW-K950: With front-firing, up-firing and new side-firing speakers, the HW-K950 Dolby AtmosÒ soundbar creates an extraordinary cinematic experience that delivers 7.1.4 surround sound.

HW-N650: Designed for gamers, the HW-N650 soundbar features Acoustic Beam Technology that puts consumers at the center of the action.

HW-NW700: The HW-NW700 soundbar features a wall-mounted design that perfectly complements QLED TVs so that they both blend beautifully into any home environment.

VL550: The VL550 includes a unique metal dial that consumers can attach to any metallic surface and use to control music with the sound of their voice.

Samsung 2018 TV Line Details*** – In response to rising consumer demand, Samsung is reinforcing its commitment to ultra-large screen televisions. The 2018 Samsung TV line features 9 series across the QLED TV, Premium UHD, UHD and Ultra-Large Screen display range, available in a variety of sizes. Models in the 2018 lineup feature both flat and curved display options.

QLED TV: Models in the 2018 QLED TV lineup include – Q9F (65”, 75”, 88”), Q8F (55”, 65”, 75”), Q7C (55”, 65”), Q7F (55”, 65”, 75”) and Q6F (49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”). The QLED TVs feature enhanced color and contrast, HDR10+ compatibility, Ambient Mode, Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice, One Remote Control and the One Invisible Connection.****

Premium UHD: Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV lineup include NU8500 and NU8000. The Premium UHD TVs include features such as dynamic crystal color, HDR10+ compatibility, clean cable solutions, and Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice and One Remote Control.

UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV lineup include NU7100 (75”, 65”, 55”, 50”, 43”, 40″) and NU7300 (65”, 55″). These UHD TVs include features such as 4K UHD and HDR picture capabilities, clean cable solutions, slim design and Smart TV capabilities.

Samsung’s 2018 home entertainment line will be available in stores beginning March 2018. For more information and pricing on Samsung’s TV and Audio products, please visit www.samsung.com. Flashnews from FLOW PR.

Update: Aggie Reiter