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ITEC Scholars Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation @ Budapest

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ITEC Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation – Budapest – 2018.

The ITEC Day was celebrated organized by the India Embassy, at the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center Auditorium in December, 14. 2018. by the newly appointed Ambassador of India to Hungary – H.E. Kumar Tuhin, who has had replaced H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary after his term of office has expired.

H.E. Kumar Tuhin open the floor by welcoming over 70 individuals, including Dr.Sándor Sipas, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and members of press, members from Indian community, ITEC alumni attended persons and briefly talk about the ITEC itself Q.: „The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was instituted by a decision of the Indian Cabinet on September, 15. 1964 as a bilateral program of assistance of the Government of India.” Continued: Q.: „The importance is placed on relations with Hungary and the enormous potential that both countries hold for each other. Our bilateral trade is growing very fast. Working towards positive economic impact. The Government of India delivering technical assistance, technology and in many other fields. ITEC offers unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centers in India. There are short-term, medium-term and long-term courses every year in a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines. The useful knowledge and experience gained in India is value, and that undoubtedly bring to their organization national development and experience to their employer by sharing the gain technologies.”

This year 30 individuals from 18 countries arrived in the framework of ITEC scholarship to India and from India 45 persons arrived to Hungary. This year still 3 students left out of ten in participating the ITEC scholars, leaving soon for their courses to India. Within ITEC programs, India shares its experience and expertise together in various fields over 160 developing countries, such as: Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Pacific Island States.”

Overall, the three ladies stepped on stage and shared their experiences gain during their ITEC participations. Melinda Irtl Földiné – Yoga teacher attended in 2016 at a ’Special Training Program for Yoga Trainers. She came along with her student Ágnes Demeter who attended in 2018 a Yoga Cyclic Meditation course. As she described the course, in her class were 55 persons from 16 countries. She also underlined that within the number of participants from all religion and colors from around the world were present. There were no problem of differences in faith, nor color they all behaved as a one big family, nothing stopped them from being just-as-one!  Thereafter, Edina Barna – author and digital artist shared her experiences who participated in 2014 at a web designing course. Participated on a 10 weeks web design course with 100 people from the four corners of the world. There were participants from countries that she has never heard before. Appearing as a “full stop” on the world map, and with to-day’s tech she keeps with many the daily contact. She expressed in her name that most probably the participants had a pleasant stay in India within the wonderfully organized course and sightseeing days and well took care of them.

In between the presentations, traditional dance  performance written in the 16th century  took the stage by Sonali Roy – Kathak Dancer and Table artist’s music entertained the audience. There were stunning classical raga fusion show by  Pandit Rajesh Gangani played on Tabla and Zoltán Lantos, performed on Violin. The event was closed with a reception in serving traditional India Food.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Albinoni Chamber Orchestra Jubilee Concert @ Budapest

Italian Cultural Institute – Giuseppe Verdi Hall
Friday, December, 14. 2018. –  6.30 p.m.
District VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor  Street – Budapest

On December 14, the Albinoni Chamber Orchestra celebrates their 50th anniversary of its founding at the Giuseppe Verdi Hall in the Italian Cultural Institute. The Orchestra was founded in 1968, with  physicists and physics students later on music teachers and professional musicians  joined the ensemble. Within their work, they carry out a kind of folk-educative, educational work. They hold free concerts and before each presentation say a brief introduction on the composers and works presented before the pieces.  In their performances pieces of pre-Baroque composers and lesser-known authors can be heard.

The highlights of their anniversary concert … Alessandro Stradella: Christmas Symphony and KantátaTomaso Giovanni Albinoni: D minor oboaverseny – oboaszólista: Ágnes Girgás Giacomo Antonio Perti: Magnificat – with the Albinoni Chamber Choir Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto C-minor RV 509 Giuseppe Torelli: Christmas Shepherd Game (Op. VIII / 6) Alessandro Marcello: D-moll oboaverseny – soloist: László Hadady –  French oboist of Hungarian origin, currently a soloist and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Obligatory reservation is needed through: iicbudapest@esteri.it
Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate at the concert.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Diplomatic Spouses Fair Budapest – 2018

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More than 50 countries represented from  respective embassies  were present to a good case at the 8th annual Diplomatic Fair hosted in the InterContinental Hotel from 10 a.m- 4 p.m. Entrance fee was 500HUF for adults.The event was organized by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest (DSB), where plenty of international food and drinks were served from the participating countries. Around the stalls were showcased specialties and souvenirs from around the world.

The DSB holding of this day goal was in supporting charities, with raised funds, to specific projects that benefit sick, disabled, vulnerable or disadvantaged children – such as to Pető Institute or SOFI, Special Education and Development Institute.

Visitors also enjoyed exciting entertainment which featured music and dance productions.
The DSB was not just an entertaining international day for the whole family, but to also find the time for Xmas shopping.

This year at the Diplomatic Fair at Hotel commenced an awesome and colourful participation by the Indian Embassy within two scintillating performances by Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center.The newly assigned Ambassador H.E Kumar Tuhin  to Hungary attended the fair and was touched by the beautiful displays here in Budapest.

Last but not least, the British Ambassador to Hungary himself, a proud Scot clad in his kilt welcomed  two Scot Lads also fully dress from head-to-toe Scottish style (Scottish Kilts … one of the most recognizable symbols of Scotland and Scottish culture) and of course the bagpipe was not missed).

The main attraction so much awaited by the visitors to watch the two Scot Lads playing on bagpipe

Really Stole The Show –

Update, snaps and video by Aggie Reiter

Third Italian Gastronomic World Week – Budapest

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ITALY!  –  EATALY!

November, 19. – 25 . 2018. 

Joining for the 3rd time to the Italian Cuisine world week in Budapest  with more than 130 countries to celebrate Italian Cuisine Week. the initiative will explore the popularity of Italian food, wine, groceries, restaurants all prepared as evidence of the “Made in Italy” brand’s which has been international successful.

At the Embassy of Italy Budapest hosted media representatives to announce the details to the forthcoming series of events regarding to the  A Week of Italian Cuisine in the World.  

Over the centuries, Italy’s universally beloved products have become ambassadors for Italian excellence. For each, all-natural ingredients are incorporated into age-old recipes still followed by generations of artisans across Italy’s 20 regions. Thanks to this passion for tradition and quality, Italy is known across the globe in over a 100 countries for its specialties.

This event includes more than 1000 initiatives and includes over 300 offices between diplomatic and consular offices. The Embassy of Italy Budapest together with Italian Cultural Institutes, also with the involvement of the Italian Institute for Trade Promotion (ICE Budapest), the Italian Tourism Office (ENIT) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Academy of Kitchen to promote top quality Italian cuisine.  The rich program of the events includes thematic menus, gala dinners, seminars  (the story of Italian wine ), food and wine tastings as well as film screening illustrating how Italian food has become part of the history in cinema.

The Italian culinary is art and the Mediterranean diet is just one of the elements that make Italy the most healthiest country in the world.

The backbone of this third edition is promoting Mediterranean Diet and its ingredients …
discussion on healthy diet and/to preventive medicine, with
healthy recipes, quick and easy to make with products available on the local stores will be published on the Embassy website (www.ambbudapest.esteri.it).

The promotion with the “Pasta Pesto Day” initiative, which as a result of the Morandi Bridge tragedy promotes the most typical recipe in the restaurant all over the world, where a portion of the proceeds will go to the Municipality of Genoa .

In addition to enjoying food, the wine takes place on the table and with it the Italian life style comes alive.  There is an Italian saying “By the set table, one does not grow old”. At the event  jointly organized with the Budapest’s ICE Agency curated  Barbara Tamburini, the internationally renowned expert, qualitative growth of Italian vineyards will talk about the 20 regions of 10 vinyards in Italy. The wine-show will be represented by Erzsébet Sala.

November, 19. 2018 – 6.30 p.m. 

Life and Literature “Recitar Eating” – “Recitar mangiando” Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. Theatrical  presentation about the Art of Cooking by three actresses Maria Teresa Ruta, Guenda Goria and Silvia Siravo tell through the various authors of the world in literature, the meaning of food in life, traveling through history, philosophy, psychology, music and poetry.

“An American in Rome” – director Vincenti Minelli –  Italian Culture Institution – Cinema Hall.  Alberto Sordi in the role of Nando Moricone – “Maccarone, you provoked me and I destroy you now, maccarone!

November, 21. 2018 – 7 p.m. ENIT – Gala Dinner – Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. Evening dedicated to Italian and Hungarian tour operators with a dinner focusing on the Mediterranean Diet. ENIT 2019 Activity Program.

November, 22. 2018. – 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Tradition and Quality” – Hotel Marriott – Budapest

Conference … Traveling around 20 provinces with 10 vineyard regions, introducing the Italian wines.

November, 22. 2018 . 5.30 p.m. Apericena Tasting of typical products of Puglia . During the  evening you can taste a selection of local products from Puglia as the base of the Mediterranean Diet. 

November, 19th – 25th 2018.  Seven-day adventure to the Mediterranean Diet … The Participating Restaurants line-ups: “Da Nandi ” –  ” Gustolato Restaurant “  – ” I Fiori dell’Orto “  –  “Cantine Le Grotte” and  “Azienda Gino Turco”.

Closing the press conference the H.E. Massimo Rustico – Italy Ambassador to Hungary recalled Hippocrates …“Food is your medicine, and medicine is your food!”

At the end of the press conference, the guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Embassy –  Made in Italy snacks, cakes,  Italian coffee and wine tasting took place.

For further information insights to the program visit:

http://ambbudapest.esteri.it/ambasciata_budapest/it/ambasciata/terza-settmana-della-cucina-italiana.html

You don’t want to miss any part of these fabulous events!

Arrivederci!

Update  and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Japanese Days – Grand Market Hall – Vámház Boulevard – Budapest

Three days of tourism in Japan at the Grand Market in Budapest.

The Japanese Day” is an annual family fun day!

A bridge between Hungary and Japan.

November, 6. – 8.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This year the Japanese Days will be on for the 9th year at the Grand Market Hall – Budapest.

Of course, without the support of the Hungarian-Japanese Friendship Society and the support of the Capital and Market Directorate of the Capital City Municipality, we would not be able to organize such a true Japanese culture event.

There are many things to try/visit whilst visiting Budapest. The Grand Market Hall is just one of the spots not to be left out . There are hardly any tourist / tourist groups who have not visited this vibrant fantastic building during their stay in Budapest, but if so then right time to roll over to place.

A plane trip between the two countries not necessary to fly high on the long-haul flight …the locals and foreigners may visit “Little Japan”… gte a taste of the Japanese culture, receive information to attend to exciting tours that Japan has to offer on the spot.
Not to be confused, this is not a Japanese supermarket, but the exhibitors will welcome the visitors offering Japanese selection of cooking ingredients to purchase for locals and foreigners staying in Budapest to prepare Japanese foodies at their home. The sweet tooth’s individuals may as well grab and enjoy the varying sweets and snacks.

No entry ticket is needed to attend …  it is free of charge event  organized under the international cultural days at the Grand Market Hall.

Have a pleasant journey in Budapest visiting Japan … G’shopping.

Hopefully, nobody will be “Lost in Translation” … (remembering a superb movie from 2003, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. )

Update Aggie Reiter

Spooktakular event in-and-outside Budapest!

 

Spooktakular event … the ghosts are coming out during the evening – till dawn … not to be missed … Weekend October. 26 – 28. 2018.

By the end of October will be farewell to Halloween at one of the traditional Pumpkin Festival!

The celebration of ancient Celtic traditions dates to the night of October 31, the night before the All Saints, at night. There has been a growing popularity in Hungary, or might not, but it is certain that the celebration of Celtic witches, ghosts and other demons has been transformed into a good-nature, fanciful, costume-inspired, pumpkin-shaped, pumpkin-filled party with a slight fright. There are lots of ridiculous venues to go throughout Hungary to meet spooky folks …  and telling you … still in time to purchase the props.

Indeed have a full night spooking around the Heroes’ Square … Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is the largest and most impressive square in Budapest

Bring your own hand-carved Halloween Jack O’Lanterns to the Heroes’ Square. Pick a great Halloween costume … usually not required, but if you don one, you will have fun! Telling you … still in time to purchase the props. and of course bring your own pumpkin.  A really cool annual free event.

Outside the Capital, just mentioning  a couple of cities  where the locals and foreigners might be around, to get/to be at these superb venues to splash into the mood for a fabulous ’Spooky Night”!

October 27 – 5th Halloween Run  – Gyula

October 31 – Halloween at the Wildlife Park – Szeged

October 27 – Cheese and Gastronomic Festival and Agricultural Exhibition – Kistelek

October 27 – Sell and Buy on Anna’s Grove – Szarvas

October 27 –  5 p.m. – Lantern Exercise – Hatvan

October 26-29. – from 7 p.m. till midnight – Night of Fear –Debrecen

October 28 – Pumpkin Lantern in the evening at the Lake Tisza Eco center – Poroszló

For more whereabouts log onto Tourinform cultural program suggestions, you can see the spooky figures close to you.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Uriah Heep – Aquarium Club – Budapest

Hard Rock Fans they are here in Budapest again.

At the Aquarium Club – October. 23. 2018. – from  seven to eleven p.m. The band will rock down the house with their songs from their latest new album “Living The Dream” and naturally featuring their greatest classics through rolling back to their five decades of career. Bands come-and-go but they are still living their dream after all being together for over 47 years. Fans can catch-up with their famous sounds at the live concert. Tickets on the spot.

Snap taken when they  gave a concert at the Harley Davidson – International Day of Peace and Non-Violence – Budapest

Update and snap: Aggie Reiter