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DesiYUP is participating in the Dutch trade mission to India

DesiYUP is participating in the Dutch trade mission to India

Prime minister Mark Rutte, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Minister for Healthcare and Sport Bruno Bruins will travel to India from 23 to 25 May 2018 on a working visit and trade mission. Mr Rutte will meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss the strategic relationship between the Netherlands and India and the scope for deepening political and economic cooperation.

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The need for Sattvic-Music

The need for Sattvic-Music

During my Skype-conversation with Manish Vyas, he told me that our world is in need of sattvic-music. According Hindu mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik people who have a strong sattva-guna personality feel the need to outgrow their fears by helping others and during this...

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 Holi concert: in search of authentic Indian sounds

 Holi concert: in search of authentic Indian sounds

The most favorite Hindu festival of all, Holi has a strong connection with the divine Krishna. It’s been written in many scriptures that Krishna started this tradition of Holi with his beloved Radha. He enjoyed teasing her by throwing blue color on Radha’s fair face.

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A brief encounter with Indian Prime Minister Modi

A brief encounter with Indian Prime Minister Modi

My one on one interaction with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be stated as an epic moment. On the 27th of June 2017 he visited The Hague for just halve a day. A brand new sports campus was chosen by the Embassy of India to organize PM’s welcome. In total 3000...

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Pandit Chaurasia meets Ambassador Venu Rajamony

Ambassador Venu Rajamony welcomed by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in the Netherlands. Panditji informed the ambassador about the art and music culture in the Netherlands and his 27 year long association with World Music Department WMDC (Codarts) in...

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COLOR MY BAG work + shelter session

COLOR MY BAG work + shelter session

WORK+SHELTER is a cut & sew factory, and a safe space for women in Delhi, India. The women receive training and earn a fair wage   In collaboration with WORK + SHELTER and as part of the concert program 'Hindi Cinema Classics with Navin Kundra', there is the...

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India is the future

DesiYUP attended a couple of events in the past few weeks. One of these was a seminar organized by the Metropool Regio Amsterdam, India Connected and Amsterdam Trade in Pakhuis De Zwijger. The main question of this gathering was ‘how should we look at India’. Experts with different work backgrounds shared their personal stories about working in India and understanding the complex way of life in India. It was an evening of discussing ideas such as working, living and doing business in India. From 13 till 18 of November Amsterdam will organize a India Business Journey to Bombay and Pune.

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