Mumbai: Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen gave a kick-off speech and inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Forum on Smart & Sustainable Port-led Development Wednesday 23rd of May in Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai. Dutch businesses are keen to increase their relationship with the Indian industry, in particularly with the port sector in India. Consul General Mumbai Guido Tielman emphasized that this trade mission is the largest Indo-Dutch trade mission so far in his opening speech.
Last year DesiYUP collaborated with Darbar, Sandeep Virdee and curated an Indian concert with Debasmita Bhattacharya (sarod) and Gurdain Singh Rayatt (tabla) for the annual Holland-India music festival in de Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag.
It’s been two years now that I know Shivali. I heard her music video ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on YouTube and decided to follow her on Twitter. Together we worked on a documentary for the Dutch broadcast station and organised an concert in Rotterdam. And before we knew we where friends and to meet friends especially when they live abroad it’s always very special.