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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Korea Fine Art Association and Cultural Centre of Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Today Korea Fine Art Association, a cultural association in Korea, and Cultural Centre of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh signed a MOU to promote cultural cooperation between two countries in down town Seoul in South Korea.

Korea and India have many cultural similarities including marriage institution, family name tradition, deep love and respect for art, appreciation and preference for literature and language, co-existence of Buddhism faith, festival celebrations, and certain other cultural practices observed in both countries.

Since both KFFA and CCV have been principally promoting regional culture, cultural practices, literature works, indigenous traditional talents, art paintings, sculptures, and several other related skills, the objectives and activities of both KFFA and CCV have considerable harmony.

With mutual appreciation for the contribution of each other in their respective geographical regions, towards promoting cross border cultural harmony, cohesion, and universal cultural relationships, both KFFA and CCV desire to co-operate and collaborate with each other on areas of common interest and so as to broad base their visibility, relations, patronage, and functional activities. 

World Peace Festival

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The spiritual yearnings of Koreans can be difficult to fathom. Just as K Pop has taken off from Tokyo to New York, Korean spiritual movements draw adherents worldwide over seemingly insurmountable barriers.

movements draw adherents worldwide over seemingly insurmountable barriers. That was sense one received after witnessing the “World Peace Festival” in the Olympic Stadium in Seoul’s Jamsil district on September 16. The audience had come prepared for a few hours of singing and fun. They could not have envisioned 100,000 people filling every seat in the stadium, including thousands more on the playing field, marching in elaborate formations, dancing and enacting various traditional and cultural performances.

There's Still no one as Irish as Barack Obama'

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

President Obama is getting a special inauguration gift from Ireland - a song from the Corrigan Brothers declaring, "There's still no one as Irish as Barack Obama ."The group's first version went viral in 2008, earning millions of YouTube hits, an invitation to Obama's first inauguration and a mention from the US president himself during his trip to Ireland.The Corr

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspiring Women

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Readers of ' Fifty Shades of Grey' are really are taking inspiration from the best-selling erotic novel with 2012 becoming the year for experimental sex, a survey has revealed. According to the latest survey, it's women who are the driving force behind it all, with nearly 50 percent of them pushing their partner to try bondage and three out of four trying role-play compared to one out of four this time last year, the Daily Mail reported.

Women who do not Breastfeed Likelier to have Breast Cancer

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Breast-feeding can reduce the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, according to a study.Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health examined the association between reproductive risk factors - such as the number of children a woman delivers, breast-feeding and oral contraceptive use - and

Bollywood Sweethearts Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Tie Knot in Mumbai

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

 Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoortied the knot here on Tuesday in a low-key ceremony after a courtship of five years.The couple were married by a registrar in the presence of family and friends at their house, followed by a formal reception at the Taj Colaba Hotel this evening.Khan and Kapoor came out of the house to greet fans and the media after t

India-Korea Relations; Present and Future

Friday, July 27th, 2012

I’ve long been fascinated by South Korea, especially since the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, when I learned that it was the first OECD country to bounce back stronger than ever. And one of the reasons why it did so was, of course, its people. Korean people, women in particular, voluntarily donated their gold and jewelry to help get the nation back on its feet. I’d never even imagined seeing such a thing. We Indians are one of the largest importers of gold in the world. Some 1000 tons are imported each year. Indians love gold.

Traditional Chinese ‘Mechanical Linkage’ Wooden Toys are now Classified as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Ecologically friendly wooden toys like whistles, horses, tiny furniture, jumping horses, spinning dancers, and flapping birds that operate on indigenous, age-old mechanical engineering techniques are both a fascinating experience and an eye-opener to the depth and breadth of Chinese traditional handicraft knowledge and practices. They symbolize the rich and varied cultural heritage of China. These toys are finely hand-crafted from soft wood and are highlighted with imaginary colorful paintings, representative of unique Chinese painting traditions.

Vietnam’s Ba Na Nature Reserve in Need of Stricter Ban on Illegal Poaching

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Located on the eastern side of the Indo-China peninsula, Vietnam is mainly covered by hills and has a typical tropical forest cover of 40 percent. It houses two World Natural Heritage sites and six biosphere reserves which are home to some of the rarest and most endangered species of the world. The Ba Na Nature Reserve is one such forest region that contains 256 animal species and 544 varieties of flora along the Ba Na Mountain region.

India Celebrates Tagore’s 150th Birthday Anniversary with International Conference

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

On the 150th birth anniversary of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, India hosted a three-day international conference at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

As a part of the celebrations, Tagore’s vision of the contemporary world and the relevance of his outlook on humanity was the central topic of the conference. It was held between October 10th and 12th at the Azad Bhavan in New Delhi, under the aegis of the ICCR. The Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, also a Bengali and a staunch student of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, inaugurated the conference.

Growing Golf Courses in China and Environmental Degradation

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Recently there was a report that some villagers in suburban Dalian, Liaoning province in China were suffering from a tap water shortage. Many people had to rely on bottled water or had to wait for water rationing twice a day. What made them angry was that the neighboring golf course didn’t have the same problem. According to a Chinese newspaper report, the 36-hole golf course consumed more than 3 million tons of water each year, which is the same as the annual consumption of 1 million households.

David Gambrell Morris

Decorated Korean War Veteran Passes Away

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

On September 4, 2011, decorated Korean war veteran and schoolteacher David Gambrell Morris passed away at the age of 82. He was survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was born on October 7, 1928, in Vian, Oklahoma, and spent his early life in Muskogee. The summer after he finished high school, he went down to Texas to work the oil fields. His Texas excursion was cut short when his sweetheart, Mary, wrote him a letter saying things weren’t going to work out. Unwilling to let the girl he met at Baptist dance night go, he immediately returned to Muskogee and convinced her otherwise. When she asked why, he said her cooking was just too good to pass up. Using the funds from the pawning of his most expensive possession, his trumpet, he eloped with Mary and married her that same day. The night after the ceremony, they each returned to their own family’s houses, undoubtedly full of new plans.

Shay Cullen

Crusading Irish Priest Battles for Children in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The American sailors who once flooded the streets of the raucous Philippine city of Olongapo on shore leave are no longer around, except on brief visits during military exercises. With the departure of the U.S. Navy, the base on Subic Bay was converted into a huge industrial and shopping complex with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and sports and entertainment for people of all ages.

Kim Ha-neul

The Hardest Part Was My Visibility: Kim Ha-Neul

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Blind comes at a time when the genre exploration which has taken place in the Korean film industry in the last few years has led to demands that moviemakers reach deeper and further for their subject matter.

Expert David Russell: Tsunami Washed Japan’s Spirit Out to Sea

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Japanese people nor mally welcome spring as the season when pink and white cherry blossoms perfume the air and float on warm breezes. But on March 3rd, a gigantic earth quake and tsunami devastated the nucle ar complex at Fukushima 206 km north of Tokyo and the surrounding area. Now the country is contemplating not wind borne flower petals, but radiation seep ing into cattle, crops — and people.


Bollywood Shares Its Greatest Love as PiFan Closes

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The 15th annual Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 14-24) in Korea opened with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, the Bollywood documentary celebrating Indian musicals. The film made its world premiere at the Festival de Cannes out of competition and made the Asian premier at PiFan this past July.

Prasanna patsani

Prasanna Patsani: Leader with Poetic Touch

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Born into Ghiakhala in the famous Khandlkot area of Khorda, Odisha, Parliamentarian Poet Prasanna Patsani has come a long way. Khandlkot, birthplace of the famous Annapurna theater which made a strong statement in Odisha’s famous age-old drama tradition made an early impact on Dr. Patsani.

mount kumgang

Dream of Mt. Kumgang Turns into Nightmare for Hyundai Asan

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Few natural wonders are more distinctive than Mount Kumgang, that is, Diamond Mountain, in the southeastern corner of North Korea. Looming a few miles above the eastern end of the demilitarized zone that has divided the Korean peninsula since the Korean War, Kumgang is not one mountain but several thousand crags of granitic rock jutting up in spire-like formations of widely differing shapes and sizes.

morning calm

Korea: Land of the Morning Calm

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Korea is one of the few countries blessed with its distinctive four seasons -- especially summer and winter – that allows people to engage in various leisure sports and seasonal festivals throughout the year. Thus, many travelers visit Korea to experience this gift from nature that is not present in their homeland.


Magic in Mumbai: India the First Hosts To Win World Cup in Cricket

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

India’s cup of joy spilled over the streets of Mumbai when Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit his trademark square cut in the finals and India saw its first win of the World Cup in 28 years. It was a box-office hit on home soil. India was en route to chasing down a total of 274 which was the highest ever in a final.


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