International evening "Meet the world": India 17.03.2011

The opening event of the second season of the international evenings Meet the World brought us to incredible India. We had three interesting guests as guides – Indians Chandana Basu Mallick and Pratyush Kumar Das who are PhD students of molecular biology in University of Tartu and Estonian artist and musician Leho Rubis who has broadened his horizons studying art and taken flute lessons in India.

We were given a presentation about different aspects of Indian culture concerning diversity of religions and spoken languages, worshipping gurus, Indian cuisine, wedding traditions etc. Also we saw nice images of spectacular architectural sights that can be found there. We had a chance to listen to a presentation of rāgas from Indian classical music. Presentations and discussions were followed by small workshops where participants could get henna painting to their hands or a forehead decoration bindi as a memory of the evening.