Past activities

Cooking sessions: flavours from the four corners of India

With exotic aromas and complex flavours, Indian cuisine is undoubtedly one of the world's best. It is therefore no wonder that so many people adore it, and also no surprise that it sometimes seems quite a challenge to cook Indian food at home.

Lecture by Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri: "The Indian Elections of April-May 2014"

From April 7 until May 12, India will vote for a new parliament. The world’s largest democratic election ever is set to be very exciting. It is reflective of major shifts in Indian politics and society over the last couple of years. His Excellency Manjeev Singh Puri, since January the Indian Ambassador to Belgium and the EU, will give a special lecture about these unfolding events.

Where? Kleine Aula MTC3, Sint-Michielsstraat 6, Leuven
When? 25.04.2014, 11.00-12.30

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Business seminar: India & Green Technology

This second seminar on greentech is organized by BICC&I and is held in cooperation with Flanders Cleantech Association, Greenwin and the European Business and Technology Center India.

Storytelling evening Peter Chand

Fonkelvogel is organizing a storytelling evening on 19 April in Herent with Peter Chand. Peter Chand has been storytelling since 1999, and has entertained audiences all over Britain and further with his tales from the Indian Subcontinent. His parents migrated to Britain from the Punjab region in the 1950's, and though he was born in the Midlands, Peter grew up using Punjabi as his first language.

Introductory lecture on Ayurveda (in Dutch)

Ayurveda is the 5,000-year-old Indian way of life and healing. In ancient India the human being was understood through the observation of nature in a particular way: the body, emotions and mind... How can you easily create happiness in your own life: timeless insights for the Westerner today.

Business seminar: India meets Flanders

VOKA is organizing a follow-up meeting for the participants of the Belgian economic mission to India of November 2013. At the same time this events provides a meeting opportunity for entrepreneurs and India experts. (In Dutch)


Seminar: Challenges of the Adivasis (Indian Tribals)

Adivasis (several heterogeneous groups of people categorized as ‘Scheduled Tribes’ in India) increasingly face complex and conflicting phenomena such as endemic poverty, failure of ‘development,’ armed insurgency, the despotic character of the state and stiff grassroots resistance.

Lecture: India in de Oudheid

Lecture (in Dutch) by Bram Fauconnier, KU Leuven, Researcy Groep Ancient Times
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris (KU Leuven)

Seminar: 'Human Rights in the EU-India FTA: A Double Edged Sword'

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies organizes a lunch seminar by Rohini Sen on the role of human rights in the relations between the EU and India. Rohini Sen is research associate at the Jindal Global Law School and studied at the University of Leeds and at Gujarat National Law University.