February 2016

Business

Norway to be country partner for BioAsia

The partnership will build a network that can facilitate both business and research collaborations between Norway and India

Innvovation Norway at BioAsia

Interview with Helge Tryti, Commercial Counsellor of Royal Norwegian Embassy, highlighting Norway as a partner country

Making a safe internet for kids

To advocate for a safe online environment for children, Telenor India organised #SafeInternetForum 2016 for responsible use of internet and strengthen the defenses for a safer internet experience for children

Telenor provides free life insurance to a million customers in AP, TS

Prepaid mobile telephony services provider Telenor (India) Communications, on Monday announced that it had provided life insurance to a million of its customers

Norway eager to invest in Telangana

Norway has expressed its keenness in investing in different sectors in the State of Telangana. The Ambassador of Norway in India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag has conveyed his country’s willingness in this regard.

Culture

Norway, Tollywood's New Switzerland

Tollywood filmmakers are exploring countries that are largely unexplored by a majority of the Indian public. Norway seems to have topped the list of destinations for shooting Telugu films. 

Norway hopes to attract four Indian film projects every year

Starting 2016, Norway, known as the land of midnight sun, is expecting to attract at least four Indian film projects every year, thereby increasing inbound tourist arrivals from India, according to Norwegian ambassador to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag.

Sujata Bajaj Ganapati series at the Visual Arts Gallery

Sujata Bajaj is one of the first set of artists in the country who experimented with collages. Her  artistic journey has been one of great visual and verbal splendour. She spends her time between Paris, Dubai, India and Norway.

World Theatre Forum ignites discussions over theatre's lengths and breaths among delegates from across the globe

The panellists Amitesh Grover (India), B. Jayashree (India), Haukur J. Gunnarssan (Norway) participated in a discussion on "New Language and Play Direction”

Women come together on stage

After its successful debut in Puducherry in 2012, the Tantidhatri International Festival of Performing Arts begins in the city on Wednesday. Noted participants include theatre actors Julia Varley from Denmark, Sandra Pasini from Italy, Geddy Aniksdal from Norway and dancer-choreographer Sin Cha Hong from Korea.

Climate

Ice-Breaking Diplomacy: Countries In The Arctic Circle Show How To Handle Territorial Disputes

"It is a Middle East-like situation in very superficial terms -- just that no one is killing each other over it," a former oil executive said on the sidelines of the Arctic Frontiers conclave in Tromsø, Norway, a town of 72,000 inhabitants 350km inside the Arctic Circle.

North Pole to the Third Pole: Following climate change debate from the Arctic to the Himalayas

A recent gathering in the northern Norwegian town of Tromso called Arctic Frontiers became an interesting forum for a global discussion on the region and the impact its sensitive ecology has for the entire planet.

Research

Norway keen on tie-up for research

There is ample scope for collaborative research works between India and Norway to improve the blue growth sectors, said international marine expert Lasse H. Pettersson, director of International Cooperation and Marketing, Norway.

Urban planning experts doubtful about Govt's smart city mission

The Conference was an important part of a collaborative project funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Sport

Manali skier in Winter Youth Olympics

A youth from Burua village in Manali has qualified for the Winter Youth Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, Norway, from February 12 to 21. Tourism

The charm of an Arctic vacation

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is the perfect place for traveleres keen on frigid temperatures and total darkness

Oslo Diary

There’s a restaurant called ‘Gandhi’, jointly owned by a Pakistani and an Indian. The Mahatma would be pleased.