The new Ambassador of the Republic of India in Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Lal Miller Dingliana was born on 14th March 1952 in Lunglei, State of Mizoram, North-East of India. Mr. Dingliana did his graduation from the Guwahati University in Assam, India, and post-graduation in Political Science from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He was posted as a diplomat in the Embassies of India in Moscow, Addis Abba Bonn Kabul Sydney and Dublin and as Ambassador of India to Slovakia (1997­-2000) and Namibia (2000­-2003). He has also served as Joint Secretary/Director General of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

The Minister of State

for External Affairs of India on Official Visit to Bulgaria

The Minister of State for External Affairs of India while on official visit to Bulgaria met also Frends of India Club members, the lecturers and students from Indology Department of Sofia University and visited “Indira Gandi” School.

„India Today“

The Former Ambassador of India, H.E. Dinkar Khullar inaugurated the Club season with a lecture on “India Today”.


The new owner of the Bulgarian metallurgical plant “Kremokovtsi”, Mr. Pramod Mittal demands complete transparency in the work of the firm, ­ says engineer Dimiter Kouzmanov, one of the executive directors of the enterprise.

The Lights of Diwali

in Bulgaria

Diwali festival was celebrated in Sofia by the Friends of India Club members. It took place at the Union of Architects building in Sofia. The Indian Day of light offered the invited guests unforgettable emotions and experiences.

India the Next Superpower in the Economy of Know-ledge

India is the next superpower in world economy.

World Hindi Day Celebrated in Bulgaria

The World Hindi Day was marked in Bulgaria for the first time this year.

Moon Between the Eyes. A Sigh for Amrita Pritam

A poet’s singh for Amrita are the words Bulgarian poet Lyubomir Levchev wrote in memory of great Indian poetess Amrita Pritam, who has many admirers in Bulgaria.

Indian Film Director Mira Nair

“The Name” of renowned Indian film director Mira Nair won in Varna, Bulgaria, the first prize ­ “Golden Aphro-dite” Award, at the 14th international film festival “Love is Madness”, held from August 25th to 31st, 2006.

The Great India

35 Sonia Gandhi – the Leader of Indian National Congress

38 Win the Confidence of Your Indian Business Partner

38 „Kremikovtsi“ is Going to Produce Ecologically Pure Steel

42 Visits

44 The Lights of Diwali in Bulgaria

48 Remembering Julii Minchev, the Graphic Artist of „Svetilnik“

50 Second Regional Conference on Indology for Central and Eastern Europe

52 Republic Day of India 2006

53 World Hindi Day Celebrated in Bulgaria

57 Kabir – couplets

59 In the World of Books on India

65 On the Interconnection between Tibetan and Indian and Mongolian Didactic Poetry

67 The Balloons – a short story

69 Moon Between the Eyes. A Sigh for Amrita Pritam

71 Diplomatic Ladies Sale of National Products

73 20 Years „Indira Gandhi“ Kindergarten in Pravets

75 The Indian State of Madhya Pradesh

84 Stem Cell Research – a Remarkable Discovery in Science

86 Bulgarian Actor Andrei Batashov Performs in Delhi

87 The Incredible Moment – a Photo-Exhibition to be Remembered

97 A Giant Being Born – Le Nouvel Observateur on India's Development

99 Abundance of Colours in The Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan

105 Giving Permanence to a Transitory Art Form

107 Thewa – Fusing Gold with Glass

109 Folk Dances and Music of Haryana and Rajasthan

111 Monal – Bird of Nine Colours

114 India's Film Industry – World's Largest Dream Machine

117 Indian Film Director Mira Nair Won the „Golden Aphrodite“ Award of the International Film Festival in Varna

118 Kishore Kumar – the Multifaceted Entertainer

122 Jamini Roy – Trail-Blazer Artist

125 Fashion

130 Indian cuisine

133 Sports

136 The Great India












154 Poetry

156Tolstoy and India“ by Dr. Violina Atanassova

A story, describing the six-months travels along the roads of ancient and contemporary India and the emotions of a Bulgarian, touching traditions and culture, ancient temples, cults, literature, music, philosophy, art, psychology, ethics and religious traditions of the Indians, having developed throughout the ages from the epoch of mankind’s childhood upto outr time.