Open House for all Germany-based PIOs/Indians at Indian Embassy in Berlin

We are pleased to publish here a press release (PDF, approx. 400 KB)  by the Indian Consulate General in Hamburg.


Dear Sir / Madam,

The Embassy of India, Berlin will be organizing an Open House for all PIOs/Indians in Germany on 16th February, 2013 from 1100 hrs to 1600 hrs. The Open House would be held under the theme ‘Connecting with other Indians in Germany – Building Networks’ and would be part of the Days of India Celebrations.

Those interested to attend may please register themselves by visiting the website of the Embassy of India, Berlin ( The registration for the event is open from January 1 to February 12, 2013 at

All Indian nationals / members of Indian diaspora in the jurisdiction of this Consulate are cordially invited to attend the event and are requested to register themselves with the Embassy of India, Berlin for active participation in the Open House.

Warm regards,

Consulate General of India
Graumannsweg 57
22087 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (040) 338036 / 324744
Fax: +49 (040) 323757
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GIRT Hamburg goes Bremen: Next Meeting on 10th December in Bremen

Dear friends of GIRT Hamburg,

As usual, in 2012 too we are pleased to organize the last meeting of the year in cooperation with the Bremen Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the meeting would be chances and challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (“Mittelstand”) in their India engagement.

We are pleased to announce a guest talk by Mr. Mayur Shinde, who is responsible for sales and business development (India) at FRISTAM Pumpen KG (GmbH & Co.) in Hamburg. As someone with an Indian background and a long-term experience of Germany, Mr. Shinde has a distinct advantage of having both insider and outsider perspectives of the issues involved. He would be sharing his insights with us and we would also have enough time for a lively discussion (with him and other participants) and exchanging ideas.

The meeting will be held on 10th December in the Bremen Chamber of Commerce, from 18:00 to 20:00 hours. Registration for the meeting is being coordinated directly by Ms. Anja Reinkensmeier of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (in CC). Online information is available under:

Please note that on account of limited seating capacity, we may have to resort to first-come-first-serve basis in accepting registrations.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Bremen.

With best regards

Rajnish Tiwari

India at Apples Restaurant in Hamburg

After the great success of the Indian week last year, Executive Chef Andreas Bärenklau will once again welcome two guest chefs from India at Apples Restaurant this autumn.
From the 27th September until the 3rd October 2012 the two Indian chefs from the restaurants of the well-known hotel Ashok in New Dehli, will prepare authentic Indian specialties for the guests of Apples Restaurant. They will follow their original home country recipes and allow diners the chance to enjoy original Indian cuisine.
Meals will be selectable from the à la carte menu and if requested they will be served in a family style so the guests will be able to try different dishes and share the meals.
The open show kitchen of Apples Restaurant also enables the diners to watch the chefs preparing their dishes.

The Indian week in Apples Restaurant will be held in cooperation with the Indian consulate in Hamburg.

Tables can be booked by calling: 040 3332 1771 or sending an email at:

See PDFs: English / German


Ganesha Festival in Hamburg on 21st and 22nd of September 2012

हैम्बर्ग में गणेश पालकी उत्सव (21.9.) और सार्वजनिक गणेशोत्सव (22.9.)

The group Anivasi Bharathi is planning a Ganesha festival on coming weekend. On Friday, 21st Sept. there is a „Ganesha Palaki Utsav“, which would involve a procession in Harburg. Saturday will see a „Sarvajanik Ganesha Utsav“, a public Ganesha festival, in the Hindu Temple in the Billstrasse. Further details can be found in the PDF file enclosed here or see the message by Anivasi Bharathi posted below. For any further information, please contact the organizers directly.


(Message from 18.09.2012 / 22.55h)

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Anivasi Bharathi, Hamburg, Germany, once again, We invite you all for the 5th Anniversary  of Public Ganesha Festival – 2012, which is planned on Friday, 21st t and Saturday, 22nd  September 2012.

With reference to our previous mail, we are happy to inform you that we have received permission to hold the PALAKI Utsav of Lord Ganesha in Harburg Rathaus on the previous day (21st September 2012 evening).

We have already completed one mega event, the ART AND SPORT MEET on 8th September 2012 successfully. Please find the updated invitation and the information for the remaining programmes.

EVENT 1 : ART AND SPORT MEET  —– Completed on 8th September 2012


Date      :   Saturday, 22nd September 2012

Time      :    15:00Hrs and 22:30 Hrs

Venue   :   Hindu Temple, Billstrasse 77, 20539   Hamburg, Germany

Note: Program shall begin exactly at 15:00Hrs with pooja. For more info contact


Date      : Friday, 21st September 2012

Time     : 18:30Hrs and 20:30 Hrs

Venue   : Harburg Rathausplatz , 21073 Hamburg, Germany

Route    : Harburger Rathausstraß – Deichhausweg –

Lüneburgerstraße -Harburgber Ring – Schloßmühlendamm – Sand

– Neue Straße – Am Centrumshaus – Harburger Rathausstraße

Note : Traditional dress is prefered.

For more info contact

During the Palaki Utsav demonstration of Indian Culture through dress, decoration and dance is being planned.

Please extend this invitation to your family and friends and bring them to make this celebration a grand success.

Please contact if someone wants to be a volunteer for any of the above mentioned events.

Mit freundlichen Gruß | Best regards

Harish Babu V



Hamburg, Germany

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