Glimpses of Bali by film, book and food


Balinese dancers perform during a ICCR on Friday. Picture by Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya

Calcutta: Graceful Balinese dance, appetizing food and a inexhaustible portion of story wait Calcuttans during a four-day Bali festival.


Rediscovering India International of Yore presents The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra, in organisation with t2, kicked off during a Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on Friday. An 11-member delegation, including dancers and chefs, are in city for a festival.

The coronation showcased a print muster and a documentary on a 2,000-year-old informative and trade sell between Bali and India. A coffee-table book by Sudip Sen was also launched on a occasion.

A Balinese food festival will be hold during Hyatt Regency from Saturday.

The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra, an beginning of Resource Indica: Roots Revelations and a Embassy of a Republic of Indonesia-New Delhi, a tourism dialect and Odisha tourism is about popularising a story and birthright of Bali and India. It is partial of a bigger plan – Rediscovering India International of Yore – that tries to foster India’s nautical story and informative change opposite South-East Asia.

“I had been to Bali thrice given 2012 while creation a documentary. we found a rising series of Indian tourists there who had small thought about a centuries-old ties between Bali and India,” pronounced Sen, a executive of Resource Indica.

The beginning was flagged off in 2013 during a Bali-yatra festival in Cuttack, that commemorates a age-old seafarers’ tour to Bali.

The festival has also left to Delhi and Bali before entrance to a city.

“We wish to forge a stronger bond with India. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new revisit to Indonesia, there were talks on enhancing atmosphere connectivity. We wish to bond with India both by tourism and larger informative exchange,” pronounced Sidharto Suryodipuro, a envoy of Indonesia, who is on his initial revisit to a city.

Nearly 5 lakh Indian tourists visited Indonesia final year, some-more than 50 per cent of them had Bali on their itinerary. Around 12 per cent of these tourists were from Bengal. “This time a aim is to offer 7 lakh tourists from India. Till April, there were 1,82,000 tourists from India and we still have a unbending aim to achieve,” pronounced we Gde Pitana, a emissary apportion of Indonesia tourism, who is partial of a commission visiting a city. India is a fifth- largest marketplace in Indonesia after China, Singapore Malaysia and Australia and is flourishing rapidly, he said,

The ICCR eventuality also showcased a charming opening by Balinese dancers.

SNEAK PEEK

• Balinese food festival during Hyatt Regency
• Photo exhibition at ICCR revelation a story of Bali-yatra with glimpses of both Cuttack and Bali
• A coffee list book labelled during Rs 1,000 accessible both at Hyatt Regency and at ICCR
• Documentary to be screened during both ICCR and Hyatt Regency 
• Balinese dance opening during Hyatt Regency

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