Hinduism made really simple

Read on for 4 minutes, and I will give you a crash-course on Hinduism. The religion of almost one billion people in India. Written by: Trond Skundberg (C)2013 Rather...

India’s independence and the violent India-Pakistan partition

Today 15th of August  is India's Independence day. So, its time to learn more about it. Don't worry. As usual I will give you the short version,...

Do you actually speak English?

If the conversation with someone is leading absolutely nowhere, it's tempting to pop the question "do you actually speak english?".  Let's look at some of the answers... I...

Holy cow, Varanasi really is Raw-India

If an India-overdose is what you are looking for - then head for one of the oldest, holiest, dirtiest, strangest and most exotic cities in the world;...

Diwali – ohhhh well …it’s kind of like our Christmas

Every year when I expect it the least, someone in India tell me that "next week is Diwali". That means I have to warn our clients and...

Top diplomatic presence at NICCI meeting to promote Norwegian business in India

"We need to hear from you - to know what to do for you" This was the clear message from Mr. Eivind Homme, Norwegian ambassador to India. That...
17th May reception Norwegian Embassy India

Cinematic celebration at the Norwegian Embassy in Delhi

Reception at the Embassy on the evening of 17th of May. Guests were entertained by scenes from several Indian blockbusters recently shot in Norway. See the photos from...

Do’s and don’ts on business travel to India

Handshake when meeting people? Should I discuss religion and politics? How should I dress? What to do if I am invited home to someone? Should I offer...

Unqualified people in “not proper jobs”. Great?

One of many interesting Indian traditions is creating jobs that's actually not required. "Not proper jobs". The thought behind that is as simple as it's nice: to...

Never expect a “NO” in India

When in India, you can't avoid getting into a situation where you think “why didn’t he just answer; no?” or “why didn’t she just tell me it...