Indian culture in focus for second Fika without borders event

Seminar participants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives.

Seminar participants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives.

SASA successfully organised its second informal Fika Without Borders South Asia event in collaboration with SASNET on Wednesday 21 May 2014, 17.00–19.00. More than 40 people came to participate and take part of the varied programme, that included a presentation by Inayar Singh Kakar, M.A in Social Work & Public Health on ”The impact of culture on the reproductive health of women”, based on fieldwork in Vijaynagar slums in Mumbai. This was followed by three Scandinavian students, Laura Heiberg, Maria Hansson Aspman and Malin Olofsson, board members of the Landskrona based NGO named Nimba, that supports development projects in India.
After these presentations, focus for this second event shifted over to
culture. Bharata Natyam dancer Shivapriya Bagchi from Kolkata on a short Sweden tour gave a performance; Mr. S M Shakil and Annwesh Mukherjee sang a couple of songs by Lalon Fakir; and finally the International Tagore Choir led by Bubu Munshi Eklund gave an appreciated programme of popular songs by the Indian/Bengali Nobel Laureate.


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