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United States Consul General Robert G Burgess

Talking culture over filter coffee: US Consul General Robert G Burgess in Chennai

US Consul General Robert G Burgess takes time off to give us his first impressions about Chennai

Published on 3rd November 2017
Consul General Mark Van de Vreken

Talking culture over filter coffee with the Belgian Consul General Mark Van de Vreken

Belgian Consul General Mark Van de Vreken hopes to initiate an annual Belgium Day in India.

Published on 8th December 2017
Bharat Joshi

'Chennai is a magnet of culture': In conversation with Bharat Joshi

British Deputy High Commissioner Chennai Bharat Joshi gives us his overview of the city’s growing role on the cultural map. 

Published on 15th January 2018
Catherine Suard

Bonjour Chennai! Talking culture with French Consul General, Catherine Suard

In a freewheeling chat, Suard gave us her impressions of the cities and a glimpse of her vision. Excerpts from the interview:

Published on 25th May 2018
Oleg N Avdeev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Chennai

Talking culture: Russian Consul General Oleg N Avdeev on music, dance and his favourite actors

At the sprawling former palace of the Maharaja of Mysore, the Russian Consul General took us by surprise — first, with his fluent Hindi and then, by naming his favourite Bollywood actor.

Published on 28th October 2019
Oliver Ballhatchet MBE

VIDEO: Say, ‘Yes, Minister!’ Talking culture over coffee with Oliver Ballhatchet MBE

The ‘MBE’ title implies a lot of good work that Oliver Ballhatchet has done on issues from counter-terrorism to global climate change. But all that belies his sparkling sense of humour.

Published on 8th December 2019

Talking culture: Consul General of Germany in Chennai Karin Stoll on dosas, Dravidian temples and urban green transport  

We enjoy a candid chat as part of the ongoing series Talking Culture over Filter Coffee

Published on 8th February 2020

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