Based in Chennai, one of Indias cultural capitals, the Center for Soft Power (CSP) is an India Foundation institute that studies and researches Indian soft power, mapping along the way the wide diversity of cultural forms present in the country.
Lately, the Center has embarked on a unique project titled Chennai Soft Power 30, which seeks to document and interview 30 of Chennai's most internationally recognized performing artists in the fields of music and dance.
The videos below look at the journey of some of Chennai's top-performers and explain how they have spread Indian culture globally through their art.
This video features an interview with dance couple Renjith and Vijna who have toured the world performing Indian folk dances.
The original video can be found on the Center for Soft Power's Youtube channel here.
This one features an interview with Grammy nominated bamboo flute maestro Shashank Subramanyam, who has col..
The Oxford Food Symposium has not always held an obvious link to foreign policy, but diplomacy was there at its conception. It was co-founded by a diplomat named Alan Davidson, whose Foreign Office career ended as Ambassador to Laos in the early 1970s. It was while on a posting to Tunisia that Davidson, frustrated at the lack of a decent book on the local seafood, embarked on a parallel career as a food writer, with Seafish of Tunisia and the Central Mediterranean. Food guru Elizabeth David took the book under her wing, or perhaps fin, and it reappeared in expanded form as a Penguin publication with the snappier title Mediterranean Seafood.
Following his retirement from the Foreign Office, Davidson spent an academic year at St Anthony’s Oxford in the late 1970s, conducting research on science in the kitchen from an historical perspective..
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