De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]

Kumar Anubhav Tiwari

Kaunas international community concerned after racist attack

Kumar Anubhav Tiwari from India, who is working as a lecturer at Kaunas University of Technology, says that while Lithuania seems to him a peaceful and welcoming country, a recent attack that he thinks was motivated by racism has shaken his good impression of the country. In a letter, published below, he explains his concerns. […]

Cricket equipment

Kaunas becomes cricket capital of Lithuania

“In India language changes every thousand kilometres, and everyone worships their own god. Regardless of that, cricket is being played everywhere”, says J. K. Tandon, CEO of A&Z Exports International. Last week the Indian company has donated cricket equipment to the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania. Cricket team at KTU, the second largest university in Lithuania with almost 300 students from Southeast Asia, has been founded in 2013. […]

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Lithuanian entrepreneur set on opening up the Baltics to Indian tourists

The things that fascinate them most in Lithuania are: water that you can drink directly from the tap, cleanliness, small population and insanely fast internet. They are also amazed by the clouds, since in India, the sky is either completely clear or overcast. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian PM meets with ambassador of India

On Monday, incoming Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Republic of Lithuania Ajay Bisaria has met Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius at the Office of the Government. The prime minister has congratulated the ambassador on his new term of office in Lithuania, discussed bilateral relations, and stressed Lithuania’s interest in the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India, the prime minister’s press service said. […]

The exhibition showcases around 30 pieces of artwork by a Lithuanian Gintautas Vyšniauskas and an Indian Arijeet Chanda.
Global LT

Joint Indo-Lithuanian arts exhibition opens in New Delhi

A joint Indo-Lithuanian painting exhibition “Through My Friend’s Eyes” opened at the premises of the Lithuanian Embassy in New Delhi this Friday (April 10). […]