Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
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Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

You can find blog and video articles related to travel and art, with traveltips to Europe from the links below.

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European cities and stories

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

AMSTERDAM 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Amsterdam in Finnish during the past one decade

BARCELONA 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Barcelona in Finnish during the past one decade

BERLIN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Berlin in Finnish during the past one decade

COPENHAGEN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Copenhagen in Finnish during the past one decade

HELSINKI

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Helsinki in Finnish during the past one decade

OSLO

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Oslo in Finnish during the past one decade

PARIS

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Paris in Finnish during the past one decade

ROME

STOCKHOLM

This video has got subtitles in English, Finnish and Swedish

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Stockholm in Finnish during the past one decade

VATICAN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about the Vatican City in Finnish during the past one decade


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

Videos from Europe

Videos made by INDIVUE on the road in Europe:

Other European cities

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Travel Opus to Europe
Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to India

Travel Opus to India

INDIVUE started as a travelblog from Mumbai, India, in 2005 and by the year 2019 a huge amount of Indian sights has been blogged according to European standards.

Listed below you will find links to articles related to India, Indian cities and Indian sights, in addition to travel tips and over 500 other photo and video articles about India and Indian culture.

Travel Opus to India has still got plenty of stories coming up and it will be updated with real travel experiences and beautiful images – so welcome to read INDIVUE! Subscribe the blog and follow also in social media to be the first to know!

Indian states

Here are all the 29 Indian states in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The states written with capital letters are states in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so take your time and read them through.

Indian union territories

India has got 7 union territories, which don’t have their own government like states do. Here is a list of those territories in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. Names written with capital letters are territories in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so go ahead and read further.

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • DELHI
  • Laksahdweep
  • PUDUCHERRY

Indian capitals

Here below are all the Indian capitals in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The names written with capital letters are cities in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to more information on the subject in guestion, so by clicking on them you will get to know the capitals.

  • Aizawl (Mizoram)
  • Agartala (Tripura)
  • Atal Nagar (Chhattisgarh)
  • Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  • Chandigarh (Punjab + Chandigarh)
  • CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu)
  • Daman (Daman and Diu)
  • Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • Dispur (Assam)
  • Chandigarh (Haryana)
  • Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  • Gangtok (Sikkim)
  • Hyderabad (Andra Pradesh + Telangana)
  • Imphal (Manipur)
  • Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • JAIPUR (Rajasthan)
  • Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
  • Kohima (Nagaland)
  • Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  • MUMBAI (Maharasthra)
  • NEW DELHI (Delhi)
  • PANAJI (Goa)
  • Patna (Bihar)
  • PONDICHERRY (Puducherry)
  • Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Silvassa (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)
  • Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Other Indian cities and villages

Here’s some other Indian cities and villages Indivue has visited, photographed and blogger about. Read on –

Videos from India

Videos made by INDIVUE on the road in India:

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Travel Opus to India
Travel Opus to India

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa will guide you to the beaches and sights of Goa in India. It will have unique images, videos and travel experiences of a European travel blogger, photographer and an artist.

INDIVUE has been online since 2005. It is the oldest bilingual (Finnish and English) travel and art blog originating from Finland. 

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Travel Opus to Goa, India
The first cover image of Travel Opus to Goa

All about Goa

Videos from Goa

NORTH GOA

Goa is a tiny state in India and a legend tells that the first European to find it was a Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. A few hundred years later Goa was found by the Western hippies. Nowadays North Goa is the happening place for all kinds of tourists, with lots of entertainment and shops, and all the positive and negative side-effects of tourism.

Read and see more about North Goa from the links below –

CENTRAL GOA

Central Goa does not officially exist. There is just North and South Goa, in-between which the Central Goa is located. Areas like Panaji, the capital of Goa, the Dabolim airport, the harbor city of Vasco da Gama and the area of Old Goa belong to Central Goa. Few beaches are also there, like Bogmalo Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Japanese Garden Beach.

Read more about these places in Central Goa from the links below.

SOUTH GOA

South Goa has less program for tourists than North Goa. Being less crowded and more in touch with nature, it is a treasure for peaceful holidays. Many beautiful beaches and beautiful nature can be found from South Goa, like Arossim Beach, Agonda Beach, Sunset Beach, Majorda Beach, Cola Beach and Galgibaga Beach, just to name a few. Read and see more from the links below –

Read and watch also all the other works in this Travel Opus -series:

You can read the Travel Opus to Goa originally in Finnish and English, and nowadays also in several other languages with the help of the Google translator.

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Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema

All the articles in Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema are related to Indian movies, Bollywood and Hindi cinema. INDIVUE has been online since 2005 and the first Bollywood movie review was written in 2008.

In 2018 Travel Opus to Bollywood renews itself and from now on it will guide you also to listen to the excellent music from these movies!

In addition you will find plenty of good Bollywood movies to watch. With English subtitles. All this with the guidance of Travel Opus to Bollywood.

So let us start with the introduction, which is a video titled a Successful landing in Mumbai (the home of Bollywood). Video, images and music by Indivue.

BEST OF BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

To help you find good Bollywood movies easily, Indivue checked plenty of movies and aggregated the best of 5 of Bollywood cinema. Those movies have all English subtitles. Find them here and have yourself the best movie experience ever!

Movies by actresses:

Movies by actors:

History of Indian cinema in short

Hindi cinema is also known by the name of Bollywood, because they combined the names of Hollywood and Bombay. Other theories have also been made about the birth of this concept. Nowadays Bombay is known as Mumbai, and as the commercial capital of India.

India itself is a huge country where people speak several languages. India has over 20 official languages and Indian movies are produced with over 30 different languages. The biggest and most important languages are Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam and Bhojpuri.

Movie itself came to India in 7th of July 1896.

The first Indian document was a wrestling match in Mumbai, Hanging Garden, in 1897.

Bollywood itself is over one hundred years old concept. The first Indian silent film Raja Harishchandra was published in 1913, as I mentioned in 21st of June 2012.

Alam Ara in 1931 was the first Indian movie with a sound, and a year later came the first movie with a background music. That movie was called Chandidas.

The first Indian movie in the Venice Film Festival was seen in 1934. It was called Seeta and it got also the first international reward.

Famous Indian movie awards are National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Star screen Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and Zee Cine Awards.

The first Indian movie with singing was Bhagya Shakra in 1935.

The first commercially successful movie in India was Chandra Lekha in 1948.

City of Mumbai, the home of Bollywood and Hindi cinema, in the horizon
City of Mumbai in the horizon

The INDIVUE Travel Opus to Bollywood in Finnish will tell you about the Bollywood movie premieres also. Find for example what was happening in Bollywood in 2017. Most of those movies have come for sale by now.

If you wish to read and see all that Indivue has written about Hindi cinema in Finnish in the past, then follow the preceding link. You will get to read hundreds of articles.

For example in 2016 Indivue wrote an article about

The Best of Bollywood movies in 2000-2016

The five star movies were these:

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 *****
  • Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 *****
  • PK 2014 *****

These music samples here, provided by Apple Music, will tell you some essential names behind the music in Hindi movies, like Lata Mangehskar, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Lucky Ali, Shreya Goshal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

It is worth mentioning that all the movies reviewed by INDIVUE have been seen through Western eyeglasses. That way much of the movie experience is based on translation and English subtitles made by somebody else. This might explain why some Hindi cinema masterpiece does not ring the bell of the Finnish viewer. And this goes vice versa as well, of course.

In any case, it will be interesting for an Indian to see what Western people like in Bollywood. That’s one more reason to write this Travel Opus to Bollywood.

Bollywood movie reviews

Find movies reviewed on the scale of 1 to 5 stars here:

The first Bollywood movie I saw in an Indian movie theatre was called Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and that was in Regal Cinema in Mumbai back in 2006. Those were the poor days for bloggers, when computers were withering slow and internet connections between Europe and India even more slower. Even today some big blog article in Indivue.com, like All the Salman Khan -movies, can take some time to open.

Some ten years later after Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna I managed to see another movie in an Indian movie theatre, and that was Shamitabh. The movie had been shot in Finland, partially, and it was the first movie as such.

But because of them essential subtitles, dvds and blurays were always my favourites. Luckily nowadays it is easy to see Bollywood movies with English subtitles also through Apple and iTunes.

When you don’t need the art to be packed in plastic covers, the art is less of an environmental burden.

The best and most well known female actresses in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment

The best and most well known male actors in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment:

Indivue has been blogging and bringing online this Travel Opus to Bollywood for over ten years. The latest updates to it are the safe affiliate links to Apple Music and iTunes -services. You can easily find Bollywood movies and music through them and if you have the Apple Music subscription, you can listen everything freely. (Apple and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Back in 2012 Indivue wrote an article Celebrating the 100 years of Bollywood movies. In that blog post there’s over 70 movies with English subtitles from one decade reviewed by Indivue. Nowadays that article is also updated with music, so do check it out and feel the rhythm!


Bollywood -movies by actresses

Here below is a list of actresses. You can find songs, music videos and movies starred by them in the following links.

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