James Appathurai receives Georgian chacha as New Year present
13 January, 2017
James Appathurai receives Georgian chacha as New Year present
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General James Appathurai’s particularly warm attitude towards Georgia is well known. During numerous visits to this country, he has frequently expressed interest in Georgian culture and
arget="_blank">cuisine. A month ago, a funny incident took place in Brussels, during Georgian Foreign Minister’s visit to NATO Ministerial. When Appathurai met Georgian delegation, the first thing he asked was “where is the chacha?” (chacha is a Georgian strong alcoholic drink, close to grappa ). Not surprisingly, when a Georgian journalist Ketevan Kardava met Appathurai in Brussels, she gave him a bottle of Georgian chacha as a New Year present. "Chacha enters NATO", the journalist comments on her picture of Appathurai with a bottle of chacha.

Related Stories:

“Where is the chacha?” – James Appathurai jokes with Georgian delegation at NATO Ministerial


"I'm enjoying khachapuri for lunch" - James Appathurai marks Georgian Independence with a treat from Tbilisi


“I recommend to everyone to see Georgian dancing” – James Appathurai


A bit of Georgia (hanging) in NATO - James Appathurai invited to Nino Chakvetadze's studio
Print
Other Stories
“I want to confess that for my family you are a saint” - Sheikh Ul Islam to Georgia’s Patriarch
"You may never hear anything like this happen in the world: the Muslim sheikh visits the Christian patriarch, kisses his hand and recognizes him as his elder."
Fast buses may appear in Tbilisi soon
Fast buses moving on separate lines may appear in Tbilisi soon,
Polluters to be fined in Tbilisi from today
Beginning from today, the street inspectors will fine the individuals and legal entities for polluting.
Georgia enlisted in low-risk countries list on ‘Bloomberg Risks Map’
The U.S. Bloomberg edition releases the global risks map assessing the threats world’s countries are facing.
Inside the Lives of Georgia’s Child Brides – National Geographic
Mari, 15, lives in the Adjara region. Most girls her age drop out of school to get married. Her grandmother believes it’s a tradition meant to be passed down.
Inheriting the Future, the Georgian-German Year 2017
On April 21 the Georgian-German Year 2017 will officially begin, with an opening ceremony to be held at Tbilisi City Assembly,
Holy Fire descends upon the Tomb of the Jesus in Jerusalem
Holy Fire has descended upon the Tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem today.
Georgian inscriptions on the tomb of Jesus Christ and the Holy Land
‘Golgotha chapel belonged to a Georgian brotherhood and the inscriptions were left by the monks who served there’.
10-year old Georgian ‘business kid’ in pursuit of happiness
Sandro Kantaria is 10 years old but he already has his own income.
Travelling by Tbilisi metro will be free on Easter
In relation to the Easter holidays, the subway in Tbilisi will work with extended schedule.
Vazha-Pshavela reading space to be opened in National Library of Georgia
Great Georgian author Vazha-Pshavela’s reading space will open in the National Library of Georgia.
Georgian team rank 3rd at Google programming competition
Georgian software specialists have taken the third place in a Google’s competition called Hashcode, where 2815 teams from Europe and Africa were participating.
Riverbeds to be freed from buildings in Tbilisi
Riverbeds will be freed from buildings and transformed into recreational zones in Tbilisi.
Movies with smoking scenes might be censored in Georgia
Smoking in films may be censored in Georgia. The amendment offers that the movies, where characters smoke, be shown only during hours when the underage don’t watch it.
Where donors' money is spent - social activists creating artificial problems?
It is necessary to protect the labor rights and we all want the situation to improve in our country in this regard. However, by the campaigns based on lies, the very idea is being discredited.
80 GEL for dropping cigarette – Littering penalties determined in Georgia
Street inspectors will maintain cleanness in the city and determine polluters from today.
3km long bike lane to be established in Tbilisi
3 kilometer long bike lane will be set up at Mirian Mepe (King Mirian) street in Tbilisi.
Plastic bags to be banned in Georgia from September
Polyethylene bags will be forbidden in Georgia soon.
Famous Sukhishvili Diet: Get perfect shape rapidly
Summer is approaching and everyone wants to get into shape and loose some extra weight.
Visa-free travel to EU countries: Must-know tips for Georgian citizens
The visa-free travel regime for Georgia with Europe will take on March 28. Citizens with biometric passports will be able to travel to the Schengen countries
Inspectors targeting polluters to appear in Tbilisi in April
Street inspectors responsible for fining street polluters will appear in Tbilisi from April 3.
11 people in a week: Alarming statistics of road accidents in Georgia
Eleven people were killed in road accidents throughout Georgia last week.
New parks to be constructed in Tbilisi districts
Several new recreational areas will appear in Tbilisi.
Temperature anomalies detected in Georgia at different times
The storm that hit Imereti region of western Georgia yesterday is of anomalous nature, the National Environmental Agency claims.
First Georgian researcher obtains Gail Kelly Award in education field
The doctoral thesis of a Georgian researcher, Nutsa Kobakhidze, was evaluated as the best by the American International and Comparative Education Society.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Other Stories
More and more Georgian alternative musical bands are emerging on the scene.
Wooden products are gaining popularity on Georgian market, including glasses, watches, bags, etc. A new item was added to that list recently – bows made of natural wood.
Georgian citizens will be able to enter the EU without a visa for short stays, under a new law passed by the Parliament on Thursday, - Official website of European Parliament reports.
The heavy fire has entirely destroyed the building of a trade centre Chidren’s World last night.
The world-famous American musician Moby expressed his support to Georgian rock band The Mins at the nearest Eurovision contest publicly.
In all prisons throughout Georgia a special Christmas service was held.
An awesome footage featuring foreign students singing Georgian song has gone viral on social media.
Have you wondered how New Year was celebrated in Georgia and what it looked like in the past?
Company GD ALCO, the leading distributor of premium spirits in Georgia, hosted yet another very respectable guest, Guilliame De Guitaut, the brand ambassador of Hennessy,
Elle, a popular French magazine focusing on fashion and beauty, listed jacket designed by Balenciaga’s Georgian creative director Demna Gvasalia among 10 Most Wearable Winter Trends.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.4100
EUR
1
EUR
2.6161
GBP
1
GBP
3.0903
RUB
100
RUB
4.3181