Thursday, August 30, 2018

'Gargoyles of the Milano Cathedral, Italy' - by K.J.S.Chatrath.

 Please click at the following link to see over a dozen photographs and to read the explanatory text:

Yes, there is a French Connection. In fact the word gargoyle itself is of French origin....   ....

Monday, August 27, 2018

'Homage to 312 Indian & Nepalese soldiers & non-combatants who died defending France during WW-. Commemorated in the Meerut Military Cemetery, St. Martin Les Boulogne, France. ' - KJS Chatrath

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

'Oof...this Bengali cuisine from India' - by K J S Chatrath .

Lucchis, Dhokar dalna; Khajur chutney; Kasa Mansho at Bhojohori Manna, Puri, Odisha.
(Photo and details courtesy Ruchira Nautiyal.)

Quite sadly, the French have no idea of what good food is!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Invitation - How Cultural Institutions Create Public Spaces

How Cultural Institutions Create Public Spaces
Saturday, 1st September, 2018

The Institut Français in India and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan bring you this open discussion on how cultural institutions create public space.

On Saturday, 1st September, as from 6.30 pm, the Artistic Director for the Parc and the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, Frédéric Mazelly, will present his work in a public conference. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Smriti Rajgarhia, Director of Serendipity Arts Festival and moderated by the journalist Aman Sethi.

You are cordially invited to this conference.

Visit the Institut français India website to know more:

Monday, August 20, 2018

'A welcome move- France Agrees To Return Stolen African Artifacts to Benin' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

 Photo: Art from the Kingdom of Benin, Tumblr
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced he will make returning African art stolen during the colonial era a top priority in his administration, raising questions as to whether other European nations will follow suit. This as African countries endeavor to retrieve these lost treasures from their cultural history.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

'Some old Air France posters' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Repeating the cliche' of India being a land of Maharajahs and elephants.

Another cliche' of India being a land of snake charmers!


Friday, July 13, 2018

'Vive la Republique Francaise' by K.J.S.Chatrath