Friday, January 29, 2016

'ST+ART Delhi- French Institute' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Thursday, January 28, 2016

'Hear lectures by Barbara Cassin' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Barbara Cassin is director of research at the French Centre for National Scientific Research (CNRS).
 She trained as a philosopher and philologist, her research focuses on therelationship between philosophy 
and what is posited as not being philosophy: sophistic, rhetoric, literature.

@ IIT, New Delhi

29th January 2016

“How to really do things with Words”

 Event Time: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Event Venue: IRD Conference Hall, 7th Floor, 
Main Building, IIT Delhi

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@ JNU, New Delhi

1st February 2016

“Translation and Relativism”

Event Time: 4.00 p.m.

 Event Venue: Committee Room (212)
School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, JNU

@ JNU, New Delhi

2nd February 2016

Homer and Austin: A Genealogy of performative

Event Time 3.30pm
Conference room, Center for Philosophy 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

'Attend a talk by Paula Aisemberg, Director La Maison Rouge' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Sunday, January 24, 2016

'Un cappuccino, s'il vous plait' by K.J.S.Chatrath

With mercury going down to 2.1 degrees celsius in my town (never mind the chappies yelling 'Global Warming...Global Warming' to frighten the developing countries to slow down their progress), a cup of cappuccino is what the doctor recommends. And timing it with the Hon'ble French President's short visit to Chandigarh yesterday, I have dug out this photo taken in Marseilles, France in 2014.

And yes, both the cappuccino and the photo were taken by me!

Un cappuccino, s'il vous plait.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

'Did le Corbusier 'copy' the 'Fatima's hand' for Chandigarh's 'Open hand symbol'?- by K.J.S.Chatrath

Photo of tiles showing 'Fatima's hand taken by me in Morroco in 2013

Would you like to read my article 'Did Le Corbusier copy 'Fatima's hand' for Chandigarh's symbol?' The hand of Fatima, also know as Hamsa, is an amulet with the format of a hand. It is made to make  people feel protected.



'Bienvenue en Inde, Monsieur le President de la Republique Francaise' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

French connection & higher education by Vandana Shukla

Monday, January 11, 2016

'Photos of Vodafone ads in Paris' by K.J.S.Chatrath

One of my favourite spots in Paris is the Centre Pompidou ( . Whenever I go to Paris I make it a point to take a quick round of the ground around the Centre.

Last time that I was there in 2014, I noticed some ads of Vodafone just a hundred meters or so from the Centre.  I found those to be pleasantly different.

Though I did not consciously plan it, I find the the shadow of tree on the glass pane in these photos quite interesting.

Take a look: