Indo-French cultural festival begins Dalwadi’s photographs imbibe life of Paris without war, says French Consul General
25 Mar 2022 – The Indian Express
Ahmedabad – Sere-Charlet was speaking at Alliance Francaise in Ahmedabad where he was present to mark the launch of the event in the city, and added that Dalwadi’s photographs exhibit how an Indian artist saw contemporary France in the 1970s, and remarked that he was “happy to show that France and India can work together”.
Kolkata: France and India have always shared cordial relations and at the heart of it lies people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, the consul general of France in Kolkata Didier Talpain said, as he, along with Alliance francaise du Bengale director Nicolas Facino, launched a series of events for the city as part of the fourth edition of Bonjour India.
Bonjour India is co-created by French and Indian partners in domains ranging across education, science, literature, cinema, gastronomy, street art, performing arts and photography. As a collaborative and inclusive festival, it will feature events that seek to reclaim urban public spaces and raise questions about equality of access and gender issues.
Embassy of France in India invites applications for scholarship programmes for Indian students
8 Mar 2022 – Careers360
Under its flagship Charpak scholarship of excellence programme, the Embassy of France in India is now inviting applications for the scholarship programmes for the academic year 2022-23. As of March 3, 2022, France has put India on the list of “green” countries, which means that fully vaccinated students can enter France with no restrictions.
Mural of the story: Artists are taking viewers to a fascinating world of colours by creating public art in several parts of the country
6 Mar 2022 – Financial Express
“It is a little bit of desi French garden,” says French Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires ai Dana Purcarescu. “The city of Delhi is very green. It is an amazing city with a lot of gardens. I wanted to make a positive image. The colours I found in Delhi were close to the colours I had in mind,” adds the artist Mr Poes.
Stories from India to find place in French writer’s work
1 Mar 2022 – Times of India
Renowned French writer Patrick Deville came to India in search of real life stories to portray in his ongoing work. He has been working for the past 25 years for his dream work named as ‘Abracadabra’, which incorporates twelve novels the twelve real life stories of twelve different places. He has already published the other eight projects and he intends to portray the life of India as his ninth novel.
This resident of Vadathula has opened a one-cupboard library that contains a host of French books from his home. Literature, non-fiction and dictionaries are available for “students, teachers and lovers of the French language,” says Dominic, who plans to add more books and shift the library to a more central venue in the city.
Renowned French artist Mr Poes paints two murals in Delhi symbolizing Indo-French friendship
28 Feb 2022 – National Herald
“I am very excited to be here in India. What makes public art so important in my opinion is that it is not only for the elites and everyone can easily access it. By painting these murals on the walls outside the metro station we are bringing artwork to the streets. I see this as a democratization of the art of painting,” asserts Mr Poes.
Paris' gift to Delhi: A 'French garden' grows on a city metro wall
26 Feb 2022 – PTI via The Tribune
The mural, executed on a wall of metro station premises in Mandi House — Delhi’s cultural hub — as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, was inaugurated on Saturday evening by Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi and Chargée d’Affaires ai, Embassy of France in India, Dana Purcarescu.
The Andhra Pradesh campus of SRM University on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rennes School of Business, France. The partnership for mutual recognition of degrees will facilitate the pursuit of higher education by Indian students in France and French students in India and enhance their employability.
India, France to enhance cooperation on marine science, technology; agree to student exchange programs
21 Feb 2022 – The Economic Times
“India and France will enhance scientific cooperation in marine science and technology and also exchanges of students and researchers with aims to monitor, protect and sustainably use marine living and non-living resources and the biodervisity of the seas and ocean.”
Restoration of West Bengal French heritage site gets new lease of life
20 Feb 2022 – RFI
“The much-awaited restoration of a building of French vintage in Chandannagar in West Bengal got a fresh lease of life following the renewal of a commitment between the state government and the French Embassy in India.”
Technical team reaches Chandernagore to restore French heritage hub
19 Feb 2022 – Telegraph India
“The Registry Office, built in 1875 as a part of the first French court house in India, stands at the head of the Strand. The two-storeyed structure, held in tight embrace by a banyan tree, had been declared a condemned building in 1994. But it has been on a revival route ever since the French evinced interest in preserving a piece of its presence in the riverside town.”
With Normalcy In Sight, Things Look Up For Students Keen To Study Abroad
11 Feb 2022 – Outlook
“Seventy five per cent of the cost of studies in France’s elite public institutions is covered by the French taxpayer. Whenever students are selected for a PhD, 86 per cent are funded through a doctoral contract with a university or a laboratory where almost 50 per cent of students have foreign citizenship,”
Lata Mangeshkar No More: French Diplomat & Indian Embassy In France Chip In With Tributes
6 Feb 2022 – Republic
“Deeply saddened by the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar. An institution in herself, she was conferred Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’ in recognition of her incomparable singing career. Our heartfelt condolences to her loved ones and fans across the world,” wrote Emmanuel Lenain.
I love Kolkata; the culture here has so many layers: French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain
3 Feb 2022 – The Times of India
“I always feel that Kolkata and Paris, as well as West Bengal and France, have a lot in common, and we should develop these ties. Today, I discovered how artisans are preparing for the next festival, Saraswati Puja, at Kumartuli.
Kolkata: Alliance Francaise du Bengale — the official French language training, examination, translation and cultural institute in this region — is eyeing a tie up with Visva-Bharati to train French language teachers at the Centre for Modern European Languages, Literatures & Cultural Studies at Bhasha Bhavana in Santiniketan.
France has one of the world’s strongest economies. The country offers a relaxed lifestyle and is called to be one of the world’s most cultured countries. France is a country that offers minimum wage that is the highest in Europe and the French culture also ensures work-life balance.
A French university is offering the world's first-ever MA course on drinking, eating and living
10 Jan 2022: India Today
The training in this course combines social science approaches (law, economics, history, political science, sociology, etc.) and promotes dialogue with life sciences. The Major or MA course pays particular attention to new ways of producing, consuming, preserving and exchanging foods, through cultural identities and the comparative dimensions brought by the international perspective.
IISc partners with 21 French institutes
4 Dec 2021: Times of India
Bengaluru: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) recently signed agreements for a four-year partnership with 21 French institutions, under the the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Government of France.
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