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Yves Saint Laurent- Portrait of an Icon

Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) was barely 17 when he first submitted his drawings for a fashion contest for young designers. His talent was recognized by Michel de Brunhoff, then then editor-in-chief of the Vogue Magazine's Paris edition. Later, at de Brunhoff's recommendation, Christian Dior hired Yves in whom he saw an immense potential. By the age of 21, Yves Saint Laurent became the successor of Dior after his mentor succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 52.


Yves Saint Laurent
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YSL's first collection at Dior in 1958 was « Trapèze » - an immediate success that made The New York Times describe him as « French National Hero ». A legend was already in the making.

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Monthly E-motions- Bengali September

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With the vacations to a close, everyone is back to their school, office and other mundane occupations. All work no play makes jack a dull boy ! Outing prospects of this month look bright for fans of Satyajit Ray and of course, the Indian cultural scene continues with dance spectacles.


Guimet Indian summer 2010


While we are at culture, enjoy the days of Heritage of European Culture this September at various historical and cultural places in Paris. The theme for this year is 'the Great Men: when women and men build the history'.  

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Monthly E-motions- Cultural March

This month the accent is on Yves Saint Laurent as the exhibition 'The Last Maharajas' continues at the Foundation Pierre-Bergé Yves Saint Laurent. Inspired, we give you an insider's look in the royal Indian costumes in When YSL meets the Maharajas and The Models. A retrospective of YSL's works will be on at the Petit Palais under the patronage of the First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. There would be activities built around the theme of YSL's creations for youngsters. 


YSL- Sari

The film 'Yves Saint Laurent- Pierre Bergé, L'amour Fou', written and directed by Pierre Thoretton will be released in cinemas on September 29th, 2010.

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A.R.Rahman- Indian under Spotlight

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Allah Rakha Rahman's music is a sublime gift just like his name that literally means 'the one who is watched over by God'.


A R Rahman


Considered as a musician whose music is modern, innovative, liberally using technology while respecting Indian cultural traditions, Rahman keeps attracting newer audiences in Indian and all over the globe.

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Monthly E-motions- Indian February

February agenda is heavily charged with Indian events in Paris. Among others, Centre d'animation at Bercy and Montgallet are celebrating India: Festivals and traditions throughout the month with various programs to discover India and its culture.


India: Festivals & Traditions

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The Bachchans- Indians under spotlight

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The Bachchans are a recognisable name in the world of cinema and one of the flag bearers of Indian cinema worldwide. This fame has stemmed from the undimmed popularity of Amitabh Bachchan whose name literally means 'the one whose aura does not vanish'. Indeed !

Amitabh Bachchan


Bachchan was a pen name adopted by Amitabh's father, poet Harivansh Rai, born in a Srivastava family. This name was adopted by all the family and this is how the clan is now known.

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Monthly E-motions- New January

With the winter season finally on, the warmth of the festive season setting in, we wish all our readers and members a very happy new year 2010. This is the Chinese year of the Tiger starting from 14th February. 2010 is also the year of Russia in France and France in Russia.


Happy New Year


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