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Weeks after Diwali - the great festival of lights- has been celebrated by Indians the world over, Indians in Paris are in no mood to hang their festival boots. The festivities continue with Diwali celebrations in India House where the local Indians and Indophiles will reunite to celebrate the spirit.


Diwali 2011


Read more: Monthly E-motions- Festival of light continues in November


From the modern day crowning of Indians in the World Cup Cricket to the nawabs of yore who ruled the princely courts of North India, the month is replete with retrospective of Indian history in the 18th-19th century and a contemporary look at some of the cities involved  with the Indian season at Guimet Museum. A rich programme with exhibition, photo exhibitions, conferences, and films built around the theme are the highlights of the month.


Exhibition- Lucknow- A Royal Court in India


With a royal theme, it is only pertinent that Bollywood Maharadjahs, from a family steeped in music for more than 12 generations, patronised by the erstwhile royal courts of Rajasthan, be our Indians under spotlight this month.

Read more: Monthly E-motions- April of Royal Indians


This is the month of celebration of womanhood and of the achievements of women in different domains. At IIP, we honour and salute women everywhere this month with a rich and diverse program on and by Indian women- Amrita Shergill, Vaibhavi Merchant, Radhika Jha and Brigitte Chataignier to name some...


Festival Cinérail


River Ganges is the epitome of Indian femininity- mother, goddess and nourisher. No less than three different programs pay her homage this month. Ganga- Dance creation by Brigitte Chataignier, documentary film Water/ Ganga by artist Velu Vishwanadhan and an Evening of documentary films on Ganga by Patrice Chagnard and Jothiammal Nagar.


Read more: Monthly E-motions- March of Feminine Power


Here's your chance to win an autographed copy of 'The Fine Print and Other Yarns' with the 'Spin Your Yarn' Contest. Send us your experience of Paris, other French cities, your brush with the French/ Indo-French culture, an anecdote, a learning in as many words as you like. No limit on entries per person. 3 winning entries will each win the said book. Last date for receiving the entries is March 31st, 2011. Please read and abide by the contest rules and conditions given here below. Good Luck !


Fine Print and Other Yarns


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Monthly E-motions- Intellectual February

Clearly a month rich with documentary films on India giving all genres of Indophiles a food for thought- from economic to spiritual, intellectual to touristic, by witnesses and people from within and without.


Sable by Velu V. at Guimet Museum

Credit: Velu Vishwanadhan Photo Courtesy: Guimet Museum 2011

This intellectual stimulation is interspersed with welcome breaks of concerts of Indian classical music and the popular Bollywood style live show. Here's to a 'bountiful' food for thought !

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