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Monthly E-motions- Festive October

Monthly E-motions- Festive October

With the Hindu festive season on in full swing, we wish our readers the very best of times. May the season being happiness, peace and prosperity to one and all.

 

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Bollywood Maharadjahs, just back from their India sejour, are bringing the colours of Bollywood to Paris. Their Bollywood Fairy Spectacle packs the punch of live music and dance to the songs of hit films in a choreography done by dancer Radha.

 

 

This month, author AJ patterson shares his insight of the Indo-Western exchanges during the Greco-Roman era from the times of Alexander the Great to the Buddhist missionaries sent by Emperor Asoka. Alexander and the Gymnosophists conference is held by the Groupe de Réflexion Franco-Indien.

 

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Attend the Diwali concert At Radha Krishna Temple organised by Chants India and artists Shiva Kumar and Ananda with others.

Youth Association B'India invites you to its Diwali Special Soirée Diwali Lights

Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi is back to Paris once again for her annual tour. We wish that she will continue to spread her message of love, peace and happiness for a long time to come.

Learn more about the spiritual and contemporary symbolic meaning behind the colourful Indian floor drawings of Kolam and Kamal through the conference Ephemeral Drawings. Have you ever looked at Tibetan scripts and been fascinated by their beauty? Lungtok Choksang invites you to discover Tibetan Calligraphy in 2 practical sessions. A short guided visit introduces visitors to Principal Gods in Hinduism.

 

For any lover of India, Indian cultural immersion is not complete without an initiation in Indian dance and music. These art forms constitute an integral part of Indian life- be it mundane or spiritual. Swar International, along with Chinmaya Mission, is offering course in Indian music and singing with Pandit Shiv Kumar and Ananda.

As for the dance, be it popular Bollywood dance or classical Bharatnatyam or Dhappankhattu, the School of Indian Dance- Indian Ocean is offering courses suitable for dance lovers.

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After their hugely successful exhibition on Guru Dutt last year, Sally and François Picard are back this autumn. Their exhibition Masters of Indian Cinema- Raj Kapoor traces the long career of the showman through his film posters and souvenirs.

 

 

Festive season might also bring in binging. Just the ripe time to head for the trade fair on living life the natural way- Vivez Nature. Exhibitors promoting organic and hand made products will guide you on how to bring a dash of nature in daily living. Print free invitation card from the website. Relive Zen moments as Musée Guimet proposes initiations into the Japanese Tea Ceremony for the amateurs of Tea.

     

Art aficionados and art lovers might like to make for Renoir in the XXth Century where some works from the Maestro's later years, previously not exhibited, are available for public viewing. Culture vultures might also enjoy tracing the story of Istanbul from Byzantium. As a reminder to our readers, Turkey is the country of honour for the year 2009-10 in France. Istanbul will be the European capital of culture for the year 2010. Exhibition on the Great Monuments of Lutetia continues throughout the month.

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