Author Archives: bombayadm

Exhibition : « Professions of the World »

City: Mumbai Location: Café Zoé Date: Wed, 2013/09/25 -6:00pm – 8:00pm Category: Exhibition For the 3rd edition of this photography contest, the Alliance Française Foundation chose the theme of ‘Professions of the World’. Its aim was to depict the extraordinary diversity of professions in which men and women are involved daily. This photo-report was also an opportunity to discover the strangest professions often traditional and their evolution. A total of 167 Alliance Françaises in 74 countries participated in the competition. Exhibition on view till Oct. 5th. Read More »

Heritage days : Bhuleshwar visit

City: Mumbai Location: Bhuleshwar Date: Tue, 2013/09/24 -9:30am – 1:00pm                   A riot of colour is what this temple city is all about with markets interspersed and vendors selling stuff hard to locate in other parts of the city. Unique to this little hamlet is a ‘cow shelter’ called a ‘Pinjrapole’, and not far away is one of the dying trades – extraction of oil with a hand-press at Pydhoni. Be prepared for the unexpected! Meeting point: ... Read More »

Documentary : Jashn-e-Azadi

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2013/09/24 – 6:30pm Category: Film screening               Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom), Sanjay Kak (140’) These stories have been told before. Yet Sanjay Kak s film on Jammu and Kashmir, Jashn-e-Azadi , documenting an innocent population trapped between the terrorist s gun and the army s, one gets gooseflesh and a sting in the eye. The film, shot from 2004-06 and literally meaning How we celebrate freedom. As the national flag ... Read More »

Cinema : La Ville Louvre

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/09/23 – 6:30pm Price: Free Category: Film screening La Ville Louvre, by Nicolas Philibert (82’) This video goes to Paris for a tour of France’s most famous museum, the Louvre. A curator leads the viewer on an appreciative and informative tour of some of the greatest art works from the museum’s vast collection. From tapestries to sculptures to paintings, the course of artistic achievement through the centuries is showcased. Included is a look at the museum’s most celebrated ... Read More »

Heritage days : Bandra visit

City: Mumbai Location: Bandra Date: Sun, 2013/09/22 -9:00am – 12:30pm Price: Free     Meeting point: Mehboob studio at 9:00am Bandra visit Bandra, now home to filmstars and expatriate population was a tiny fishing village when the Portuguese captured it in 1534. The layout and houses in a traditional Bandra hamlet depended on the occupational group that lived in it.-kholis, bhandaris, bhois, In 1991, a few ‘gaothan’ areas were declared Heritage precincts. Bandra was declared a Municipal district in 1876 and primary education was made free ... Read More »

Heritage days : Maximiliano Modesti’s studio visit

  City: Mumbai Location: Mahalaxmi Date: Sun, 2013/09/22 – 3:00pm Price: Free Category: Other   Maximiliano Modesti is the founder of ARDY 2M design studio / Bombay and Les Ateliers 2M in Paris, working at the intersection of Craft, Design and excellence. Clients like Hermes and other luxury brands entrust him with their finest embroideries. Come and discover the great work of his superb creations.Registration: [email protected] or (91-22) 22035993   Sun. 22nd, 3 pm, Embroidery studio of Maximiliano Modesti Read More »

Heritage days : Khotachiwadi visit

City: Mumbai Location: Khotachiwadi Date: Sat, 2013/09/21 -10:00am – 12:00pm Price: Free Category: Other Khotachiwadi declared a grade III heritage precinct in ’95 was founded in the late 18th century by a Pathare Prabhu called ‘Khot’ who sold plots of land to local East Indian families. This quaint enclave with Portuguese-style houses was a saviour during the plague due to it’s proximity to the beach. Kotachiwadi is also where you will find the design studio of internationally known James Ferreira. We have the good luck of being invited ... Read More »

Cinema : From Literature to Film @ Prithvi

City: Mumbai Location: Prithvi House, Juhu Date: Wed, 2013/09/18 – 7:00pm Category: Film screening       In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and Institut Français From literature to film @ Prithvi Une vieille maîtresse, by Catherine Breillat (104’) Ryno de Marigny, before getting married to the young and innocent Hermangarde, makes a last visit to La Vellini, his Spanish mistress, to bid goodbye in an act of lovemaking. After the marriage, the newlyweds move away to a castle at the seashore. They are happy ... Read More »

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Read More »

DOCUMENTARY : Bidesia in Bambai

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/09/16 – 6:30pm Category: Film screening   In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive Bidesia in Bambai, by Surabhi Sharma (86’) Bidesia is Bhojpuri for ‘the one who leaves home’. One in four migrants in Mumbai is Bhojpuri, a people from the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Bambai is their name for Mumbai/Bombay. The Bidesia in Bambai, like most migrants in this ‘global city’, inhabit its precarious edges. Mobile phones bridge a tenuous connection between home ... Read More »