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50 Years of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Half a billion francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of the International Organisation of Francophonie to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language, they also ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

11:30 am | Feb 23 (Sun) | St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (located in St. Andrew’s College, Bandra) In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc, we bring to you performed readings of Contemporary French Plays translated in English! For the 11th set of readings, we bring you Magali Mougel’s play She No Princess, He No Hero – the story of Leïli and Nils – two students in the same class who ... Read More »


Feb 19th | 7pm | Prithvi Theatre Amin by Philippe Faucon (91′) This film tells the story of Amin who came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life and he only sees his family once or twice a year. The family have accepted this situation as a necessity – the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. However, everything changes when ... Read More »


Feb 13th (Thu) | 6:30pm | Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall) Incertains voyages by Anne de Giafferi (51′) They come from Albania, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, or Egypt. Isabelle, Erwin, Mohammed, Erry, Djibril, Elhadj, and Abdelrahim have made a tumultuous journey to Corsica. Placed under the care of Child Welfare Services, these young immigrants are called MNA (unaccompanied minors) in French and have to learn to rebuild their lives. Their existence is a constant countdown – as soon as they reach ... Read More »

Ooh La La Photo Competition @ KALA GHODA 2020

Feb 1, 2020 to Feb 9, 2020 at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Time to get snap-happy at our photo competition at the Kala Ghoda Festival! Each festival-goer is invited to pose with at our photo booth using any of the different options available – the three funniest photos will win exciting prizes! Visit us for a fun and entertaining French experience ! RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OOH LA LA PHOTO COMPETITION – The contest is free and open to ... Read More »

The Little Prince @ KALA GHODA 2020

Feb 9th (Sun), 3:30pm sharp, NGMA (Fort, Mumbai) In partnership with Banjara Theatre and Kala Ghoda 2020, we bring you a solo performed reading by Rashi Bunny of a new adaptation and translation of a playscript based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Classic French novella Le petit prince which tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe. In the process, he learns the vagaries of adult behaviour through a ... Read More »

CONCERT | Khushboo

Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) | 7 pm | Royal Opera House (Mumbai) We bring to you the Indo-French Concert Khushboo – the result of original and innovative meetings between different virtuosos who have mastered their individual crafts over several years! Sarangi Maestro Murad Ali Khan and French composer Titi Robin (compositions, bouzoug, guitar) have been working together on joint artistic projects for the last decade. Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and Titi Robin began their collaboration in the early 90s with ... Read More »

CONCERT | FKBass Holograms

28th Jan (Tue), 8:30 pm, Levi’s Lounge [ Unit 2, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Premises Mathurdas Mills Compound, N M, NM Joshi Marg, Mumbai 400013 ] We bring you the unique concert FKBass Holograms featuring the FKBass – an augmented bass developed by Floy Krouchi and inspired by Indian music and its most ancient instrument i.e. the Rudra Veena! Using electronics and real-time transformation, Krouchi plays with a curious soundscape shifting between noise-based pulsations and amplified silences to create what ... Read More »

DISCUSSION | Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry

Sat. Jan 18, 6 pm, MCubed Library [Ground Floor, Princess Building, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra West, near Bandra Gymkhana, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050] We present a panel discussion on Prof. Aditi Sriram’s book Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry. The book presents the biography of a city which weaves stories of people and events with equal dexterity. It evokes the Pondicherry that is at once obviously French and yet profoundly Indian. Beyond the Boulevards draws fine sketches of ... Read More »

CONCERT | Guillaume Barraud Quartet

14th Jan (Tue), 8:30 pm, The BlueBop Café (Khar West) We bring you a concert with the Guillaume Barraud Quartet featuring Guillaume Barraud (bansuri & compositions), Tam de Villiers (electric guitar), Johann Berby (bass guitar), and Xavier Roge (drums). An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians, the quatret refracts the spirit of India through the prism of jazz. Their soundscape floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy by setting the pure tones ... Read More »