Saturday , 22 February 2020


Exhibition : Rajas, Nawabs & Firangees | National Museum

From November 15 to December 7 at the National Museum, Delhi, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE DELHI and UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION OF INDIA with the support of NATIONAL MUSEUM present a unique exhibition: a French window onto a rich phase in Indian history. Through carefully curated artwork -- including visual material that’s never before been seen in India -- and accompanying text by historians and experts, the exhibition is centred around a series of stories: a journey through the lives of 12 Indian rulers and French-speaking officers serving under them during the 18th and the first decades of the 19th century. Sharing court life, some even ruling over vast jagirs, these officers commissioned, or sometimes themselves put together, collections of manuscripts and paintings. Today, many of these priceless treasures are to be found in Paris, in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF), and are displayed for the first time in India. The high-resolution pictures allow the general public a rare access to a selection from these unique albums, normally restricted to a handful of accredited researchers. Read More »

Western Classical: TRIO ZADIG

Awarded 11 international prizes, the Zadig Trio captivates audiences with its virtuosity, elegance and irresistible enthusiasm. The Trio was founded in 2014 when childhood friends Boris Borgolotto & Marc Girard Garcia crossed paths with the American pianist Ian Barber. Read More »

Exhibition: SHAPE – Art for social action

SHAPE​ is an education initiative undertaken by Delhi based artist, Probir Gupta, to provide utilitarian pottery training workshops for underprivileged children. An almost self-funded project that has been ongoing for the past four years. He intends to not just equip them with skills that can help them earn a living in the future but also offer them therapeutic healing. Neuroscience explains the therapeutic impact of pottery - alleviating stress, enabling an optimistic outlook, and improving concentration and self-worth, among others. He believes these children need as much of this healing as possible for them to take on life and the challenges that will arise when they become young adults. Read More »

Ciné-Club: L’AFFAIRE SK1

Paris, 1991. The true story of Franck Magne, a young inspector starting out in the Criminal Investigation Department at 36 quai des Orfèvres, in the Crime Squad. His first case deals with the murder of a young woman. Read More »

Design X Design : tête-à-tête

DesignxDesign tête-à-tête involves a conversation based exchange of ideas on a vital subject between a guest speaker and discussants. Conducted as and when possible it may or may not be preceded by an organised presentation. Read More »

Duo Cziffra – A four hand piano concert

The CZIFFRA duo with four hands and solo piano is composed of two concert pianists, Ludmilla Guilmault and Jean-Nöel Dubois. The duo performs in various recitals around the world, and is the Gold medal winner of the Cziffra foundation. Read More »