Beautiful Pondicherry Arts and CultureĀ Guide

Dance

Exhibitions

  • 16 February to 2 March 2007 – Photographs by Agence France Presse. Alliance Francaise.

Films

  • 4 February 2007: 6:15pm – Sunday cine-club – Metisse, director Mathieu Kassovitz. French with English subtitles. Alliance Francaise. Reserved for students and members of Alliance Francaise and members of the Navadharshan film club.
  • 11 February 2007: 6:15pm – Sunday cine-club – La Haine, director Mathieu Kassovitz. French with English subtitles. Alliance Francaise. Reserved for students and members of Alliance Francaise and members of the Navadharshan film club.
  • 18 February 2007: 6:15pm – Sunday cine-club – Les Rivieres Poupres, director Mathieu Kassovitz. French with English subtitles. Alliance Francaise. Reserved for students and members of Alliance Francaise and members of the Navadharshan film club.
  • 25 February 2007: 6:15pm – Sunday cine-club – Le Fabuleux Destins d’Amelie Poulain, director Mathieu Kassovitz. French with English subtitles. Alliance Francaise. Reserved for students and members of Alliance Francaise and members of the Navadharshan film club.

Heritage Walks

Guided heritage walks are available by appointment from the following:

Tourist Information Centre
(Pondicherry Tourism and Transport Development Corporation)
40 Goubert Avenue (Beach Road)
Pondicherry – 605 001
Tel: (0)413 – 233-9497 / 233-4575

INTACH
(Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage)
14 Rue LAbourdonnais
Pondicherry – 605 001
Tel: (0)413 – 222-5991 / 222-7234

A Heritage Walk map is available at the above locations for self-guided tours.

Music

  • 27 January 2007: 6:00pm – Freedom Jam – various groups from India. Alliance Francaise.
  • 27 January 2007: 7:45pm – Ustad Irshad Khan on sitar, accompanied by Shri Rudranaraya Kalyan on tabla. Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville.
  • 28 January 2007: 10:30am – Ustad Irshad Khan on sitar, accompanied by Shri Rudranaraya Kalyan on tabla. The Hall of Harmony, Ashram School.
  • 27 January 2007: 8:00pm – French rock group Merzhin. Alliance Francaise.
  • 28 January 2007: 6:00pm – Freedom Jam – various groups from India. Alliance Francaise.
  • 10 February 2007: Sec Sat @ Pondy. Alliance Francaise.

Workshops

  • 15 February 2007: 4:00pm – Emmanuel Dunand, Agence France Presse – responsible photography in South East Asia. Alliance Francaise.

The aim of the workshop is to train students, teachers and young writers from various districts of Tamil Nadu to engage with the exercise of reconstructing local histories. The Workshop will not only introduce the scientific aspects of such an engagement with available expertise in the field, but would also provide the participants with the most fundamental tools and techniques in an interdisciplinary manner.

  • 24 February 2007 – After Tsunami: Lessons Learnt and Future Strategies. VDR Chennai, Max Muller Bhavan (Chennai), German Consulate (Chennai), and French Institute of Pondicherry. Jawaharlal Nehru Conference Hall, French Institute of Pondicherry, 11 Saint Louis Street

Circus

  • 13 February 2007: 6:15pm – French company Tour de Cirque. Alliance Francaise. Reservations necessary.
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