Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022



How a French bank captured Haiti

May 22, 2022 10:23 pm

The National Bank of Haiti, on which so many hopes were pinned that night, was national in name only. Far from an instrument of Haiti’s salvation, the central bank was, from its very inception, an instrument of French financiers and a way to keep a suffocating grip on a former colony into the next century.

Chandigarh's architectural heritage: French envoy assures support for restoration and conservation

May 15, 2022 4:19 am

Emmanuel Lenain, while interacting with the Administrator, said that the two countries have shared good working relations, and added that finding new solutions in area of mutual interest would further help in strengthen relations.

DBSE inks MoU with French Institute to introduce French language in Delhi govt schools

May 03, 2022 5:55 pm

The Deputy Chief Minister said that learning a global language is not just the acquisition of skill but also an association with the culture of a particular country. French Language will be introduced in 30 schools affiliated with DBSE and will be expanded further to other schools depending on children's interest to learn it. 

French to be introduced in 30 Delhi govt schools

May 03, 2022 12:43 pm

In the pilot phase, French will be introduced in the 30 SOSEs and is supposed to expand further to other schools depending on student interest.

Skincare alert: The eight steps to a French facial routine decoded

March 10, 2022 2:47 pm

A natural eight-step French facial routine claims to be customised to specific skin concerns

‘Literature allows us to question the ideas we have of the Other’: French novelist David Diop

December 30, 2021 7:15 pm

Exclusive to the Indian Express: The English translation of Diop’s novel At Night All Blood is Black won this year’s International Booker Prize, making Diop the first French novelist and first writer of African heritage to win the prestigious award

Fears of rising baguette prices pose crunch for the French

October 30, 2021 5:45 pm

Although the baguette seems like the quintessential French product, it was said to have been invented by Vienna-born baker August Zang in 1839. Zang put in place France's steam oven, making it possible to produce bread with a brittle crust yet fluffy interior.

Hyderabad: EFLU holds webinar on Indo-French cultural encounters

October 22, 2021 7:23 pm

The speaker also spoke of a few aspects of Indo-French cultural encounters that arise in the context of business relationships.

How the French manicure made its comeback

July 09, 2021 1:27 pm

So popular is the French tip in 2021 that the New York Chillhouse salon created its own modification of the style, which can be painted on by a manicurist or purchased as Chill Tips, the salon’s version of a press-on set.

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

December 29, 2020 8:32 pm

Born on July 7, 1922 in Venice, Italy, Cardin was known for savvy business moves and his space-age designs that made him highly successful


In pics: The legacy of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who passed away today at age 98

December 29, 2020 7:08 pm

The French designer was an innovator not just of fashion but also of pens, furniture, fragrance, and more. Each of his creations speak about his experimental nature and his avant-garde style in the 1960s and 70s


Ceremonial reception for Hollande at Rashtrapati Bhavan

January 25, 2016 7:26 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for French President Francois Hollande on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Prime Minister office jitendra Singh were among the other present at the ceremony. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.

Hollande arrives in Delhi

January 25, 2016 4:24 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande arrived in New Delhi for his two-day stay and to witness the Republic Day celebrations. Hollande began his visit with a welcome from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chandigarh, a city designed by the renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The two leaders took a tour of the Rock Garden feature, Capitol Complex and an Art Museum. Hollande will be the guest of honour at the Republic Day parade on January 26, in a sign of deepening political and commercial ties.

French tourist vows to clean Ganga

January 14, 2016 12:15 pm

Varanasi, Jan 14 (ANI): A French tourist is actively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean Ganga' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, vowing to spread the message of keeping the holy river free from impurities in rural parts of the country. Krish, who came to India to take part in the 'Kumbh Mela' or 'Pitcher Festival' last year, was concerned on seeing the condition of the river considered holy by the Hindus. Inspired by the Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi. Krish says he will soon embark on an expedition from the holy town of Rishikesh to Kolkata city by boat in a bid to spread the message of keeping the river free from impurities.