Portraits

Kantha: the fish saleswoman

vendeuse poisson2Focus on the job of fishmonger, in Europe as in the Indian subcontinent, through the example of Kantha. 

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Lakshmi, the Ganesh Temple elephant

Portrait of Lakshmi, the Sri Manakula Vinayagar's elephant in PondicherryIf you live in Pondy you obvioulsy know her, if you came to Pondy, you have most probably met her, you even possibly have a photo of you with her... Lakshmi is the elephant of the Ganesh Temple just near the Sri Aurobindo ashram.

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Meeting with Raj: Passion and Ambition

Portrait of Raj, a multi-faceted manA.K. Raj is a man who has a quite atypical profile: businessman, auto-entrepreneur, Tango teacher and many more, he's been living in Pondicherry for the past 30 years; a city close to his heart which evolution he witnessed over the past years... Find out more about him, who is above all very passionate...

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Ramasamy: the milk seller

traite vacheLet us follow a milk seller in his daily tour through the streets of Pondicherry, and beyond the importance of this job in the Indian subcontinent. 

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Rasul Bhai: the grinder

carte postaleFocus on the profession of grinder, old craft soon disapeared in Europe but still common in the Indian subcontinent.

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The identity of retired French soldiers from Pondicherry

anciens militaires de pondichery

 

Here is the story of some retired men native from Pondicherry. All were soldiers, all have a French passport and all are nostalgic. Their life is more than a heritage for the new generations.

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AFSI - Association des français du Sud de l'Inde

Logo of AFSI, Association for the French in South India, located in Pondicherry

AFSI is an association created in Pondicherry in May 2011. Open to all French (nationals or speakers), all info (in French) to become a member.

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Après-School: a human touch for a more equal India

Colorful drawings by the kids on the walls of Après-School

Arrival this Friday morning, 24th of April, in Tamil Nadu countryside to visit "Après-School", a rather one-of-a-kind school...

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Après-School: history & contributions

Children attending English class at Après-SchoolFlashback, on the history of this school initiated in 2009.

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Canelab

Canelab is a young company (almost three years old now) created by Jean-Marc Joullié and Dominique Heil. Initially, Canelab, was established in an Auroville. However, due to a high turnover in staff, it finally established itself- with a solid team, a high quality of research and design and a wide range of products in Pondicherry. The company operates from two places; Yaka Home Design, the showroom and the head office is in the French quarters of Pondicherry. The workshop and manufacturing is carried out, in the south of Pondicherry.

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