Nice meeting with an artist born in Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and living in Quebec now. For the first time, Sandra Djina Ravalia is travelling in India, her motherland.
Discovered by chance during an event in Pondicherry at the end of 2013, Yannick Cormier photographic work simply stroked and fascinated us. Black and white shots for full colour themes underline the complexity and the cultural wealth of all the millions of people living in that country called India.
F: First of all, could you introduce yourself?
Y: Hi, my name is Yannick Cormier. For as long as I can remember, I was always fascinated by visual arts. I aspire to be a photographer as well as a creator and so my work is really close from the documentary.
India Becoming - a portrait of life in modern India authored by Akash Kapoor is the brand new addition to the list of writings on India and one of Newsweek's three must-reads of modern India. Through the characters in this book, he reveals the conflicts in various aspects and walks of life in the present India such as rural & urban, self gratification & social or community obligations etc..
Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani is Director of a world wide organization of 130 affiliated Yoga Centres and Ashrams which are teaching the Rishi Culture Ashtanga Yoga System propagated by Yoga Maharishi Dr, Swami Gitananda Giri, one of the greatest teachers of Classical Ashtanga Yoga in the 20th Century.
Kameleon Theatre festival is taking place for its second edition in Pondicherry: we met the curator Koumarane Valavane to know more about the event. An ambitious and eclectic program will be offered in Pondy, on the beach, at the old distillery, at the French Alliance...
Counsellor on high jewellery at Cartier by day, artist by night; Olaf van Cleef gives the impression of never slowing down. His surprising art allows him to unite two loves of his life: jewelry and India. Everything is made possible: Ganesha with a chocolate paper - based diadem, Lakshmi in pastel pink... For the brief time of an interview, Mr. van Cleef let me discover his colourful universe.