Sep 1, 2018

Jan 7, 2018

Kids can learn

HAPPY NEW YEAR// nav varsha ki shubh kaam-naaén ! 2018
Recently, I happened to be in a French Nursery school / ecole maternelle.
and it was fun working with kids. Telling them about Hindi...
They also did some coloring sheets. Bahot achcha laga !
Even we talked about colors in Indian flag !

Dec 20, 2017

Bonnes fetes

NAYÉ VARSH KI SHUBH KAAMNAAÉN-
mes meilleurs voeux de nouvelle année....

bonnes fetes : SHUBH KAAM-NAAÉN
Enjoy your holidays....

Oct 15, 2017

Hindi 2017

C'est parti... Chaliyé fir se : Mes cours ont bien repris.  HINDI CLASSES are back.
Deux eleves en Suisse, cinq à Paris, quelques eleves à Toulouse, et ailleurs... bienvenus !
Phir miléngué..... NAMASTÉ

May 27, 2017

Indian music in Toulouse

Since few months I have been working on this new project now.
i discovered that I had a deep passion about singing. It's to promote indian Pop music, folk music.. that we seldom know in France in general.
https://saraswati31.wordpress.com/concerts/

Oct 8, 2015

J'adore cet arbre// Smell spell


Alstonia scholaris - in India (Delhi)
I can smell it everywhere in streets in Delhi, since end september... and I'm addicted ! ohh it's sweet spicy smell. Scholar Tree is an elegant evergreen tree, found in most parts of India. The generic name commemorates the distinguished botanist, Prof. C. Alston of Edinburgh, 1685-1760. The species name scholaris refers to the fact that the timber of this tree has traditionally been used to make wooden slates for school children. In October small, green yet fragrant flowers appear. Its bark, known as Dita Bark, is used in traditional medicine to treat dysentery and fever. In Ayurveda it is used as a bitter and as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever, urticaria, chronic dysentery, diarrhea, in snake bite and for upper purification process of Panchakarma . The Milky juice of the tree is applied to ulcers.
Saptaparna (Sanskrit, ‘seven-leaved’) TRADITIONAL USES: Since ancient times, the Alstonia scholars tree has been used to make paper in India and other parts of South Asia. The wood has also been made in to writing tablets (Miller 1985). These things help to explain the name of the species, scholaris, and show the strong connection that this plant has with written language and scholarship. In India, many tribal peoples believe that the dita tree is evil and avoid it completely. They say that the tree is inhabited by an evil spirit who will possess any individual who dares walk or sleep beneath it. This spirit is also said to kill any individual who chooses to sleep beneath its branches. Thanks to this belief, dita trees have been spared much of the destruction that has faced other species of tree in India

Sep 15, 2015

Why important to be a good teacher

In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher. He has been influential in shaping the understanding of Hinduism, in both India and the west, and earned a reputation as a bridge-builder between India and the West.
Since the year 1967, 5th September is celebrated as Teacher's Day till date.

Read more at: http://www.careerindia.com/news/2013/09/04/why-we-celebrate-teachers-day-on-5th-september-006376.html

Dec 18, 2014

Christmas vacation in HINDI

Dear students and reader

Here is how to enjoy Christmas in some indian style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad_aoNPGhAs

(video and audio)

Joyeux Noel, seasons greetings, àbientot, Merry Christmas to you all....

Jun 15, 2014

The Lunchbox

A must see film !
I saw it on a big screen in a small but authentique Cinema hall in south-west France.

A delicious film. C'est un délice!
Il ne faut pas aller ventre vide voir ce film.

For my students: Dabba-wala kaun hota hai ?


May 5, 2014

Chennai Express

Apres tres longtemps j'ai vu un film qui m'a fait rire autant !

After a longtime a Bollywood film made me laugh so much. Seriously

Also it has a inter-cultural touch in it, that is very true about India. South India, North... language differences, dress, traditions and family values.
Irony is I saw it on the smallest screen that exists, that of an airplane.
We wrere going to Delhi.

Must watch Chennai EXPRESS--- Shah Rukh Khan , Deepika Padukone
Je vous recommande vivement ce film !
http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=222532.html


http://indorientparis.com/2013/08/06/cinema-ready-for-departure-on-board-of-chennai-express/