“Hello India” back in Bangalore from April

The fourth edition of the “Bonjour India” festival, a cultural feast across India that will celebrate the Indo-French partnership, is back in Bengaluru from April.

Presenting eclectic artistic and cultural performances, the initiative, organized by various French diplomatic missions and cultural agencies across the country, is back after the disruptions induced by COVID-19.

“It is France’s gift to India on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of independence and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Indo-French diplomatic relations. Bonjour India 2022 will present 120 events in 19 Indian cities, co-created by French and Indian partners in fields ranging from education, science, literature, cinema, gastronomy, street art, arts entertainment and photography. The events will reclaim urban public spaces and raise questions about equal access and gender issues,” a statement read.

Programs in Bangalore will begin on April 12 with ‘Convergence’, an exclusive photography exhibition showcasing the works of eminent French photographers who traveled and lived in India from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. The list also includes a ‘Wall Art Festival ‘, an exhibition ‘Science beyond borders…. Make the link between France and India”, and a “Concert (In)Chorus”.

James C. Tibbs