Friday, April 15, 2022

Learn French in Pondicherry

French is one of the official language of Pondicherry. Here the peoples normally use the french words in their usual conversations. French is embedded in the heart of Pondicherry people for ages. Pondicherry was a former French colony and is still has French peoples living in harmony with the Indians. The children can learn French in Pondicherry by taking French has a second language in school. The Adults who are beginners in this new language can learn it with the French institutions functioning in Pondicherry.

Here is the list of French Institutions in Pondicherry.

La Liberté French Institute

La Liberté is the best institute to learn French. Its located near the Indira Gandhi Square in Azees Nagar.

La Liberté French institute has been a pioneer in imparting French language training in Pondicherry from 2016. They offer French Language course for the people who wish to develop a basic understanding of language. They provide both ONLINE and OFFLINE classes to students all over the world. They will improve your French language skill in a fun way. A person should have knowledge of at least one foreign language to get job easily and French Language is the most commonly used and preferred language after English. La Liberté is the famous place to learn French in Pondicherry.

La Liberté supports students to clear French exams like DELF (France), TCF (Canada) and TEF (Canada).

Their way of teaching is very easy to grab as they conduct a French session only for 6 to 8 members. Individual guidance is given to every students.

They teach French to students in accordance to their necessities. They give French classes in both Intensive French Course and Regular French Course for learning a LEVEL in French.

Individual French Training classes is also give for a student who has to be guided individually for his/her need.
Courses in La Liberté

La Liberté Poster

The Institute will provide books for the students of DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 and TEF / TCF. After completing a particular level, model preparatory exam will be conducted for  the students. 

Every classroom is fitted with A/C for the students to learn in a cool environment.

They also conduct English exam classes IELTS, TOEFL preparation and Spoken English class for both Adults and Kids.

They have been teaching French for the past 5 years. In La Liberté, each year more than 1000 students learn French from all over the world. Fees is also less compared to other Online Training Sites.

They get only monthly fees from the students and not as a package for 3 month or 6 months.
Its a best place to student French.

Hindi is also taught in La Liberté for school going students and for adults

If you would like to LEARN FRENCH. Contact them with this number 9626645586
Their website address is 
Email ID is
Their office address is No:90, Villianur Main Road, Azees Nagar 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

All souls day

All souls day was celebrated yesterday in Pondicherry. Here are the photos taken by me

French cemetery in Pondicherry

Yesterday, I had gone for 'All Souls Day' celebrated at Uppalam French Cemetry in Pondicherry. There I took  photos of many Cemeteries.  I want to share my thoughts with you.

marie jeanne loudea

Marie Jeanne Loudea 1723-1785
Here lies
 Marie Jeanne Loudea 
born at Brest in France the 10th August 
1723.  lived near those 
Groiselle Consaucons 
of Chandernagore in 
those White capital
and Arm  in there 
of the Dumont Resident 
for French Nationals 
died in 26th September
1785 at 9 in the evening.

Guy Freeman

Guy Freeman

here lies 
Henri Freeman born in 15-7-32 died in 10-9-38 
Guy Freeman born in 27-11-39
died the same day
I am alive although my immortal 
glorious falls within the scope too 
cruel image or the final home of 
my body remains deposited the 
sacrifice holy place for my parents
I watch over you. Dry you tears
by thinking about this little soul

This grave tells us that two children of Freeman Family died at very young age. The Parents of these children must have been at great sorrow as their two children had died at a young age.

jean elie lalung bonnaire

Jean elie lalung bonnaire

Here lies
Jean Elie Lalung Bonnaire
Treasurer of French Establishment in India
born in La Martinique

He was the treasurer of French Establishment in India . He was born in an island near south america in La Marinique. 

These colonial graves were very old. I did not take more pictures of it but have a look at it.

Louise Aimee Lestache
Louise Aimee Lestache
to the memory of 
Louise Aimee Lestache
Wife of Ramsay Sladen of the 
Honourable Medical Companys Establishment 
who departed this life on the 20th september 1816
aged 18 years 9 months and 2 days ( ' i can feel his LOVE ')
to their infant Son
Charles William Sladen
who died on the 10th December 1816
aged 2 months and 21 days 

This man's wife died at a very young age of 18 and she left her newly born son of 2 months old who also died after her.  Ramsay Sladen worked in Honourable Medical Company Establishment.

' I cannot find any detail about Honourable Medical Company in Google '

Prudent-Louis Francois Allix

Here lies
Prudent Louis Francois Allix
Pharmacist born on 15th august 1784
died on 19th april 1885 

Good father, good husband, sincere friend 
for his philanthropic work which acquired him
Regretted by all persons by whom he was known
( 'this translation has some mistakes.  please forgive me' )

Joseph Feray
Joseph Feray

Here lies
Joseph Feray
Chief clerk of the Appeal Court 
of Hanoi
born at Pondicherry on 14th july 1879
died at Pondicherry on 23rd january 1937
husband and dear father high on the eve of those 
you have so much love for us 

Elizabeth Jane Morritt
Elizabeth Jane Morritt
 is the beloved wife of Sergeant George Morritt 
D battery 6th Brigade of 
who departed this life
 in Pondicherry
 ' probably ' she died in 1803

William Cruickshanks Hobbs
William Cruickshanks was on board S.S Dupleix when it was struck by torpedo 25th February 1942.

S.S. Dupleix


Friday, January 31, 2014

Police Canteen in Pondicherry

Tourists visit pondicherry primarily because it is cheap and best tourist destination in south India with antique French style Buildings, Roads, Monuments and French speaking people. In the last 8 years, many star hotels and restaurants were built due to the good efforts of Congress Government in promoting Tourism in Pondicherry by giving free loan upto Rs. 2 crore for Newly built star hotels to establish many star hotels for tourists visiting Pondicherry. The star hotels and restaurants are O.K for high budget tourists But small budget tourists suffer a lot .

So I like to point out some Restaurants where cost of eating is cheap and the recipes tastes richer than hotels and restaurants.

 Its functions from 8 A.M to 2 P.M and from 3 P.M to 7 P.M

    From the name 'Police Canteen' you can understand that it is primarily established for the cops to eat there is very less price.
Cabbage Bonda Rs. 2 each

Lemon Rice Rs. 10
Curd Rice Rs. 10
Though the food items are extremely cheap, they are prepared in good hygienic condition and served inside a building with FAN, MINERAL WATER.
I recommend you to have a visit. Police canteen is present in Romain Rolland Street in the premises of Police Head Quarters , Pondicherry. It is present opposite to La Maison Rose.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pondicherry Botanical Garden

George (Georges Guerrard) Samuel Perrottet (1793 – January 3, 1870) was a Swiss-born, French botanist and horticulturalist who was a native of Vully, canton Vaud

G.S. Perrottet is the founder of Botanical Garden at Pondicherry in India. The Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1826 in the ornate French style, with pruned trees, beautiful flower beds and gravel lined paths and fountains.

G.S. Perrottet and his associates introduced many exotic plants from all over the world, many of which thrived. With over 1500 species of plants, this could actually qualify as one of the best botanical gardens in South India.

G.S Perrottet memorial in Botanical Garden

G.S Perrottet (Founder of  this Garden)

To know more about him visit G.S. Perrottet and

The gardens also have a musical fountain which is active over the weekends, with two shows in the evening. Check for timings and the frequency of the shows as they may change depending on the season.

An Aquarium is present in the entrance of the Botanical Garden. It consists of colourful fishes from across the world. Entry fee of Rs. 2 is collected and Rs.10 is collected for taking photos.

Botanical Garden has a Toy Train to have a joyful ride around the garden, you can have a glance of the whole garden.

Toy Train in Botanical Garden

To have a ride in Toy Train, Rs. 10 for Adult and Rs.5 for Children.

The Hollywood film Life of Pi's starting scenes were taken in Botanical garden at Pondicherry.
Botanical Garden Entrance as seen in Life of Pi

Thane Cyclone made several trees which are more than 150 years old to be uprooted. Several trees felt down and the garden lost many of its exotic species of trees.According to a survey, due to the devastation of Thane cyclone, as many as 300 trees (some were more than 150 years old) were uprooted.

Cyclone Thane came at the end of 2011 and left the garden by uprooting many old huge trees. 

officials planting trees

The Officials maintaining the garden took good effort to plant many trees and in 2014 the garden is looking good now.

You can surely give time a break in Botanical Garden. I recently visited this place so i recommend it.

Republic Day Celebration 2014 in Pondicherry

Monday, January 20, 2014

Petit Seminaire School (Primary Section) in Pondicherry

Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School (Primary Section) is located at Uppalam  in Pondicherry. 
The Primary Section educates children from L.G.K to 5th Standard. The School functions from 8.45 a.m to 3.00 p.m in primary section.

The Sports activities are conducted after 3 P.M.The Primary section consists of a big play ground. 
The Students of primary section are allocated P.T (personal trainers) for Outdoor games like FOOTBALL , TENNIS, KARATE, BASKETBALL and Indoor games like TABLE TENNIS, CHESS, YOGA

The Administration collect Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 for joining the various sports activities in the school during the beginning of an academic year.

There is also classes conducted for General Knowledge and General English(Spoken English).
The Science Exhibition are conducted every year in primary section level and various Co-curricular activities are conducted in the school.

Science Olympiad apptitude test is conducted every in primary section.

Play ground

The School uniform is White Shirt and Grey colour short trouser

School children playing football in play ground

Petit Seminaire Primary Section in google map