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France striker Karim Benzema gives a glimpse of his inspiring easy workout(Instagram/karimbenzema)

France striker Karim Benzema gives glimpse of his inspiring easy workout | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • From showing amazing coordination while skipping rope to sweating it out on a treadmill and nailing bare-chested push-ups before the sea, French striker Karim Benzema prepares for his return to Real Madrid after France's elimination from Euro 2020 and these training videos are proof
Xavier Bouget, 80-year-old Frenchman, who built a strong relation with a wild pigeon called "Blanchon", looks on as he stands in his garden with the pigeon on his shoulder, in the village of Gommenec'h in Brittany, France, June 14, 2021. Picture taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe(REUTERS)
Xavier Bouget, 80-year-old Frenchman, who built a strong relation with a wild pigeon called "Blanchon", looks on as he stands in his garden with the pigeon on his shoulder, in the village of Gommenec'h in Brittany, France, June 14, 2021. Picture taken June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe(REUTERS)

French pensioner on befriending pigeon: 'Be patient to understand how they live'

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Xavier Bouget, a retiree from the northwest French region of Brittany, befriended a white female pigeon called Blanchon when it was a chick and now it tags along with him everywhere, sitting on his shoulder or walking along beside him.
Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)
Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)

Louis Vuitton blasted for ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • ‘Profiting off the oppressed people of Palestine is beyond disgraceful’: Twitterati call out French fashion brand Louis Vuitton's 'audacity' for cultural appropriation as it releases new keffiyeh stole worth $700 with alleged Israel flag colours, design and patterns
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)

Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Sotheby's auction house in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Paris to put on display for the first time, a Paris street scene painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1887 while he was lodging with his brother Theo in the French capital.
Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked(Instagram/priyankachopra)
Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • From sunshiny suit that leaves one day dreaming to silk maxi dress that looks perfect for hot summer evenings, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been raising the sartorial bar in her own sizzling style during the promotions of The White Tiger and the fashionista in us is inspired
Covid-conscious Chanel streams fashion show from Loire chateau(Twitter/CHANEL)
Covid-conscious Chanel streams fashion show from Loire chateau(Twitter/CHANEL)

Chanel streams fashion show from the hall of a 16th century Loire Valley chateau amid Covid-19

Paris | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:14 PM IST
French fashion label, Chanel, turns the Chateau de Chenonceau into a glamorous online showcase amid Covid-19 for its Metiers D’art collection - a display of its finest craftsmanship under designer Virginie Viard, who succeeded the late Karl Lagerfeld
The probe was launched following the publication in January of a book by French ice skater Sarah Abitbol in which she accused her former coach Gilles Beyer of raping her several times between 1990 and 1992. The book sparked revelations by other skaters.(File photo for representation)
The probe was launched following the publication in January of a book by French ice skater Sarah Abitbol in which she accused her former coach Gilles Beyer of raping her several times between 1990 and 1992. The book sparked revelations by other skaters.(File photo for representation)

French investigation finds evidence of sexual abuse from skating coaches

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 08:13 PM IST
The French sports ministry said on Tuesday an investigation into figure skating had produced evidence about 21 coaches which was being referred to prosecutors, with more than half accused of sexual harassment.
A festival dedicated to adult comics about wine is booming among the vineyards near Bordeaux.(Shutterstock)
A festival dedicated to adult comics about wine is booming among the vineyards near Bordeaux.(Shutterstock)

Why adult comics about wine is taking France by storm

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 05:02 PM IST
A new wave of literature in France is combining the French love for graphic novels with their passion for wine. There’s even a festival dedicated to it in Bordeaux.
These free-of-charge apps will help you pick up the basics of different languages.(Shutterstock)
These free-of-charge apps will help you pick up the basics of different languages.(Shutterstock)

5 free apps to learn new languages, from French to Japanese

Asian News International, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Learning new languages can be fun and challenging. It also makes you a better communicator when you travel abroad. Here are 5 ways to pick up popular languages.
A customer checks out the products at a shop in the Gujarati lane of Janpath Market.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
A customer checks out the products at a shop in the Gujarati lane of Janpath Market.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

These vendors in Janpath market can talk in English, French, Spanish... enough to make a sale

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:51 AM IST
The Gujarati lane of Janpath market is where you can find these fascinating polyglots — some have learned different languages from other sellers around, and some, from foreign customers.
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