Compu-Graphics to Visual Analytics: 80s and after

After the Indo-French Compu-Graphics and Planning Project was over in 1985, I moved back to France as a Technical Counsellor to the Cabinet of the Minister for Cooperation, to develop, with Luc de Golbéry, a Visual Decision Support Information System in “Cellule de Synthèse et d’Information Rapide – CSIR”[1], a Unit for Synthesis and Rapid…

French Data Analysts in India: Early days of Compu-Graphics

Anne Chappuis I must admit that I came to India as an unwilling visitor in 1972. I was a student of tropical geography and had done the fieldwork for my MA in Western Africa, where I wanted to continue my research work. One of my professor, Luc de Golbéry, who became my husband later, had…

Geographical research in Andhra Pradesh by French Scholars

Jean Gallais initiated French geographic research in united Andhra Pradesh in 1962 through cooperation with Osmania University and the University of Strasbourg where he was a professor of geography. At the end of the agreement, young researchers from the two geography departments would exchange views to undertake work on fundamental themes corresponding to the research…

Les Recherches Geographiques Francaises En Andhra Pradesh

 C’est Jean Gallais qui amorça la recherche géographique française dans l’Andhra Pradesh unie de 1962 à travers une coopération avec Osmania University et  l’université de Strasbourg où il était professeur de géographie. Au terme de l’accord de jeunes chercheurs des deux départements de géographie s’échangeraient pour entreprendre des travaux sur des thèmes fondamentaux correspondant aux…

French Medicine and Training in India

On 30th June 1898, Father Just-Théodore Falourd, a French missionary in Pondichéry died in a syncope a few hours after his surgery. Father Falourd was one of the sincerest missionaries who were working in Pondichéry in the late nineteenth century. His unfortunate demise happened in Hôpital Colonial.  The Jesuit missionaries were among the first people to bring…

NII, AIIMS, and CEFIPRA: My Collaborations with India

Gérard Charles Paul Chaouat I fell in love with India over several years of collaboration with Indian scientists. I usually prefer to live outside the metropolitan bustle. However, being in Delhi was inevitable. I was witness to the slow disappearance of the star-spangled night sky of Delhi. I liked to be in Delhi, especially for…

From Travelers to Physicians: French Medicine in Colonial India

Le seul véritable voyage … ce ne serait pas d’aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d’avoir d’autres yeux, de voir l’univers avec les yeux d’un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d’eux voit  The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit new landscapes, but to possess…

Indo-French Cooperation in Immunology: My Journey

Srini Kaveri It was the late 70s. We were about to finish our studies at the veterinary school in Bangalore, India. Most of our classmates were ready to don the white coat and start their professional careers as field veterinarians. But some of us were looking at the distant horizons. And at the far horizons,…

Remembering Satish Dhawan and His Legacy

…The United Nations sponsorship of Thumba has assisted greatly in the Range’s service to the international scientific community through the participation of a large number of scientists from various countries for carrying out rocket experiments… Satish Dhawan, 1976 Satish Dhawan, known for his leadership in the Indian Space Program, was an outstanding technologist who gave…

Its Elementary My Friend: Gnana Gandhi Reminisces His Training at Vernon

“What I found different in their (French scientists) approach to any problem that they would start solving it from the fundamental level. Say they have to understand the heat loss in a system, I saw them writing fundamental differential equations and build the model from there. This was very interesting for me, and it has…