French- c’est magnifique!

Recently I started learning French. I thought of writing some post on my experience about French and here I am 🙂 . It’s a beautiful language and it is a real advantage to learn French as a second language both in terms of career and personal improvement.Well our French teacher have started from the basics and I have learned few words,articles,verbs and Greetings in French. Its something which could be really useful during work 🙂 .But as I started learning French I started browsing more and more French related sites on net. Of course to add more words into my dictionary and also it made me more interested in knowing more about the French culture, music, people and sports of France.

One of the most popular musicals right now in France, Switzerland and Belgium is Cleopâtre: La Dernière Reine d’Egypte (Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt). Having opened at the Palais des Sports in Paris in January 2009, the show has been on tour throughout these three countries since May 2009 and will be returning to Paris at the beginning of 2010 for an extended showing.
Cleopatra is played by Sofia Essaidi who was a contestant and finalist on the highly successful Star Academy (France’s version of The One: Making a Music Star) in 2003. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco and was considered by many to be the best singer and student on the show that year. After releasing a well-received album Mon cabaret in 2005, she fought hard to get the role of Cleopatra and has since been touring with the musical produced by theater director and choreographer Kamel Ouali, who was also the head choreographer for Star Academy. Cleopâtre is the biggest musical comedy that has ever been made in France.
Act I begins in 51 B.C. upon the death of Cleopatra’s father. Cleopatra inherits a huge empire – the land of the Egyptian pharaohs. Her brother does everything, including an attempted assassination, to take the throne away from her and succeeds; but she is determined to get it back. The 17-year-old runs away with her most loyal priestess and with her charm, convinces Caesar, who was getting ready to invade her empire, to give her the throne of Egypt. She stays in Rome, much to the dismay of the Roman senators who see her as a threat. A few years later, Caesar is assassinated and Cleopatra immediately returns to Egypt.

With Caesar dead in Act II, Octavian and Marcus Antonius decide to split the world where one gets the West and the other the East. As part of the agreement, Marcus Antonius takes Octavian’s sister as his wife. At the same time, back in Egypt, Cleopatra gains the respect of her people after setting them free and is at the height of her glory. She is a brilliant politician and demands an alliance with Marcus Antonius. The two become involved in a passionate and very public romance which is not at all viewed well by the Romans. Octavian demands that Marcus Antonius choose between his sister and Cleopatra. Marcus Antonius chooses Cleopatra and war begins. The two lovers try to fight Octavian’s warriors, but the story ends tragically.
The soundtrack album has been on sale since August 2008 and features 25 songs, short clips of which you can listen to on the official website. There are also links on the site to buy the album, which reached the 11th spot on the French music charts. That’s all for now folks!!
prenez soin 🙂
à la vôtre 🙂

Nice Trip!!

Today I went to “Forum”, a shopping complex here. It was really amazing to be with friends and enjoy the trip (Our college used to take us to various places for shopping every Sunday!). The best part was food!! You know I am a big fan of good food and always tries different flavours .We were excited from the morning and we ate the breakfast as fast as possible( Dosa was there in the breakfast, my favourite!) Few snaps I took there……………………………

Just in front of Forum was “Ram Mandir”. I could not control myself and went there, there was kirtan going on. I went there and took God’s Darshan and Blessings. It was really very peaceful and I am feeling very relaxed and safe! I took one picture, here are the pictures,

My Sweet Lord :)

Singer: George Harrison

My sweet lord
Hm, my lord
Hm, my lord

I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you lord
But it takes so long, my lord

My sweet lord
Hm, my lord
Hm, my lord

I really want to know you
Really want to go with you
Really want to show you lord
That it wont take long, my lord (hallelujah)

My sweet lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
My sweet lord (hallelujah)

I really want to see you
Really want to see you
Really want to see you, lord
Really want to see you, lord
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

My sweet lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my lord (hallelujah)

I really want to know you (hallelujah)
Really want to go with you (hallelujah)
Really want to show you lord (aaah)
That it wont take long, my lord (hallelujah)

Hmm (hallelujah)
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
My, my, lord (hallelujah)

Hm, my lord (hare krishna)
My, my, my lord (hare krishna)
Oh hm, my sweet lord (krishna, krishna)
Oh-uuh-uh (hare hare)

Now, I really want to see you (hare rama)
Really want to be with you (hare rama)
Really want to see you lord (aaah)
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my lord (hare krishna)
My sweet lord (hare krishna)
My sweet lord (krishna krishna)
My lord (hare hare)
Hm, hm (gurur brahma)
Hm, hm (gurur vishnu)
Hm, hm (gurur devo)
Hm, hm (maheshwara)
My sweet lord (gurur sakshaat)
My sweet lord (parabrahma)
My, my, my lord (tasmayi shree)
My, my, my, my lord (guruve namah)
My sweet lord (hare rama)

[fade:]

(hare krishna)
My sweet lord (hare krishna)
My sweet lord (krishna krishna)
My lord (hare hare)