Friday, May 27, 2022
Outlook.com
Last Page

St. Tropez Diary

St Tropez is ‘A-lister’ destination, home to rich celebs, industrialists and financiers with properties and megayachts spread along its bay

St. Tropez Diary
Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
St. Tropez Diary
outlookindia.com
2016-09-30T16:24:50+05:30

The small fishing port of St Tropez is one of the jewels of the French Riveria. It first came to the notice of popular culture, and many through it, in Brigitte Bardot’s 1956 film And God Created Woman. The iconic starlet of yesteryear now lives in a villa by the sea nearby. Since the film, the small town, actually a village with a population of about 6,000, is an A-listers’ mecca, with some owning villas in the port’s vicinity and others parking their megayachts in its marina. It has played a major role in the history of modern art and French New Wave cinema.

This year in September, when I was visiting St Tropez, at an impressive official ceremony, mayor John-Pierre Tuveri unveiled the busts of two Indians, if we can call them that today. One was of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab and the other of Princess Bannu Pan Dei (Devi?) of Chamba. Present on the occasion were many Sikhs who had come from various parts of France and India.

Outlook Newsletters

Photo Gallery

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.