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    A Fine Balance

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    As part of the Prithvi Theatre Festival, la Cie 3 x Rien recently captivated a jam-packed audience at Prithvi Theatre (Mumbai) on November 12, 2014 with their poetic circus performance entitled “Une rencontre 2 parallèles”. Here is a look at what circuses in India can learn from the performance. Much like India, France has two [...]

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    That’s So Oof!

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    On Saturday 8th November, Mumbai will sway to the psychedelic beats of the renowned DJ Oof! The widely anticipated event is being conducted in BlueFrog thanks to a collaboration between Alliance Française de Bombay, Novotel Juhu Mumbai, Institut Français and the French Embassy in India.  A self-confessed art, music, film and fashion freak, Jaïs Frédéric [...]

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    Café Scientifique

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    It was an eclectic group, assembled in the Alliance Française de Trivandrum hall that Thursday evening. There were homemakers, students, doctors, scientists, inventors, people’s representatives… All of them attentive while the speakers addressed, analysed and interacted on the modern day menace of plastics. Plastic was discussed in detail; from scientific point on plastics to how [...]

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    Celluloid Celebrations

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    The 16th Mumbai Film Festival organized by MAMI (Moving Academy of Moving Image) threw its glitzy doors open to the public to offer a potpourri of the best of cinema from across the globe. This spectacular festival was held between the 14th and 21st of October 2014 to include 180 hand picked, critically acclaimed films from 65 countries, covering [...]

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    Taste Week

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    The Alliance Française de Bombay, in partnership with the Godrej India Culture Lab, Blue Frog and Novotel, recently organized a Taste Week on 16 and 17 October 2014. The first part of this programme focused on a hard hitting and powerful documentary film entitled ‘La guerre des graines’ (The Seed War), which was screened at the Godrej India [...]

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    Alternate Cinema

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Time after time, mainstream blockbuster films, whether in Hollywood or Bollywood, have continually eclipsed the visibility of lesser-known films that come within the domain of alternate cinema. These  small budget ‘art’ films, which are designed more for their aesthetic appeal than for their economic viability, focus primarily on the creative talents of their directors through [...]

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    Slam workshop à Kolkata

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    En juillet et août 2014, deux stagiaires de l’Alliance Française du Bengale ont animé un atelier de slam, trois heures par semaine pendant deux mois avec deux objectifs : enseigner la langue française d’une autre manière et découvrir un mode artistique de plus en plus populaire en France. Le slam est un art à la croisée de la poésie, du théâtre et de la musique ; une façon [...]

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    Christian-Pierre La Marca

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    The multi-faceted and ultra-gifted French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca is one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. His creative genius, exceptional talent and ingenious qualities have earned him utmost admiration from his appreciative audiences as well as his critics. He shall be passing through multiple cities in South Asia in the latter [...]

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    Heritage Days

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    European Heritage Days (les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) are a series of events that take place in September, commemorating Europe’s common heritage. During these set of days, countries in Europe give free access to museums and other historical sites. On this occasion, the Alliance Française has organized a series of events. Initiated in France in [...]

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    Yôkaï: Experience Music in Colour with Anne Paceo

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Anne Paceo, a leading figure of the contemporary Jazz scene in France will be visiting Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh and Delhi between the 19 and 24 September as a part of her India tour. An accomplished performer, Paceo has already performed in over 36 different countries, been the recipient of several prestigious prizes including “Victoire de la Musique” [...]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Sep
25

Slam workshop à Kolkata

En juillet et août 2014, deux stagiaires de l’Alliance Française du Bengale ont animé un atelier de slam, trois heures par semaine pendant deux mois avec deux objectifs : enseigner la langue française d’une autre manière et découvrir un mode artistique de plus en plus populaire en France. Le slam est un art à la croisée de la poésie, du théâtre et de la musique ; une façon [...]

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matunga
Sep
17

Heritage Days

European Heritage Days (les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) are a series of events that take place in September, commemorating Europe’s common heritage. During these set of days, countries in Europe give free access to museums and other historical sites. On this occasion, the Alliance Française has organized a series of events. Initiated in France in [...]

Read More
Anne Paceo Yôkaï (c) Serge Braem
Sep
15

Yôkaï: Experience Music in Colour with Anne Paceo

Anne Paceo, a leading figure of the contemporary Jazz scene in France will be visiting Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh and Delhi between the 19 and 24 September as a part of her India tour. An accomplished performer, Paceo has already performed in over 36 different countries, been the recipient of several prestigious prizes including “Victoire de la Musique” [...]

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Sep
15

Le 500ème !

Lancé en septembre 2011 par le réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde, l’AF Magazine India souffle aujourd’hui sa troisième bougie et met en ligne son 500ème article!  Rapide retour sur l’évolution du média qui s’installe petit à petit dans le paysage francophile indien. L’AF Mag India, magazine du réseau des Alliances françaises en Inde, a été [...]

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Vu en Inde

movie_theatre
Sep
29

Alternate Cinema

Time after time, mainstream blockbuster films, whether in Hollywood or Bollywood, have continually eclipsed the visibility of lesser-known films that come within the domain of alternate cinema. These  small budget ‘art’ films, which are designed more for their aesthetic appeal than for their economic viability, focus primarily on the creative talents of their directors through [...]

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Sep
19

Christian-Pierre La Marca

The multi-faceted and ultra-gifted French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca is one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. His creative genius, exceptional talent and ingenious qualities have earned him utmost admiration from his appreciative audiences as well as his critics. He shall be passing through multiple cities in South Asia in the latter [...]

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Aug
26

Her favourite colour

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi, a Franco-Italian artist, author and illustrator of children’s books will be visiting Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai between 23rd August and 6th September, 2014 for workshops and festivals. Selected for the national primary education in Mexico, her books have gained wide recognition worldwide.  Sophie Benini Pietromarchi is a Franco-Italian artist and one of the [...]

vikalp
Aug
6

The Independent Cinema of Vikalp

Vikalp, an initiative for independent cinema, draws together several film makers. AF Magazine recently interviewed film maker Paromita Vohra who is involved in this initiative and spoke to them about Vikalp, on how it started, what it currently accomplishes and what are its goals for the future. Vikalp is a collective of film makers that was created as [...]

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Jul
22

East and West

Mumbai born Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated poem ‘Ballad of the East and West’ penned in 1889 has been repeatedly published and anthologised over many years. In his opening verse, he writes “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” only to close the stanza by saying that “There [...]

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Jul
2

La Légion d’Honneur à SRK

La France a honoré la star du cinéma indien, Shah Rukh Khan de la Légion d’Honneur. La cérémonie a eu lieu le 1er juillet, à l’hôtel Taj Lands End au bout de la corniche de Bandra, un des quartiers résidentiels des stars de Bollywood. Juste avant la Fête Nationale du 14 juillet, la France a décidé de récompenser l’acteur [...]

Rédaction

Directeur de publication : DGAF, délégué général de la Fondation Alliance française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : David Cordina

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...