• BhimsemThapa(1775-1839) et Napoléon Ier (1769-1821)

    Ties that Bind : A History of Franco-Nepali Diplomatic Relations

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    While it may appear that Franco-Nepali amity is a fairly recent development, the two countries share a rich history of diplomatic relations. Through archival research and public conferences, Alliance Française of Kathmandu set out to highlight this long-standing relationship with the help of history student Charlie Caron. The resulting public lectures drew a concise and […]

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    ‘Here and There’ at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The French photographer, art curator, and visual project manager Ingrid Chiron recently presented an exhibition of her photographs entitled Here and There, Ici et Là-bas at Alliance Française de Katmandou. Prepared by the AF Kathmandu Team and inaugurated on May 9, the exhibition attracted large crowds of enthused visitors right up to the closing day on May 24. […]

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  • The painting 'Family' by the artist

    ‘Through Feminism’ at AF Hyderabad

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Alliance Française de Hyderabad recently had the pleasure of hosting ‘Through Feminism’ – an exhibition comprising of a series of acrylics on canvas by the Mumbai-based painter Samar Singh. Inaugurated by the renowned artist Sanjay Ashtaputre, the exhibition generated a lot of buzz amongst the art connoisseurs of the city and was kept open for public viewing from […]

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    ‘Two Macha’ Debuts at AF Bengale

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    In tune with its commitment to bringing fresh musical acts to the general public, Alliance Française du Bengale recently hosted the debut performance of an exciting collaboration! Two Macha marks the amalgamation of the soundscapes of the mandolinist Diptanshu Roy with the lyricism of the singer-songwriter Suren Vikhash. Their unique lineup of folk songs interspersed with Kabir’s verses had audiences riveted on May 20, 2019.  […]

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  • Dance

    World Dance Day at AF Pune

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    Launched by International Dance Council (IDC) in 1982, the World Dance Day (April 29) has become a global celebration which highlights the beauty of this Art in all its manifestations. The council declared that ‘Dance and Spirituality’ was the theme for the 2019 edition of the event. Alliance Française de Pune enthusiastically participated in the three-day long series of […]

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  • Rainbow Flag

    Out & Loud at AF Pune

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    With the striking down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code by the Supreme Court of India, the LGBTQIA movement in India finally breathed a sigh of relief. The ruling was crucial for not just the fundamental rights of individuals but also for a more inclusive society. Alliance Française de Pune added its support to […]

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    Art Education Roundtable at AF Bengale

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    In order to voice concerns about Art Education in India and to chart a new direction for the same, the Art1st Foundation organised the second Art Education Roundtable of 2019 in Alliance Française du Bengale on April 26, 2019. This iteration of the event is part of a planned series of roundtables which will travel to seven Indian […]

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    Très Court International Film Festival Promises to be Très Cool !

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Over the years, the short film format has increasingly gained recognition as an art form in its own right – both amongst critics and in the popular imagination. Keeping this growing interest in mind, Alliance Française de Bombay will bring exclusive screenings from the Très Court International Film Festival on June 13 and 14 in its Head Office at Theosophy Hall. […]

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  • 'Queens of Melody' performing in Madras | Photo Credits - Nivedan Mangalesh

    The Queens Hold Court!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The 11th Edition of in[Chorus] brought together Indian and Turkish musical traditions in the form of Queens of Melody – a unique musical encounter between Éléonore Fourniau (French vocalist and hurdy-gurdy player) and Nandini Shankar (Classical Indian violinist). Accompanied on the tabla by Abhishek Mishra, the dynamic duo married their exquisite styles with poignant sensitivity. After an initial residency in […]

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    AF Bhopal on ‘A Tranquil Journey’!

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    In line with its commitment to support artistic expression, Alliance française de Bhopal recently organised an exhibition of paintings by Veena Jain. Entitled ‘A Tranquil Journey’, the exhibition was inaugurated on April 27 by Dilip Suryavanshi and Seema Suryavanshi of Dilip Buildcon. The inauguration ceremony was followed by a poetry reading session by Hutashan Vajpeyi. The […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad
Oct
17

Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

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An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès
Oct
16

Livres en vie at AF Delhi

There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

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Adèle Spieser (Directrice, Alliance Française de Pune)
Oct
15

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Pune

Située dans le Maharashtra, Pune est une ville universitaire, très dynamique et en pleine expansion. L’Alliance française y est implantée depuis plus de quarante ans, intégrée dans les locaux du centre culturel Kalachhaya – lieu d’arts vivants, espace de danse, école de musique, galerie d’art… Portée par une équipe et un comité passionnés, l’Alliance Française […]

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De gauche à droite : Jean-François Ramon (Directeur, AF Delhi), Guillaume Grangeon (Directeur adjoint) et Tamanna Kapur (Secrétaire générale)
Oct
4

Nouveau Directeur adjoint à l’AF Delhi

Pur produit ERASMUS, j’ai découvert la mobilité grâce à ce magnifique programme qui m’emmena en Galice, où je transmis la langue française pour la première fois. Grisé par cette première aventure hors de France, je parcourus le monde sur les 4 continents et enseignai à Detroit, en Namibie, en Chine. A La Antigua Guatemala, je […]

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Vu en Inde

One of the artworks on display
May
16

Exploring Seamless Connections in Hyderabad

In tune with its commitment to nurturing local talent, Alliance Française Hyderabad recently hosted Seamless Connections – a solo show of works in acrylics and mixed-media by the expressionist artist Sabita Lakshmanan – in its gallery from March 23 to April 16. The President of AF Hyderabad, Daphne Rebello, inaugurated the show in the presence […]

1 Elektra - Festival d'Aix en Provence 2013 - ©Pascal Victor_ArtComPress
May
14

Operatic Airs at Pune!

A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh
May
9

Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

Jimy Berçon
May
4

Apprendre à faire du kayak à Bhopal !

Jimy Berçon s’est installé à Bhopal l’année dernière comme entraîneur de l’équipe nationale indienne de canoe/kayak de slalom. Voici un entretien avec lui : Bonjour, pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots ? Je m’appelle Jimy Berçon, j’ai 27 ans. Je viens des Alpes Française et j’adore le fromage. Quelle est la raison de votre venue à Bhopal ? […]

Webster
Apr
18

Rapping with a French Twist!

As part of Francophonie celebrations and in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India, the Senegalese-Quebecois rapper Webster performed for packed audiences in Mumbai (Mar 17), Bangalore (Mar 19), Chandigarh (Mar 22), and Delhi (Mar 23). Several workshops were also organised as part of this tour with sessions focusing on Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and francophone heritage. […]

Tritha Electric
Apr
18

Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

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Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

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