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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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  • Zaheen Khan, Ujwal Nagar, and Noé Clerc

    in[Chorus] explores the Shades of Sound!

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Launched by Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu in December 2016, in[Chorus] continued its ongoing series of musical meetings by organising Shades of Sound – an unusual collaboration between Noé Clerc (accordionist), Ujwal Nagar (Indian Classical Vocalist), and Zaheen Khan (percussionist). After a brief residency in Delhi (March 11-14), the trio captivated audiences through their unique renditions in Delhi (March 15), Chennai (March 17), Bangalore (March 19), and Pune […]

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  • (L to R) Fatima El Hassouni, Jerome Cury, and Ode Rosset - the original trio of 'Via'

    AF Trivandrum Brings ‘Via’ to India!

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Connoisseurs of Performing Arts were in for a pleasant surprise when Alliance Française de Trivandrum brought the ever-evolving production Via to India. The piece can best be described as an amalgamation of music, dance, and circus which is the result of an organic union between artists from different traditions. Every iteration is unique and responsive to the venue, audience, climate, and bodies […]

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    Painting French in Images with Emilie and Anne-Claire !

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    French author Anne-Claire Lévêque and French illustrator Emilie Camatte recently conducted a series of 12 writing-illustration workshops in the network of Alliances Françaises in India from January 28, 2019 to February 12, 2019 in collaboration with the French Institute in India.  The Alliance Française of Hyderabad piloted this ambitious tour which allowed approximately 200 learners of the French language […]

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  • Tita Nzebi at the Hard Rock Café on Park Street, Kolkata | Photo Credits - Charles Mallo

    Echoes of Nzebi Music in India!

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Within the framework of Francophonie 2019 celebrations, Alliance Française du Bengale piloted a series of three concerts by the Franco-Gabonese singer Tita Nzebi in the Indian Museum (Kolkata | March 16), Hard Rock Café (Kolkata | March 18), and Alliance Française de Lucknow (March 23). In Kolkata, the singer was accompanied by her musicians Serge ANANOU, Ivan RECHARD, and Georges DIEME whilst […]

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  • (L to R) Mahavir Chandrawat, Mathilde Vrignaud, and Soumitra Thakur

    Dancing with the Tree in India!

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    One of the most pressing concerns of our age is to bridge the widening rift between Nature and Humanity. Art can be a potent tool for generating conversation, communicating ideas, and mobilising the public into action. It is for this reason that in[Chorus] – an ongoing series of musical meetings co-organised by Alliance Française de […]

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  • A still from Matei Vișniec’s play 'Voices in the Dark'

    AF Bombay Gets Dramatic With SAPP

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy and Performing Arts (SAPP) recently collaborated with Alliance Française de Bombay for performing contemporary French plays in English twice a month. An interview with Dr. Omkar Bhatkar (Founder, SAPP) on what this collaboration entails : Hello! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I don’t know where to start […]

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  • Linkfest 2019 at Hotel Himalaya (Kathmandu)

    LINKFEST 2019 at AF Kathmandu

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Within the framework of the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Diplomatic Relations between France and Nepal, the 5th Edition of Linkfest was collectively organised by the French Embassy in Nepal, the Nepal Economic Forum, and Alliance Française Katmandou on January 31, 2019 at Hotel Himalaya (Kathmandu). This series of debates is designed to stimulate thinking […]

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Mar
14

‘Night of Ideas’ at Pune

Every year, La nuit des idées or the Night of Ideas gives people the opportunity to discover the latest developments in Knowledge and Arts, to interact with people who are making cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields, and to discuss the primary concerns of our day and age. The 2019 edition of La nuit des idées took place on Jan 31, […]

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Mar
13

Remembering the Holocaust at AF Bengale

The Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War is often considered as one of the darkest periods of human history. George Santayana’s oft-quoted adage states that people who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Keeping these words in mind, Alliance Française du Bengale organised several events on January 29, 2019 to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance […]

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Stéphanie Pommeret (second from left) with the organising committee of  Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival and Richard Franco (Director, AF Lucknow)
Feb
18

Stéphanie Pommeret in the City of Nawabs !

For the second year in a row, Alliance Française de Lucknow added a unique French touch to the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (Feb 1 to 5) by hosting Stéphanie Pommeret. The French visual artist is known for her poetic works which highlight social issues. Her artistic residency in Lucknow is the result of an international collaboration between Côtes d’Armor le Département, […]

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(L to R) The writer Anne-Claire Lévêque and the illustraor Emilie Camatte
Feb
15

Drawing French with Emilie and Anne-Claire !

Parler dans sa barbe [ speaking to one’s beard | signifies talking softly ], Attendre 107 ans [ waiting 107 years | signifies waiting for a long time ], Etre fleur bleue [ being a blue flower | signifies being sentimental or naive ] – French is full of vividly visual expressions! Discovering such expressions is a fun means of exploring and savouring the idiosyncracies of the language. It is […]

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Holo 1
Mar
13

Remembering the Holocaust at AF Bengale

The Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War is often considered as one of the darkest periods of human history. George Santayana’s oft-quoted adage states that people who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Keeping these words in mind, Alliance Française du Bengale organised several events on January 29, 2019 to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance […]

Stéphanie Pommeret (second from left) with the organising committee of  Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival and Richard Franco (Director, AF Lucknow)
Feb
18

Stéphanie Pommeret in the City of Nawabs !

For the second year in a row, Alliance Française de Lucknow added a unique French touch to the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (Feb 1 to 5) by hosting Stéphanie Pommeret. The French visual artist is known for her poetic works which highlight social issues. Her artistic residency in Lucknow is the result of an international collaboration between Côtes d’Armor le Département, […]

(L to R) The writer Anne-Claire Lévêque and the illustraor Emilie Camatte
Feb
15

Drawing French with Emilie and Anne-Claire !

Parler dans sa barbe [ speaking to one’s beard | signifies talking softly ], Attendre 107 ans [ waiting 107 years | signifies waiting for a long time ], Etre fleur bleue [ being a blue flower | signifies being sentimental or naive ] – French is full of vividly visual expressions! Discovering such expressions is a fun means of exploring and savouring the idiosyncracies of the language. It is […]

DU FLE
Feb
15

Learning To Teach French With DUFLE

The importance of French in today’s world is indisputable. France and French-speaking countries account for roughly 20% of world trade in goods. Forbes has also claimed that French could be the language of the future. Add to the mix its rich literary heritage along with its importance in diplomacy and it comes as no surprise […]

Zoé Simpson
Feb
15

Zoé Simpson – A Woman With A Voice !

In a world which seems far too keen on silencing women’s voices, the simple act of speaking up is a form of rebellion. The singer-songwriter Zoé Simpson is one such artist who seeks to give voice to the struggles of women through her music. Thanks to a series of performances organised by Gatecrash and Spedidam, the artist struck a […]

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Feb
14

French Flair At Krishnakriti Festival 2019!

Organised by the Krishnakriti Foundation on an annual basis, the Krishnakriti Festival is the first and the largest contemporary Art and Cultural event in Hyderabad. The extravaganza has a long history of celebrating French culture and has previously tied up with Bonjour India in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2018. The theme of the 2019 edition of the gala was Heritage and […]

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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 ...