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    Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Trivandrum !

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bonjour! Je m’appelle Eva Martin. Je suis née à Tours, mais j’ai passé une grande partie de mon enfance dans un petit village du centre de la France à côté de Châteauroux. Cette région est surtout connue pour être celle où l’écrivaine George Sand a passé une grande partie de sa vie. Elle est également […]

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    Nouveau Chargé de Mission Pédagogique à l’AF Bombay

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    Je m’appelle David PETITJEAN et je suis originaire de Langres, une petite ville dans le nord-est de la France célèbre pour ses fortifications Vauban et son climat capricieux. Très vite attiré par l’étranger, j’ai eu la chance de partir vivre un an aux États-Unis par le biais du Rotary Club à l’âge de 17 ans. […]

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  • Thomas Simoes, (assis à droit), avec l'équipe de l'Alliance Française de Bhopal et Patricia Poupon (ancienne Directrice de l'AF Bhopal)

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bhopal

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Je m’appelle Thomas Simoes, j’ai 32 ans, je suis franco-portugais, natif de la ville de Saint-Etienne dans la Loire. Une ville surtout connue pour sa mythique équipe de football dans les années 70 et pour avoir été le berceau de l’une des plus grandes entreprises françaises, à savoir, Manufrance. J’ai fait mes études de management […]

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  • The Cziffra duo comprising of (L to R) Jean-Nöel Dubois and Ludmilla Guilmault

    AF Ahmedabad Brings the Cziffra Duo to India!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    One Piano. Four Hands! While the network of Alliances Françaises in India is no stranger to unique musical acts, Cziffra Duo’s fresh take on scholarly music inspired from folklore-related themes undoubtedly takes the cake! Comprising of two concert pianists, Ludmilla Guilmault and Jean-Nöel Dubois, the highly-decorated duo has performed in recitals all over the world and is the […]

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  • The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    AF Ahmedabad Launches Surat Centre with Auro University

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad recently inaugurated its Surat Center in collaboration with Auro University on Aug 3, 2019. The Centre is located within the premises of Auro University and will offer French language Classes along with Cultural Activities to the denizens of this crucial port city. It will also initiate partnerships between French and Indian universities for Academic and Student Exchange. […]

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  • All the regional finalists with the jury at AF Madras

    Eloquence on the menu of Alliances in India!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    A prestigious annual elocution competition in France, Eloquentia provides young adults a platform to express themselves on a wide variety of topics whilst competing for the title of the best orator. This year marks the first time in the history of Eloquentia that Indian students aged between 18 to 25 years and with a minimum B1 level in […]

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    Franco-Nepali Painting Exhibition at AF Kathmandu

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Within the framework of the 70 year celebrations of Franco-Nepali bilateral relations and amity, Alliance Française Kathmandu hosted a painting exhibition of four contemporary artists from the two countries from July 16 to July 31. The artists featured in the exhibition included Kiran Manandhar, Vincent Greby, Sagar Manandhar, and BK Nar Bahadur. Even though the four painters […]

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  • Marie Pezelet performs 'Daksha' at AF Gurgaon

    Dance Meets Martial Arts with ‘Daksha’ at AF Gurgaon

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    The Gurgaon Center of Alliance Francaise de Delhi recently had the pleasure of hosting the dance recital Daksha on February 16. The event brought together the danseuse Marie Pezelet with Pt. Ghanshyam Sisodia on the Sarangi and Subhasis Sabyasachi Ghosh on the Pakhawaj. The performance was part of a series entitled Engaging with Inequalities and saw Pezelet exploring the ephemeral boundries […]

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  • Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel

    Anal Nayak – To Paris And Beyond!

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Within the framework of the 80th Anniversary Celebrations of Alliance Française de Bombay, the organisation had organised the Win a Trip to Paris writing competition. Anal Nayak, a B1 Student of the institute, walked away with the Grand Prize of the Jury – a return ticket to Paris ! Given below is an interview with him : Can you please tell […]

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  • The English translation of Revolution and The French Establishments in India (1790-1793)

    Book Launch : The Revolution and French Establishments in India (1790-93)

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Alliance française du Bengale in association with the Consulate General of France in Calcutta, the French Institute in India, and Setu Prakashani recently launched the English translation of Marguerite V. Labernadie’s book The Revolution and French Establishments in India (1790-93) on July 4, 2019. The book has been edited by Arghya Bose and translated by him in collaboration with Sandhia Vasseur. […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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. […]

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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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Apr
16

Jazz with a gypsy touch!

As a genre, jazz encompasses several distinct styles – each rooted in specific contexts and with their own unique histories. While certain schools of Jazz enjoy immense popularity around the world, others are appreciated only in small pockets. Gypsy Jazz happens to be one such style which has largely remained unnoticed in India despite an […]

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The musicians on stage at Trivandrum
Apr
11

Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

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Vu en Inde

The musician Aditya Gandhi
Aug
15

Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

In a globalised world, music truly knows no bounderies! Indeed, music is created, distributed and consumed in radically different ways today as compared to even a few decades ago. Over the past century, Classical Music has merged with Folk Music, Jazz, Popular Music, and many other artistic styles thereby creating a whole new contemporary language. […]

Sylvain Choin (Director, AF Chandigarh) flanked by Chander Malhotra (left) and Hardit Singh (right) at the Inauguration of the festival
Aug
12

Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

According to the celebrated cartoonist Hemant Morparia, “If journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, then cartoons are surely its first laugh!”. It is not for nothing that comics are recognised as the Ninth Art in France. As a form of artistic expression, not only can they amuse and entertain but can also be […]

Aditi Dubey
Aug
8

Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Pune récompense les meilleurs étudiants de chaque niveau (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) qui ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats au DELF/DALF lors de la Student Awards. Un prix spécial est réservé au meilleur élève du C1 : en 2016, il s’agissait d’un voyage d’une semaine en France ! La gagnante de […]

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Aug
7

The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

Music runs in their blood – literally! The Ranganathan Trio consists of three prodigious brothers – Ravi (cello), Ajay (violin), and Théo (piano) – who have caught the fancy of the Western Classical music world. On a fortuitous day twelve years ago, the brothers of Polish-Indian descent decided to start playing as a piano trio […]

One of the artworks on display
Jul
17

Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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Jul
17

Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

Rédaction

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 ...