• 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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    ‘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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    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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    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

Urban Folk Project at Akar Production's first rendition of 'Yellamma & Other Stories' in the presence of theur mentor Manjamma B Jogathi at AF Bangalore | Photo Courtesy of Urban Folk Project
Mar
15

‘Yellamma & Other Stories’ at AF Bangalore!

The Indian subcontinent has a long and richly-textured history of mythology, iconography, and practices. These lived traditions are so enmeshed in everyday life that it often becomes difficult to separate religion from culture. Many of the ancient stories that form our collective heritage are replete with complex female characters who forged their own paths. Keeping this lineage […]

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Mar
14

Test Your Level in French With Ev@lang!

Alliance Française de Bombay recently became the first Alliance in the India-Nepal network to incorporate Ev@lang – an online adaptive placement test for determining a candidate’s proficiency in French. The test has been conceived by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) – a public institution for the French Ministry of National Education which has been the global leader in Foreign Language Certification and […]

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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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Vu en Inde

(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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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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Jan
15

French Cinema at the Pune International Film Festival !

In partnership with the French Institute in India, Alliance Française de Pune will be participating in the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in January 2019. AF Pune will bring three highly-anticipated French films to the festival namely La Douleur (Memoir of War), La nuit a dévoré le monde (The Night Eats the World), and Mes provinciales (A Paris Education). The […]

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Jan
15

‘Fragmented Emotions’ at AF Chandigarh

In tune with its commitment to promoting local artists and providing them with a platform for their works, Alliance Française de Chandigarh recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Kishore. Entitled Fragmented Emotions, this exhibition was inaugurated on Jan 11, 2019 at the Art Gallery of AF Chandigarh. It will remain open for public viewing till […]

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 ...