• 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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    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

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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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 […]

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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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Jan
15

Marché de Noël 2.0 at AF Bangalore !

Given the phenomenal success that the first edition of Marché de Noël or Christmas Mela enjoyed in 2017, it comes as no surprise that Alliance Française de Bangalore organised a bigger and better edition of the festival in 2018! The two-day flea market was held on Dec 14 and 15 on the premises of the organisation and brought together 35 stalls […]

Les-flûtes-enchantées
Jan
14

in[Chorus] 2019 kicks off with Les Flûtes Enchantées !

In December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The first edition of in[Chorus] 2019 saw […]

The participants and the organisers for the training session on blended learning using Mon Alliance
Jan
7

Blended Learning in AF India network

In an increasingly demanding age, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is witnessing a tectonic shift in language-learning. There is a vast pool of learners who cannot commit to physically attending classes at one particular location at a set time on a regular basis. This demographic is constantly on the move and […]

(L to R) Nadir Godrej, Sonia Barbry, Bertrand de Hartingh, Frédéric Simon, and Asad Laljee
Jan
4

AF Bombay Turns 80 !

December 13, 2018 marked a momentous occasion in the history of Alliance Française de Bombay as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary with a full-house performance of Kathakali-King Lear in the historic Royal Opera House! The event was followed by a Reception for various dignitaries along with the Committee Members, Partners, Teachers, and Staff of the organisation. Established in Mumbai in […]

The three participating artists - Lorella Paleni (France), Christian Bold (Germany), and Ina Kaur (India) - at Shantiniketan for the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata 2018
Dec
16

Indo-European Residency 2.0 at AF Bengale

For the second consecutive year, Alliance Française du Bengale and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata in collaboration with CIMA and Kala Bhavana (Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan) organised the interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. This initiative was supported by the French Institute in India. The residency took place over a period of seven weeks in West Bengal and was split into […]

A still from 'Kathakali-King Lear'
Dec
16

Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

Four decades ago, the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday decided to merge her passion for theatre and dance by learning Kathakali. After her training in Tamil Nadu and later Kerala, she traveled extensively with her troupe to perform across the world. A fateful encounter with the Australian playwright David McRuvie in Paris gave birth […]

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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 ...