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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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Nos Alliances françaises

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Jan
6

Stagiaire Speaks – Julie Menat at Alliance Française de Bhopal

For several years, the 14 Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal have strived towards creating a real dialogue and meaningful exchange across local and French cultures. This is achieved by teaching the French language and through diverse cultural and educational initiatives. Every year, these fourteen Alliances host stagiares or interns from France for different job […]

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Jan
1

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Calcutta

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici According to  a study by the bank Natixis which was published in the magazine Forbes, French is expected to become the most spoken language in the world, ahead of English and Mandarin, largely to its strong foothold in the most economically dynamic zones of the world. After English, French […]

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Jan
1

New Alliance at Lucknow

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The 14th Alliance Française in the AF India-Nepal network is set to be opened in Lucknow. Given below are some excerpts from an interview with Richard FRANCO who will be the first Director of the same: Hello! To begin with, could you tell us a little about yourself?  […]

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Dec
28

Changement de Saison!

Les Alliances françaises en Inde et au Népal consacrent un nouveau partenariat en adoptant la toute nouvelle collection Saison  méthode FLE phare des éditions Didier et en la labélisant d’une couverture spéciale intégrant le logo du réseau AF Inde Népal. Après une longue période de travail, d’analyse, de tests par les équipes pédagogiques réparties sur l’ensemble […]

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Khalid Mohamed
Sep
30

Hommage aux cafés iraniens

Dans le cadre de la semaine du patrimoine, Khalid Mohamed est de passage à l’Alliance Française de Bombay. Il y présente son film documentaire Le dernier thé iranien sur les cafés iraniens de Mumbai. « Les projections de film à l’Alliance de Bombay ont été une partie très importante de mon éducation cinématographique ! » Passionné de cinéma dès […]

Café Mondegar
Sep
30

Promenade sur Colaba Causeway

D’où vient le charme de Colaba? Les commerçants qui s’apprêtent à marchander? Les pantalons fleuris, les écharpes colorées et les bracelets clinquants sous le soleil de l’après-midi ? Ou bien est-ce le verre de bière fraîche bu dans les vieux cafés “branchés” qui invitent les touristes à revenir? Et d’ailleurs, pourquoi viennent-ils ici ? Promenade-enquête  […]

Theobrama
Sep
30

Péché gourmand chez Theobroma

Une petite pâtisserie mais un lieu très important dans la vie de Colaba. Pains au chocolat, croissants et voilà: vous êtes dans un autre monde! Theobroma est une pâtisserie située à Colaba Causeway, dirigée et créée par Tina et Kainaz Messman en 2004. “L’inspiration est venue d’une tradition féminine dans la famille, déclare Kainaz. Ma mère, […]

Art and Design BookStore, Colaba
Sep
30

Première librairie design de Mumbai

Depuis deux mois,  les amateurs de livres à Mumbai ont une nouvelle adresse. La librairie Art and Design Bookstore, spécialisée en architecture, design et photographie se trouve à Colaba. Une jeune photographe, intriguée par des affiches, des tracts et des banderoles tout au long de la rue, se laisse guider depuis le cinéma Regal et arrive […]

Bague arachnide- Bombay Electric
Sep
29

Une bague araignée

La nouvelle collection d’une créatrice française qui réside à Jaipur depuis six ans se dévoile au magasin de mode et design à Mumbai, Bombay Electric, ce dimanche 2 octobre. Fanny Boucher, originaire de Lorraine, en France, est tombée amoureuse de la ville rose pendant son voyage en Inde en sac à dos  après ses études à […]

canapé design à Attic
Sep
29

Les Rats du grenier

 Des fenêtres voûtées de vive couleur, une allée simple et rustique, un canapé couvert comme un journal, des malles pour décoration, des bulles de BD, des bouteilles de coca… Pas d’erreur: nous sommes dans un grenier ! Bienvenue à Attic. Les quatre fondatrices de la marque Attic, Rixi Bhatia, Amrita Deliwala, Tinka Bhatia, Shweta Deliwala, […]

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 ...