• Wajdi Mouawad

    Getting dramatic with Wajdi Mouawad!

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    The Lebanese-Canadian Writer, Actor, and Theatre Director Wajdi Mouawad was recently in India for a short but intense visit coordinated by Alliance Française de Bombay. The theatrical juggernaut is currently in the process of writing his latest piece Fauves and wanted to isolate himself in a country which he wasn’t familiar with to get his creative juices flowing. The visit […]

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  • 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

    ‘Yellamma & Other Stories’ at AF Bangalore!

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    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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    Test Your Level in French With Ev@lang!

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    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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    ‘Night of Ideas’ at Pune

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    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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    Remembering the Holocaust at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    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)

    Stéphanie Pommeret in the City of Nawabs !

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    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

    Drawing French with Emilie and Anne-Claire !

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    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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    Learning To Teach French With DUFLE

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    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

    Zoé Simpson – A Woman With A Voice !

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    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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    French Flair At Krishnakriti Festival 2019!

    Thursday, February 14, 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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Nos Alliances françaises

Le palais Constantia est le bâtiment historique du lycée La Martiniere de Lucknow
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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Dec
22

New Director at AF Kathmandu!

My name is Véronique Becchia and I am French, originally from Paris. I studied Literature and Arts in preparatory classes Hypokhâgne and Khâgne. I then graduated with a Bachelor’s in Information & Communications at La Sorbonne University before I entered ESC Grenoble Ecole de Management, where I graduated with a Master’s in International Management studying both in […]

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Artists of Merope
Dec
15

Merope Strikes a Chord

On the occasion of Christmas, Alliance Française de Bhopal was part of the famous Tansen Music Festival. This festival offers a unique platform to many Indian as well as international artists to showcase their talent. This year, AF Bhopal invited Merope – a European music band to perform at the festival in Gwalior. The Tansen Music Festival is a […]

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Vu en Inde

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, […]

Farooq, proprietaire du café Kayani
Sep
29

Café iranien : Bun Appétit!

A la fois Bombay et Mumbai, cette ville a des endroits surprenants : certains parmi eux ont arrêté le temps. Comme les fameux cafés iraniens. Les affiches vintages et de vieux portraits de Jésus, d’Ahura Mazda et du fondateur du café mettent tout de suite l’ambiance mythique des cafés iraniens de Bombay. Bienvenue au café […]

Prag Mahal- Kutch
Sep
28

Un lieu qui raconte…

“ In Situ” une exposition de photographie, de Rachel Cunningham se déroule  à la galerie Matthieu Foss Gallery à Mumbai du 30 août jusqu’au 1er octobre 2011. In Situ Diplômée d’un Master en photographie de l’Université de Westminster, Rachel Cunningham, artiste londonienne, présente sa première exposition en Inde. Ses voyages en Inde, en Egypte, en Israël, […]

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 ...