• 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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    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

Calcutta LP
Jan
7

In Light He Trusts!

Early Dec 2015, Marko 93, a French graffiti artist and light painter wrapped up his India tour that spanned 10 cities over 45 odd days – Delhi, Chandigarh, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Bombay, Trivandrum, Chennai and Pondicherry. This tour was organized by the Alliance Française de Bangalore for the Alliance Française India network. Marko hails from District 93 […]

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Ariane Mnouchkine
Jan
6

The World Is Her Stage – Mnouchkine at Puducherry

An iconic figure in European theatre, Ariane Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and remains its artistic and stage director to the present day. The only female winner of the international Ibsen award, she has toured the entire world with her company and has encountered every conceivable language and culture. In turn, […]

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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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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 ...