• The Cziffra duo comprising of (L to R) Jean-Nöel Dubois and Ludmilla Guilmault

    AF Ahmedabad Brings the Cziffra Duo to India!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    One Piano. Four Hands! While the network of Alliances Françaises in India is no stranger to unique musical acts, Cziffra Duo’s fresh take on scholarly music inspired from folklore-related themes undoubtedly takes the cake! Comprising of two concert pianists, Ludmilla Guilmault and Jean-Nöel Dubois, the highly-decorated duo has performed in recitals all over the world and is the […]

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  • The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    AF Ahmedabad Launches Surat Centre with Auro University

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad recently inaugurated its Surat Center in collaboration with Auro University on Aug 3, 2019. The Centre is located within the premises of Auro University and will offer French language Classes along with Cultural Activities to the denizens of this crucial port city. It will also initiate partnerships between French and Indian universities for Academic and Student Exchange. […]

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  • All the regional finalists with the jury at AF Madras

    Eloquence on the menu of Alliances in India!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    A prestigious annual elocution competition in France, Eloquentia provides young adults a platform to express themselves on a wide variety of topics whilst competing for the title of the best orator. This year marks the first time in the history of Eloquentia that Indian students aged between 18 to 25 years and with a minimum B1 level in […]

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  • 'Landscape 1' by BK Nar Bahadur

    Franco-Nepali Painting Exhibition at AF Kathmandu

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Within the framework of the 70 year celebrations of Franco-Nepali bilateral relations and amity, Alliance Française Kathmandu hosted a painting exhibition of four contemporary artists from the two countries from July 16 to July 31. The artists featured in the exhibition included Kiran Manandhar, Vincent Greby, Sagar Manandhar, and BK Nar Bahadur. Even though the four painters […]

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  • Marie Pezelet performs 'Daksha' at AF Gurgaon

    Dance Meets Martial Arts with ‘Daksha’ at AF Gurgaon

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    The Gurgaon Center of Alliance Francaise de Delhi recently had the pleasure of hosting the dance recital Daksha on February 16. The event brought together the danseuse Marie Pezelet with Pt. Ghanshyam Sisodia on the Sarangi and Subhasis Sabyasachi Ghosh on the Pakhawaj. The performance was part of a series entitled Engaging with Inequalities and saw Pezelet exploring the ephemeral boundries […]

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  • Sunset at Mont Saint-Michel

    Anal Nayak – To Paris And Beyond!

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Within the framework of the 80th Anniversary Celebrations of Alliance Française de Bombay, the organisation had organised the Win a Trip to Paris writing competition. Anal Nayak, a B1 Student of the institute, walked away with the Grand Prize of the Jury – a return ticket to Paris ! Given below is an interview with him : Can you please tell […]

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  • The English translation of Revolution and The French Establishments in India (1790-1793)

    Book Launch : The Revolution and French Establishments in India (1790-93)

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Alliance française du Bengale in association with the Consulate General of France in Calcutta, the French Institute in India, and Setu Prakashani recently launched the English translation of Marguerite V. Labernadie’s book The Revolution and French Establishments in India (1790-93) on July 4, 2019. The book has been edited by Arghya Bose and translated by him in collaboration with Sandhia Vasseur. […]

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  • Neela

    AF Bengale Celebrates World Environment Day!

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Exacerbated by human apathy, the world is currently facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. An increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature, changing precipitation patterns, sea level modifications, mass extinctions, and weather extremes have become the defining characteristics of the Anthropocene Era. First held in 1974, the World Environment Day has become the United Nation’s principal annual event to highlight and curb this […]

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  • The team of AF Ahmedabad and the Baroda Annex at the inauguration of the latter

    New Premises for AF Baroda !

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    The third largest city in the Indian State of Gujarat, the sanskari nagari of Baroda is an important historical, academic, and administrative hub. Recognising its importance, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad had established an annex in the city sixteen years ago in 2003. This annex marked an important milestone on July 8, 2019 as it shifted base to its new premises in the Nizampura area near […]

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    Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ at AF Bangalore

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Described as the Father of realism, the Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet Henrik Ibsen is often credited with being one of the founders of modernism in theatre. An influential figure of his time, Ibsen continues to remain the most frequently performed dramatist in the world today after Shakespeare. In homage to this creative genius, the Pune-based theatre group The Drama […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Holo 1
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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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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

A still from 'Zoom Dada'
Dec
16

Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

Olivier Moulin
Dec
15

A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

'Step on' by Iranna GR
Dec
15

‘Engaging with Inequalities’ at Gurgaon

Within the framework of the initiative Engaging with inequalities, the Gurgaon centre of Alliance Française de Delhi has consciously been looking at different aspects of exclusions in practice. The goal is to find creative ways of engaging with these tendencies by bringing together literature, music, performance, visual art, and academic work on the same platform. Keeping this goal […]

FOR HOME PAGE OF AF BOMBAY
Nov
16

80th Anniversary of AF Bombay!

2018 offers us an important opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the end of one of the most tragic wars in history on November 11 – a war that should have been « la Der des Der ». As a happy counterpoint, it is also the time to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Alliance Française […]

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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 ...