• 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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    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

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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Feb
14

French Flair At Krishnakriti Festival 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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Feb
13

Celebrating 70 Years of Franco-Nepali Diplomacy !

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Franco-Nepali diplomatic relations. As part of the initiatives to commemorate the occasion, the French Embassy in Nepal organised a logo-designing competition in collaboration with Alliance Française of Kathmandu in the private school Victor Hugo Manjushree Vidyapith (Budhanilkantha). This school has a close relationship with France and currently welcomes […]

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Jan
15

French Cinema at the Pune International Film Festival !

In partnership with the French Institute in India, Alliance Française de Pune will be participating in the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in January 2019. AF Pune will bring three highly-anticipated French films to the festival namely La Douleur (Memoir of War), La nuit a dévoré le monde (The Night Eats the World), and Mes provinciales (A Paris Education). The […]

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Vu en Inde

A performance of 'Puppet Swing' in progress
Nov
15

Making Puppets Dance To Their Tunes!

Back in December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural organisation Kalasetu had 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 third in[Chorus] […]

Maud Andrieux
Nov
15

For The Love Of l’Amant

In the pantheon of French literary giants, Marguerite Duras holds a special place. Indeed, few are the ones who can resist the delicate musicality and the sensuality of her prose. Amongst her admirers is the fellow French thespian Maud Andrieux who was in India recently for a series of performances of her solo show L’Amant which is […]

Gaël de Kerguenec (Directeur, AF Ahmedabad)
Nov
5

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Ahmedabad

Bonjour, je suis Gaël de Kerguenec, nouveau directeur de l’Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad dans le Gujarat. Ma formation initiale en linguistique et informatique m’a mené initialement au traitement automatique des langues. Je l’ai enseigné aux universités de Paris Sorbonne et de Lille et j’ai travaillé comme chercheur dans des laboratoires de recherche en ingénierie linguistique dans […]

Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad
Oct
17

Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès
Oct
16

Livres en vie at AF Delhi

There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

Adèle Spieser (Directrice, Alliance Française de Pune)
Oct
15

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Pune

Située dans le Maharashtra, Pune est une ville universitaire, très dynamique et en pleine expansion. L’Alliance française y est implantée depuis plus de quarante ans, intégrée dans les locaux du centre culturel Kalachhaya – lieu d’arts vivants, espace de danse, école de musique, galerie d’art… Portée par une équipe et un comité passionnés, l’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 ...