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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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    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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    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 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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Nov
13

Le BELC à La Réunion : une expérience extraordinaire!

Yatharth Tiwari, professeur de FLE à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal, vient de participer à l’université BELC La Réunion. Il nous raconte son expérience : Faire partie du BELC à La Réunion était une expérience incroyable pour tout ce qui m’est arrivé et tout ce que j’ai appris ! Les modules que j’ai sélectionnés m’aideront tout […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Vu en Inde

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Jul
11

Destination : France!

France is widely recognised for the quality and accessibility of its education system. In fact, the country receives the third highest number of international students after the US and the UK. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students are increasingly opting for Europe’s most innovative country as their preferred educational destination. Moving to another country for […]

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Jul
10

Délégué général’s rendez-vous at AF Bhopal!

Alliance Francaise de Bhopal recently had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Jean-François Ramon (Délégué général of the Fondation Alliance Française for the India-Nepal region) and Ms. Aswathi Chandramohan (National representative for India of France Volontaires) on June 9, 2018. The primary goal of the visit was to discover the ‘City of Lakes’ and to meet […]

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Jul
3

Learning French gets an Upgrade With ‘My Alliance’

One year into the launch of My Alliance, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has not only embraced the online tool but also made it a crucial aspect of French language learning across the 15 Alliances and their respective annexes in the subcontinent. This distance-learning platform proposed by the Fondation Alliance Française […]

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Jun
14

Celebrating Bonalu at AF Hyderabad

Much like their counterparts around the world, the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal exist at a curious intersection. While their mission is to promote francophone cultures in the subcontinent, they often become windows to local arts and cultures. Alliance Française Hyderabad recently found itself in a similar position when it hosted a thematic art […]

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14

Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

In the collective imagination, martial arts are often linked to cultures of Eastern Asia. This is somewhat fallacious as different parts of the world have their own traditions of combat practices. The contemporary dance cum theatre performance Bhu takes inspiration from one such martial art – Kerala’s own Kalaripayattu – to eulogise Nature. The unique […]

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Jun
13

‘Au cœur de mai 68’ at AF Chandigarh

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mai 68, the Alliance Française of Chandigarh organised a series of events and activities to make its students and members aware of the importance of this historic occasion. A debate, an exhibition, movie screenings, and informal discussions were organised throughout May 2018 to commemorate the occasion. […]

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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 ...