Dis-moi 10 mots 2017 : Talk That Talk in French!


One of the most anticipated events of the francophone calendar is the annual competition “Dis-moi dix mots” (literally translated as Tell me 10 words) organised by the French Ministry of Culture and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF). Launched in 2002, the initiative encourages people to play with and express themselves in the French language. Participants are expected […]

Thiery Pécou’s Ensemble Variances Enthralls India


Renowned for their evocative performances, Ensemble Variances is a group of solo musicians and chamber musicians par excellence. The ensemble was founded in 2009 by the composer and pianist Thierry Pécou as a platform for musical encounters between contemporary creation and music of different traditions. Whilst on stage, the group members Anne Cartel, Cardiz Gerretsen, […]

Amis des Alliances de tous pays!


Read the full article in English here Pour la première fois, le réseau des 816 Alliances Françaises – le plus grand réseau culturel au monde – se mobilise dans son ensemble avec comme objectif de fédérer une collectivité d’un million de personnes francophones à travers le monde grâce au numérique. Interpeller sur le dynamisme et […]

Semaine de la Francophonie 2016

semaine de la francophonie

La Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie a été créée en 1995 à l’initiative du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie qui représente 80 États et gouvernements. Elle est organisée chaque année autour du 20 mars, journée internationale de la francophonie. Cet événement […]

Climate – State of Emergency!

"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

Ganesha in Paris


On Sunday 31 August 2014, Paris bore witness to an extraordinary and colourful procession of the one of the most beloved and venerated Hindu deities Ganesha on the occasion of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Today, 8th September is the tenth and last day of these celebrations.  The golden-bronze idol of Ganesha, which usually abides in the Sri […]

Cooking up Plays


Indian theatre playwright and director, Roysten Abel is a prominent and remarkably talented dramatist, whose innate passion and inclination for theatre and drama beckoned him to pursue his dreams. Among his works that have been presented on stage all over the world, are ‘Manganiyar Seduction’ and ‘Othello in Black and White’, which have also been staged […]

Stromae, alors il chante


Article précédemment publié dans Le Français dans le Monde, écrit par Edmond Sadaka. C’est l’artiste du moment. Grand vainqueur des dernières Victoires de la Musique, Stromae enthousiasme tout le monde : jeunes, moins jeunes, artistes ou médias, qui vont jusqu’à parler d’un nouveau Jacques Brel… C’était il y a quatre ans, en juin 2010 : […]

Cannes 2014

Cannes 2014

Article first published by Institut Français en Inde  : The 67th edition of Festival of Cannes is poised to take place between 14th to 25th May in the French Riviera : the movie Grace of Monaco will open the festival where this year, the indian selection presents two movies.  The French director Olivier Dahan’s film ‘Grace of Monaco‘ […]

Namaste, Bonjour


Archana Jayakumar has studied French at the Alliance Française de Bombay before working there as a teacher. She is now a language teacher in Valenciennes University, in France. This article was first published in the online magazine IDiva where Archana writes a weekly column. Namaste, Bonjour : 5 similarities between Us Indians and ’em French Last week, I […]


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