• Vini Goyal (Founder and
Director, GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.)

    Books That Teach – An Interview With Goyal Publishers

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1987 by the second-generation entrepreneur Ashwani Goyal. The publishing house caters exclusively to learners of foreign languages and has partnered with leading publishers across the globe. It works in close tandem with cultural institutes like the Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhawan), Alliances Françaises, Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation, the American Centre, […]

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  • Vincent Gagliardi with one of his works

    Listening to Linoleum with Vincent Gagliardi

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    As part of the Francophonie week, Alliance Française de Delhi will be bringing Vincent Gagliardi‘s mixed-media exhibition to Pune (1st to 7th Feb), Goa (19th to 28th Feb), Trivandrum (3rd to 13th Mar), Delhi (18th to 30th Mar) and Kathmandu (23rd to 31st Mar). Gagliardi‘s work is often compared to that of a child playing without […]

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    Entrance To The Earth At AF Bhopal

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Alliance Française de Bhopal recently hosted a three-day exhibition of paintings entitled The Entrance to the Earth by the Polish artist Anna Krzemińska. Inaugurated on March 1, the exhibition consisted of 15 works by Krzemińska who has done her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with painting and artistic textiles as specialization. Krzemińska […]

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    A Touch Of Baroque

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Derived from the Portuguese barroco or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque has been widely used to describe the period in Western European Art from 1600 to 1750. Nineteenth century critics applied the term derogatorily for the “overly ornamented” and “exaggerated” music of composers like Bach and Handel. Today, however, the word baroque has come […]

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  • Left to Right: Jignesh Panchal (Co-founder of ZOCA), Hartmut Wuster (Co-Founder of ZOCA), Ivan Koschmider (Artist), and Frederique Terzan (Director of AF Ahmedabad)

    No.Mad.Land at AF Ahmedabad

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just involved in promoting and teaching the French language. They are also a hotbed of cultural activities and provide a platform for both local and international talent. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is no exception to this rule and will be hosting the exhibition No.Mad.Land from March 3 […]

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    Farewell My Indian Soldier

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Of the hundreds of people who visit the India Gate in Delhi every day, few have any idea that it commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in this war – over 74,000 of them lost their lives and a comparable number […]

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  • Sylvain Choin devant l'immeuble de l'AF Chandigarh

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Chandigarh

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Je m’appelle Sylvain Choin et je suis très heureux de rejoindre ce réseau riche de 15 Alliances et de rallier la ville de Chandigarh, emblématique en Inde et connue dans le monde entier. Originaire de Picardie, j’ai rapidement pris goût à l’expatriation. Titulaire d’un master en études littéraires (avec une spécialité en littérature espagnole et […]

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    La Vie En Rose Avec Sherazade et LavionRose

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    De cultures mêlées, russe et algérienne, le chant de Sherazade – à l’image de sa vie – est vibrant, sensuel et métissé. Rebelle, définitivement féminine et intimement mélangée, elle a une bouleversante fragilité. Basée à Paris, elle appartient – avec les cinq musiciens de LavionRose – à la famille de ces artistes inclassables et cosmopolites qui […]

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  • Charlyne Weiss, David Smith, Anuradha Wagle and Irene Silveira

    2nd International Symposium – Goa: Literatures, Languages and Cultures

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Located on the western coast of India is the thriving touristic hub of Goa. The smallest state of the Indian subcontinent is known for its idyllic beaches, rich biodiversity and unique history. Given that Goan culture is the fruit of a dialogue between various cultures, it has assumed a unique aesthetic character. This cultural identity […]

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

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    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 […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Le Président de la Fondation Alliance française Jérôme Clément applaudit à l'ouverture de la 14ème Alliance française en Inde, effectuée symboliquement par la Présidente de l'Alliance française de Lucknow, Zohra Chatterji, et l'Ambassadeur de France en Inde Alexandre Ziegler.
Oct
13

Inauguration de l’AF Lucknow

L’Ambassadeur de France en Inde Alexandre Ziegler, accompagné du Président de la Fondation Alliance française Jérôme Clément, a inauguré dimanche 9 octobre en fin de journée la 14ème Alliance française en Inde et au Népal. Ils étaient pour l’occasion accompagnés du Conseiller de coopération et d’action culturelle, directeur de l’Institut française en Inde, Bertrand de […]

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Oct
7

Danse Danse Danse avec Diniz Sanchez

Le danseur, performeur, chorégraphe et metteur-en-scène Diniz Sanchez vient d’animer un atelier de danse à l’Alliance Française de Panjim (Goa). Un entretien avec lui suit : Bonjour ! Tout d’abord, pourriez-vous commencer par vous présenter ?  Bonjour ! Je m’appelle Diniz Sanchez, j’ai 42 ans et malgré ma naissance à Lisbonne, Portugal, j’ai des ancêtres franco-algériens […]

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Sep
23

La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris à Calcutta

Read the full article in English here D’après l’enquête menée par la banque Natixis et reprise par le magazine Forbes, le français deviendrait à l’horizon 2015 la langue la plus parlée dans le monde devant l’anglais et le mandarin, et ce grâce à son ancrage dans les zones les plus dynamiques du monde d’un point de […]

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David Walters - Live in Concert
Sep
20

WePlay in India

Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, DJ, Composer but above all a music-lover, David Walters is clearly a man who wears many hats with aplomb. He has previously shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Arthur H and Tracy Chapman. This talented musician will be travelling to India with his project WePlay and collaborating with various local artists […]

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The EYM Trio
Jul
16

Getting Jazzy with EYM Trio

It was a cold November day in 2010 when Elie (Dufour), Yann (Phayphet) and Marc (Michel) met in Lyon. The spark was instantaneous and the EYM Trio was born ! As is often the case, the pianist, double bass player and drummer share common musical tastes. Indeed, among their influences are jazz legends like Duke Ellington, […]

Fr. Roby Kannanchira, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Mr. Sukumaran Mani and Ms. Alice Gauny at the inauguration of the Cochin Annexe of AF Trivandrum
Jul
7

AF Trivandrum Opens New Annexe At Cochin

France and India have enjoyed an exceptionally strong relationship ever since the latter’s independence. With the launch of the Strategic Partnership in 1998, the two nations strengthened this bond by cooperating on sensitive areas like defence, security and energy. In the economic field, trade relations have steadily developed over the years and French companies have […]

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Jul
6

AF Bangalore Kicks Off Virtual Soccer Contest!

Avid supporters whipped into a frenzy, players who are revered as demigods, and teams battling it out for sporting glory – nothing quite gives an adrenaline kick like a football match. This year, France is hosting the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship or the EURO. It goes without saying that millions of telespectators around […]

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Jul
6

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Panjim!

Read the full article in English here Bonjour, je m’appelle Charlyne Weiss et je suis originaire d’Alsace en France. Je suis Directrice de l’Alliance Française de Panjim depuis 2 mois. Avec  une licence de lettres modernes et un Master en didactique du Français Langue Étrangère, j’ai travaillé à l’Alliance française de Trivandrum, au Kerala, pendant […]

Marie José Da Silva Macedo during the cartoon workshop
Jul
5

Children in the spotlight at AF Kathmandu!

It is said that the limits of the language you speak are the limits of your world. What happens then when we deal with children whose inner worlds know no limits? For whom learning, exploring, experimenting and imbibing come naturally? It isn’t difficult to imagine of the number of ways in which learning new languages can […]

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Jun
16

Into the Wild at AF Madras

It has been said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Alliance Française de Madras recently gave wings to some such feet-dreams by piloting a tour of La forêt ébouriffée. This dance, performance by the French dance company CFB 451, is based on Mélusine Thiry‘s book La forêt de Racine. The performances took place in Chennai (May […]

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 ...