• Lucknow

    Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Lucknow is much more than the capital of Uttar Pradesh – it is a thriving metropolis, a vibrant cultural hub and the home of Alliance Française de Lucknow – the youngest Alliance in the India-Nepal network! The city has been a centre of arts and learning since times immemorial and continues to be an important centre of governance, […]

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  • Metajingle

    Metajingle Brings People Together!

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

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  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

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  • Le Poème Harmonique on stage

    A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

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  • Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”

    Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

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    Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18, more than 100 programmes, events and projects will be organised in over 30 cities across India from November 2017 to February 2018. These events celebrate the linkages between France and India along with laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Figuring prominently amongst these events was the tour of Erik Truffaz and […]

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  • Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

    Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

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  • SWA

    A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Thanks to Bonjour India 2017-18, France’s most gifted and well-known cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton came to India for a multicity tour piloted by Alliance Française de Delhi. Renowned for her talent and creativity, Sonia brought her initiative Odyssey to the subcontinent. This project, previously conducted in the Mediterranean, involves the musician incorporating a landscape of sounds recorded in situ […]

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  • The Calico Ensemble comprising of (from left to right)
 Ben Arie Dagovitch, Darlini Singh Kaul and Max Shchedrovitzki at the Tansen Music Festival

    Calico Ensemble at Tansen Music Festival

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

    There are several musical traditions around the world which are strongly rooted in specific contexts. For some time now, musicians have been trying to build bridges across these traditions and have created a multitude of new soundscapes in the process. One such group – the Calico Ensemble – recently played for packed audiences on Dec 23, […]

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  • Gérard Gréverand (Directeur, AF Pondichéry)

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Pondichéry !

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Je m’appelle Gérard Gréverand. J’ai longtemps habité en Normandie où j’ai suivi mes études universitaires jusqu’au doctorat à l’Université de Rouen, en Normandie. J’ai ensuite quitté cette région avec mon épouse et mes deux garçons, Martin et Robin, pour le Sud-ouest de la France. Professeur de Lettres pendant une vingtaine d’années, j’ai également animé de […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

The musician Aditya Gandhi
Aug
15

Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

In a globalised world, music truly knows no bounderies! Indeed, music is created, distributed and consumed in radically different ways today as compared to even a few decades ago. Over the past century, Classical Music has merged with Folk Music, Jazz, Popular Music, and many other artistic styles thereby creating a whole new contemporary language. […]

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Sylvain Choin (Director, AF Chandigarh) flanked by Chander Malhotra (left) and Hardit Singh (right) at the Inauguration of the festival
Aug
12

Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

According to the celebrated cartoonist Hemant Morparia, “If journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, then cartoons are surely its first laugh!”. It is not for nothing that comics are recognised as the Ninth Art in France. As a form of artistic expression, not only can they amuse and entertain but can also be […]

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Aditi Dubey
Aug
8

Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Pune récompense les meilleurs étudiants de chaque niveau (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) qui ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats au DELF/DALF lors de la Student Awards. Un prix spécial est réservé au meilleur élève du C1 : en 2016, il s’agissait d’un voyage d’une semaine en France ! La gagnante de […]

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Aug
7

The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

Music runs in their blood – literally! The Ranganathan Trio consists of three prodigious brothers – Ravi (cello), Ajay (violin), and Théo (piano) – who have caught the fancy of the Western Classical music world. On a fortuitous day twelve years ago, the brothers of Polish-Indian descent decided to start playing as a piano trio […]

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Vu en Inde

The performers on stage
Apr
26

Yama – a contemporary dance expressing ancient ideas

Dance is often compared to poetry in motion and is formally recognised as one of the seven major art forms in France. It is one of the most fundamental ways in which humans express themselves – an intrinsically physical language that is in a state of constant evolution like any other. To honour this art […]

The Santanu Datta Trio - (from left to right) Pierre-Antoine Lasnier, Santanu Datta and Subhasis Bhattacharya
Apr
19

East Meets West with Santanu Datta Trio

Different cultures have their own unique canons of classical music. Traditionally, classical musicians have worked towards preserving these individual canons. However, musicians today are increasingly looking at exploring the intersections between these musical traditions and how they can be made to work together. The Santanu Datta Trio is the result of one such collaboration between France […]

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Apr
7

Une plume française en Inde

Guillaume Delacroix vit à Bombay où il assure la correspondance de Mediapart pour l’Asie du Sud. Ingénieur diplômé de Sciences-Po et des Ateliers Varan (réalisation de films documentaires), il a travaillé douze ans aux Echos et a ensuite collaboré à plusieurs autres médias : Le Nouvel Observateur, Liaisons Sociales, La Tribune, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, Sky24, […]

Sylvain Rifflet
Apr
5

A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

Alliance Française de Bangalore recently set the hearts of music aficionados in the subcontinent aflutter when it announced that it was piloting the four-city tour of Sylvain Rifflet in India. The French composer, saxophonist and clarinettist is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Rifflet has performed or recorded with some of the most […]

Delhi Formation
Apr
5

Rêver, Voyager, Réaliser en France

Un projet de promotion du tourisme en France a été mis en place en s’appuyant sur les Alliances française de l’Inde. Chaque Alliance proposera à ses membres, ses étudiants et ses amis des documents pour préparer un voyage en France. Les médiathécaires de douze Alliances se sont réunis pour travailler le sujet à Delhi du […]

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Apr
4

France Alumni West India network launched in Mumbai

The French Embassy in India recently launched the France Alumni West India network in Mumbai to foster the camaraderie between professionals who have previously studied in France and the global France Alumni community. The launch took place on March 23, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Yves Perrin (Consul General of France in Mumbai) and by Dr. Bertrand […]

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 ...