• A still from 'Kathakali-King Lear'

    Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Four decades ago, the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday decided to merge her passion for theatre and dance by learning Kathakali. After her training in Tamil Nadu and later Kerala, she traveled extensively with her troupe to perform across the world. A fateful encounter with the Australian playwright David McRuvie in Paris gave birth […]

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  • A still from 'Zoom Dada'

    Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

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  • Olivier Moulin

    A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

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  • 'Step on' by Iranna GR

    ‘Engaging with Inequalities’ at Gurgaon

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Within the framework of the initiative Engaging with inequalities, the Gurgaon centre of Alliance Française de Delhi has consciously been looking at different aspects of exclusions in practice. The goal is to find creative ways of engaging with these tendencies by bringing together literature, music, performance, visual art, and academic work on the same platform. Keeping this goal […]

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  • The volunteers for the 2018 edition of Planet Nepal

    AF Kathmandu Champions the Cause of the Environment !

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    2018 marked the fifth edition of PLANET NEPAL – an annual festival organised by Alliance Française Katmandou to highlight environmental issues. This year’s edition drew attention to our excessive dependance on plastic products and the disastrous pollution that it causes. The festival started with a bang on November 23, 2018 at Alliance Française Katmandou with an opening […]

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  • FOR HOME PAGE OF AF BOMBAY

    80th Anniversary of AF Bombay!

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    2018 offers us an important opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the end of one of the most tragic wars in history on November 11 – a war that should have been « la Der des Der ». As a happy counterpoint, it is also the time to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Alliance Française […]

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  • A performance of 'Puppet Swing' in progress

    Making Puppets Dance To Their Tunes!

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    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] […]

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  • Maud Andrieux

    For The Love Of l’Amant

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Avec quelques enseignantes du réseau des Alliances en Inde

    Première université BELC La Réunion

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Organisée par le Centre local du CIEP à La Réunion, financée par l’Union Européenne (INTERREG) et le Conseil Régional de La Réunion, en partenariat avec l’Université  et l’Académie de La Réunion, l’Ile de La Réunion Tourisme, le Lycée Bois Joly et la Fondation Alliance Française, la toute première université BELC (Bureau pour l’Enseignement de la Langue et de la Civilisation Françaises) a eu lieu […]

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    Le BELC à La Réunion : une expérience extraordinaire!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    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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Nos Alliances françaises

Webster
Apr
18

Rapping with a French Twist!

As part of Francophonie celebrations and in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India, the Senegalese-Quebecois rapper Webster performed for packed audiences in Mumbai (Mar 17), Bangalore (Mar 19), Chandigarh (Mar 22), and Delhi (Mar 23). Several workshops were also organised as part of this tour with sessions focusing on Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and francophone heritage. […]

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Tritha Electric
Apr
18

Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

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Apr
16

Jazz with a gypsy touch!

As a genre, jazz encompasses several distinct styles – each rooted in specific contexts and with their own unique histories. While certain schools of Jazz enjoy immense popularity around the world, others are appreciated only in small pockets. Gypsy Jazz happens to be one such style which has largely remained unnoticed in India despite an […]

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The musicians on stage at Trivandrum
Apr
11

Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

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Vu en Inde

The AF Chandigarh Media Library Gets a Makeover!
Dec
13

AF Chandigarh’s Multimedia Library Gets an Upgrade

The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just centres which teach French. They are also crucial points of contact which offer windows to French cultures in a subcontinent which is not francophone. As such, the Multimedia Libraries of the network serve as little oases – offering resources which enable francophiles to pursue their […]

apo bombay - my alliance
Dec
11

Apprentissage 2.0 avec ‘My Alliance’

La Fondation Alliance Française et les Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal sont aujourd’hui en phase finale de l’intégration régionale du LMS (Learning Management System) proposé par la Fondation dans le cadre du plan Alliance 2020, dont la mise à disposition mondiale de cette plateforme d’apprentissage à distance est l’un des projets majeurs. Appuyé […]

Alliance française du Bengale
Nov
26

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bengale!

Après un master en génie logiciel, j’ai très rapidement bifurqué vers l’enseignement du français à l’étranger. Originaire de Grenoble, je suis titulaire d’une licence de lettres modernes et d’un master en enseignement du français langue étrangère, j’ai également passé le concours de professeur des écoles. Ma vie s’est donc partagée quelques années entre l’enseignement en […]

conscious
Nov
23

Fashion with a conscience at AF Panjim-Goa

Over the last few centuries, human greed has caused unprecedented environmental degradation. Even though a large percentage of the population is battling crippling poverty, conspicuous consumption continues to be actively encouraged. Concerted steps – both on an individual and a societal level – have become the need of the hour to counteract these challenges. France and India are keenly […]

A collograph by Saba Hasan
Nov
16

AF Delhi Explores a Universe of Interconnected Experiences

The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to promoting the works of both amateur and seasoned artists. It is in this capacity that the gallery at Alliance Française de Delhi had the distinct pleasure of hosting the exhibition “A Universe of Interconnected Experiences” by the noted contemporary artist Saba Hasan. The exhibition […]

An artwork from Sumit Shinde's exhibition 'Introspection' at AF Bhopal
Nov
10

Making Space for Introspection at AF Bhopal

The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is a hotbed for cultural activity and is committed to ensuring that Art thrives in all its myriad forms. The gallery of Alliance Française de Bhopal is no exception and has been a potent platform for both upcoming and veteran artists to display their works. Recently, the […]

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 ...