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    And off to France she goes !

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The winner of the India-Nepal leg of the 2017 edition of Dis-Moi Dix mots is Srutha Keerthi Tangella – a talented student from Alliance Française Hyderabad. Her entry – a video inspired by the 10 words shortlisted for this year’s edition of the competition – has won her a return flight ticket to Paris! An interview with her […]

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    Faites vos études en France!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Ancien élève de l’institution d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche la plus prestigieuse de France (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm), Dr Bertrand de Hartingh a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université Paris Sorbonne avec les plus grands honneurs. Chercheur, écrivain et diplomate, il a vécu et travaillé dans de nombreux pays américains, européens et asiatiques pour […]

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    Giving French a Hundred Percent!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Maitreyi Pillai – a precocious 17-year old student of Alliance Française de Bombay – recently did the institution proud by securing a 100% in her French paper for the HSC exams. An interview with her is reproduced below: Bonjour! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I am Maitreyi Pillai and I am 17 years […]

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    Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

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    The future of French media libraries in India starts now!

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The scholar R. David Lankes once remarked that bad libraries built collections, good libraries built services while great libraries built communities. This is especially true of the médiathèques across the French network in India. It goes without saying that these media libraries offer a glimpse into the world of French art, culture and literature. But […]

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    Simulation Globale – The Facebook Project à Manipal

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Manipal, dans l’état du Karnataka, est une ville universitaire qui compte près de 28 000 étudiants. Elle est composée de différents départements universitaires et propose de nombreuses offres de formations. A ce titre, l’annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bangalore implantée à Manipal, qui compte un peu moins de 500 apprenants à l’année, jouit d’un terrain […]

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    Beyond the Gender Binary

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In India, Hijras (officially recognized as the third gender since 2014) have long been the recipients of a discordant variety of treatments from the population. Traditionally, they are sought for blessings during religious ceremonies and auspicious occasions. However, they are frequently victims of violence, discrimination and downright disdain in everyday life. Much like the wider LGBTQ community, […]

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    To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Head of the fluid experimental space Godrej India Culture Lab, Parmesh Shahani wears many hats with aplomb. A self-confessed curator of ideas and dot-connector, he is the Editor-at-large of Verve Magazine and a published author. A TED Senior Fellow (2017), a Yale World Fellow (2014) and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2014), he doesn’t just explore what […]

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  • A photo by Sumy Sadurni of the Dinka people who have scarification on their faces as a tribal feature. Part of the IWPA Exhibition 2017

    The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    We live in a society which often teaches women to avert their eyes – to literally “look away”. As a result, innumerable worldviews are lost and with them the opportunity to engage with women’s issues. The International Women Photographers Award is part of the initiatives taken to remedy the situation. The exhibition is organised by Antidote Art and Design […]

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    Suzette – un goût de France à Mumbai

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Un entretien avec Jérémie Sabbagh – un des trois propriétaires de la chaîne de crêperies-cafés Suzette dont les trois restaurants ont conquis les quartiers de Nariman Point, de Bandra et de Powai à Mumbai : Bonjour ! Pour commencer, pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Jérémie Sabbagh et je viens de Paris où j’ai étudié le […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Dec
6

Un-masking the artist within at AF Panjim

India is a land of myriad cultural traditions. Traverse the length and breadth of the country and you will be astounded by the artistry on display. Alliance Française de Panjim recently brought one such art form from the eastern nook of the country to people on the western coastal state of Goa with a workshop […]

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Dec
3

Inauguration of the new premises of AF Bhopal

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici On 28th November 2016, the Alliance française de Bhopal in the presence of Mr. Yves PERRIN, the Consul General of France in Bombay along with Dr. Bertrand de HARTINGH, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs in the French Embassy in India inaugurated its new premises. This important […]

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Nov
22

Le plus grand festival d’art et environnement du Népal!

Planet Nepal est un festival multidisciplinaire qui donne l’espace aux artistes qui travaillent et interagissent chaque jour avec des questions environnementales contemporaines. Il vise à créer à la fois une communauté internationale et népalaise engagée sur ce sujet à travers des activités artistiques. L’Alliance Française de Katmandou, en collaboration avec l’Ambassade de France au Népal […]

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Nov
18

Formation via iFos à l’AF Madras

L’Institut français en Inde a lancé au printemps 2016 un programme de formation pour la spécialisation des enseignants en français professionnel afin d’accompagner les Alliances françaises et les universités du sous-continent indien dans le développement de cours de français à destination des entreprises mais aussi des étudiants de disciplines non linguistiques (ingénierie, tourisme et hôtellerie […]

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Vu en Inde

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Sep
6

Of Concerts And Cine-Concerts

As a country, India offers a rich cultural landscape which is just as diverse as its geography. Small wonder then that the country is a fertile terrain for diverse musical traditions that have evolved over millennia. With increasing globalization, these musical traditions are being cross-pollinated with different genres of music from around the world. The result […]

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Aug
30

36th Congress of the Indian Association of Teachers of French

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The Indian Association of Teachers of French is organising its 36th National Congress and its 3rd International Congress for Teachers of French from 4 to 6 November 2016 at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on the theme « Learning French : Choices for tomorrow ». This congress will be held in partnership with […]

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Aug
19

Café Philo at AF Bombay

Plato and Aristotle both held that philosophy begins in wonder, by which they meant puzzlement or perplexity. Successive philosophers have come to agree on this definition. Philosophy is skeptical and subjective, questioning the nuances of life, death and everything in between. Thus, philosophical enquiry is in fact an empirical research, necessary not only for comprehension of the […]

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Aug
10

Design et Graphisme à la française en Inde

Read the full article in English here L’école intuit.lab, dont la maison mère est à Paris, est ouvert à Bombay en 2011. Elle enseigne le design, le graphisme et depuis peu explore la communication et le numérique. Un entretien avec Yan Garin, le directeur des opérations de cette école scolaire : Bonjour Yan, est-ce que […]

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Aug
9

Over The Rainbow At AF Bombay

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet’’ said Bob Marley. Alliance Française de Bombay certainly wants you to relate to the former. To tune in to the special vibe of the monsoon, AF Bombay will be organising a series of events from July 16, 2016 to August 27, 2016 collectively called The Monsoon […]

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Aug
8

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 […]

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 ...