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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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    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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    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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 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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  • The Closing Ceremony of the Residency

    Indo-European Residency at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Art transcends boundaries, builds bridges and helps bring people together. It is for this reason that the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal take a keen interest in nurturing artists and providing them a platform to display their works. To highlight the collaborative and transformative potential of the Arts, Alliance Française du Bengale recently participated in […]

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    Surgical Innovations at AF Bhopal

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The intertwined disciplines of Surgery and Transplantation have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Reduced mortality, shorter recovery periods and minimal scarring have become established norms. Given that both France and India are pioneers in the medical field, it was only a matter of time before the two decided to come […]

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    Frédéric Beigbeder charms the crowd

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, the internationally acclaimed French writer and literary critic Frédéric Beigbeder participated in the eighth edition of Tata Literature Live! from Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai). Tata Literature Live! happens to be one of India’s most prestigious and well-attended literary festivals – […]

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    Bonjour India Opens at Amber Fort

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    November 18, 2017 was a momentous day which marked the culmination of months of preparation! It was on this day that the 2017-18 iteration of Bonjour India was inaugurated with much pomp at Ganesh Pol in Amber Fort at Jaipur. The inuaguration was graced by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France), […]

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  • The AF Chandigarh Media Library Gets a Makeover!

    AF Chandigarh’s Multimedia Library Gets an Upgrade

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    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 […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Jun
6

Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

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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May
31

The future of French media libraries in India starts now!

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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May
31

Simulation Globale – The Facebook Project à Manipal

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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Marching with Pride!
May
24

Beyond the Gender Binary

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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Vu en Inde

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Feb
1

Sax On Their Mind

A self-confessed return to the future of Great Black Music, the Hip Hop Jazz trio Sax Machine is a curious amalgam of hard bop, afro beat, funk and hip hop. The atypical group consists of the RacecaR (emcee), Pierre Dandin (trombone, conch) and Guillaume Sené (saxophone, beatmaking). The name Sax Machine is an hommage to the music […]

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Feb
1

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, […]

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Feb
1

Pulling the right strings

It has been said that art is how we decorate space whilst music is how we decorate time. Stringly Yours is a new project which epitomises this philosophy and will tug at more than just your hearstrings. The duo features the French composer, arranger, producer, bass guitarist and pianist Mishko M’ba along with the Bangalore-based music […]

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Feb
1

De la magie musicale en Inde

Comme Platon le disait, “La musique donne…des ailes à l’esprit…”. C’est cette magie de la musique qui est encapsulée par le groupe Magic Flutes. Toujours en recherche de nouveaux horizons artistiques, Ravichandra Kulur et Jean-Luc Thomas se sont rencontrés pour la première fois au festival TFE de Rudolstadt (Allemagne) en 2013 pour le Magic Flute Concert […]

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Feb
1

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bangalore

Mon nom est Philippe Libersa, français originaire de Lille dans le nord de la France. Docteur en Chirurgie dentaire, titulaire d’un doctorat d’université et du diplôme d’habilitation à diriger les recherches,  j’ai été nommé professeur des Universités – praticien hospitalier (spécialité chirurgie buccale) à Lille et dans le service de stomatologie de l’hôpital de Seclin, ou […]

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Jan
23

T’emmêle pas en Inde !

Dans un décor kitsh et vieillot,  la compagnie Cie du Fil à Retordre présente un spectacle intimiste et burlesque.Un spectacle de cirque dans lequel les prouesses d’acrobatie et de jonglerie se mêlent à la danse, au théâtre, au mime et au music hall. Le tout abordé de manière clownesque et décalée. Le spectacle,  intitulé  « […]

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 ...