• Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad

    Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

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  • An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès

    Livres en vie at AF Delhi

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

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  • One of the artworks on display

    Creative Expression at AF Hyderabad

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Apart from being a French language-learning centre par excellence, Alliance Française Hyderabad is an active and engaged cultural institution. Within the framework of its commitment to nurturing local talent, the organisation recently hosted the first solo exhibition of paintings by Vasudha Muralikrishna from June 29, 2018 to July 15, 2018. These paintings are Vasudha’s means of communicating with the viewer […]

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  • The guitar duo R2T2 comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero which performed at Pune on Aug 26, 2018

    R2T2 strum up a storm at AF Pune

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Pune is renowned for its commitment towards supporting cultural and artistic initiatives. It is within this framework that the concert of the renowned R2T2 Guitar Duo was organised in collaboration with the Poona Music Society on Aug 26, 2018. Comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero, the duo […]

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  • An image from Maia Flore's exhibition 'Imagine France by the Sea' at AF Bangalore

    French Seascapes at AF Bangalore

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    The French novelist Gustave Flaubert reportedly said that travelling makes one modest as it makes people realise the tiny place they occupy in the world. Indeed, we are often told that voyages are not really about the destination but about the journey itself. On a material level, this journey might be about external landscapes but […]

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  • Some ceramics by Nirmala Sharma - the piece on the right incorporates a poem by Anirudh Umat

    Confluence of Ceramics and Poetry at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française de Bhopal has earned a strong reputation for promoting Arts and Crafts in the region. While the organisation has been hosting painting exhibitions in its gallery on a regular basis, August 2018 brought a breath of fresh air to the premises with the exhibit Laya which brought ceramics, poetry, and paintings […]

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    Inspiring Change at AF Trivandrum

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Artistic collaborations are known to push creative boundaries and to catalyse change in an artist’s practice. A collaborative performance hence acquires an altogether different dimension when it is created with the explicit purpose of inspiring change – not just amongst the artists themselves but also in the larger public consciousness. Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently […]

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  • An image submitted by Constanza Portnoy - the winner of the 2018 edition of the Award

    Through a Woman’s Eyes

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Despite concerted efforts to achieve equality, women’s voices are frequently marginalised and even suppressed around the world. Not only does this lead to an unfortunate lack of diversity but can literally put women’s issues out of sight. Organised by the the International Women Photographers Association (IWPA), the International Women Photographers Award are part of the initiatives […]

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  • The Panel Discussion in Progress

    Discussing Culture at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Nepal has always existed at an interesting crossroads of sorts with India, China, Tibet, the Islamic world, and Europe. Over the years, this rich diversity of identities has given birth to several cross-cultural intersections. However, in the contemporary context of accelerated globalization, multiculturalism has gone international at an unprecedented scale and become starkly different. It is becoming increasingly important to create […]

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  • Anaïs Dassonneville avec quelques étudiantes

    Nouvelle responsable à l’AF Indore

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    La nouvelle responsable de l’Alliance Française d’Indore, annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bhopal – vient de s’installer à Indore. Un entretien avec elle : Pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Anaïs, j’ai 25 ans. J’ai fait des études de lettres modernes avant de poursuivre en master de didactique des langues étrangères. J’ai commencé à enseigner dans mon […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

The Calico Ensemble comprising of (from left to right)
 Ben Arie Dagovitch, Darlini Singh Kaul and Max Shchedrovitzki at the Tansen Music Festival
Jan
6

Calico Ensemble at Tansen Music Festival

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)
Jan
5

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Pondichéry !

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
Jan
3

Indo-European Residency at AF Bengale

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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Dec
15

Surgical Innovations at AF Bhopal

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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Vu en Inde

Gaëlle LIENHARDT
Sep
13

Entretien avec la première responsable de Campus France-Indore

Campus France est l’opérateur du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du développement internationale en charge de la promotion de l’enseignement supérieur français. En Inde, 13 Espaces Campus France sont présents à Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Jaipur et Indore. Les Responsables de ces Espaces sont chargés de présenter l’offre de formations française, d’orienter et d’accompagner […]

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Aug
24

No Rain over AF Bombay’s Parade!

The monsoons of Mumbai are legendary – and not in the way Barney Stinson uses the word! For a city known for the resilience of its denizens, nothing quite brings Mumbai to a halt like a downpour – trains get delayed, roads get blocked and appointments are rescheduled. The rainy season in Mumbai presents a […]

Sheryn Mulla (right) with Alain Zayan (Director, AF Bombay) and Laurent Elisio Bordier (Academic Director, AF Bombay)
Aug
16

Sheryn Mulla – a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Up to two hundred recipients are conferred the honour of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France every year.  This award was established to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Arts and Literature or to the propagation of these fields. One of the recipients of this year’s award was Alliance […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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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 ...