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

    Sheryn Mulla – a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    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 […]

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    Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    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

    Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    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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    Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    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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    The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    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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    Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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    Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

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    Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    In the words of Lee Strasberg, “Art is longer than life … if we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” Films are a medium which allow us a glimpse of this greatness – not only by creating worlds of make-believe but also through onscreen performances which have become iconic. Indeed, it is a […]

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  • A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café

    Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    As a people, Indians are no strangers to gathering over a steaming cup of tea or coffee to discuss issues which matter to them. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently elevated this concept to the next level by introducing Café Philo as a regular cultural event in its café. Inspired by the model of the French philosopher Marc Sautet, […]

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    Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has the tripartite mission of teaching French, disseminating French culture and building friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Individual Alliances often go above and beyond the call of duty to offer customised services catering to local demands. Given their expertise in the French language, it […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Students and Members of AF Bombay at the Hermès store in Mumbai for the exhibition
Jan
20

Fierce and Fragile at Hermès

The Parisian luxury house Hermès and the global wild cat conservation organization Panthera recently joined forces to pay homage to the extraordinary talent of the French artist and naturalist Robert Dallet (1926–2006). The resulting exhibition Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats and is part of a project to protect them […]

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Jan
18

Dancing to his own beat!

As an artist, Astad Deboo needs no formal introduction. Credited as being the pioneer of contemporary dance in India, the recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academi Award for Creative Dance in 1995 was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007. Alliance Française de Madras and Prakriti Foundation – with the […]

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Jan
11

Tour du monde en notes musicales

Beatmaker, producteur, turntablist et DJ titré (DMC, IDA, TKO), Jean du Voyage est un musicien passionné qui trimballe ses platines et ses vinyles de scènes en clubs depuis 1998. Avec un tel nom de scène, la musique de Jean du Voyage ne pouvait être que nomade et donc universelle. Explorateur sonore éclectique, l’intérêt qu’il porte aux différentes cultures […]

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The circus troupe Soralino
Dec
28

Soralino takes over Mood Indigo

The circus is in town! More often than not, these words inspire an almost childlike joy. Small wonder then that Alliance Française de Bombay decided to bring the circus company Soralino to Asia’s largest college festival Mood Indigo to end the year on a high note! The duo enthralled the crowd at IIT Bombay on December 25 […]

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Vu en Inde

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Sep
23

La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris à Calcutta

Read the full article in English here D’après l’enquête menée par la banque Natixis et reprise par le magazine Forbes, le français deviendrait à l’horizon 2015 la langue la plus parlée dans le monde devant l’anglais et le mandarin, et ce grâce à son ancrage dans les zones les plus dynamiques du monde d’un point de […]

David Walters - Live in Concert
Sep
20

WePlay in India

Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, DJ, Composer but above all a music-lover, David Walters is clearly a man who wears many hats with aplomb. He has previously shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Arthur H and Tracy Chapman. This talented musician will be travelling to India with his project WePlay and collaborating with various local artists […]

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Sep
13

Oeuvres Maxim(e)ales pour La Main Gauche et les Deux Mains

Musicien éclectique, compositeur et le premier français à être diplômé de la prestigieuse Académie «Incontri col Maestro» dʼImola en Italie, Maxime Zecchini s’est rendu récemment en Inde grâce à la tournée organisée par l’Alliance Française de Delhi. ” La musique est la langue des émotions ” disait Kant, et Maxime la parle bien – un fait attesté par ses spectateurs […]

You lookin' at me Braz ?!?!
Sep
6

Make Some Noise For Faya Braz!

One of the most prolific voices of contemporary beat box culture, Faya Braz is a French artist who started beatboxing around 1996. Widely considered as one of the main beatboxers of his generation, Faya Braz will be performing in Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Chennai as part of a tour piloted by the Alliance Française de Bangalore from September 10 […]

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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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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 ...