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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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Oct
21

Opportunités sur le marché indien du français professionnel

L’Alliance française du Bengale à Calcutta a accueilli du lundi 26 septembre au dimanche 02 octobre, un stage intensif sur le thème de la vente et du marketing appliqués au français professionnel,  piloté par l’Alliance Française de Bombay et animé par la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris Ile de France (CCIP); la quasi totalité […]

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Oct
17

UBISOFT Gaming Lounge at AF Bangalore

Officially launched on August 24, 2016, the Ubisoft Gaming Lounge is the first-of-its-kind space in India dedicated exclusively to Ubisoft video-games. The result of a collaboration between Alliance Française de Bangalore and the French gaming giant Ubisoft, the Gaming Lounge was created to promote the burgeoning gaming industry in India and the French “know-how” in […]

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Oct
16

Nyna Valès en Inde

Dès ses débuts il y a six ans, le groupe nantais Nyna Valès est amoureux du verbe et de la mélodie . Il développe des projets autour de la chanson qui sont résolument actuelles et nourries par une mosaïque de timbres acoustiques, électriques et électroniques. Au fil de ses rencontres, Nyna Valès propose des ateliers pédagogiques et ludiques autour de la […]

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French mathematician Cedric Villani, author of the novel entitled "Theoreme vivant" poses on September 25, 2012 at the Henri Poincare Institut in Paris. Villani, professor at Lyon University and director of Henri Poincare Institut since 2009, received the Fields Medal (International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics) in 2010.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET        (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/GettyImages)
Oct
15

Calcutta accueille le Mathématicien à l’Araignée, Cédric Villani

Calcutta a accueilli Cédric Villani du 26 au 31 août derniers. Il s’agissait pour le professeur de mathématique français, aujourd’hui directeur de l’institut Poincaré à Paris et enseignant à l’Université Lyon 1, de son second séjour en Inde après son passage à Hyderabad en 2010, pour y recevoir l’équivalent du prix Nobel de mathématique, la […]

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Vu en Inde

The EYM Trio
Jul
16

Getting Jazzy with EYM Trio

It was a cold November day in 2010 when Elie (Dufour), Yann (Phayphet) and Marc (Michel) met in Lyon. The spark was instantaneous and the EYM Trio was born ! As is often the case, the pianist, double bass player and drummer share common musical tastes. Indeed, among their influences are jazz legends like Duke Ellington, […]

Fr. Roby Kannanchira, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Mr. Sukumaran Mani and Ms. Alice Gauny at the inauguration of the Cochin Annexe of AF Trivandrum
Jul
7

AF Trivandrum Opens New Annexe At Cochin

France and India have enjoyed an exceptionally strong relationship ever since the latter’s independence. With the launch of the Strategic Partnership in 1998, the two nations strengthened this bond by cooperating on sensitive areas like defence, security and energy. In the economic field, trade relations have steadily developed over the years and French companies have […]

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Jul
6

AF Bangalore Kicks Off Virtual Soccer Contest!

Avid supporters whipped into a frenzy, players who are revered as demigods, and teams battling it out for sporting glory – nothing quite gives an adrenaline kick like a football match. This year, France is hosting the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship or the EURO. It goes without saying that millions of telespectators around […]

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Jul
6

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Panjim!

Read the full article in English here Bonjour, je m’appelle Charlyne Weiss et je suis originaire d’Alsace en France. Je suis Directrice de l’Alliance Française de Panjim depuis 2 mois. Avec  une licence de lettres modernes et un Master en didactique du Français Langue Étrangère, j’ai travaillé à l’Alliance française de Trivandrum, au Kerala, pendant […]

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Jul
5

Children in the spotlight at AF Kathmandu!

It is said that the limits of the language you speak are the limits of your world. What happens then when we deal with children whose inner worlds know no limits? For whom learning, exploring, experimenting and imbibing come naturally? It isn’t difficult to imagine of the number of ways in which learning new languages can […]

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Jun
16

Into the Wild at AF Madras

It has been said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Alliance Française de Madras recently gave wings to some such feet-dreams by piloting a tour of La forêt ébouriffée. This dance, performance by the French dance company CFB 451, is based on Mélusine Thiry‘s book La forêt de Racine. The performances took place in Chennai (May […]

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 ...