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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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  • Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

    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

    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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May
13

To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

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
May
10

The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

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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May
3

Une révolution musicale au parfum d’été

Le Canadien David Koczij (chanteur, batteur et percussioniste) et l’Alsacien Arthur Bacon (accordéoniste) se sont croisés pour la première fois en avril 2012 à Bruxelles. De cette rencontre fortuite est né le duo The Summer Rebellion. L’association des genres entre ces deux musiciens fonctionne redoutablement bien – la voix caverneuse de David balance des textes […]

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Apr
26

Yama – a contemporary dance expressing ancient ideas

Dance is often compared to poetry in motion and is formally recognised as one of the seven major art forms in France. It is one of the most fundamental ways in which humans express themselves – an intrinsically physical language that is in a state of constant evolution like any other. To honour this art […]

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Vu en Inde

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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Jan
11

Graphic Design à la française in India

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The école intuit.lab, with its headquarters in Paris, opened its doors in Bombay in 2011. It teaches design along with visual communication and has been exploring digital media for some time. Given below is an interview with Yan Garin, the institute’s Director of Operations : Hello Yan, can you please tell us […]

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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Dec
16

Traveler on Stage at AF Hyderabad

Embarking on a journey is not simply about discovering the external world – it also provides moments of contemplation and self-discovery. It is these journeys which bring people together and allow them to see how we are fundamentally similar despite our striking differences. Keeping this spirit in mind, Alliance Française de Hyderabad collaborated with the French association Traveler […]

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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 ...