• A photo from the exhibition 'Nepali Portraits and Landscapes' at AF Kathmandu

    Capturing Nepal – One Photo at a Time!

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    A photo is a unique cultural artefact in the sense that it captures a moment in time. In doing so, it reveals the beauty and poetry of life by holding it still. This philosophy is encapsulated in the photography of Eric Huynh who highlights the everyday lives of ordinary people through his lens. Alliance Française de […]

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  • A sculpture by Tushar Sawant

    ‘Rhythm of Expression’ at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Part of the mission of an Alliance Française is to encourage local artists by giving them a platform to showcase their work. Within this framework, Alliance française de Bhopal recently hosted Rhythm of Expression – an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Tushar Sawant. Inaugurated on May 4, 2018 by the eminent artist Akhilesh Varma, the exhibition drew […]

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    Destination : France!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    France is widely recognised for the quality and accessibility of its education system. In fact, the country receives the third highest number of international students after the US and the UK. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students are increasingly opting for Europe’s most innovative country as their preferred educational destination. Moving to another country for […]

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    Délégué général’s rendez-vous at AF Bhopal!

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Alliance Francaise de Bhopal recently had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Jean-François Ramon (Délégué général of the Fondation Alliance Française for the India-Nepal region) and Ms. Aswathi Chandramohan (National representative for India of France Volontaires) on June 9, 2018. The primary goal of the visit was to discover the ‘City of Lakes’ and to meet […]

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    Learning French gets an Upgrade With ‘My Alliance’

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    One year into the launch of My Alliance, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has not only embraced the online tool but also made it a crucial aspect of French language learning across the 15 Alliances and their respective annexes in the subcontinent. This distance-learning platform proposed by the Fondation Alliance Française […]

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  • Discovering some of the artworks on display

    Celebrating Bonalu at AF Hyderabad

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Much like their counterparts around the world, the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal exist at a curious intersection. While their mission is to promote francophone cultures in the subcontinent, they often become windows to local arts and cultures. Alliance Française Hyderabad recently found itself in a similar position when it hosted a thematic art […]

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    Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    In the collective imagination, martial arts are often linked to cultures of Eastern Asia. This is somewhat fallacious as different parts of the world have their own traditions of combat practices. The contemporary dance cum theatre performance Bhu takes inspiration from one such martial art – Kerala’s own Kalaripayattu – to eulogise Nature. The unique […]

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    ‘Au cœur de mai 68’ at AF Chandigarh

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mai 68, the Alliance Française of Chandigarh organised a series of events and activities to make its students and members aware of the importance of this historic occasion. A debate, an exhibition, movie screenings, and informal discussions were organised throughout May 2018 to commemorate the occasion. […]

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  • The installation 'Absence of Presence' at the Art Gallery of AF Trivandrum

    ‘Absence of Presence’ at AF Trivandrum

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    “The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat, but that we remain mute spectators. Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics, and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?” It is within this framework that Alliance Française de Trivandrum hosted […]

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  • Camille avec quelques étudiants

    Pour l’amour des langues !

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Passionné par les langues, ce jeune français vient de s’installer à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal en tant que stagiaire. Un entretien avec lui : Pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots s’il vous plaît? Je m’appelle Camille PERROUX et je suis originaire de Chambéry, en Savoie, mais j’habite actuellement dans le sud de la France à Marseille. […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Nov
6

All That Jazz at Gurgaon!

The French polymath Boris Vian aptly claimed that Sans le Jazz, la vie serrait une erreur i.e. Without Jazz, life would be a mistake! This particular genre of music, which originated in late 19th Century America, has steadily grown in popularity and captured the hearts of music aficionados around the world. No surprise then that the jazz band The […]

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Nov
3

AF Network logs into Digital November!

It goes without saying that digital technologies have transformed how people communicate, learn, create and work. France is a global leader in the field of digital technology and is at the forefront of online creation. It recognises the strategic importance of these technologies – not just as a vector for the diffusion of culture but also […]

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Oct
25

Nepal tunes in to Jazzmandu 2017

Music truly recognises no boundaries of space and time! When jazz originated in the late 90s in New Orleans (USA), who could have predicted that the denizens of  Nepal would be hooked on to the genre in 2017! Such is the popularity of this unique soundscape that the Kathmandu Jazz Festival – or Jazzmandu as […]

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Oct
18

Richard Toix cooks up a storm at AF Chandigarh !

It has been said that food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes! In 2010, UNESCO classified France’s gastronomy as ‘an intangible cultural heritage of humanity’. To celebrate the same, the Fête de la Gastronomie was officially launched in 2011 and is organised from September 22 to 24 every year. In Paris, this translates into a series of events which […]

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Vu en Inde

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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
9

Suzette – un goût de France à Mumbai

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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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 ...