• The performers on stage

    Yama – a contemporary dance expressing ancient ideas

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    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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  • The Santanu Datta Trio - (from left to right) Pierre-Antoine Lasnier, Santanu Datta and Subhasis Bhattacharya

    East Meets West with Santanu Datta Trio

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Different cultures have their own unique canons of classical music. Traditionally, classical musicians have worked towards preserving these individual canons. However, musicians today are increasingly looking at exploring the intersections between these musical traditions and how they can be made to work together. The Santanu Datta Trio is the result of one such collaboration between France […]

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    Une plume française en Inde

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Guillaume Delacroix vit à Bombay où il assure la correspondance de Mediapart pour l’Asie du Sud. Ingénieur diplômé de Sciences-Po et des Ateliers Varan (réalisation de films documentaires), il a travaillé douze ans aux Echos et a ensuite collaboré à plusieurs autres médias : Le Nouvel Observateur, Liaisons Sociales, La Tribune, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, Sky24, […]

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  • Sylvain Rifflet

    A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Alliance Française de Bangalore recently set the hearts of music aficionados in the subcontinent aflutter when it announced that it was piloting the four-city tour of Sylvain Rifflet in India. The French composer, saxophonist and clarinettist is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Rifflet has performed or recorded with some of the most […]

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  • Delhi Formation

    Rêver, Voyager, Réaliser en France

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Un projet de promotion du tourisme en France a été mis en place en s’appuyant sur les Alliances française de l’Inde. Chaque Alliance proposera à ses membres, ses étudiants et ses amis des documents pour préparer un voyage en France. Les médiathécaires de douze Alliances se sont réunis pour travailler le sujet à Delhi du […]

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  • For Homepage

    France Alumni West India network launched in Mumbai

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The French Embassy in India recently launched the France Alumni West India network in Mumbai to foster the camaraderie between professionals who have previously studied in France and the global France Alumni community. The launch took place on March 23, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Yves Perrin (Consul General of France in Mumbai) and by Dr. Bertrand […]

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    Music For Diversity with Mazel B

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    It goes without saying that different cultures have given birth to unique musical traditions around the world. Culture also has a strong impact on musical cognition – moulding preferences, emotional recognition and even musical memory. What does this mean for a citizen of the world today who is witness to the confluence of different cultural and musical lineages? […]

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  • Vini Goyal (Founder and
Director, GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.)

    Books That Teach – An Interview With Goyal Publishers

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1987 by the second-generation entrepreneur Ashwani Goyal. The publishing house caters exclusively to learners of foreign languages and has partnered with leading publishers across the globe. It works in close tandem with cultural institutes like the Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhawan), Alliances Françaises, Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation, the American Centre, […]

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  • Vincent Gagliardi with one of his works

    Listening to Linoleum with Vincent Gagliardi

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    As part of the Francophonie week, Alliance Française de Delhi will be bringing Vincent Gagliardi‘s mixed-media exhibition to Pune (1st to 7th Feb), Goa (19th to 28th Feb), Trivandrum (3rd to 13th Mar), Delhi (18th to 30th Mar) and Kathmandu (23rd to 31st Mar). Gagliardi‘s work is often compared to that of a child playing without […]

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  • Some of the works on display

    Entrance To The Earth At AF Bhopal

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Alliance Française de Bhopal recently hosted a three-day exhibition of paintings entitled The Entrance to the Earth by the Polish artist Anna Krzemińska. Inaugurated on March 1, the exhibition consisted of 15 works by Krzemińska who has done her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with painting and artistic textiles as specialization. Krzemińska […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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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"The School of Athens" a famous painting by Raphael which embodies the spirit of enquiry of Philosophy
Aug
19

Café Philo at AF Bombay

Plato and Aristotle both held that philosophy begins in wonder, by which they meant puzzlement or perplexity. Successive philosophers have come to agree on this definition. Philosophy is skeptical and subjective, questioning the nuances of life, death and everything in between. Thus, philosophical enquiry is in fact an empirical research, necessary not only for comprehension of the […]

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Aug
10

Design et Graphisme à la française en Inde

Read the full article in English here L’école intuit.lab, dont la maison mère est à Paris, est ouvert à Bombay en 2011. Elle enseigne le design, le graphisme et depuis peu explore la communication et le numérique. Un entretien avec Yan Garin, le directeur des opérations de cette école scolaire : Bonjour Yan, est-ce que […]

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Vu en Inde

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May
6

H(app)y Community at AF Bangalore

With the staggering development of technology, the global network of Alliances Françaises has incorporated a wide panoply of tools for the purpose of communication and sharing information. The Alliance Française de Bangalore is no different. Along with the traditional arsenal of posters, brochures, flyers and other print media, AF Bangalore now boasts of its own app for […]

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Apr
22

New Beginnings At Nashik

Much like their counterparts around the world, the network of the 14 Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is charged with the triple mission of spreading french language, francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. They are aided in this mission by roughly 10 annexes located in different parts of the subcontinent – each […]

Beltuner
Apr
21

Selon Beltuner, “le bonheur est chemin”

Créé à Paris en 2001, Beltuner ést un quartet composé de René Sopa (accordéon), Pascal Muller (guitare), Mickael Correia (percussions) and Nicolas Pautras (contrebasse). Le groupe a tout d’abord joué un répertoire de morceaux traditionnels issus du swing manouche, du musette parisien, du tango mais aussi du yiddish ou des musiques balkaniques. Très rapidement, Beltuner a évolué vers un son […]

La Fanfare Couche-Tard India Tour!
Apr
20

From Brass To Balkan Swing!

Passionately fond of Eastern European, Klezmer and Balkan music, la Fanfare Couche-Tard is a five-member band bubbling with frenetic energy. Incorporating a delicate and spiritual humour in their melodies, these musicians have enthralled crowds in bars and restaurants, on the streets, under a circus tent, during a Bulgarian dance parade, on a balcony and even on a chariot! […]

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Apr
19

Giddy Up Horsie!

Alliance Française de Pune a recemment piloté la tournée des Goulus en Inde – au grand bonheur d’un public de tout âge! Ce groupe a présenté son spectacle ‘The Horsemen’ cinq fois dans quatre villes (à Pune, à Delhi, à Chennai et à Chandigarh)  du 1er mars au 8 mars. Un vrai succès, le spectacle […]

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Apr
14

Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal Reunite!

Like all Alliances Françaises around the world, the network  of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal are charged with the triple mission of spreading French language, Francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Given the diversity of this region, each Alliance works in different ways and initiates different programs to cater to […]

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 ...