• 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

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Dec
3

Inauguration of the new premises of AF Bhopal

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici On 28th November 2016, the Alliance française de Bhopal in the presence of Mr. Yves PERRIN, the Consul General of France in Bombay along with Dr. Bertrand de HARTINGH, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs in the French Embassy in India inaugurated its new premises. This important […]

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Nov
22

Le plus grand festival d’art et environnement du Népal!

Planet Nepal est un festival multidisciplinaire qui donne l’espace aux artistes qui travaillent et interagissent chaque jour avec des questions environnementales contemporaines. Il vise à créer à la fois une communauté internationale et népalaise engagée sur ce sujet à travers des activités artistiques. L’Alliance Française de Katmandou, en collaboration avec l’Ambassade de France au Népal […]

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Nov
18

Formation via iFos à l’AF Madras

L’Institut français en Inde a lancé au printemps 2016 un programme de formation pour la spécialisation des enseignants en français professionnel afin d’accompagner les Alliances françaises et les universités du sous-continent indien dans le développement de cours de français à destination des entreprises mais aussi des étudiants de disciplines non linguistiques (ingénierie, tourisme et hôtellerie […]

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Nov
8

Friends of the AF Around the World

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici For the first time in history, the network of all 816 Alliances Françaises – the largest cultural network in the world – will mobilise itself in its entirety with the goal of uniting a million francophones across the world digitally. Calling upon the dynamism and the importance […]

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Vu en Inde

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Aug
2

AF Network Gets Serious About Gaming!

Based on an interview with Laurent Elisio Bordier (Academic Director of Alliance Française de Bombay) initially published in French in Le Café du FLE. Serious Gaming, or the utilisation of video games for teaching, is an increasingly influential development in the field of learning – especially for teaching languages. Last year, Alliance Française de Bombay had embarked on […]

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Jul
30

Nouvelle Alliance à Lucknow !

Read the full article in English here La 14ème Alliance dans le réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde at au Népal va bientôt ouvrir ses portes à Lucknow. Un entretien avec Richard FRANCO – son premier directeur : Bonjour! Pour commencer, est-ce que vous pouvez vous présenter?  C’est en Inde, où j’ai accompli comme volontaire […]

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This! A sketch from Iznogoud
Jul
27

Tantri the Mantri Meets Iznogoud At AF Hyderabad!

Come summer, AF Hyderabad witnesses a lot of buzz: from gadget-inseparable 18 year olds dressed à la mode to playful middle schoolers whose joie de vivre is infectious! There is giggled-whispering, loud hi-fives and boundless energy permeating every space and the pedagogical and administrative staff at AF Hyderabad look forward to this annual furore. Every summer, […]

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Jul
18

Fête de la musique 2016

Une initiative française datant de 1982, la Fête de la musique se passe à travers le monde le 21 juin – la date qui coïncide le plus souvent avec le premier jour de l’été dans l’hémisphère nord. La Fête est avant tout une fête populaire, ouverte à tous les musiciens, qu’ils soient amateurs ou professionnels. […]

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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 […]

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 ...