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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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    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

Le Président de la Fondation Alliance française Jérôme Clément applaudit à l'ouverture de la 14ème Alliance française en Inde, effectuée symboliquement par la Présidente de l'Alliance française de Lucknow, Zohra Chatterji, et l'Ambassadeur de France en Inde Alexandre Ziegler.
Oct
13

Inauguration de l’AF Lucknow

L’Ambassadeur de France en Inde Alexandre Ziegler, accompagné du Président de la Fondation Alliance française Jérôme Clément, a inauguré dimanche 9 octobre en fin de journée la 14ème Alliance française en Inde et au Népal. Ils étaient pour l’occasion accompagnés du Conseiller de coopération et d’action culturelle, directeur de l’Institut française en Inde, Bertrand de […]

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Oct
7

Danse Danse Danse avec Diniz Sanchez

Le danseur, performeur, chorégraphe et metteur-en-scène Diniz Sanchez vient d’animer un atelier de danse à l’Alliance Française de Panjim (Goa). Un entretien avec lui suit : Bonjour ! Tout d’abord, pourriez-vous commencer par vous présenter ?  Bonjour ! Je m’appelle Diniz Sanchez, j’ai 42 ans et malgré ma naissance à Lisbonne, Portugal, j’ai des ancêtres franco-algériens […]

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Sep
23

La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris à Calcutta

Read the full article in English here D’après l’enquête menée par la banque Natixis et reprise par le magazine Forbes, le français deviendrait à l’horizon 2015 la langue la plus parlée dans le monde devant l’anglais et le mandarin, et ce grâce à son ancrage dans les zones les plus dynamiques du monde d’un point de […]

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Sep
20

WePlay in India

Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, DJ, Composer but above all a music-lover, David Walters is clearly a man who wears many hats with aplomb. He has previously shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Arthur H and Tracy Chapman. This talented musician will be travelling to India with his project WePlay and collaborating with various local artists […]

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Jun
3

Focus 2016 – Serious Gaming FLE

Read the full article in English here L’Institut français accompagne le réseau des médiathèques françaises à l’étranger, constitué de plus de 500 médiathèques au sein des Instituts Français, des Alliances Françaises et autres établissements binationaux participant ainsi au rayonnement de la culture française. Dans son rôle de soutien aux établissements du réseau culturel français à l’étranger, l’Institut […]

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Jun
1

Let’s Jam at AF Trivandrum!

The bimonthly Jam sessions are an integral part of the cultural mosaic of Alliance Française de Trivandrum. They are a part of an initiative entitled Focus sessions wherein interactive sessions focussing on one theme such as Science, Literature etc. are organized. The guiding principle of the Jam Sessions is fairly straightforward : organizing musical events in which random musicians […]

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May
27

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016

Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past six years, KASHISH is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with the approval of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. The festival attracts top-tier Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. KASHISH believes […]

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May
26

Young Talent Program at AF Bangalore

Along with being the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru can be also considered as an up-and-coming artistic hub. Indeed, many young artists are attempting to attract attention to their prodigious work in this metropolitan city. In the wake of its mission to promote culture, Alliance Française de Bangalore has decided to extend a helping hand to these creative geniuses […]

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May
19

French Touch at Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv

The Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh is an unrivalled celebration in India. It is one of the four principal Kumbh Melas which are the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. The celebration takes place once every twelve years and is celebrated by taking a holy dip in the […]

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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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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 ...