• 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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    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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    A Touch Of Baroque

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Derived from the Portuguese barroco or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque has been widely used to describe the period in Western European Art from 1600 to 1750. Nineteenth century critics applied the term derogatorily for the “overly ornamented” and “exaggerated” music of composers like Bach and Handel. Today, however, the word baroque has come […]

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  • Left to Right: Jignesh Panchal (Co-founder of ZOCA), Hartmut Wuster (Co-Founder of ZOCA), Ivan Koschmider (Artist), and Frederique Terzan (Director of AF Ahmedabad)

    No.Mad.Land at AF Ahmedabad

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just involved in promoting and teaching the French language. They are also a hotbed of cultural activities and provide a platform for both local and international talent. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is no exception to this rule and will be hosting the exhibition No.Mad.Land from March 3 […]

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    Farewell My Indian Soldier

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Of the hundreds of people who visit the India Gate in Delhi every day, few have any idea that it commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in this war – over 74,000 of them lost their lives and a comparable number […]

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  • Sylvain Choin devant l'immeuble de l'AF Chandigarh

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Chandigarh

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Je m’appelle Sylvain Choin et je suis très heureux de rejoindre ce réseau riche de 15 Alliances et de rallier la ville de Chandigarh, emblématique en Inde et connue dans le monde entier. Originaire de Picardie, j’ai rapidement pris goût à l’expatriation. Titulaire d’un master en études littéraires (avec une spécialité en littérature espagnole et […]

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    La Vie En Rose Avec Sherazade et LavionRose

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    De cultures mêlées, russe et algérienne, le chant de Sherazade – à l’image de sa vie – est vibrant, sensuel et métissé. Rebelle, définitivement féminine et intimement mélangée, elle a une bouleversante fragilité. Basée à Paris, elle appartient – avec les cinq musiciens de LavionRose – à la famille de ces artistes inclassables et cosmopolites qui […]

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  • Charlyne Weiss, David Smith, Anuradha Wagle and Irene Silveira

    2nd International Symposium – Goa: Literatures, Languages and Cultures

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Located on the western coast of India is the thriving touristic hub of Goa. The smallest state of the Indian subcontinent is known for its idyllic beaches, rich biodiversity and unique history. Given that Goan culture is the fruit of a dialogue between various cultures, it has assumed a unique aesthetic character. This cultural identity […]

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    Dis-moi 10 mots 2017 : Talk That Talk in French!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    One of the most anticipated events of the francophone calendar is the annual competition “Dis-moi dix mots” (literally translated as Tell me 10 words) organised by the French Ministry of Culture and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF). Launched in 2002, the initiative encourages people to play with and express themselves in the French language. Participants are expected […]

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    Sax On Their Mind

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    A self-confessed return to the future of Great Black Music, the Hip Hop Jazz trio Sax Machine is a curious amalgam of hard bop, afro beat, funk and hip hop. The atypical group consists of the RacecaR (emcee), Pierre Dandin (trombone, conch) and Guillaume Sené (saxophone, beatmaking). The name Sax Machine is an hommage to the music […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Logo officiel de la Fête de la musique
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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The EYM Trio
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, […]

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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 […]

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UEFA
Jul
6

AF Bangalore Kicks Off Virtual Soccer Contest!

Avid supporters whipped into a frenzy, players who are revered as demigods, and teams battling it out for sporting glory – nothing quite gives an adrenaline kick like a football match. This year, France is hosting the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship or the EURO. It goes without saying that millions of telespectators around […]

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Vu en Inde

"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"
Mar
2

Climate – State of Emergency!

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

Leïla Urvoy, the Service Civique Teacher, conducting a French Class at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Feb
23

Leïla Urvoy – An original profile at Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Under the aegis of the Fondation Alliance Française, the global network of Alliance Françaises are charged with the mission of promoting French language and culture. Like their counterparts around the world, the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal collaborate with various like-minded organisations – global and local, French and foreign – to accomplish this mission. An […]

modi et hollande
Feb
5

Hello Mr. President!

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici It was with great pleasure that the Alliance Françaises in Chandigarh and Delhi welcomed François Hollande, the President of France since 2012. President Hollande was on a high-octane visit to India as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2016. For this 3-day trip, he was […]

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Jan
21

French Neo-Circus in India

The Alliance Française network in India kicks off the cultural program for 2016 with a Neo-Circus tour by the French company “Tour de Cirque”. The group is on a 6 city tour starting in Bangalore on 20th January, going through the Alliance Françaises in Trivandrum, Pune, Chandigarh and Calcutta, and ending in Delhi on 31st January. […]

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Jan
20

No Purring, This Katz Roars!

As part of its cultural programmation, Alliance Française of Madras will be piloting a tour of the highly acclaimed French singer Juliette Katz for the Alliance Françaises in Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Trivandrum from January 29 to February 6, 2016. The tour will kick-start with a high-octane performance at Chennai being organised in collaboration with Saint Gobain as AFM […]

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Jan
7

In Light He Trusts!

Early Dec 2015, Marko 93, a French graffiti artist and light painter wrapped up his India tour that spanned 10 cities over 45 odd days – Delhi, Chandigarh, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Bombay, Trivandrum, Chennai and Pondicherry. This tour was organized by the Alliance Française de Bangalore for the Alliance Française India network. Marko hails from District 93 […]

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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 ...