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    Mirrors of The Soul at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française du Bengale has carved a niche for itself in the metropolis of Kolkata. Apart from being a French language-learning institute of repute, the organisation is also recognised as an active and engaged cultural centre. It is within this framework that the ambitious Theatre Adda program was launched in collaboration with […]

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  • 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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    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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Nos Alliances françaises

The Michelin-starred chef Richard Toix
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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ElektriP
Oct
18

Taking the audience on an EleKtriP!

We live in a world of blurred boundaries – the distinctions between genres are becoming increasingly permeable as artists give free reign to their imagination. Musicians are no exception to this rule and are consciously exploring new auditory horizons. EleKtriP is one such band which leans heavily towards a jazzy-fusion groove. Steering clear of labels, […]

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Students from AF Chandigarh during the séjour linguistique in France
Oct
17

France – a dream that became a reality !

Students come in large numbers to Alliance Française de Chandigarh to get a glimpse of France and to learn – as they call it – the language of love, French! It is a cherished dream for students of all levels, whether a beginner at A1 or a proficient speaker at C1, to immerse themselves in French culture. […]

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François Chat
Oct
16

François Chat Juggles His Way to People’s Hearts!

Actor. Dancer-Juggler. Stage Director. François Chat clearly is an artist who juggles different modes of artistic expression with equal aplomb. He describes his performances as indisciplinary – a curious play on the words interdisciplinary and indisciplined which captures the essence of his artistic creation. Much like an indisciplined pupil, François revels in the chaos of […]

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Vu en Inde

érémie Sabbagh (à gauche) et Pierre Labail (à droite) avec leur équipe du quartier de Powai Crédits photo : Jeanne Frank
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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May
3

Une révolution musicale au parfum d’été

Le Canadien David Koczij (chanteur, batteur et percussioniste) et l’Alsacien Arthur Bacon (accordéoniste) se sont croisés pour la première fois en avril 2012 à Bruxelles. De cette rencontre fortuite est né le duo The Summer Rebellion. L’association des genres entre ces deux musiciens fonctionne redoutablement bien – la voix caverneuse de David balance des textes […]

The performers on stage
Apr
26

Yama – a contemporary dance expressing ancient ideas

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 […]

The Santanu Datta Trio - (from left to right) Pierre-Antoine Lasnier, Santanu Datta and Subhasis Bhattacharya
Apr
19

East Meets West with Santanu Datta Trio

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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Apr
7

Une plume française en Inde

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, […]

Sylvain Rifflet
Apr
5

A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

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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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 ...