• Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad

    Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

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  • An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès

    Livres en vie at AF Delhi

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

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  • One of the artworks on display

    Creative Expression at AF Hyderabad

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Apart from being a French language-learning centre par excellence, Alliance Française Hyderabad is an active and engaged cultural institution. Within the framework of its commitment to nurturing local talent, the organisation recently hosted the first solo exhibition of paintings by Vasudha Muralikrishna from June 29, 2018 to July 15, 2018. These paintings are Vasudha’s means of communicating with the viewer […]

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  • The guitar duo R2T2 comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero which performed at Pune on Aug 26, 2018

    R2T2 strum up a storm at AF Pune

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Pune is renowned for its commitment towards supporting cultural and artistic initiatives. It is within this framework that the concert of the renowned R2T2 Guitar Duo was organised in collaboration with the Poona Music Society on Aug 26, 2018. Comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero, the duo […]

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  • An image from Maia Flore's exhibition 'Imagine France by the Sea' at AF Bangalore

    French Seascapes at AF Bangalore

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    The French novelist Gustave Flaubert reportedly said that travelling makes one modest as it makes people realise the tiny place they occupy in the world. Indeed, we are often told that voyages are not really about the destination but about the journey itself. On a material level, this journey might be about external landscapes but […]

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  • Some ceramics by Nirmala Sharma - the piece on the right incorporates a poem by Anirudh Umat

    Confluence of Ceramics and Poetry at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française de Bhopal has earned a strong reputation for promoting Arts and Crafts in the region. While the organisation has been hosting painting exhibitions in its gallery on a regular basis, August 2018 brought a breath of fresh air to the premises with the exhibit Laya which brought ceramics, poetry, and paintings […]

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    Inspiring Change at AF Trivandrum

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Artistic collaborations are known to push creative boundaries and to catalyse change in an artist’s practice. A collaborative performance hence acquires an altogether different dimension when it is created with the explicit purpose of inspiring change – not just amongst the artists themselves but also in the larger public consciousness. Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently […]

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  • An image submitted by Constanza Portnoy - the winner of the 2018 edition of the Award

    Through a Woman’s Eyes

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Despite concerted efforts to achieve equality, women’s voices are frequently marginalised and even suppressed around the world. Not only does this lead to an unfortunate lack of diversity but can literally put women’s issues out of sight. Organised by the the International Women Photographers Association (IWPA), the International Women Photographers Award are part of the initiatives […]

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  • The Panel Discussion in Progress

    Discussing Culture at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Nepal has always existed at an interesting crossroads of sorts with India, China, Tibet, the Islamic world, and Europe. Over the years, this rich diversity of identities has given birth to several cross-cultural intersections. However, in the contemporary context of accelerated globalization, multiculturalism has gone international at an unprecedented scale and become starkly different. It is becoming increasingly important to create […]

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  • Anaïs Dassonneville avec quelques étudiantes

    Nouvelle responsable à l’AF Indore

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    La nouvelle responsable de l’Alliance Française d’Indore, annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bhopal – vient de s’installer à Indore. Un entretien avec elle : Pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Anaïs, j’ai 25 ans. J’ai fait des études de lettres modernes avant de poursuivre en master de didactique des langues étrangères. J’ai commencé à enseigner dans mon […]

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Nov
10

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bombay!

Je m’appelle Frédéric SIMON, je suis originaire d’une petite ville au pied des Vosges, Luxeuil-les Bains, ancienne ville thermale romaine et haut-lieu spirituel du moyen-âge grâce à la présence du monastère fondé par le moine irlandais, Saint-Colomban. J’ai fait mes études d’économie à l’université de Strasbourg tout en menant un parcours de comédien. A l’issue […]

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H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler (Ambassador of France to India -
 fourth from left), Ms. Aude-Emeline Loriot Nurbianto (Director of AF Hyderabad -
 fifth from left) and Dr. Daphne de Rebello (IAS - sixth from left) with the Executive Committee of AF Hyderabad
Nov
8

AF Hyderabad welcomes the French Ambassador To The City

H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler (Ambassador of France to India) and Mr. François Gautier (Consul General of France for the French Consulate in Bangalore) recently visited Alliance Française Hyderabad on November 5, 2017. The two dignitaries were graciously welcomed by the President of AF Hyderabad, Dr. Daphne de Rebello (IAS), along with the staff of the organisation. This occasion […]

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Nov
6

All That Jazz at Gurgaon!

The French polymath Boris Vian aptly claimed that Sans le Jazz, la vie serrait une erreur i.e. Without Jazz, life would be a mistake! This particular genre of music, which originated in late 19th Century America, has steadily grown in popularity and captured the hearts of music aficionados around the world. No surprise then that the jazz band The […]

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Nov
3

AF Network logs into Digital November!

It goes without saying that digital technologies have transformed how people communicate, learn, create and work. France is a global leader in the field of digital technology and is at the forefront of online creation. It recognises the strategic importance of these technologies – not just as a vector for the diffusion of culture but also […]

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Vu en Inde

Marching with Pride!
May
24

Beyond the Gender Binary

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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May
13

To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

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 […]

A photo by Sumy Sadurni of the Dinka people who have scarification on their faces as a tribal feature. Part of the IWPA Exhibition 2017
May
10

The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 ...