• 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

Hard at Work!
Jul
6

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Panjim!

Read the full article in English here Bonjour, je m’appelle Charlyne Weiss et je suis originaire d’Alsace en France. Je suis Directrice de l’Alliance Française de Panjim depuis 2 mois. Avec  une licence de lettres modernes et un Master en didactique du Français Langue Étrangère, j’ai travaillé à l’Alliance française de Trivandrum, au Kerala, pendant […]

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Jul
5

Children in the spotlight at AF Kathmandu!

It is said that the limits of the language you speak are the limits of your world. What happens then when we deal with children whose inner worlds know no limits? For whom learning, exploring, experimenting and imbibing come naturally? It isn’t difficult to imagine of the number of ways in which learning new languages can […]

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Jun
16

Into the Wild at AF Madras

It has been said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Alliance Française de Madras recently gave wings to some such feet-dreams by piloting a tour of La forêt ébouriffée. This dance, performance by the French dance company CFB 451, is based on Mélusine Thiry‘s book La forêt de Racine. The performances took place in Chennai (May […]

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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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Jan
6

The World Is Her Stage – Mnouchkine at Puducherry

An iconic figure in European theatre, Ariane Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and remains its artistic and stage director to the present day. The only female winner of the international Ibsen award, she has toured the entire world with her company and has encountered every conceivable language and culture. In turn, […]

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Jan
6

Stagiaire Speaks – Julie Menat at Alliance Française de Bhopal

For several years, the 14 Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal have strived towards creating a real dialogue and meaningful exchange across local and French cultures. This is achieved by teaching the French language and through diverse cultural and educational initiatives. Every year, these fourteen Alliances host stagiares or interns from France for different job […]

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Jan
1

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Calcutta

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici According to  a study by the bank Natixis which was published in the magazine Forbes, French is expected to become the most spoken language in the world, ahead of English and Mandarin, largely to its strong foothold in the most economically dynamic zones of the world. After English, French […]

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Jan
1

New Alliance at Lucknow

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The 14th Alliance Française in the AF India-Nepal network is set to be opened in Lucknow. Given below are some excerpts from an interview with Richard FRANCO who will be the first Director of the same: Hello! To begin with, could you tell us a little about yourself?  […]

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Dec
22

New Director at AF Kathmandu!

My name is Véronique Becchia and I am French, originally from Paris. I studied Literature and Arts in preparatory classes Hypokhâgne and Khâgne. I then graduated with a Bachelor’s in Information & Communications at La Sorbonne University before I entered ESC Grenoble Ecole de Management, where I graduated with a Master’s in International Management studying both in […]

Artists of Merope
Dec
15

Merope Strikes a Chord

On the occasion of Christmas, Alliance Française de Bhopal was part of the famous Tansen Music Festival. This festival offers a unique platform to many Indian as well as international artists to showcase their talent. This year, AF Bhopal invited Merope – a European music band to perform at the festival in Gwalior. The Tansen Music Festival is a […]

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 ...