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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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  • 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

    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

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Sep
16

Serious Gaming – Entretien avec Alexis Hassler

Une formation sur l’intégration du jeu sérieux en cours de français langue étrangère pour les enseignants du réseau des Alliances en Inde et au Népal s’est déroulée à l’Alliance française de Panjim, du 15 au 18 juin dernier. L’occasion de découvrir, pour la plupart, un nouvel outil d’enseignement. Le jeu sérieux, ou « serious gaming », déjà […]

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Sep
13

Oeuvres Maxim(e)ales pour La Main Gauche et les Deux Mains

Musicien éclectique, compositeur et le premier français à être diplômé de la prestigieuse Académie «Incontri col Maestro» dʼImola en Italie, Maxime Zecchini s’est rendu récemment en Inde grâce à la tournée organisée par l’Alliance Française de Delhi. ” La musique est la langue des émotions ” disait Kant, et Maxime la parle bien – un fait attesté par ses spectateurs […]

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Sep
6

Make Some Noise For Faya Braz!

One of the most prolific voices of contemporary beat box culture, Faya Braz is a French artist who started beatboxing around 1996. Widely considered as one of the main beatboxers of his generation, Faya Braz will be performing in Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Chennai as part of a tour piloted by the Alliance Française de Bangalore from September 10 […]

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Sep
6

Of Concerts And Cine-Concerts

As a country, India offers a rich cultural landscape which is just as diverse as its geography. Small wonder then that the country is a fertile terrain for diverse musical traditions that have evolved over millennia. With increasing globalization, these musical traditions are being cross-pollinated with different genres of music from around the world. The result […]

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Vu en Inde

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Apr
22

New Beginnings At Nashik

Much like their counterparts around the world, the network of the 14 Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is charged with the triple mission of spreading french language, francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. They are aided in this mission by roughly 10 annexes located in different parts of the subcontinent – each […]

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Apr
21

Selon Beltuner, “le bonheur est chemin”

Créé à Paris en 2001, Beltuner ést un quartet composé de René Sopa (accordéon), Pascal Muller (guitare), Mickael Correia (percussions) and Nicolas Pautras (contrebasse). Le groupe a tout d’abord joué un répertoire de morceaux traditionnels issus du swing manouche, du musette parisien, du tango mais aussi du yiddish ou des musiques balkaniques. Très rapidement, Beltuner a évolué vers un son […]

La Fanfare Couche-Tard India Tour!
Apr
20

From Brass To Balkan Swing!

Passionately fond of Eastern European, Klezmer and Balkan music, la Fanfare Couche-Tard is a five-member band bubbling with frenetic energy. Incorporating a delicate and spiritual humour in their melodies, these musicians have enthralled crowds in bars and restaurants, on the streets, under a circus tent, during a Bulgarian dance parade, on a balcony and even on a chariot! […]

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Apr
19

Giddy Up Horsie!

Alliance Française de Pune a recemment piloté la tournée des Goulus en Inde – au grand bonheur d’un public de tout âge! Ce groupe a présenté son spectacle ‘The Horsemen’ cinq fois dans quatre villes (à Pune, à Delhi, à Chennai et à Chandigarh)  du 1er mars au 8 mars. Un vrai succès, le spectacle […]

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Apr
14

Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal Reunite!

Like all Alliances Françaises around the world, the network  of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal are charged with the triple mission of spreading French language, Francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Given the diversity of this region, each Alliance works in different ways and initiates different programs to cater to […]

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Apr
12

What’s Cooking at AF Bangalore?

Learning a language is not just about speaking it but also getting familiar with the nuances of its culture. It is for this reason that the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal do not just teach French – they are actively involved in building bridges between the cultures of the subcontinent and France. In the process, many partnerships […]

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 ...