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    Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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    Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

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    Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    In the words of Lee Strasberg, “Art is longer than life … if we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” Films are a medium which allow us a glimpse of this greatness – not only by creating worlds of make-believe but also through onscreen performances which have become iconic. Indeed, it is a […]

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  • A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café

    Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    As a people, Indians are no strangers to gathering over a steaming cup of tea or coffee to discuss issues which matter to them. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently elevated this concept to the next level by introducing Café Philo as a regular cultural event in its café. Inspired by the model of the French philosopher Marc Sautet, […]

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    Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has the tripartite mission of teaching French, disseminating French culture and building friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Individual Alliances often go above and beyond the call of duty to offer customised services catering to local demands. Given their expertise in the French language, it […]

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    AF Network Gears Up For Bonjour India 2017-18

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India recently reunited at Delhi in the beginning of May – on the the list of priorities was the upcoming festival Bonjour India 2017-18. With the overall theme of Innovation. Creativity. Partnership, Bonjour India is a series of events that  will take place at several locations across the Indian subcontinent from […]

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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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Nos Alliances françaises

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Sep
23

La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris à Calcutta

Read the full article in English here D’après l’enquête menée par la banque Natixis et reprise par le magazine Forbes, le français deviendrait à l’horizon 2015 la langue la plus parlée dans le monde devant l’anglais et le mandarin, et ce grâce à son ancrage dans les zones les plus dynamiques du monde d’un point de […]

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David Walters - Live in Concert
Sep
20

WePlay in India

Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, DJ, Composer but above all a music-lover, David Walters is clearly a man who wears many hats with aplomb. He has previously shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Arthur H and Tracy Chapman. This talented musician will be travelling to India with his project WePlay and collaborating with various local artists […]

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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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Vu en Inde

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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 […]

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Apr
12

Pieds au plancher, s’il vous plaît!

Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie, l’Alliance Française de Bombay a piloté la tournée du Pied de la Pompe en Inde – un trio qui, sur scène, joue aussi bien des doigts que des pieds! Gérome Briard tient le chant, la guitare, les séquences et une batterie […]

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 ...