• Lucknow

    Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Lucknow is much more than the capital of Uttar Pradesh – it is a thriving metropolis, a vibrant cultural hub and the home of Alliance Française de Lucknow – the youngest Alliance in the India-Nepal network! The city has been a centre of arts and learning since times immemorial and continues to be an important centre of governance, […]

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  • Metajingle

    Metajingle Brings People Together!

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

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  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

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  • Le Poème Harmonique on stage

    A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

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  • Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”

    Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

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    Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18, more than 100 programmes, events and projects will be organised in over 30 cities across India from November 2017 to February 2018. These events celebrate the linkages between France and India along with laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Figuring prominently amongst these events was the tour of Erik Truffaz and […]

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  • Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

    Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

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  • SWA

    A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Thanks to Bonjour India 2017-18, France’s most gifted and well-known cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton came to India for a multicity tour piloted by Alliance Française de Delhi. Renowned for her talent and creativity, Sonia brought her initiative Odyssey to the subcontinent. This project, previously conducted in the Mediterranean, involves the musician incorporating a landscape of sounds recorded in situ […]

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  • The Calico Ensemble comprising of (from left to right)
 Ben Arie Dagovitch, Darlini Singh Kaul and Max Shchedrovitzki at the Tansen Music Festival

    Calico Ensemble at Tansen Music Festival

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

    There are several musical traditions around the world which are strongly rooted in specific contexts. For some time now, musicians have been trying to build bridges across these traditions and have created a multitude of new soundscapes in the process. One such group – the Calico Ensemble – recently played for packed audiences on Dec 23, […]

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  • Gérard Gréverand (Directeur, AF Pondichéry)

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Pondichéry !

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Je m’appelle Gérard Gréverand. J’ai longtemps habité en Normandie où j’ai suivi mes études universitaires jusqu’au doctorat à l’Université de Rouen, en Normandie. J’ai ensuite quitté cette région avec mon épouse et mes deux garçons, Martin et Robin, pour le Sud-ouest de la France. Professeur de Lettres pendant une vingtaine d’années, j’ai également animé de […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Apr
4

France Alumni West India network launched in Mumbai

The French Embassy in India recently launched the France Alumni West India network in Mumbai to foster the camaraderie between professionals who have previously studied in France and the global France Alumni community. The launch took place on March 23, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Yves Perrin (Consul General of France in Mumbai) and by Dr. Bertrand […]

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Mar
30

Music For Diversity with Mazel B

It goes without saying that different cultures have given birth to unique musical traditions around the world. Culture also has a strong impact on musical cognition – moulding preferences, emotional recognition and even musical memory. What does this mean for a citizen of the world today who is witness to the confluence of different cultural and musical lineages? […]

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Vini Goyal (Founder and
Director, GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.)
Mar
29

Books That Teach – An Interview With Goyal Publishers

GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1987 by the second-generation entrepreneur Ashwani Goyal. The publishing house caters exclusively to learners of foreign languages and has partnered with leading publishers across the globe. It works in close tandem with cultural institutes like the Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhawan), Alliances Françaises, Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation, the American Centre, […]

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Vincent Gagliardi with one of his works
Mar
10

Listening to Linoleum with Vincent Gagliardi

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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Vu en Inde

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Nov
3

La pédagogie à l’honneur dans le réseau AF Inde Népal

La première réunion des directeurs des cours et coordinateurs pédagogiques du réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal depuis de nombreuses années a eu lieu les 13 et 14 octobre derniers à l’Alliance Française de Delhi. Elle a permis aux personnes en charge de l’ensemble des activités liées aux cours de français de se […]

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Nov
2

Réunion des directeurs AF Inde-Népal à Delhi

La deuxième réunion annuelle des Alliances Françaises en Inde at au Népal pour l’année 2016 a eu lieu du 11 au 12 octobre à Delhi, dont l’Alliance fête son 60ème anniversaire cette année. C’était l’occasion pour les directeurs des 15 Alliances du sous-continent de discuter, de partager et de travailler sur le Plan Alliance 2020 amorcé par la Fondation Alliance […]

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Oct
21

Opportunités sur le marché indien du français professionnel

L’Alliance française du Bengale à Calcutta a accueilli du lundi 26 septembre au dimanche 02 octobre, un stage intensif sur le thème de la vente et du marketing appliqués au français professionnel,  piloté par l’Alliance Française de Bombay et animé par la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris Ile de France (CCIP); la quasi totalité […]

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Oct
17

UBISOFT Gaming Lounge at AF Bangalore

Officially launched on August 24, 2016, the Ubisoft Gaming Lounge is the first-of-its-kind space in India dedicated exclusively to Ubisoft video-games. The result of a collaboration between Alliance Française de Bangalore and the French gaming giant Ubisoft, the Gaming Lounge was created to promote the burgeoning gaming industry in India and the French “know-how” in […]

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Oct
16

Nyna Valès en Inde

Dès ses débuts il y a six ans, le groupe nantais Nyna Valès est amoureux du verbe et de la mélodie . Il développe des projets autour de la chanson qui sont résolument actuelles et nourries par une mosaïque de timbres acoustiques, électriques et électroniques. Au fil de ses rencontres, Nyna Valès propose des ateliers pédagogiques et ludiques autour de la […]

French mathematician Cedric Villani, author of the novel entitled "Theoreme vivant" poses on September 25, 2012 at the Henri Poincare Institut in Paris. Villani, professor at Lyon University and director of Henri Poincare Institut since 2009, received the Fields Medal (International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics) in 2010.  AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET        (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/GettyImages)
Oct
15

Calcutta accueille le Mathématicien à l’Araignée, Cédric Villani

Calcutta a accueilli Cédric Villani du 26 au 31 août derniers. Il s’agissait pour le professeur de mathématique français, aujourd’hui directeur de l’institut Poincaré à Paris et enseignant à l’Université Lyon 1, de son second séjour en Inde après son passage à Hyderabad en 2010, pour y recevoir l’équivalent du prix Nobel de mathématique, la […]

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 ...