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

    Books That Teach – An Interview With Goyal Publishers

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    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

    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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Nos Alliances françaises

Charlyne Weiss, David Smith, Anuradha Wagle and Irene Silveira
Feb
21

2nd International Symposium – Goa: Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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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Feb
1

Dis-moi 10 mots 2017 : Talk That Talk in French!

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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Feb
1

Sax On Their Mind

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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Variances
Feb
1

Thiery Pécou’s Ensemble Variances Enthralls India

Renowned for their evocative performances, Ensemble Variances is a group of solo musicians and chamber musicians par excellence. The ensemble was founded in 2009 by the composer and pianist Thierry Pécou as a platform for musical encounters between contemporary creation and music of different traditions. Whilst on stage, the group members Anne Cartel, Cardiz Gerretsen, […]

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Vu en Inde

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Feb
1

Pulling the right strings

It has been said that art is how we decorate space whilst music is how we decorate time. Stringly Yours is a new project which epitomises this philosophy and will tug at more than just your hearstrings. The duo features the French composer, arranger, producer, bass guitarist and pianist Mishko M’ba along with the Bangalore-based music […]

Magic Flutes Crédits photo Philippe Ollivier
Feb
1

De la magie musicale en Inde

Comme Platon le disait, “La musique donne…des ailes à l’esprit…”. C’est cette magie de la musique qui est encapsulée par le groupe Magic Flutes. Toujours en recherche de nouveaux horizons artistiques, Ravichandra Kulur et Jean-Luc Thomas se sont rencontrés pour la première fois au festival TFE de Rudolstadt (Allemagne) en 2013 pour le Magic Flute Concert […]

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Feb
1

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bangalore

Mon nom est Philippe Libersa, français originaire de Lille dans le nord de la France. Docteur en Chirurgie dentaire, titulaire d’un doctorat d’université et du diplôme d’habilitation à diriger les recherches,  j’ai été nommé professeur des Universités – praticien hospitalier (spécialité chirurgie buccale) à Lille et dans le service de stomatologie de l’hôpital de Seclin, ou […]

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Jan
23

T’emmêle pas en Inde !

Dans un décor kitsh et vieillot,  la compagnie Cie du Fil à Retordre présente un spectacle intimiste et burlesque.Un spectacle de cirque dans lequel les prouesses d’acrobatie et de jonglerie se mêlent à la danse, au théâtre, au mime et au music hall. Le tout abordé de manière clownesque et décalée. Le spectacle,  intitulé  « […]

Students and Members of AF Bombay at the Hermès store in Mumbai for the exhibition
Jan
20

Fierce and Fragile at Hermès

The Parisian luxury house Hermès and the global wild cat conservation organization Panthera recently joined forces to pay homage to the extraordinary talent of the French artist and naturalist Robert Dallet (1926–2006). The resulting exhibition Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats and is part of a project to protect them […]

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Jan
18

Dancing to his own beat!

As an artist, Astad Deboo needs no formal introduction. Credited as being the pioneer of contemporary dance in India, the recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academi Award for Creative Dance in 1995 was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007. Alliance Française de Madras and Prakriti Foundation – with the […]

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 ...