• A still from 'Mes provinciales'

    French Cinema at the Pune International Film Festival !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In partnership with the French Institute in India, Alliance Française de Pune will be participating in the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in January 2019. AF Pune will bring three highly-anticipated French films to the festival namely La Douleur (Memoir of War), La nuit a dévoré le monde (The Night Eats the World), and Mes provinciales (A Paris Education). The […]

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    ‘Fragmented Emotions’ at AF Chandigarh

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In tune with its commitment to promoting local artists and providing them with a platform for their works, Alliance Française de Chandigarh recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Kishore. Entitled Fragmented Emotions, this exhibition was inaugurated on Jan 11, 2019 at the Art Gallery of AF Chandigarh. It will remain open for public viewing till […]

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    Marché de Noël 2.0 at AF Bangalore !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Given the phenomenal success that the first edition of Marché de Noël or Christmas Mela enjoyed in 2017, it comes as no surprise that Alliance Française de Bangalore organised a bigger and better edition of the festival in 2018! The two-day flea market was held on Dec 14 and 15 on the premises of the organisation and brought together 35 stalls […]

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  • Les-flûtes-enchantées

    in[Chorus] 2019 kicks off with Les Flûtes Enchantées !

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    In December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The first edition of in[Chorus] 2019 saw […]

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  • The participants and the organisers for the training session on blended learning using Mon Alliance

    Blended Learning in AF India network

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    In an increasingly demanding age, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is witnessing a tectonic shift in language-learning. There is a vast pool of learners who cannot commit to physically attending classes at one particular location at a set time on a regular basis. This demographic is constantly on the move and […]

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  • (L to R) Nadir Godrej, Sonia Barbry, Bertrand de Hartingh, Frédéric Simon, and Asad Laljee

    AF Bombay Turns 80 !

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    December 13, 2018 marked a momentous occasion in the history of Alliance Française de Bombay as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary with a full-house performance of Kathakali-King Lear in the historic Royal Opera House! The event was followed by a Reception for various dignitaries along with the Committee Members, Partners, Teachers, and Staff of the organisation. Established in Mumbai in […]

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  • The three participating artists - Lorella Paleni (France), Christian Bold (Germany), and Ina Kaur (India) - at Shantiniketan for the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata 2018

    Indo-European Residency 2.0 at AF Bengale

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    For the second consecutive year, Alliance Française du Bengale and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata in collaboration with CIMA and Kala Bhavana (Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan) organised the interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. This initiative was supported by the French Institute in India. The residency took place over a period of seven weeks in West Bengal and was split into […]

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    Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Four decades ago, the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday decided to merge her passion for theatre and dance by learning Kathakali. After her training in Tamil Nadu and later Kerala, she traveled extensively with her troupe to perform across the world. A fateful encounter with the Australian playwright David McRuvie in Paris gave birth […]

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    Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

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    A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

A still from 'Zoom Dada'
Dec
16

Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

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Olivier Moulin
Dec
15

A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

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'Step on' by Iranna GR
Dec
15

‘Engaging with Inequalities’ at Gurgaon

Within the framework of the initiative Engaging with inequalities, the Gurgaon centre of Alliance Française de Delhi has consciously been looking at different aspects of exclusions in practice. The goal is to find creative ways of engaging with these tendencies by bringing together literature, music, performance, visual art, and academic work on the same platform. Keeping this goal […]

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The volunteers for the 2018 edition of Planet Nepal
Dec
14

AF Kathmandu Champions the Cause of the Environment !

2018 marked the fifth edition of PLANET NEPAL – a biennial festival organised by Alliance Française Katmandou to highlight environmental issues. This year’s edition drew attention to our excessive dependance on plastic products and the disastrous pollution that it causes. The festival started with a bang on November 23, 2018 at Alliance Française Katmandou with an opening […]

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Vu en Inde

A performance of 'Puppet Swing' in progress
Nov
15

Making Puppets Dance To Their Tunes!

Back in December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural organisation Kalasetu had launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The third in[Chorus] […]

Maud Andrieux
Nov
15

For The Love Of l’Amant

In the pantheon of French literary giants, Marguerite Duras holds a special place. Indeed, few are the ones who can resist the delicate musicality and the sensuality of her prose. Amongst her admirers is the fellow French thespian Maud Andrieux who was in India recently for a series of performances of her solo show L’Amant which is […]

Gaël de Kerguenec (Directeur, AF Ahmedabad)
Nov
5

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Ahmedabad

Bonjour, je suis Gaël de Kerguenec, nouveau directeur de l’Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad dans le Gujarat. Ma formation initiale en linguistique et informatique m’a mené initialement au traitement automatique des langues. Je l’ai enseigné aux universités de Paris Sorbonne et de Lille et j’ai travaillé comme chercheur dans des laboratoires de recherche en ingénierie linguistique dans […]

Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad
Oct
17

Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès
Oct
16

Livres en vie at AF Delhi

There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

Adèle Spieser (Directrice, Alliance Française de Pune)
Oct
15

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Pune

Située dans le Maharashtra, Pune est une ville universitaire, très dynamique et en pleine expansion. L’Alliance française y est implantée depuis plus de quarante ans, intégrée dans les locaux du centre culturel Kalachhaya – lieu d’arts vivants, espace de danse, école de musique, galerie d’art… Portée par une équipe et un comité passionnés, l’Alliance Française […]

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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 ...