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    Celebrating Bonalu at AF Hyderabad

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Much like their counterparts around the world, the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal exist at a curious intersection. While their mission is to promote francophone cultures in the subcontinent, they often become windows to local arts and cultures. Alliance Française Hyderabad recently found itself in a similar position when it hosted a thematic art […]

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    Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    In the collective imagination, martial arts are often linked to cultures of Eastern Asia. This is somewhat fallacious as different parts of the world have their own traditions of combat practices. The contemporary dance cum theatre performance Bhu takes inspiration from one such martial art – Kerala’s own Kalaripayattu – to eulogise Nature. The unique […]

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    ‘Au cœur de mai 68’ at AF Chandigarh

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mai 68, the Alliance Française of Chandigarh organised a series of events and activities to make its students and members aware of the importance of this historic occasion. A debate, an exhibition, movie screenings, and informal discussions were organised throughout May 2018 to commemorate the occasion. […]

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  • The installation 'Absence of Presence' at the Art Gallery of AF Trivandrum

    ‘Absence of Presence’ at AF Trivandrum

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    “The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat, but that we remain mute spectators. Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics, and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?” It is within this framework that Alliance Française de Trivandrum hosted […]

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    Pour l’amour des langues !

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Passionné par les langues, ce jeune français vient de s’installer à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal en tant que stagiaire. Un entretien avec lui : Pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots s’il vous plaît? Je m’appelle Camille PERROUX et je suis originaire de Chambéry, en Savoie, mais j’habite actuellement dans le sud de la France à Marseille. […]

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    Exploring Seamless Connections in Hyderabad

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    In tune with its commitment to nurturing local talent, Alliance Française Hyderabad recently hosted Seamless Connections – a solo show of works in acrylics and mixed-media by the expressionist artist Sabita Lakshmanan – in its gallery from March 23 to April 16. The President of AF Hyderabad, Daphne Rebello, inaugurated the show in the presence […]

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  • The Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival in progress

    Kathmandu Sways To The Beats of Gypsy Jazz

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    In its various iterations, Jazz has found resonance with listeners around the world. One such iteration is Gypsy Jazz whose origins can be traced to Jean “Django” Reinhardt – a guitarist who popularised the genre in Paris in the 1930s. Given the fact that Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, this school of music is often […]

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    Operatic Airs at Pune!

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

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  • An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh

    Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

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    Apprendre à faire du kayak à Bhopal !

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Jimy Berçon s’est installé à Bhopal l’année dernière comme entraîneur de l’équipe nationale indienne de canoe/kayak de slalom. Voici un entretien avec lui : Bonjour, pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots ? Je m’appelle Jimy Berçon, j’ai 27 ans. Je viens des Alpes Française et j’adore le fromage. Quelle est la raison de votre venue à Bhopal ? […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

"The School of Athens" a famous painting by Raphael which embodies the spirit of enquiry of Philosophy
Aug
19

Café Philo at AF Bombay

Plato and Aristotle both held that philosophy begins in wonder, by which they meant puzzlement or perplexity. Successive philosophers have come to agree on this definition. Philosophy is skeptical and subjective, questioning the nuances of life, death and everything in between. Thus, philosophical enquiry is in fact an empirical research, necessary not only for comprehension of the […]

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Aug
10

Design et Graphisme à la française en Inde

Read the full article in English here L’école intuit.lab, dont la maison mère est à Paris, est ouvert à Bombay en 2011. Elle enseigne le design, le graphisme et depuis peu explore la communication et le numérique. Un entretien avec Yan Garin, le directeur des opérations de cette école scolaire : Bonjour Yan, est-ce que […]

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A participant proudly displays his creation for the Monsoon Project
Aug
9

Over The Rainbow At AF Bombay

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet’’ said Bob Marley. Alliance Française de Bombay certainly wants you to relate to the former. To tune in to the special vibe of the monsoon, AF Bombay will be organising a series of events from July 16, 2016 to August 27, 2016 collectively called The Monsoon […]

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Aug
8

Amis des Alliances de tous pays!

Read the full article in English here Pour la première fois, le réseau des 816 Alliances Françaises – le plus grand réseau culturel au monde – se mobilise dans son ensemble avec comme objectif de fédérer une collectivité d’un million de personnes francophones à travers le monde grâce au numérique. Interpeller sur le dynamisme et […]

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Vu en Inde

Movie the 100 Ft Journey
Jul
22

East and West

Mumbai born Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated poem ‘Ballad of the East and West’ penned in 1889 has been repeatedly published and anthologised over many years. In his opening verse, he writes “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” only to close the stanza by saying that “There […]

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Jul
2

La Légion d’Honneur à SRK

La France a honoré la star du cinéma indien, Shah Rukh Khan de la Légion d’Honneur. La cérémonie a eu lieu le 1er juillet, à l’hôtel Taj Lands End au bout de la corniche de Bandra, un des quartiers résidentiels des stars de Bollywood. Juste avant la Fête Nationale du 14 juillet, la France a décidé de récompenser l’acteur […]

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Jun
25

Animated challenges

In May 2014, Gitanjali Rao returned to Cannes Critics Week with True Love Story . A brilliant illustrator, animator and director, she has kept at her art for the past 11 years and her repertoire includes some well known commercial as well as personal animation. Gitanjali Rao has been amply lauded for her award-winning animation films, which are […]

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Jun
23

Paris, destination romantique

Le 11 juin à Mumbai, lors de la cérémonie des Travel Awards organisée par le magazine Lonely Planet en Inde, la France a reçu pour la 2ème année consécutive le prix de la Destination internationale la plus romantique. Cette année le prix est revenu à Paris. Les candidats, qui pouvaient concourir pour 19 types de prix, […]

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Jun
16

70 years of Le Monde

The discussion between journalist-author Florence Noiville and writer Rana Dasgupta at the Oxford Bookstore CP, New Delhi, co-organized by the Book office of the Institut français en Inde, celebrated 70 years of existence of France’s most circulated daily Le Monde. An entrepreneur, an owner of the chain of Oxford Bookstores, a francophile and a dedicated […]

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May
8

From Arikamedu to Pondicherry

A conference on history at the Alliance française de Pondichéry, by Mr. JBP More threw light on some notions and theories that have been passed over the generations without any evidence. Mr. JBP More is an internationally known historian who is considered as a leading specialist of the French colonial history in India. An authority […]

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 ...