• Webster

    Rapping with a French Twist!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    As part of Francophonie celebrations and in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India, the Senegalese-Quebecois rapper Webster performed for packed audiences in Mumbai (Mar 17), Bangalore (Mar 19), Chandigarh (Mar 22), and Delhi (Mar 23). Several workshops were also organised as part of this tour with sessions focusing on Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and francophone heritage. […]

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  • Tritha Electric

    Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

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    Jazz with a gypsy touch!

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    As a genre, jazz encompasses several distinct styles – each rooted in specific contexts and with their own unique histories. While certain schools of Jazz enjoy immense popularity around the world, others are appreciated only in small pockets. Gypsy Jazz happens to be one such style which has largely remained unnoticed in India despite an […]

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  • The musicians on stage at Trivandrum

    Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

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  • Patricia Poupon (Director, AF Bombay) at the inauguration of the exhibition along with the artist and Tapan Bhowmik (Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation)

    Tigers Speak At AF Bhopal

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Bhopal regular supports artists – both seasoned and amateur – by providing them a reputed platform for their works. This month, the AF Bhopal gallery gave voice to the cause of conservation by hosting an exhibition on the mighty tigers. Entitled The Tiger Speaks, the exhibition […]

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    Ephemeral Perfection With Hakanaï !

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    In Japanese, Hakanaï denotes something which is fleeting and delicate. An ancient word, it is written by combining the graphic characters symbolizing ‘man’ and ‘dream’. This symbolic convergence is the baseline of the 40-minute contemporary dance piece Hakanaï which explores the fragility of the human condition. As part of Bonjour India 2017-18 and in collaboration with […]

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  • Avec l'équipe de l'AF Delhi

    Visite du Président Macron à l’AF Delhi !

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    L’Alliance française de Delhi a eu le privilège de recevoir, samedi 10 mars 2018, le Président Français M. Emmanuel Macron ainsi que la Ministre Indienne des Affaires Etrangères Mme Sushma Swaraj. Au coeur de la galerie Romain Rolland, qui accueillait pour l’occasion l’exposition de l’Agence Française de Développement A world in common, les deux dignitaires ont […]

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  • Weight of Joy

    The Weight of Joy In India

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Despite the changes in the discourse surrounding people with disabilities, there continues to be a lot of stigma associated with this particular demographic. A differently-able person can often find themselves being treated like they are lesser-than and their identity being reduced to their disability. French choreographer Eric Languet’s contemporary dance project The Weight of Joy challenges these notions and […]

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    Sangâta – A Franco-Indian Creation By Thierry Pécou

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    Back in December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural organisation Kalasetu had launched a unique musical initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called [InChorus]. With the goal of promoting traditional South Asian Performing Arts, the initiative provides a coveted platform in the form of residencies, concerts and workshops […]

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  • A l'Alliance Française de Pondichéry, accueillies par Marie-Joëlle Primoguet (écharpe rose au centre de la photo)

    Lucknow rencontre Pondichéry

    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Un groupe de l’Alliance francaise de Lucknow en visite dans l’ancien comptoir français Le projet de la visite à Pondichéry, proposé par Rachna Sachdev, a été réalisé à la fin du mois de février. Six étudiantes de la plus récente Alliance Française en Inde, qui sont également des enseignantes dans les différentes écoles de Lucknow et […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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May
26

Young Talent Program at AF Bangalore

Along with being the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru can be also considered as an up-and-coming artistic hub. Indeed, many young artists are attempting to attract attention to their prodigious work in this metropolitan city. In the wake of its mission to promote culture, Alliance Française de Bangalore has decided to extend a helping hand to these creative geniuses […]

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The Jazz Trio at Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016
May
19

French Touch at Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv

The Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh is an unrivalled celebration in India. It is one of the four principal Kumbh Melas which are the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. The celebration takes place once every twelve years and is celebrated by taking a holy dip in the […]

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May
6

H(app)y Community at AF Bangalore

With the staggering development of technology, the global network of Alliances Françaises has incorporated a wide panoply of tools for the purpose of communication and sharing information. The Alliance Française de Bangalore is no different. Along with the traditional arsenal of posters, brochures, flyers and other print media, AF Bangalore now boasts of its own app for […]

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Apr
22

New Beginnings At Nashik

Much like their counterparts around the world, the network of the 14 Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is charged with the triple mission of spreading french language, francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. They are aided in this mission by roughly 10 annexes located in different parts of the subcontinent – each […]

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Vu en Inde

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Oct
23

Bombay est une drogue dure

Initialement paru dans Le Monde du 27 septembre 2013, cet article est écrit par Judith Oriol, attachée du Bureau du livre de l’Institut Français en Inde à l’occasion de la sortie de la traduction française du roman de Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis qui propose une histoire délirante de l’Inde à travers celle d’une fumerie d’opium. Une première […]

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Oct
18

Navrati, et les neuf nuits d’ivresse

Pendant neuf nuits, la ville d’Ahmedabad a une vie nocturne.  En effet, du samedi 5 octobre au dimanche 13 octobre a eu lieu l’un des plus grands festivals de danse du monde, Navrati. Célébré dans toute l’Inde,ce festival trouve son paroxysme dans le Gujarat où la fameuse danse, la Garba, en est l’élément principal. Zoom […]

manuchaoInde
Oct
15

Manu Chao in India

Manu Chao is a singer of French and Spanish (Basque, Galician) origin. Chao is a sensation who manages to sing his infectious tunes in no less than seven languages. For those playing at home: the list goes French, Spanish, English, Italian, Galician, Arabic and Portuguese. From his early work with the English- influenced rockabilly group Hot Pants to […]

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Sep
26

A la recherche du silence perdu

Gilles Le Breton vit à Ahmedabad depuis presque un an et nous propose dans cet article une description de la vieille ville, fondée en 1411 par le sultan Ahmed Shah. Ce centre historique regorge d’intérêts patrimoniaux à tel point qu’il est inscrit sur la liste indicative du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco depuis 2011. L’atout majeur […]

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Sep
21

Percussions pour la Paix

Le 21 septembre 2013, à Pune, l’association TaalInc propose un Drum circle géant pour célébrer le Jour mondial de la Paix. Portrait de son créateur et leader, Varun Venkit.  “We drum for peace, you, me, and all of us under the sun… We drum for unity and harmony. Come. Drum. Be One.” – Varun Venkit Varun […]

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Sep
20

The Delhi Photo Festival

Following the great success of India Photo Now, IPN 2008, a seminal project which served as a platform for photography in India in 2008, France is honoured to partner the Delhi Photo Festival in 2013, with a special participation of 15 French photographers for the second edition of this much sought after photographic rendez-vous ! […]

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 ...