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    Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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    Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

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    Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    In the words of Lee Strasberg, “Art is longer than life … if we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” Films are a medium which allow us a glimpse of this greatness – not only by creating worlds of make-believe but also through onscreen performances which have become iconic. Indeed, it is a […]

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  • A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café

    Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    As a people, Indians are no strangers to gathering over a steaming cup of tea or coffee to discuss issues which matter to them. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently elevated this concept to the next level by introducing Café Philo as a regular cultural event in its café. Inspired by the model of the French philosopher Marc Sautet, […]

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    Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has the tripartite mission of teaching French, disseminating French culture and building friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Individual Alliances often go above and beyond the call of duty to offer customised services catering to local demands. Given their expertise in the French language, it […]

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    AF Network Gears Up For Bonjour India 2017-18

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India recently reunited at Delhi in the beginning of May – on the the list of priorities was the upcoming festival Bonjour India 2017-18. With the overall theme of Innovation. Creativity. Partnership, Bonjour India is a series of events that  will take place at several locations across the Indian subcontinent from […]

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    And off to France she goes !

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The winner of the India-Nepal leg of the 2017 edition of Dis-Moi Dix mots is Srutha Keerthi Tangella – a talented student from Alliance Française Hyderabad. Her entry – a video inspired by the 10 words shortlisted for this year’s edition of the competition – has won her a return flight ticket to Paris! An interview with her […]

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    Faites vos études en France!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Ancien élève de l’institution d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche la plus prestigieuse de France (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm), Dr Bertrand de Hartingh a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université Paris Sorbonne avec les plus grands honneurs. Chercheur, écrivain et diplomate, il a vécu et travaillé dans de nombreux pays américains, européens et asiatiques pour […]

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    Giving French a Hundred Percent!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Maitreyi Pillai – a precocious 17-year old student of Alliance Française de Bombay – recently did the institution proud by securing a 100% in her French paper for the HSC exams. An interview with her is reproduced below: Bonjour! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I am Maitreyi Pillai and I am 17 years […]

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    Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Short + Sweet 2014 © Alliance Française of Madras
Aug
6

Théâtre Express

Du 5 au 27 juillet 2014 se déroulait à l’Alliance Française de Madras la 4ème édition du festival de théâtre Short + Sweet, dont l’originalité réside dans son format, les pièces présentées ne devant pas dépasser les 10 minutes. Inauguré à Sydney en 2002, ce festival de théâtre express a vu son succès grandir d’année […]

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Jul
28

France volontaires

France Volontaires, a French organisation of professional volunteers, will be organizing an hour of conversation about their work at India will be held at Café Zoe, Mumbai on 29th July at 6 pm for this occasion, followed by a photo exhibition of the work done across the world. Born in October 2009, France Volontaires has been supporting, for […]

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Jul
28

Le Tour de France à Bangalore !

Tandis que le monde avait les yeux rivés sur le Brésil et  la Coupe du Monde, du 05 juillet au 27 juillet, près de 200 cyclistes de plusieurs continents/pays participent au Tour de France, une course à vélo de 3664 kilomètres durant trois semaines. A cette occasion, l’Alliance française de Bangalore et Bums on the Saddle […]

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Jul
23

Pre-departure Session for France

At 5 pm on 17th July, Campus France, held a Pre-departure session for students planning to go to France at Mumbai. The same Pre-Departure session was held at various Campus France centres cross India in the first half of July, 2014. The Pre-Departure sessions were held in centres all across India this month. They were […]

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Vu en Inde

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May
25

The sense of place of Pondicherry

Mr Jean-Marin Schuh, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of France in India, the Institut Français en Inde, and Roli Books together presented Pondicherry, a photo essay by noted French photographer Mr Sebastian Cortés on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at the Residence of France New Delhi. Article écrit par l’Institut Français en Inde – département […]

Installation by Subodh Kerkar
May
10

Sights and sounds of Spring

Spring: Nature-Prakriti -Qudrat was the theme celebrated by the 4th edition of Chandigarh Art & Heritage Festival that kicked off on 24th of April bringing together performing, literary and visual arts spread across the ‘City Beautiful’. The festival closed on the 28th of April. ‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’, […]

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May
2

French theater, made in India

Three french actresses based in India got together for The Seed Giver, a dance-drama production organized by Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum based on the autobiographical story of Violette Ailhaud. The novelty of the theme received wide acclaims. More than a dance-drama, the play is in effect, a powerful combination of narration and dance. Superb narration in […]

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
Apr
16

Flâneries à la NGMA de Bangalore

La Galerie Nationale d’Art Moderne (National Gallery of Modern Art-NGMA) de Bangalore située à Manikyavelu Mansion est un exemple classique de l’architecture coloniale, étendue sur trois acres et demi. Deux étudiants à l’entrée de NGMA En entrant, vous vous retrouvez dans une salle dédiée à l’art traditionnel – en particulier les peintures traditionnelles de Tanjore […]

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Apr
3

Flâneries à Bangalore

Brigade Road dans les années 50 Brigade Road actuellement La ville de Bangalore a subi une transformation étonnante au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, l’éveillant de sa torpeur et de son titre de ville “des retraités”. A l’origine une petite station de montagne endormie, aux températures clémentes, connue comme le paradis des retraités, elle est […]

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Mar
30

There is more than meet the eye

Young students of two international schools join hands to organize an eye camp to screen eye defects in a local down market area of Indore. A few weeks ago, the Malwa Mill area was the centre of a lot of activity. People from Malwa mill area, Musakhedi and Patnipura descended in huge numbers towards the Malwa mill in Indore. Indeed, the local residents […]

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 ...