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    Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18, more than 100 programmes, events and projects will be organised in over 30 cities across India from November 2017 to February 2018. These events celebrate the linkages between France and India along with laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Figuring prominently amongst these events was the tour of Erik Truffaz and […]

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  • Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

    Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

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    A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Thanks to Bonjour India 2017-18, France’s most gifted and well-known cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton came to India for a multicity tour piloted by Alliance Française de Delhi. Renowned for her talent and creativity, Sonia brought her initiative Odyssey to the subcontinent. This project, previously conducted in the Mediterranean, involves the musician incorporating a landscape of sounds recorded in situ […]

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 Ben Arie Dagovitch, Darlini Singh Kaul and Max Shchedrovitzki at the Tansen Music Festival

    Calico Ensemble at Tansen Music Festival

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

    There are several musical traditions around the world which are strongly rooted in specific contexts. For some time now, musicians have been trying to build bridges across these traditions and have created a multitude of new soundscapes in the process. One such group – the Calico Ensemble – recently played for packed audiences on Dec 23, […]

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  • Gérard Gréverand (Directeur, AF Pondichéry)

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Pondichéry !

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Je m’appelle Gérard Gréverand. J’ai longtemps habité en Normandie où j’ai suivi mes études universitaires jusqu’au doctorat à l’Université de Rouen, en Normandie. J’ai ensuite quitté cette région avec mon épouse et mes deux garçons, Martin et Robin, pour le Sud-ouest de la France. Professeur de Lettres pendant une vingtaine d’années, j’ai également animé de […]

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  • The Closing Ceremony of the Residency

    Indo-European Residency at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Art transcends boundaries, builds bridges and helps bring people together. It is for this reason that the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal take a keen interest in nurturing artists and providing them a platform to display their works. To highlight the collaborative and transformative potential of the Arts, Alliance Française du Bengale recently participated in […]

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    Surgical Innovations at AF Bhopal

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The intertwined disciplines of Surgery and Transplantation have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Reduced mortality, shorter recovery periods and minimal scarring have become established norms. Given that both France and India are pioneers in the medical field, it was only a matter of time before the two decided to come […]

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  • Frédéric Beigbeder

    Frédéric Beigbeder charms the crowd

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, the internationally acclaimed French writer and literary critic Frédéric Beigbeder participated in the eighth edition of Tata Literature Live! from Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai). Tata Literature Live! happens to be one of India’s most prestigious and well-attended literary festivals – […]

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    Bonjour India Opens at Amber Fort

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    November 18, 2017 was a momentous day which marked the culmination of months of preparation! It was on this day that the 2017-18 iteration of Bonjour India was inaugurated with much pomp at Ganesh Pol in Amber Fort at Jaipur. The inuaguration was graced by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France), […]

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  • The AF Chandigarh Media Library Gets a Makeover!

    AF Chandigarh’s Multimedia Library Gets an Upgrade

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just centres which teach French. They are also crucial points of contact which offer windows to French cultures in a subcontinent which is not francophone. As such, the Multimedia Libraries of the network serve as little oases – offering resources which enable francophiles to pursue their […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Mar
16

For Piloot, the sky is the limit!

Like all Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal, the Alliance Française de Delhi takes great pride in promoting intercultural interaction between the subcontinent and France. Towards this end, AF Delhi will be organizing a 5-city tour of the experimental jazz group P I L O O T from April 30, 2016 to May 13, 2016. The trio will perform at […]

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Richard Rowland and Clement Dagneaux of Atelier Koé at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Photo Credit: Bindu P Murali
Mar
9

Atelier Koé – A Life Close To Nature

In today’s day and age, people are increasingly aware of the environmental degradation caused by the reckless exploitation of natural resources. Global and local initiatives that promote sustainable living are seen as the only way forward. Atelier Koé (pronounced ko-ay) is one such venture founded by the French architects Richard Rowland and Hippolyte Gilabert in 2013. The current team also includes Clément […]

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"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"
Mar
2

Climate – State of Emergency!

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

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Leïla Urvoy, the Service Civique Teacher, conducting a French Class at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Feb
23

Leïla Urvoy – An original profile at Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Under the aegis of the Fondation Alliance Française, the global network of Alliance Françaises are charged with the mission of promoting French language and culture. Like their counterparts around the world, the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal collaborate with various like-minded organisations – global and local, French and foreign – to accomplish this mission. An […]

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Vu en Inde

footsbarn
Feb
12

Prospero au Kerala

D.Reghoothaman, comédien et directeur du centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum collabore avec le Footsbarn Travelling Theatre à la production de Indian Tempest. Entretien Né en 1992 à l’initiative de deux amoureux de théâtre, D.Reghoothaman et S.Ajayan, le centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum a une longue association avec la France. En 1995, après leur première rencontre […]

culturalcrossingkerala
Feb
12

Pattanam : point de rencontres

Les recherches archéologiques des fouilles de Patttanam mettent en lumière des découvertes importantes dans l’histoire du Kerala. P.J. Cherian, archéologue, nous en parle pendant une conférence organisée autour de ce sujet. Le Kerala Council for Historical Research, organisation qui mène des recherches archéologiques, a franchi des étapes importantes montrant une période dynamique dans l’histoire du […]

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Feb
8

Chalo Chennai

The Asian Conference of French Teachers The International Federation of the Teachers of the French language is organising its 3rd Regional Conference of its committee for the Asia-Pacific region from the 13th to 17th February 2013 in Chennai, on the theme, “ French in the Asia-Pacific : The passion and the reason”. The committee for […]

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Feb
8

Kala Ghoda Festival Art

Do you know which the biggest festival of Mumbai is? Well, it is Kala Ghoda Art Festival. Kala Ghoda association organizes it every year from the first Saturday of February till the next Sunday in Kala ghoda area of south Mumbai. This year, it will bring Mumbai into life from 2nd to 10th February. Being […]

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Feb
4

Duras m’a donné ma voix théâtrale

Eric Vigner a consacré sa vie et son travail depuis dix ans à l’œuvre de Marguerite Duras. En Inde durant le festival Bonjour India, il met en scène Gates to India Song, pièce de théâtre fondée sur le roman Le Vice-Consul et sur le film India Song de Marguerite Duras. Entretien avec Cléa Chakraverty.   Quelle a été votre première […]

Maharashtra
Jan
25

La débrouille en Inde

Avez vous entendu parler des concepts de “DIY”( Do It Yourself) encore appelé “jugaad”en Inde?  Jugaad se traduit en français par “débrouille”… Ca tombe bien, tel est le sujet du documentaire de Sebastian Perez, l’un des chefs de file de la série “Les Nouveaux Explorateurs” sur Canal + en France. Etil découvre que la débrouille, en […]

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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 ...