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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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  • Jimy Berçon

    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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  • 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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May
27

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016

Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past six years, KASHISH is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with the approval of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. The festival attracts top-tier Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. KASHISH believes […]

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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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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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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 ! […]

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Sep
18

Costa-Gavras and Kamal Haasan to be felicitated

The 15th Mumbai Film Festival is drawing closer. Organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) and supported by the Department of Culture, Government of Maharashtra, the eight days of celebration of cinema will begin on the 17th October, 2013 and will continue till 24th October, 2013. This year, on the cards, are many […]

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Sep
6

Orfeo traversing the Ganges !

What can be better than music to get India and the West together ? And that is exactly what this unique production “Orfeo” is attempting to do as it is designed for both, the Indian as well as Western audience. The Orfeo production, co-produced by Akadêmia, The Neemrana Music Foundation and Cité de la Musique, in Paris, […]

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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 ...