• Sheryn Mulla (right) with Alain Zayan (Director, AF Bombay) and Laurent Elisio Bordier (Academic Director, AF Bombay)

    Sheryn Mulla – a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Up to two hundred recipients are conferred the honour of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France every year.  This award was established to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Arts and Literature or to the propagation of these fields. One of the recipients of this year’s award was Alliance […]

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  • The musician Aditya Gandhi

    Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    In a globalised world, music truly knows no bounderies! Indeed, music is created, distributed and consumed in radically different ways today as compared to even a few decades ago. Over the past century, Classical Music has merged with Folk Music, Jazz, Popular Music, and many other artistic styles thereby creating a whole new contemporary language. […]

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  • Sylvain Choin (Director, AF Chandigarh) flanked by Chander Malhotra (left) and Hardit Singh (right) at the Inauguration of the festival

    Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    According to the celebrated cartoonist Hemant Morparia, “If journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, then cartoons are surely its first laugh!”. It is not for nothing that comics are recognised as the Ninth Art in France. As a form of artistic expression, not only can they amuse and entertain but can also be […]

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    Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Pune récompense les meilleurs étudiants de chaque niveau (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) qui ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats au DELF/DALF lors de la Student Awards. Un prix spécial est réservé au meilleur élève du C1 : en 2016, il s’agissait d’un voyage d’une semaine en France ! La gagnante de […]

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    The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Music runs in their blood – literally! The Ranganathan Trio consists of three prodigious brothers – Ravi (cello), Ajay (violin), and Théo (piano) – who have caught the fancy of the Western Classical music world. On a fortuitous day twelve years ago, the brothers of Polish-Indian descent decided to start playing as a piano trio […]

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  • One of the artworks on display

    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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  • The Concluding Ceremony of African Development Bank's 52nd Annual Meeting

    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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Nos Alliances françaises

Le Maharajah Bhupinder Singh avec les généraux belges sur le front
Aug
13

Les soldats indiens durant la grande guerre

À l’occasion du centenaire du début de la première guerre mondiale (août 1914), l’Alliance Française de Bombay en collaboration avec le Goethe Institut – Max Muller Bhavan, organise une exposition photographique sur les soldats indiens qui sera inaugurée le 18 août 2014. La Première Guerre Mondiale qui commence en août 1914 s’explique par de nombreuses […]

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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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

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Mar
21

Littérature tamoule

La littérature tamoule, un trésor inconnu,  vient d’être édité par la maison d’édition pondichérienne Kailash. L’auteur, David Anoussamy, juge à la retraite,  illustre personnage de Pondichéry, a baigné dans une double culture et a su, avec une grande sagesse et une grande humilité chérir, apprécier et bien sûr observer avec lucidité tous les aspects  de cette littérature. Rencontre. Pourquoi […]

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 ...