• Lucknow

    Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Lucknow is much more than the capital of Uttar Pradesh – it is a thriving metropolis, a vibrant cultural hub and the home of Alliance Française de Lucknow – the youngest Alliance in the India-Nepal network! The city has been a centre of arts and learning since times immemorial and continues to be an important centre of governance, […]

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  • Metajingle

    Metajingle Brings People Together!

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

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  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

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  • Le Poème Harmonique on stage

    A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

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  • Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”

    Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

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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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  • SWA

    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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  • The Calico Ensemble comprising of (from left to right)
 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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Nos Alliances françaises

semaine de la francophonie
Mar
17

Semaine de la Francophonie 2016

La Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie a été créée en 1995 à l’initiative du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie qui représente 80 États et gouvernements. Elle est organisée chaque année autour du 20 mars, journée internationale de la francophonie. Cet événement […]

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photo - Copy
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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

frise3
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 […]

kgaf
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 […]

durasMeme2
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 […]

Kala Ghoda facade
Jan
18

Sur les traces du cheval noir

Promenade culinaire et visuelle à Kala Ghoda : la réhabilitation progressive de ce vieux quartier au sud de Bombay l’a transformé en haut lieu incontournable de la ville qui lui consacre un festival depuis 1999.  Bombay a désormais son « quartier Latin ». Niché dans un dédale de ruelles où branlent des câbles électriques et des panneaux à […]

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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 ...