• 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, […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • eriktruffaz@Hamzat_Djenat-1-1024x683

    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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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, […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More

Nos Alliances françaises

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 […]

Read More
modi et hollande
Feb
5

Hello Mr. President!

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici It was with great pleasure that the Alliance Françaises in Chandigarh and Delhi welcomed François Hollande, the President of France since 2012. President Hollande was on a high-octane visit to India as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2016. For this 3-day trip, he was […]

Read More
_MG_1756-1
Jan
21

French Neo-Circus in India

The Alliance Française network in India kicks off the cultural program for 2016 with a Neo-Circus tour by the French company “Tour de Cirque”. The group is on a 6 city tour starting in Bangalore on 20th January, going through the Alliance Françaises in Trivandrum, Pune, Chandigarh and Calcutta, and ending in Delhi on 31st January. […]

Read More
IMG_5552web
Jan
20

No Purring, This Katz Roars!

As part of its cultural programmation, Alliance Française of Madras will be piloting a tour of the highly acclaimed French singer Juliette Katz for the Alliance Françaises in Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Trivandrum from January 29 to February 6, 2016. The tour will kick-start with a high-octane performance at Chennai being organised in collaboration with Saint Gobain as AFM […]

Read More

Vu en Inde

lucknow2
Jan
14

Une princesse raconte

Kénizé Mourad a hérité de son héroine Lucknowi la verve, la fougue et l’allure. Du moins on l’imagine car la begum Hazrat Mahal n’a pas laissé beaucoup de traces de son passage, contrairement à sa créatrice qui, elle, a publié quatre romans de fiction et travaille aujourd’hui sur un cinquième se déroulant à Lahore. Rencontre […]

shaniwar-wada-prasad-dharmadhikari6
Dec
25

Back to Poona :Economics of Heritage

 « Malls are the only thing we create today and they lack of vibrancy » glisse un membre de l’ONG INTACH, the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage, au cours de sa présentation sur la ville de Pune, dans le cadre du séminaire Economics on Heritage.  Triste constat, légèrement provocateur, certainement afin de déranger un […]

Mediatheque de Pau
Dec
18

Panjim, au carrefour de l’architecture

Du 26 au 30 novembre s’est tenu à Goa le programme Architecture Résidence organisé par l’Institut Français en Inde. Le Goa College of Architecture a ainsi reçu l’architecte français Patrick Rubin en charge de l’Atelier Canal et enseignant à l’École d’Architecture de la ville et des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée. Retour sur une semaine riche en […]

mag poterie1
Dec
17

E(art)h forms

The historic and beautiful Gauhar Mahal of Bhopal was a transformed sight during the last week of November 2012. The recently concluded “Potters’ Market” brought together potters from across the country and was a treat for the artist, the connoisseur and the layman in equal measure. Clay has somehow always attracted man, across centuries, from […]

Marché aux fleurs de Calcutta
Dec
10

Le marché aux fleurs de Calcutta

Kolkata (Calcutta) cache bien des secrets. Et c’est l’un d’eux que j’ai découvert lors de ma première et aventureuse sortie en ville… Ballade par Tara Dornier qui travaille à l’Alliance Française du Bengale. Qui pourrait croire que, le long de la ligne de chemin de fer, sous le pont de Howrah, se trouve le plus […]

les habitants des zones voisines se rassemblent pour voir le spectacle
Dec
7

Hingot war, de la foi à la folie

Près d’Indore, au Madhya Pradesh, le festival « Hingot » une bataille jouée grandeur nature à renfort de vraie poudre à canon, est associé à une croyance religieuse fervente qui fait chaque année plusieurs blessés. Malgré ses efforts redoublés, l”administration n’a pas réussi à  persuader les villageois d’abandonner cette célébration violente. C’est un étrange mélange d’ignorance et de […]

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 ...