• The Michelin-starred chef Richard Toix

    Richard Toix cooks up a storm at AF Chandigarh !

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    It has been said that food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes! In 2010, UNESCO classified France’s gastronomy as ‘an intangible cultural heritage of humanity’. To celebrate the same, the Fête de la Gastronomie was officially launched in 2011 and is organised from September 22 to 24 every year. In Paris, this translates into a series of events which […]

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  • Students from AF Chandigarh during the séjour linguistique in France

    France – a dream that became a reality !

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Students come in large numbers to Alliance Française de Chandigarh to get a glimpse of France and to learn – as they call it – the language of love, French! It is a cherished dream for students of all levels, whether a beginner at A1 or a proficient speaker at C1, to immerse themselves in French culture. […]

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    François Chat Juggles His Way to People’s Hearts!

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Actor. Dancer-Juggler. Stage Director. François Chat clearly is an artist who juggles different modes of artistic expression with equal aplomb. He describes his performances as indisciplinary – a curious play on the words interdisciplinary and indisciplined which captures the essence of his artistic creation. Much like an indisciplined pupil, François revels in the chaos of […]

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  • Bengale - Filmmaking Workshop

    Behind the Lens at AF du Bengale

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    It isn’t easy to create magic on screen! It takes the perfect harmony of an actor’s performance, sound, lighting, framing and editing amongst other factors to create that special moment. To acquaint people with the intricacies of the process and to help them create their own short films, Alliance Française du Bengale will be organising the second […]

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    AF Ahmedabad launches an environmentally conscious Boomerang

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    We live in a world in which environmental degradation, large-scale extinction and unprecedented climate change are not textbook concepts but lived realities. It is imperative that we, as a species, join hands to combat these problems before it is too late. Both France and India recognise the seriousness of the threat and have been long-term […]

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  • Lorenzo Naccarato Trio Photo Credits : Patrick Fabre

    Jazzing it up with Lorenzo Naccarato Trio!

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    The famous composer George Jacob Gershwin claimed that life, like jazz, is best when one improvises – a concept that is acutely embodied by the Lorenzo Naccarato Trio! The trio focuses on what they call kinematic jazz in the sense that the notion of movement is central to their musical exploration. The band was founded […]

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    Learning 2.0 with Alliance Française’s New Online Tool

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Read this article in French/Lire cet article en français Announced in 2015 by the Fondation Alliance Française, the pedagogic aspect of the project Alliance 2020 aims – amongst other things – at evolving the courses offered and the recurring training of Alliances Françaises around the world by using digital technology. By proposing an online tool for […]

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    Entretien avec la première responsable de Campus France-Indore

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Campus France est l’opérateur du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du développement internationale en charge de la promotion de l’enseignement supérieur français. En Inde, 13 Espaces Campus France sont présents à Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Jaipur et Indore. Les Responsables de ces Espaces sont chargés de présenter l’offre de formations française, d’orienter et d’accompagner […]

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    No Rain over AF Bombay’s Parade!

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    The monsoons of Mumbai are legendary – and not in the way Barney Stinson uses the word! For a city known for the resilience of its denizens, nothing quite brings Mumbai to a halt like a downpour – trains get delayed, roads get blocked and appointments are rescheduled. The rainy season in Mumbai presents a […]

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  • 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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Nos Alliances françaises

modi et hollande
Feb
11

Bonjour Monsieur le Président!

Read the full article in English here Les Alliance Françaises de Chandigarh et de Delhi ont récemment eu le grand plaisir d’accueillir François Hollande, président de la République Française depuis 2012. Le président Hollande était cette année l’invité d’honneur de la 67 ème fête de la République Indienne. Pour cette visite de 3 jours, il a été accompagné par Laurent Fabius , […]

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Sep
25

Slam workshop à Kolkata

En juillet et août 2014, deux stagiaires de l’Alliance Française du Bengale ont animé un atelier de slam, trois heures par semaine pendant deux mois avec deux objectifs : enseigner la langue française d’une autre manière et découvrir un mode artistique de plus en plus populaire en France. Le slam est un art à la croisée de la poésie, du théâtre et de la musique ; une façon […]

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matunga
Sep
17

Heritage Days

European Heritage Days (les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) are a series of events that take place in September, commemorating Europe’s common heritage. During these set of days, countries in Europe give free access to museums and other historical sites. On this occasion, the Alliance Française has organized a series of events. Initiated in France in […]

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Sep
15

Yôkaï: Experience Music in Colour with Anne Paceo

Anne Paceo, a leading figure of the contemporary Jazz scene in France will be visiting Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh and Delhi between the 19 and 24 September as a part of her India tour. An accomplished performer, Paceo has already performed in over 36 different countries, been the recipient of several prestigious prizes including “Victoire de la Musique” […]

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Vu en Inde

intouchables
Jul
31

Intouchables in India

French Film Intouchables releases in India on 13th July, 2012. Intouchables, a comedy by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache will be released in India on July 13, 2012. This French film, based on a true story, starring Francois Cluzet as aristocrat Philippe and Omar Sy as ghetto dweller Driss is a heart warming tale of friendship, life […]

Mircea Eliade
Jul
23

Echos roumains à Kolkata

Qui aurait pu penser à une quelconque relation entre la Roumanie, la France et l’Inde : ces trois pays qui sont culturellement tellement différents  et géographiquement si éloignés? De Mircea Eliade à Constantin Brancusi, Mihaela Gligor, chercheuse scientifique dans le département de philosophie de l’Académie Roumaine, relève le défi avec brio. Lundi 9 juillet, elle nous […]

Soirée d'honneur
Jun
30

“Ishk in Paris” avec Isabelle Adjani

Soirée en l’honneur d’Isabelle Adjani en présence de Son Excellence M. François Richier, Ambassadeur de France en Inde, à l’occasion du tournage du film ISHK IN PARIS. Pour célébrer la présence à Bombay de l’actrice Isabelle Adjani, qui tourne actuellement dans le film de Bollywood ISHK IN PARIS, Son Excellence M. François Richier, Ambassadeur de […]

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May
25

The sense of place of Pondicherry

Mr Jean-Marin Schuh, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of France in India, the Institut Français en Inde, and Roli Books together presented Pondicherry, a photo essay by noted French photographer Mr Sebastian Cortés on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at the Residence of France New Delhi. Article écrit par l’Institut Français en Inde – département […]

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 […]

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 ...