• 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

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Jan
7

In Light He Trusts!

Early Dec 2015, Marko 93, a French graffiti artist and light painter wrapped up his India tour that spanned 10 cities over 45 odd days – Delhi, Chandigarh, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Bombay, Trivandrum, Chennai and Pondicherry. This tour was organized by the Alliance Française de Bangalore for the Alliance Française India network. Marko hails from District 93 […]

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Ariane Mnouchkine
Jan
6

The World Is Her Stage – Mnouchkine at Puducherry

An iconic figure in European theatre, Ariane Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and remains its artistic and stage director to the present day. The only female winner of the international Ibsen award, she has toured the entire world with her company and has encountered every conceivable language and culture. In turn, […]

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Jan
6

Stagiaire Speaks – Julie Menat at Alliance Française de Bhopal

For several years, the 14 Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal have strived towards creating a real dialogue and meaningful exchange across local and French cultures. This is achieved by teaching the French language and through diverse cultural and educational initiatives. Every year, these fourteen Alliances host stagiares or interns from France for different job […]

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Jan
1

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Calcutta

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici According to  a study by the bank Natixis which was published in the magazine Forbes, French is expected to become the most spoken language in the world, ahead of English and Mandarin, largely to its strong foothold in the most economically dynamic zones of the world. After English, French […]

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Vu en Inde

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Dec
4

Homosexualité: l’Inde avance à petit pas

Pour sa quatrième édition, la Gay Pride à New Delhi a coloré comme une trainée de poudre les rues de la capitale, de Barakhamba Road-Tolstoy Marg à Jantar Mantar, ce dimanche 25 novembre. L’occasion de revenir sur cet événement politique allié à un déferlement de couleurs, de sourires et d’espoirs. Réunion à 11h30. Une dizaine […]

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Nov
30

Gitanjali à Pondichéry

Un nouveau prix littéraire Franco-Indien dans le cadre d’un festival aura lieu à Pondichéry  pour enrichir les relations culturelles entre les deux pays.  Nommé en référence à l’ouvrage de Rabindranath Tagore qui fut le premier écrivain indien à recevoir le prix Nobel de littérature en 1913, le prix Gitanjali célébrera pour la première fois l’expression […]

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Nov
29

Bonjour India Bonjour 2013

New Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI) : A mega festival highlighting friendship and cultural exchanges between France and India in diverse fields will be held across 14 cities in the country, beginning January next year. Art, literature, cinema, education, sports, fashion, architecture, photography and performing arts are the focus of Bonjour India that continues till April next year. […]

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Nov
20

French Ecology Minister’s visit to Hyderabad

Hyderabad city stirred and woke up for the United Nations Bio-Diversity conference in October 2012. New roads were laid, trees and flowering bushes sprouted up on the dividers between the roads, colourful murals by young artists emerged on the sides of the flyovers and the whole city was spruced up to welcome foreign delegates from […]

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Nov
16

Les enfants de Kovalam

La Sebastian Indian Social Project (SISP), une organisation non-gouvernementale belge, s’est donné la mission de réintégrer les enfants démunis et déscolarisés sur la côte touristique de Kovalam (Kerala). Cette initiative a ouvert de  nombreux débouchés aux habitants locaux.  cours aux SISP Située à Kovalam, lieu touristique mondialement connu pour sa plage, ses cocotiers et ses […]

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Nov
3

Subho Bijoya

“Gigantesque, grandiose, incroyable !” Après avoir assisté à son premier puja à Kolkata (Calcutta) lors du célèbre festival consacrée à Durga, déesse de l’hindouisme, Aditi André (chargée de communication à l’AF du Bengale) qui vit et travaille dans la ville depuis bientôt cinq mois, vient relater ces jours de fête de la capitale du Bengale Ouest. Vous […]

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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 ...