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    Exploring Seamless Connections in Hyderabad

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    In tune with its commitment to nurturing local talent, Alliance Française Hyderabad recently hosted Seamless Connections – a solo show of works in acrylics and mixed-media by the expressionist artist Sabita Lakshmanan – in its gallery from March 23 to April 16. The President of AF Hyderabad, Daphne Rebello, inaugurated the show in the presence […]

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  • The Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival in progress

    Kathmandu Sways To The Beats of Gypsy Jazz

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    In its various iterations, Jazz has found resonance with listeners around the world. One such iteration is Gypsy Jazz whose origins can be traced to Jean “Django” Reinhardt – a guitarist who popularised the genre in Paris in the 1930s. Given the fact that Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, this school of music is often […]

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    Operatic Airs at Pune!

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

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  • An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh

    Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

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  • Jimy Berçon

    Apprendre à faire du kayak à Bhopal !

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Jimy Berçon s’est installé à Bhopal l’année dernière comme entraîneur de l’équipe nationale indienne de canoe/kayak de slalom. Voici un entretien avec lui : Bonjour, pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots ? Je m’appelle Jimy Berçon, j’ai 27 ans. Je viens des Alpes Française et j’adore le fromage. Quelle est la raison de votre venue à Bhopal ? […]

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  • Webster

    Rapping with a French Twist!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    As part of Francophonie celebrations and in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India, the Senegalese-Quebecois rapper Webster performed for packed audiences in Mumbai (Mar 17), Bangalore (Mar 19), Chandigarh (Mar 22), and Delhi (Mar 23). Several workshops were also organised as part of this tour with sessions focusing on Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and francophone heritage. […]

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  • Tritha Electric

    Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

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    Jazz with a gypsy touch!

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    As a genre, jazz encompasses several distinct styles – each rooted in specific contexts and with their own unique histories. While certain schools of Jazz enjoy immense popularity around the world, others are appreciated only in small pockets. Gypsy Jazz happens to be one such style which has largely remained unnoticed in India despite an […]

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  • The musicians on stage at Trivandrum

    Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

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  • Patricia Poupon (Director, AF Bombay) at the inauguration of the exhibition along with the artist and Tapan Bhowmik (Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation)

    Tigers Speak At AF Bhopal

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Bhopal regular supports artists – both seasoned and amateur – by providing them a reputed platform for their works. This month, the AF Bhopal gallery gave voice to the cause of conservation by hosting an exhibition on the mighty tigers. Entitled The Tiger Speaks, the exhibition […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Apr
14

Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal Reunite!

Like all Alliances Françaises around the world, the network  of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal are charged with the triple mission of spreading French language, Francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Given the diversity of this region, each Alliance works in different ways and initiates different programs to cater to […]

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Apr
12

What’s Cooking at AF Bangalore?

Learning a language is not just about speaking it but also getting familiar with the nuances of its culture. It is for this reason that the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal do not just teach French – they are actively involved in building bridges between the cultures of the subcontinent and France. In the process, many partnerships […]

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Apr
12

Pieds au plancher, s’il vous plaît!

Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie, l’Alliance Française de Bombay a piloté la tournée du Pied de la Pompe en Inde – un trio qui, sur scène, joue aussi bien des doigts que des pieds! Gérome Briard tient le chant, la guitare, les séquences et une batterie […]

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The Leading Photograph for the Exhibition "The Play of Light"
Photo Credits: Ajay Bhatia
Mar
29

The Play Of Light – Towards An Exhibition!

Born on October 6, 1887, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris – better known as Le Corbusier – was a giant of 20th century architecture. The imprint of his radical re-imagination of urban life can be found in cities as varied as Brasília and New York. In a fitting tribute to commemorate the maestro’s 50th death anniversary, Alliance Française de Chandigarh will […]

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Vu en Inde

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Mar
7

An new Indo-French satellite

France and India have joined hands for the second time to successfully launch their satellite SARAL into orbit from the Sriharikota spaceport. The twenty-third mission of the PSLV or Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle of ISRO resulted in launching successfully SARAL, the Indo-French satellite and six others into their orbits in space on 25th February 2013 […]

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Feb
13

Borotalpada pour une nuit de théâtre

Les quatre premières éditions du festival Nuit du théâtre se sont tenues à Mexico. La 5ème édition s’est déplacée en Inde à Borotalpada Santal, village tribal du Bengale Occidental tout comme la dernière édition qui a eu lieu durant la nuit du 9 février 2012. Pourquoi ce festival s’appelle-t-il la nuit du théâtre ? Qu’attendre d’une telle […]

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Feb
12

Prospero au Kerala

D.Reghoothaman, comédien et directeur du centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum collabore avec le Footsbarn Travelling Theatre à la production de Indian Tempest. Entretien Né en 1992 à l’initiative de deux amoureux de théâtre, D.Reghoothaman et S.Ajayan, le centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum a une longue association avec la France. En 1995, après leur première rencontre […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ...