• The Panel Discussion in Progress

    Discussing Culture at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Nepal has always existed at an interesting crossroads of sorts with India, China, Tibet, the Islamic world, and Europe. Over the years, this rich diversity of identities has given birth to several cross-cultural intersections. However, in the contemporary context of accelerated globalization, multiculturalism has gone international at an unprecedented scale and become starkly different. It is becoming increasingly important to create […]

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  • Anaïs Dassonneville avec quelques étudiantes

    Nouvelle responsable à l’AF Indore

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    La nouvelle responsable de l’Alliance Française d’Indore, annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bhopal – vient de s’installer à Indore. Un entretien avec elle : Pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Anaïs, j’ai 25 ans. J’ai fait des études de lettres modernes avant de poursuivre en master de didactique des langues étrangères. J’ai commencé à enseigner dans mon […]

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    Mirrors of The Soul at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française du Bengale has carved a niche for itself in the metropolis of Kolkata. Apart from being a French language-learning institute of repute, the organisation is also recognised as an active and engaged cultural centre. It is within this framework that the ambitious Theatre Adda program was launched in collaboration with […]

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  • A photo from the exhibition 'Nepali Portraits and Landscapes' at AF Kathmandu

    Capturing Nepal – One Photo at a Time!

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    A photo is a unique cultural artefact in the sense that it captures a moment in time. In doing so, it reveals the beauty and poetry of life by holding it still. This philosophy is encapsulated in the photography of Eric Huynh who highlights the everyday lives of ordinary people through his lens. Alliance Française de […]

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  • A sculpture by Tushar Sawant

    ‘Rhythm of Expression’ at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Part of the mission of an Alliance Française is to encourage local artists by giving them a platform to showcase their work. Within this framework, Alliance française de Bhopal recently hosted Rhythm of Expression – an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Tushar Sawant. Inaugurated on May 4, 2018 by the eminent artist Akhilesh Varma, the exhibition drew […]

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  • The Pre-Departure Session at Pondicherry. Seated in the front row are

    Destination : France!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    France is widely recognised for the quality and accessibility of its education system. In fact, the country receives the third highest number of international students after the US and the UK. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students are increasingly opting for Europe’s most innovative country as their preferred educational destination. Moving to another country for […]

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    Délégué général’s rendez-vous at AF Bhopal!

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Alliance Francaise de Bhopal recently had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Jean-François Ramon (Délégué général of the Fondation Alliance Française for the India-Nepal region) and Ms. Aswathi Chandramohan (National representative for India of France Volontaires) on June 9, 2018. The primary goal of the visit was to discover the ‘City of Lakes’ and to meet […]

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  • My alliance

    Learning French gets an Upgrade With ‘My Alliance’

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    One year into the launch of My Alliance, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has not only embraced the online tool but also made it a crucial aspect of French language learning across the 15 Alliances and their respective annexes in the subcontinent. This distance-learning platform proposed by the Fondation Alliance Française […]

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  • Discovering some of the artworks on display

    Celebrating Bonalu at AF Hyderabad

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Much like their counterparts around the world, the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal exist at a curious intersection. While their mission is to promote francophone cultures in the subcontinent, they often become windows to local arts and cultures. Alliance Française Hyderabad recently found itself in a similar position when it hosted a thematic art […]

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    Reconnecting with the elements through BHU!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    In the collective imagination, martial arts are often linked to cultures of Eastern Asia. This is somewhat fallacious as different parts of the world have their own traditions of combat practices. The contemporary dance cum theatre performance Bhu takes inspiration from one such martial art – Kerala’s own Kalaripayattu – to eulogise Nature. The unique […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Jun
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Let’s Jam at AF Trivandrum!

The bimonthly Jam sessions are an integral part of the cultural mosaic of Alliance Française de Trivandrum. They are a part of an initiative entitled Focus sessions wherein interactive sessions focussing on one theme such as Science, Literature etc. are organized. The guiding principle of the Jam Sessions is fairly straightforward : organizing musical events in which random musicians […]

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May
27

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016

Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past six years, KASHISH is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with the approval of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. The festival attracts top-tier Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. KASHISH believes […]

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May
26

Young Talent Program at AF Bangalore

Along with being the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru can be also considered as an up-and-coming artistic hub. Indeed, many young artists are attempting to attract attention to their prodigious work in this metropolitan city. In the wake of its mission to promote culture, Alliance Française de Bangalore has decided to extend a helping hand to these creative geniuses […]

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The Jazz Trio at Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016
May
19

French Touch at Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv

The Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh is an unrivalled celebration in India. It is one of the four principal Kumbh Melas which are the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. The celebration takes place once every twelve years and is celebrated by taking a holy dip in the […]

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Vu en Inde

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Aug
5

Sugar and spice in orange city

What happens when a village boy comes to town to stay with distant relatives? What happens when you start a conversation with a stranger in the park? What happens when a famous film director loses his family? Or when you have to deal with hierarchy in the office? Ten writers pen down a story each, […]

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Jul
27

Les « Bad Boys » de Bollywood

Le cinéma indien, au cours de ces cent dernières années, a magnifié des reines tragiques, des rois de la comédie, des mariés aux beautés supérieures, des amants parfaits aux talents chorégraphiques  ou encore des mères courage au destin dramatique : voici donc des archétypes de Bollywood. Cette industrie a crée et crée toujours des personnages […]

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Jul
27

La fin du télégramme

Jetté dans l’ombre a l’ère des mails et des téléphones portables, ce service humble qu’était le télégramme a mis fin à ses jours, le 14 juillet dernier. En effet,le dernier télégramme en Inde a été envoyé ce jour-là marquant la fin d’un service vieux de 163 ans de fonctionnement. Lancé en 1850 par William O’Shaghnessy, […]

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Jul
5

Claire Denis à Pune

Claire Denis Bien connue du public français et international, la réalisatrice francaise Claire Denis est de passage en Inde, du 3 au 16 juillet pour animer un workshop auprès des étudiants en réalisation du Film and Television Institute of India de Pune (FTII).  Claire Denis a contribué au développement des engagements formels du cinéma français depuis les années 1980 assimilant des expériences cinématographiques de la Nouvelle Vague et les maîtres orientaux comme Yasujiro Ozu. Elle […]

La fête de la musique à Pune
Jul
4

Pune : une fête populaire

Pour la 11e Fête de la Musique à Pune (Inde), la Municipalité a rejoint les organisateurs habituels que sont l’Alliance Française de Pune et le Goethe Institut,  en donnant à l’événement une dimension nouvelle dès les premières heures du jour : les promeneurs et passants ont assisté à des concerts dans les jardins publics, le long des […]

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May
20

Destination Francophonie à Pondichéry

Destination francophonie, c’est l’émission de TV5MONDE sur l’actualité de la langue française dans le monde. Chaque semaine, Ivan Kabacoff (@dfrancophonie) vous emmène vers une nouvelle destination pour découvrir celles et ceux qui, par leur énergie et leur inventivité, font du français une langue vivante, dynamique, et en constante évolution. Donner une vision moderne et positive de la langue française et de la […]

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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 ...