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    Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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    Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

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    Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    In the words of Lee Strasberg, “Art is longer than life … if we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” Films are a medium which allow us a glimpse of this greatness – not only by creating worlds of make-believe but also through onscreen performances which have become iconic. Indeed, it is a […]

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  • A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café

    Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    As a people, Indians are no strangers to gathering over a steaming cup of tea or coffee to discuss issues which matter to them. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently elevated this concept to the next level by introducing Café Philo as a regular cultural event in its café. Inspired by the model of the French philosopher Marc Sautet, […]

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    Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has the tripartite mission of teaching French, disseminating French culture and building friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Individual Alliances often go above and beyond the call of duty to offer customised services catering to local demands. Given their expertise in the French language, it […]

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    AF Network Gears Up For Bonjour India 2017-18

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India recently reunited at Delhi in the beginning of May – on the the list of priorities was the upcoming festival Bonjour India 2017-18. With the overall theme of Innovation. Creativity. Partnership, Bonjour India is a series of events that  will take place at several locations across the Indian subcontinent from […]

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    And off to France she goes !

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The winner of the India-Nepal leg of the 2017 edition of Dis-Moi Dix mots is Srutha Keerthi Tangella – a talented student from Alliance Française Hyderabad. Her entry – a video inspired by the 10 words shortlisted for this year’s edition of the competition – has won her a return flight ticket to Paris! An interview with her […]

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    Faites vos études en France!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Ancien élève de l’institution d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche la plus prestigieuse de France (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm), Dr Bertrand de Hartingh a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université Paris Sorbonne avec les plus grands honneurs. Chercheur, écrivain et diplomate, il a vécu et travaillé dans de nombreux pays américains, européens et asiatiques pour […]

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    Giving French a Hundred Percent!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Maitreyi Pillai – a precocious 17-year old student of Alliance Française de Bombay – recently did the institution proud by securing a 100% in her French paper for the HSC exams. An interview with her is reproduced below: Bonjour! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I am Maitreyi Pillai and I am 17 years […]

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    Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Marching with Pride!
May
24

Beyond the Gender Binary

In India, Hijras (officially recognized as the third gender since 2014) have long been the recipients of a discordant variety of treatments from the population. Traditionally, they are sought for blessings during religious ceremonies and auspicious occasions. However, they are frequently victims of violence, discrimination and downright disdain in everyday life. Much like the wider LGBTQ community, […]

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May
13

To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

Head of the fluid experimental space Godrej India Culture Lab, Parmesh Shahani wears many hats with aplomb. A self-confessed curator of ideas and dot-connector, he is the Editor-at-large of Verve Magazine and a published author. A TED Senior Fellow (2017), a Yale World Fellow (2014) and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2014), he doesn’t just explore what […]

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A photo by Sumy Sadurni of the Dinka people who have scarification on their faces as a tribal feature. Part of the IWPA Exhibition 2017
May
10

The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

We live in a society which often teaches women to avert their eyes – to literally “look away”. As a result, innumerable worldviews are lost and with them the opportunity to engage with women’s issues. The International Women Photographers Award is part of the initiatives taken to remedy the situation. The exhibition is organised by Antidote Art and Design […]

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May
3

Une révolution musicale au parfum d’été

Le Canadien David Koczij (chanteur, batteur et percussioniste) et l’Alsacien Arthur Bacon (accordéoniste) se sont croisés pour la première fois en avril 2012 à Bruxelles. De cette rencontre fortuite est né le duo The Summer Rebellion. L’association des genres entre ces deux musiciens fonctionne redoutablement bien – la voix caverneuse de David balance des textes […]

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Vu en Inde

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Apr
7

Une plume française en Inde

Guillaume Delacroix vit à Bombay où il assure la correspondance de Mediapart pour l’Asie du Sud. Ingénieur diplômé de Sciences-Po et des Ateliers Varan (réalisation de films documentaires), il a travaillé douze ans aux Echos et a ensuite collaboré à plusieurs autres médias : Le Nouvel Observateur, Liaisons Sociales, La Tribune, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, Sky24, […]

Sylvain Rifflet
Apr
5

A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

Alliance Française de Bangalore recently set the hearts of music aficionados in the subcontinent aflutter when it announced that it was piloting the four-city tour of Sylvain Rifflet in India. The French composer, saxophonist and clarinettist is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Rifflet has performed or recorded with some of the most […]

Delhi Formation
Apr
5

Rêver, Voyager, Réaliser en France

Un projet de promotion du tourisme en France a été mis en place en s’appuyant sur les Alliances française de l’Inde. Chaque Alliance proposera à ses membres, ses étudiants et ses amis des documents pour préparer un voyage en France. Les médiathécaires de douze Alliances se sont réunis pour travailler le sujet à Delhi du […]

For Homepage
Apr
4

France Alumni West India network launched in Mumbai

The French Embassy in India recently launched the France Alumni West India network in Mumbai to foster the camaraderie between professionals who have previously studied in France and the global France Alumni community. The launch took place on March 23, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Yves Perrin (Consul General of France in Mumbai) and by Dr. Bertrand […]

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Mar
30

Music For Diversity with Mazel B

It goes without saying that different cultures have given birth to unique musical traditions around the world. Culture also has a strong impact on musical cognition – moulding preferences, emotional recognition and even musical memory. What does this mean for a citizen of the world today who is witness to the confluence of different cultural and musical lineages? […]

Vini Goyal (Founder and
Director, GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.)
Mar
29

Books That Teach – An Interview With Goyal Publishers

GOYAL Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1987 by the second-generation entrepreneur Ashwani Goyal. The publishing house caters exclusively to learners of foreign languages and has partnered with leading publishers across the globe. It works in close tandem with cultural institutes like the Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhawan), Alliances Françaises, Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation, the American Centre, […]

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 ...