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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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    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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    Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    In a globalised world, music truly knows no bounderies! Indeed, music is created, distributed and consumed in radically different ways today as compared to even a few decades ago. Over the past century, Classical Music has merged with Folk Music, Jazz, Popular Music, and many other artistic styles thereby creating a whole new contemporary language. […]

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    Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    According to the celebrated cartoonist Hemant Morparia, “If journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, then cartoons are surely its first laugh!”. It is not for nothing that comics are recognised as the Ninth Art in France. As a form of artistic expression, not only can they amuse and entertain but can also be […]

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    Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Pune récompense les meilleurs étudiants de chaque niveau (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) qui ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats au DELF/DALF lors de la Student Awards. Un prix spécial est réservé au meilleur élève du C1 : en 2016, il s’agissait d’un voyage d’une semaine en France ! La gagnante de […]

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    The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Music runs in their blood – literally! The Ranganathan Trio consists of three prodigious brothers – Ravi (cello), Ajay (violin), and Théo (piano) – who have caught the fancy of the Western Classical music world. On a fortuitous day twelve years ago, the brothers of Polish-Indian descent decided to start playing as a piano trio […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Jul
11

Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

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
Jul
7

Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

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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The Concluding Ceremony of African Development Bank's 52nd Annual Meeting
Jul
6

Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

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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Jun
30

AF Network Gears Up For Bonjour India 2017-18

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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Jun
6

Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

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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May
31

The future of French media libraries in India starts now!

The scholar R. David Lankes once remarked that bad libraries built collections, good libraries built services while great libraries built communities. This is especially true of the médiathèques across the French network in India. It goes without saying that these media libraries offer a glimpse into the world of French art, culture and literature. But […]

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May
31

Simulation Globale – The Facebook Project à Manipal

Manipal, dans l’état du Karnataka, est une ville universitaire qui compte près de 28 000 étudiants. Elle est composée de différents départements universitaires et propose de nombreuses offres de formations. A ce titre, l’annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bangalore implantée à Manipal, qui compte un peu moins de 500 apprenants à l’année, jouit d’un terrain […]

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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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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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 ...