• 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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  • Mots

    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

FRENCH UP YOUR LIFE afmag-01
May
6

H(app)y Community at AF Bangalore

With the staggering development of technology, the global network of Alliances Françaises has incorporated a wide panoply of tools for the purpose of communication and sharing information. The Alliance Française de Bangalore is no different. Along with the traditional arsenal of posters, brochures, flyers and other print media, AF Bangalore now boasts of its own app for […]

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Apr
22

New Beginnings At Nashik

Much like their counterparts around the world, the network of the 14 Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is charged with the triple mission of spreading french language, francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. They are aided in this mission by roughly 10 annexes located in different parts of the subcontinent – each […]

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Beltuner
Apr
21

Selon Beltuner, “le bonheur est chemin”

Créé à Paris en 2001, Beltuner ést un quartet composé de René Sopa (accordéon), Pascal Muller (guitare), Mickael Correia (percussions) and Nicolas Pautras (contrebasse). Le groupe a tout d’abord joué un répertoire de morceaux traditionnels issus du swing manouche, du musette parisien, du tango mais aussi du yiddish ou des musiques balkaniques. Très rapidement, Beltuner a évolué vers un son […]

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La Fanfare Couche-Tard India Tour!
Apr
20

From Brass To Balkan Swing!

Passionately fond of Eastern European, Klezmer and Balkan music, la Fanfare Couche-Tard is a five-member band bubbling with frenetic energy. Incorporating a delicate and spiritual humour in their melodies, these musicians have enthralled crowds in bars and restaurants, on the streets, under a circus tent, during a Bulgarian dance parade, on a balcony and even on a chariot! […]

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Vu en Inde

SARAL
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 […]

footsbarn
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 […]

culturalcrossingkerala
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 […]

kgaf
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 ...