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    French Cinema at the Pune International Film Festival !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In partnership with the French Institute in India, Alliance Française de Pune will be participating in the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in January 2019. AF Pune will bring three highly-anticipated French films to the festival namely La Douleur (Memoir of War), La nuit a dévoré le monde (The Night Eats the World), and Mes provinciales (A Paris Education). The […]

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    ‘Fragmented Emotions’ at AF Chandigarh

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    In tune with its commitment to promoting local artists and providing them with a platform for their works, Alliance Française de Chandigarh recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Kishore. Entitled Fragmented Emotions, this exhibition was inaugurated on Jan 11, 2019 at the Art Gallery of AF Chandigarh. It will remain open for public viewing till […]

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    Marché de Noël 2.0 at AF Bangalore !

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Given the phenomenal success that the first edition of Marché de Noël or Christmas Mela enjoyed in 2017, it comes as no surprise that Alliance Française de Bangalore organised a bigger and better edition of the festival in 2018! The two-day flea market was held on Dec 14 and 15 on the premises of the organisation and brought together 35 stalls […]

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  • Les-flûtes-enchantées

    in[Chorus] 2019 kicks off with Les Flûtes Enchantées !

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    In December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu launched a unique initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called in[Chorus]. The goal of the same was to promote traditional South Asian Performing Arts by providing a platform to musicians of all genres from India and France. The first edition of in[Chorus] 2019 saw […]

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    Blended Learning in AF India network

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    In an increasingly demanding age, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is witnessing a tectonic shift in language-learning. There is a vast pool of learners who cannot commit to physically attending classes at one particular location at a set time on a regular basis. This demographic is constantly on the move and […]

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  • (L to R) Nadir Godrej, Sonia Barbry, Bertrand de Hartingh, Frédéric Simon, and Asad Laljee

    AF Bombay Turns 80 !

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    December 13, 2018 marked a momentous occasion in the history of Alliance Française de Bombay as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary with a full-house performance of Kathakali-King Lear in the historic Royal Opera House! The event was followed by a Reception for various dignitaries along with the Committee Members, Partners, Teachers, and Staff of the organisation. Established in Mumbai in […]

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  • The three participating artists - Lorella Paleni (France), Christian Bold (Germany), and Ina Kaur (India) - at Shantiniketan for the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata 2018

    Indo-European Residency 2.0 at AF Bengale

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    For the second consecutive year, Alliance Française du Bengale and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata in collaboration with CIMA and Kala Bhavana (Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan) organised the interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. This initiative was supported by the French Institute in India. The residency took place over a period of seven weeks in West Bengal and was split into […]

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    Kathakali Meets Shakespeare !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Four decades ago, the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday decided to merge her passion for theatre and dance by learning Kathakali. After her training in Tamil Nadu and later Kerala, she traveled extensively with her troupe to perform across the world. A fateful encounter with the Australian playwright David McRuvie in Paris gave birth […]

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    Shaking things up with Zoom Dada !

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    An art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. Inspired by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Dadaism along with Burlesque cinema and photography, Stéphane Fortin founded Théâtre Bascule in Normandy in 2015. The group recently brought their unique […]

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    A Musical Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat Inayat Khan !

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Hailed by the Washington Post as a « young artist displaying maturity and elegance », the french pianist Olivier Moulin was recently on a multi-city tour in India piloted by Alliance Francaise Hyderabad. The young musician is renowned for the intensity and emotional maturity of his performances. Olivier’s prowess can be gleaned from the fact that he was unanimously awarded the first prize with […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Neel Sarkar 2
Sep
6

Of Concerts And Cine-Concerts

As a country, India offers a rich cultural landscape which is just as diverse as its geography. Small wonder then that the country is a fertile terrain for diverse musical traditions that have evolved over millennia. With increasing globalization, these musical traditions are being cross-pollinated with different genres of music from around the world. The result […]

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Aug
19

Café Philo at AF Bombay

Plato and Aristotle both held that philosophy begins in wonder, by which they meant puzzlement or perplexity. Successive philosophers have come to agree on this definition. Philosophy is skeptical and subjective, questioning the nuances of life, death and everything in between. Thus, philosophical enquiry is in fact an empirical research, necessary not only for comprehension of the […]

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intuit-lab
Aug
10

Design et Graphisme à la française en Inde

Read the full article in English here L’école intuit.lab, dont la maison mère est à Paris, est ouvert à Bombay en 2011. Elle enseigne le design, le graphisme et depuis peu explore la communication et le numérique. Un entretien avec Yan Garin, le directeur des opérations de cette école scolaire : Bonjour Yan, est-ce que […]

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A participant proudly displays his creation for the Monsoon Project
Aug
9

Over The Rainbow At AF Bombay

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet’’ said Bob Marley. Alliance Française de Bombay certainly wants you to relate to the former. To tune in to the special vibe of the monsoon, AF Bombay will be organising a series of events from July 16, 2016 to August 27, 2016 collectively called The Monsoon […]

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Vu en Inde

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Nov
1

France 24 launch in India

From the beginning of November 2013, the international news channel France 24 will be available in one out of every four Indian televised households. In the context of this launch, France 24 would like to invite Indian citizens to attend a workshop that France 24 will be hosting on Tuesday, November 12 in New Delhi […]

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Oct
23

Bombay est une drogue dure

Initialement paru dans Le Monde du 27 septembre 2013, cet article est écrit par Judith Oriol, attachée du Bureau du livre de l’Institut Français en Inde à l’occasion de la sortie de la traduction française du roman de Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis qui propose une histoire délirante de l’Inde à travers celle d’une fumerie d’opium. Une première […]

danseuse gujarati
Oct
18

Navrati, et les neuf nuits d’ivresse

Pendant neuf nuits, la ville d’Ahmedabad a une vie nocturne.  En effet, du samedi 5 octobre au dimanche 13 octobre a eu lieu l’un des plus grands festivals de danse du monde, Navrati. Célébré dans toute l’Inde,ce festival trouve son paroxysme dans le Gujarat où la fameuse danse, la Garba, en est l’élément principal. Zoom […]

manuchaoInde
Oct
15

Manu Chao in India

Manu Chao is a singer of French and Spanish (Basque, Galician) origin. Chao is a sensation who manages to sing his infectious tunes in no less than seven languages. For those playing at home: the list goes French, Spanish, English, Italian, Galician, Arabic and Portuguese. From his early work with the English- influenced rockabilly group Hot Pants to […]

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Sep
26

A la recherche du silence perdu

Gilles Le Breton vit à Ahmedabad depuis presque un an et nous propose dans cet article une description de la vieille ville, fondée en 1411 par le sultan Ahmed Shah. Ce centre historique regorge d’intérêts patrimoniaux à tel point qu’il est inscrit sur la liste indicative du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco depuis 2011. L’atout majeur […]

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Sep
21

Percussions pour la Paix

Le 21 septembre 2013, à Pune, l’association TaalInc propose un Drum circle géant pour célébrer le Jour mondial de la Paix. Portrait de son créateur et leader, Varun Venkit.  “We drum for peace, you, me, and all of us under the sun… We drum for unity and harmony. Come. Drum. Be One.” – Varun Venkit Varun […]

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 ...