• 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

The Leading Photograph for the Exhibition "The Play of Light"
Photo Credits: Ajay Bhatia
Mar
29

The Play Of Light – Towards An Exhibition!

Born on October 6, 1887, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris – better known as Le Corbusier – was a giant of 20th century architecture. The imprint of his radical re-imagination of urban life can be found in cities as varied as Brasília and New York. In a fitting tribute to commemorate the maestro’s 50th death anniversary, Alliance Française de Chandigarh will […]

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Erika Lernot habillée par la marque "Rangoli by Prema"
Mar
22

Le Voyage avec Erika Lernot

Parmi les tournées les plus grosses du réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal en 2016 est celle d’Erika Lernot pilotée par l’Alliance Française de Pondichéry. Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie, elle s’est rendue à Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa et Trivandrum du 14 […]

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AFK team
Mar
21

AF Kathmandu – Towards New Horizons

The April 2015 earthquake is said to be the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934 and left behind a wake of casualties and destruction. How did Alliance Française de Kathmandu cope with such a calamity and continue with its mission of spreading French language and culture? The answer is clear – by keeping its […]

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Mar
17

Jeux sérieux et progression pédagogique

L’expérimentation des jeux sérieux se poursuit à l’Alliance française de Bombay. Après les centres de Cuffe Parade et de Churgate, au sud de la ville, qui se sont récemment vus équipés de stations de jeu sérieux, c’est au centre de Santacruz, plus au nord, de se lancer dans l’aventure. A l’heure où l’Institut Français de […]

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Vu en Inde

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Dec
17

E(art)h forms

The historic and beautiful Gauhar Mahal of Bhopal was a transformed sight during the last week of November 2012. The recently concluded “Potters’ Market” brought together potters from across the country and was a treat for the artist, the connoisseur and the layman in equal measure. Clay has somehow always attracted man, across centuries, from […]

Marché aux fleurs de Calcutta
Dec
10

Le marché aux fleurs de Calcutta

Kolkata (Calcutta) cache bien des secrets. Et c’est l’un d’eux que j’ai découvert lors de ma première et aventureuse sortie en ville… Ballade par Tara Dornier qui travaille à l’Alliance Française du Bengale. Qui pourrait croire que, le long de la ligne de chemin de fer, sous le pont de Howrah, se trouve le plus […]

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Dec
7

Hingot war, de la foi à la folie

Près d’Indore, au Madhya Pradesh, le festival « Hingot » une bataille jouée grandeur nature à renfort de vraie poudre à canon, est associé à une croyance religieuse fervente qui fait chaque année plusieurs blessés. Malgré ses efforts redoublés, l”administration n’a pas réussi à  persuader les villageois d’abandonner cette célébration violente. C’est un étrange mélange d’ignorance et de […]

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Dec
4

Homosexualité: l’Inde avance à petit pas

Pour sa quatrième édition, la Gay Pride à New Delhi a coloré comme une trainée de poudre les rues de la capitale, de Barakhamba Road-Tolstoy Marg à Jantar Mantar, ce dimanche 25 novembre. L’occasion de revenir sur cet événement politique allié à un déferlement de couleurs, de sourires et d’espoirs. Réunion à 11h30. Une dizaine […]

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Nov
30

Gitanjali à Pondichéry

Un nouveau prix littéraire Franco-Indien dans le cadre d’un festival aura lieu à Pondichéry  pour enrichir les relations culturelles entre les deux pays.  Nommé en référence à l’ouvrage de Rabindranath Tagore qui fut le premier écrivain indien à recevoir le prix Nobel de littérature en 1913, le prix Gitanjali célébrera pour la première fois l’expression […]

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Nov
29

Bonjour India Bonjour 2013

New Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI) : A mega festival highlighting friendship and cultural exchanges between France and India in diverse fields will be held across 14 cities in the country, beginning January next year. Art, literature, cinema, education, sports, fashion, architecture, photography and performing arts are the focus of Bonjour India that continues till April next year. […]

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 ...