• 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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    ‘Au cœur de mai 68’ at AF Chandigarh

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mai 68, the Alliance Française of Chandigarh organised a series of events and activities to make its students and members aware of the importance of this historic occasion. A debate, an exhibition, movie screenings, and informal discussions were organised throughout May 2018 to commemorate the occasion. […]

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  • The installation 'Absence of Presence' at the Art Gallery of AF Trivandrum

    ‘Absence of Presence’ at AF Trivandrum

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    “The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat, but that we remain mute spectators. Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics, and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?” It is within this framework that Alliance Française de Trivandrum hosted […]

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  • Camille avec quelques étudiants

    Pour l’amour des langues !

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Passionné par les langues, ce jeune français vient de s’installer à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal en tant que stagiaire. Un entretien avec lui : Pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots s’il vous plaît? Je m’appelle Camille PERROUX et je suis originaire de Chambéry, en Savoie, mais j’habite actuellement dans le sud de la France à Marseille. […]

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    Exploring Seamless Connections in Hyderabad

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    In tune with its commitment to nurturing local talent, Alliance Française Hyderabad recently hosted Seamless Connections – a solo show of works in acrylics and mixed-media by the expressionist artist Sabita Lakshmanan – in its gallery from March 23 to April 16. The President of AF Hyderabad, Daphne Rebello, inaugurated the show in the presence […]

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  • The Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival in progress

    Kathmandu Sways To The Beats of Gypsy Jazz

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    In its various iterations, Jazz has found resonance with listeners around the world. One such iteration is Gypsy Jazz whose origins can be traced to Jean “Django” Reinhardt – a guitarist who popularised the genre in Paris in the 1930s. Given the fact that Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, this school of music is often […]

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    Operatic Airs at Pune!

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

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  • An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh

    Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

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    Apprendre à faire du kayak à Bhopal !

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Jimy Berçon s’est installé à Bhopal l’année dernière comme entraîneur de l’équipe nationale indienne de canoe/kayak de slalom. Voici un entretien avec lui : Bonjour, pouvez-vous vous présenter en quelques mots ? Je m’appelle Jimy Berçon, j’ai 27 ans. Je viens des Alpes Française et j’adore le fromage. Quelle est la raison de votre venue à Bhopal ? […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"
Mar
2

Climate – State of Emergency!

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

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Leïla Urvoy, the Service Civique Teacher, conducting a French Class at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Feb
23

Leïla Urvoy – An original profile at Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Under the aegis of the Fondation Alliance Française, the global network of Alliance Françaises are charged with the mission of promoting French language and culture. Like their counterparts around the world, the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal collaborate with various like-minded organisations – global and local, French and foreign – to accomplish this mission. An […]

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modi et hollande
Feb
5

Hello Mr. President!

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici It was with great pleasure that the Alliance Françaises in Chandigarh and Delhi welcomed François Hollande, the President of France since 2012. President Hollande was on a high-octane visit to India as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2016. For this 3-day trip, he was […]

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Jan
21

French Neo-Circus in India

The Alliance Française network in India kicks off the cultural program for 2016 with a Neo-Circus tour by the French company “Tour de Cirque”. The group is on a 6 city tour starting in Bangalore on 20th January, going through the Alliance Françaises in Trivandrum, Pune, Chandigarh and Calcutta, and ending in Delhi on 31st January. […]

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Vu en Inde

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Nov
20

French Ecology Minister’s visit to Hyderabad

Hyderabad city stirred and woke up for the United Nations Bio-Diversity conference in October 2012. New roads were laid, trees and flowering bushes sprouted up on the dividers between the roads, colourful murals by young artists emerged on the sides of the flyovers and the whole city was spruced up to welcome foreign delegates from […]

cours aux SISP
Nov
16

Les enfants de Kovalam

La Sebastian Indian Social Project (SISP), une organisation non-gouvernementale belge, s’est donné la mission de réintégrer les enfants démunis et déscolarisés sur la côte touristique de Kovalam (Kerala). Cette initiative a ouvert de  nombreux débouchés aux habitants locaux.  cours aux SISP Située à Kovalam, lieu touristique mondialement connu pour sa plage, ses cocotiers et ses […]

subho
Nov
3

Subho Bijoya

“Gigantesque, grandiose, incroyable !” Après avoir assisté à son premier puja à Kolkata (Calcutta) lors du célèbre festival consacrée à Durga, déesse de l’hindouisme, Aditi André (chargée de communication à l’AF du Bengale) qui vit et travaille dans la ville depuis bientôt cinq mois, vient relater ces jours de fête de la capitale du Bengale Ouest. Vous […]

NH7 Dewarists Stage 2011 - Photo: Shiv Ahuja
Nov
3

NH7 : India’s Happiest Music Festival

« First week end of November, best week end of the year ». Sur Twitter et Facebook, les plus impatients expriment  leur excitation  alors que la  troisième édition du festival de musique Bacardi NH7 Weekender vient tout juste de commencer à Amanora Park Town. Ce festival, crée en 2010 était un des premiers du genre et aujourd’hui […]

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Nov
3

Les croissants de Pune

Français nostalgiques, ou indiens curieux de s’essayer à la gastronomie française, s’accorderont  sur un point : quel plaisir de pouvoir enfin déguster baguettes, viennoiseries, tartes aux fruits ou quiches salées à Pune ! Eh oui, la seule boulangerie française  de la ville, La Bouchée d’or, tenue par le couple franco- indien Brice Poisson et Rohena Gera, a […]

aishwarya
Nov
1

Happy birthday !

France honoured Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) Thursday November 1st, Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, on behalf of the French authorities confered the honour of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre […]

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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 ...