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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

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Aug
8

Amis des Alliances de tous pays!

Read the full article in English here Pour la première fois, le réseau des 816 Alliances Françaises – le plus grand réseau culturel au monde – se mobilise dans son ensemble avec comme objectif de fédérer une collectivité d’un million de personnes francophones à travers le monde grâce au numérique. Interpeller sur le dynamisme et […]

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Aug
6

AF Delhi a 60 ans !

Read the full article in English here L’Alliance Française de Delhi est heureuse et fière de célébrer son soixantième anniversaire. Celui-ci lui a donné l’occasion de rendre hommage à tous ceux qui ont œuvré à son développement. Il permet également de rappeler ses multiples succès en matière d’enseignement de la langue française et de confirmer un engagement […]

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Aug
3

Ouverture des nouveaux locaux de l’AF Bhopal

Read the full article in English here Le 28 novembre 2016, Monsieur le Consul Général de France à Bombay, M. Yves PERRIN a inauguré les nouveaux locaux de l’Alliance française de Bhopal en compagnie du Dr. Bertrand de HARTINGH, Conseiller de coopération et d’action culturelle à l’Ambassade de France et des membres du Comité de l’Alliance française de […]

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Aug
2

AF Network Gets Serious About Gaming!

Based on an interview with Laurent Elisio Bordier (Academic Director of Alliance Française de Bombay) initially published in French in Le Café du FLE. Serious Gaming, or the utilisation of video games for teaching, is an increasingly influential development in the field of learning – especially for teaching languages. Last year, Alliance Française de Bombay had embarked on […]

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Vu en Inde

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Sep
20

The Delhi Photo Festival

Following the great success of India Photo Now, IPN 2008, a seminal project which served as a platform for photography in India in 2008, France is honoured to partner the Delhi Photo Festival in 2013, with a special participation of 15 French photographers for the second edition of this much sought after photographic rendez-vous ! […]

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Sep
18

Costa-Gavras and Kamal Haasan to be felicitated

The 15th Mumbai Film Festival is drawing closer. Organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) and supported by the Department of Culture, Government of Maharashtra, the eight days of celebration of cinema will begin on the 17th October, 2013 and will continue till 24th October, 2013. This year, on the cards, are many […]

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Sep
6

Orfeo traversing the Ganges !

What can be better than music to get India and the West together ? And that is exactly what this unique production “Orfeo” is attempting to do as it is designed for both, the Indian as well as Western audience. The Orfeo production, co-produced by Akadêmia, The Neemrana Music Foundation and Cité de la Musique, in Paris, […]

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Aug
5

Sugar and spice in orange city

What happens when a village boy comes to town to stay with distant relatives? What happens when you start a conversation with a stranger in the park? What happens when a famous film director loses his family? Or when you have to deal with hierarchy in the office? Ten writers pen down a story each, […]

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Jul
27

Les « Bad Boys » de Bollywood

Le cinéma indien, au cours de ces cent dernières années, a magnifié des reines tragiques, des rois de la comédie, des mariés aux beautés supérieures, des amants parfaits aux talents chorégraphiques  ou encore des mères courage au destin dramatique : voici donc des archétypes de Bollywood. Cette industrie a crée et crée toujours des personnages […]

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Jul
27

La fin du télégramme

Jetté dans l’ombre a l’ère des mails et des téléphones portables, ce service humble qu’était le télégramme a mis fin à ses jours, le 14 juillet dernier. En effet,le dernier télégramme en Inde a été envoyé ce jour-là marquant la fin d’un service vieux de 163 ans de fonctionnement. Lancé en 1850 par William O’Shaghnessy, […]

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 ...