• 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

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Mar
17

Semaine de la Francophonie 2016

La Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie a été créée en 1995 à l’initiative du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie qui représente 80 États et gouvernements. Elle est organisée chaque année autour du 20 mars, journée internationale de la francophonie. Cet événement […]

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Mar
16

For Piloot, the sky is the limit!

Like all Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal, the Alliance Française de Delhi takes great pride in promoting intercultural interaction between the subcontinent and France. Towards this end, AF Delhi will be organizing a 5-city tour of the experimental jazz group P I L O O T from April 30, 2016 to May 13, 2016. The trio will perform at […]

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Richard Rowland and Clement Dagneaux of Atelier Koé at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Photo Credit: Bindu P Murali
Mar
9

Atelier Koé – A Life Close To Nature

In today’s day and age, people are increasingly aware of the environmental degradation caused by the reckless exploitation of natural resources. Global and local initiatives that promote sustainable living are seen as the only way forward. Atelier Koé (pronounced ko-ay) is one such venture founded by the French architects Richard Rowland and Hippolyte Gilabert in 2013. The current team also includes Clément […]

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"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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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 […]

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 ...