• 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

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Jan
20

No Purring, This Katz Roars!

As part of its cultural programmation, Alliance Française of Madras will be piloting a tour of the highly acclaimed French singer Juliette Katz for the Alliance Françaises in Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Trivandrum from January 29 to February 6, 2016. The tour will kick-start with a high-octane performance at Chennai being organised in collaboration with Saint Gobain as AFM […]

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Jan
7

In Light He Trusts!

Early Dec 2015, Marko 93, a French graffiti artist and light painter wrapped up his India tour that spanned 10 cities over 45 odd days – Delhi, Chandigarh, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Bombay, Trivandrum, Chennai and Pondicherry. This tour was organized by the Alliance Française de Bangalore for the Alliance Française India network. Marko hails from District 93 […]

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Ariane Mnouchkine
Jan
6

The World Is Her Stage – Mnouchkine at Puducherry

An iconic figure in European theatre, Ariane Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and remains its artistic and stage director to the present day. The only female winner of the international Ibsen award, she has toured the entire world with her company and has encountered every conceivable language and culture. In turn, […]

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Jan
6

Stagiaire Speaks – Julie Menat at Alliance Française de Bhopal

For several years, the 14 Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal have strived towards creating a real dialogue and meaningful exchange across local and French cultures. This is achieved by teaching the French language and through diverse cultural and educational initiatives. Every year, these fourteen Alliances host stagiares or interns from France for different job […]

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Vu en Inde

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Oct
31

Comics Come of Age in India

The second edition of the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention was held on the weekend of the 20-21st of October at the World Trade Center in South Mumbai. It was a comic lovers delight with superheros and villains tempting visitors at every turn. In the past year, Comic Cons have been held in major cities […]

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Oct
17

Violon magique

La pop star israélienne Michael Greilsammer a semé un vent de reggae samedi soir au Lodi Restaurant, qui a accepté d’offrir sa magnifique terrasse comme cadre à ce concert, en association avec le Sewara Hospitality Groupe et L’ambassade d’Israël. Ses musiques alliant folk, rock, reggae et musique tsigane dans des arrangements pop ont fait s’agglutiner […]

Sanjha
Oct
15

Sanjha : the Goddess, the friend

Sanjha, as the name signifies in hindi, implies evening time. It is when the sun bids “au revoir” for the day, that young maidens gather around the ramparts of their modest lodgings and sing and celebrate sanjha. Young girls in India are conditioned right from childhood into drawing rangoli, mandna, mehndi, mahavar, etc. on any joyous […]

Quatre films
Oct
11

Lineup for the Mumbai Film Festival

Along with new sections, the Mumbai Film Festival, one of the best film festivals in India shall screen the 37 best French films of the 2012. Take a look! Founded in 1997, the Mumbai Film Festival in its 14th edition this year is all set to host over 200 films from over 65 countries between […]

Creating Saraswati Images At Kumartuli
Sep
30

En attendant Durga Puja

Connaissez-vous le festival de Durga ? A Kolkata (Calcutta), Durga Puja est le plus grand festival qui se déroule chaque année pour célébrer le culte de la déesse Durga. Cette année il se déroulera du 20 au 24 octobre. Description des préparatifs.  Selon la religion hindoue, le dieu Rama a convoqué la déesse au mois d’octobre, […]

Le dieu Ganesh
Sep
24

Ganeshotsav : dix jours de folie

Musique, danse, animations de rue – l’Inde est envahie par la folie pendant les dix jours de la fête de Ganesh, autrement dit Ganeshotsav.  Faisant incontestablement partie des dieux les plus préférés des Indiens ainsi que des étrangers qui connaissent les divinités indiennes, Ganesh fait appel à tout le monde. Une grande fête publique depuis […]

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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 ...