• 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

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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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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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 […]

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 ...