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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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  • The participants and the organisers for the training session on blended learning using Mon Alliance

    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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  • Olivier Moulin

    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

Le palais Constantia est le bâtiment historique du lycée La Martiniere de Lucknow
Jul
30

Nouvelle Alliance à Lucknow !

Read the full article in English here La 14ème Alliance dans le réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde at au Népal va bientôt ouvrir ses portes à Lucknow. Un entretien avec Richard FRANCO – son premier directeur : Bonjour! Pour commencer, est-ce que vous pouvez vous présenter?  C’est en Inde, où j’ai accompli comme volontaire […]

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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This! A sketch from Iznogoud
Jul
27

Tantri the Mantri Meets Iznogoud At AF Hyderabad!

Come summer, AF Hyderabad witnesses a lot of buzz: from gadget-inseparable 18 year olds dressed à la mode to playful middle schoolers whose joie de vivre is infectious! There is giggled-whispering, loud hi-fives and boundless energy permeating every space and the pedagogical and administrative staff at AF Hyderabad look forward to this annual furore. Every summer, […]

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Logo officiel de la Fête de la musique
Jul
18

Fête de la musique 2016

Une initiative française datant de 1982, la Fête de la musique se passe à travers le monde le 21 juin – la date qui coïncide le plus souvent avec le premier jour de l’été dans l’hémisphère nord. La Fête est avant tout une fête populaire, ouverte à tous les musiciens, qu’ils soient amateurs ou professionnels. […]

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The EYM Trio
Jul
16

Getting Jazzy with EYM Trio

It was a cold November day in 2010 when Elie (Dufour), Yann (Phayphet) and Marc (Michel) met in Lyon. The spark was instantaneous and the EYM Trio was born ! As is often the case, the pianist, double bass player and drummer share common musical tastes. Indeed, among their influences are jazz legends like Duke Ellington, […]

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Vu en Inde

Claire Denis en tournage
Jul
5

Claire Denis à Pune

Claire Denis Bien connue du public français et international, la réalisatrice francaise Claire Denis est de passage en Inde, du 3 au 16 juillet pour animer un workshop auprès des étudiants en réalisation du Film and Television Institute of India de Pune (FTII).  Claire Denis a contribué au développement des engagements formels du cinéma français depuis les années 1980 assimilant des expériences cinématographiques de la Nouvelle Vague et les maîtres orientaux comme Yasujiro Ozu. Elle […]

La fête de la musique à Pune
Jul
4

Pune : une fête populaire

Pour la 11e Fête de la Musique à Pune (Inde), la Municipalité a rejoint les organisateurs habituels que sont l’Alliance Française de Pune et le Goethe Institut,  en donnant à l’événement une dimension nouvelle dès les premières heures du jour : les promeneurs et passants ont assisté à des concerts dans les jardins publics, le long des […]

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May
20

Destination Francophonie à Pondichéry

Destination francophonie, c’est l’émission de TV5MONDE sur l’actualité de la langue française dans le monde. Chaque semaine, Ivan Kabacoff (@dfrancophonie) vous emmène vers une nouvelle destination pour découvrir celles et ceux qui, par leur énergie et leur inventivité, font du français une langue vivante, dynamique, et en constante évolution. Donner une vision moderne et positive de la langue française et de la […]

SARAL
Mar
7

An new Indo-French satellite

France and India have joined hands for the second time to successfully launch their satellite SARAL into orbit from the Sriharikota spaceport. The twenty-third mission of the PSLV or Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle of ISRO resulted in launching successfully SARAL, the Indo-French satellite and six others into their orbits in space on 25th February 2013 […]

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Feb
13

Borotalpada pour une nuit de théâtre

Les quatre premières éditions du festival Nuit du théâtre se sont tenues à Mexico. La 5ème édition s’est déplacée en Inde à Borotalpada Santal, village tribal du Bengale Occidental tout comme la dernière édition qui a eu lieu durant la nuit du 9 février 2012. Pourquoi ce festival s’appelle-t-il la nuit du théâtre ? Qu’attendre d’une telle […]

footsbarn
Feb
12

Prospero au Kerala

D.Reghoothaman, comédien et directeur du centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum collabore avec le Footsbarn Travelling Theatre à la production de Indian Tempest. Entretien Né en 1992 à l’initiative de deux amoureux de théâtre, D.Reghoothaman et S.Ajayan, le centre Abhinaya Theatre Research à Trivandrum a une longue association avec la France. En 1995, après leur première rencontre […]

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 ...