• 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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    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

Artists of Merope
Dec
15

Merope Strikes a Chord

On the occasion of Christmas, Alliance Française de Bhopal was part of the famous Tansen Music Festival. This festival offers a unique platform to many Indian as well as international artists to showcase their talent. This year, AF Bhopal invited Merope – a European music band to perform at the festival in Gwalior. The Tansen Music Festival is a […]

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Dec
11

L’Alliance Française de Madras touchée par les inondations!

L’Alliance Française de Madras n’a pas été épargnée par les inondations qui ont frappé le Tamil Nadu la semaine dernière. Grâce à la réaction exemplaire et immédiate de notre équipe technique, Partha et Venkatesh, dirigée par Pradeep Peter, notre responsable administratif ; des employés de notre compagnie de nettoyage et de ceux de notre compagnie de […]

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Dec
9

La Fondation Alliance Française à Bombay!

Les directeurs des 14 Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal se sont réunis à Mumbai les 1er et 2 décembre 2015 dans le but d’accueillir à la fois Anne-Garance Primel, déléguée de la Fondation Alliance Française pour l’Asie et l’Europe, et Jean-François Ramon, nouveau délégué général de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au […]

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Dec
8

CHANDIGARH: 50 ans après le Maître à Paris

Cette année 2015 a vu les commémorations de la disparition de l’architecte créateur de la ville. Expositions, colloque, spectacles ont évoqué la mémoire du Maître. Paris n’est pas en reste et la Cité de l’Architecture, au Palais de Chaillot, a organisé une exposition sur le sujet. L’Alliance française a participé en fournissant un ensemble de […]

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Vu en Inde

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May
25

The sense of place of Pondicherry

Mr Jean-Marin Schuh, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of France in India, the Institut Français en Inde, and Roli Books together presented Pondicherry, a photo essay by noted French photographer Mr Sebastian Cortés on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at the Residence of France New Delhi. Article écrit par l’Institut Français en Inde – département […]

Installation by Subodh Kerkar
May
10

Sights and sounds of Spring

Spring: Nature-Prakriti -Qudrat was the theme celebrated by the 4th edition of Chandigarh Art & Heritage Festival that kicked off on 24th of April bringing together performing, literary and visual arts spread across the ‘City Beautiful’. The festival closed on the 28th of April. ‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’, […]

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May
2

French theater, made in India

Three french actresses based in India got together for The Seed Giver, a dance-drama production organized by Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum based on the autobiographical story of Violette Ailhaud. The novelty of the theme received wide acclaims. More than a dance-drama, the play is in effect, a powerful combination of narration and dance. Superb narration in […]

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
Apr
16

Flâneries à la NGMA de Bangalore

La Galerie Nationale d’Art Moderne (National Gallery of Modern Art-NGMA) de Bangalore située à Manikyavelu Mansion est un exemple classique de l’architecture coloniale, étendue sur trois acres et demi. Deux étudiants à l’entrée de NGMA En entrant, vous vous retrouvez dans une salle dédiée à l’art traditionnel – en particulier les peintures traditionnelles de Tanjore […]

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Apr
3

Flâneries à Bangalore

Brigade Road dans les années 50 Brigade Road actuellement La ville de Bangalore a subi une transformation étonnante au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, l’éveillant de sa torpeur et de son titre de ville “des retraités”. A l’origine une petite station de montagne endormie, aux températures clémentes, connue comme le paradis des retraités, elle est […]

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Mar
30

There is more than meet the eye

Young students of two international schools join hands to organize an eye camp to screen eye defects in a local down market area of Indore. A few weeks ago, the Malwa Mill area was the centre of a lot of activity. People from Malwa mill area, Musakhedi and Patnipura descended in huge numbers towards the Malwa mill in Indore. Indeed, the local residents […]

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 ...