• 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

Calcutta LP
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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Jan
1

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Calcutta

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici According to  a study by the bank Natixis which was published in the magazine Forbes, French is expected to become the most spoken language in the world, ahead of English and Mandarin, largely to its strong foothold in the most economically dynamic zones of the world. After English, French […]

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Vu en Inde

gardner1
Sep
17

Du renouveau dans la BD indienne

Exit les supers héros musclés et les stars de la mythologie indienne : le 9ème art a évolué peu à peu en Inde et fait la part belle au roman graphique. Les précurseurs Habillé en kurta safran et en jean bleu, Bahadur et sa fine moustache n’ont rien à envier aux Phantom, Mandrake et autres […]

ipad-ebook
Sep
3

Du codex à l’ebook

Le samedi 4 Août 2012, l’Alliance Française du Bengale a accueilli Vanessa Derouen, bibliothécaire, pour une conférence sur le livre, de son histoire à son avenir.  Sujet en symbiose avec Calcutta, longtemps connue comme “ville littéraire” de l’Inde et dont, tout naturellement,  la conférencière s’est éprise il y a quatre ans.  L‘objet de cette conférence ne portait pas […]

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Aug
17

Nouvelle vague du cinéma marathi

Le film marathi Deool a remporé le prix national indien Le lotus doré. Depuis 8 ans, suite à la nomination de Shwaas aux Oscars, de nombreux autres films marathis sont régulièrement à l’honneur dans les festivals internationaux. Il semblerait que ce cinéma pionnier en Inde entre dans son âge d’or. En 1937, Sant Tukaram gagnait […]

intouchables
Jul
31

Intouchables in India

French Film Intouchables releases in India on 13th July, 2012. Intouchables, a comedy by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache will be released in India on July 13, 2012. This French film, based on a true story, starring Francois Cluzet as aristocrat Philippe and Omar Sy as ghetto dweller Driss is a heart warming tale of friendship, life […]

Mircea Eliade
Jul
23

Echos roumains à Kolkata

Qui aurait pu penser à une quelconque relation entre la Roumanie, la France et l’Inde : ces trois pays qui sont culturellement tellement différents  et géographiquement si éloignés? De Mircea Eliade à Constantin Brancusi, Mihaela Gligor, chercheuse scientifique dans le département de philosophie de l’Académie Roumaine, relève le défi avec brio. Lundi 9 juillet, elle nous […]

Soirée d'honneur
Jun
30

“Ishk in Paris” avec Isabelle Adjani

Soirée en l’honneur d’Isabelle Adjani en présence de Son Excellence M. François Richier, Ambassadeur de France en Inde, à l’occasion du tournage du film ISHK IN PARIS. Pour célébrer la présence à Bombay de l’actrice Isabelle Adjani, qui tourne actuellement dans le film de Bollywood ISHK IN PARIS, Son Excellence M. François Richier, Ambassadeur de […]

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 ...