• A still from 'Mes provinciales'

    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

Fr. Roby Kannanchira, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Mr. Sukumaran Mani and Ms. Alice Gauny at the inauguration of the Cochin Annexe of AF Trivandrum
Jul
7

AF Trivandrum Opens New Annexe At Cochin

France and India have enjoyed an exceptionally strong relationship ever since the latter’s independence. With the launch of the Strategic Partnership in 1998, the two nations strengthened this bond by cooperating on sensitive areas like defence, security and energy. In the economic field, trade relations have steadily developed over the years and French companies have […]

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UEFA
Jul
6

AF Bangalore Kicks Off Virtual Soccer Contest!

Avid supporters whipped into a frenzy, players who are revered as demigods, and teams battling it out for sporting glory – nothing quite gives an adrenaline kick like a football match. This year, France is hosting the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship or the EURO. It goes without saying that millions of telespectators around […]

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Hard at Work!
Jul
6

Nouvelle Directrice à l’AF Panjim!

Read the full article in English here Bonjour, je m’appelle Charlyne Weiss et je suis originaire d’Alsace en France. Je suis Directrice de l’Alliance Française de Panjim depuis 2 mois. Avec  une licence de lettres modernes et un Master en didactique du Français Langue Étrangère, j’ai travaillé à l’Alliance française de Trivandrum, au Kerala, pendant […]

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Marie José Da Silva Macedo during the cartoon workshop
Jul
5

Children in the spotlight at AF Kathmandu!

It is said that the limits of the language you speak are the limits of your world. What happens then when we deal with children whose inner worlds know no limits? For whom learning, exploring, experimenting and imbibing come naturally? It isn’t difficult to imagine of the number of ways in which learning new languages can […]

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Vu en Inde

culturalcrossingkerala
Feb
12

Pattanam : point de rencontres

Les recherches archéologiques des fouilles de Patttanam mettent en lumière des découvertes importantes dans l’histoire du Kerala. P.J. Cherian, archéologue, nous en parle pendant une conférence organisée autour de ce sujet. Le Kerala Council for Historical Research, organisation qui mène des recherches archéologiques, a franchi des étapes importantes montrant une période dynamique dans l’histoire du […]

frise3
Feb
8

Chalo Chennai

The Asian Conference of French Teachers The International Federation of the Teachers of the French language is organising its 3rd Regional Conference of its committee for the Asia-Pacific region from the 13th to 17th February 2013 in Chennai, on the theme, “ French in the Asia-Pacific : The passion and the reason”. The committee for […]

kgaf
Feb
8

Kala Ghoda Festival Art

Do you know which the biggest festival of Mumbai is? Well, it is Kala Ghoda Art Festival. Kala Ghoda association organizes it every year from the first Saturday of February till the next Sunday in Kala ghoda area of south Mumbai. This year, it will bring Mumbai into life from 2nd to 10th February. Being […]

durasMeme2
Feb
4

Duras m’a donné ma voix théâtrale

Eric Vigner a consacré sa vie et son travail depuis dix ans à l’œuvre de Marguerite Duras. En Inde durant le festival Bonjour India, il met en scène Gates to India Song, pièce de théâtre fondée sur le roman Le Vice-Consul et sur le film India Song de Marguerite Duras. Entretien avec Cléa Chakraverty.   Quelle a été votre première […]

Maharashtra
Jan
25

La débrouille en Inde

Avez vous entendu parler des concepts de “DIY”( Do It Yourself) encore appelé “jugaad”en Inde?  Jugaad se traduit en français par “débrouille”… Ca tombe bien, tel est le sujet du documentaire de Sebastian Perez, l’un des chefs de file de la série “Les Nouveaux Explorateurs” sur Canal + en France. Etil découvre que la débrouille, en […]

Kala Ghoda facade
Jan
18

Sur les traces du cheval noir

Promenade culinaire et visuelle à Kala Ghoda : la réhabilitation progressive de ce vieux quartier au sud de Bombay l’a transformé en haut lieu incontournable de la ville qui lui consacre un festival depuis 1999.  Bombay a désormais son « quartier Latin ». Niché dans un dédale de ruelles où branlent des câbles électriques et des panneaux à […]

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Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

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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 ...