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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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    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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    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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    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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Jun
16

Into the Wild at AF Madras

It has been said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Alliance Française de Madras recently gave wings to some such feet-dreams by piloting a tour of La forêt ébouriffée. This dance, performance by the French dance company CFB 451, is based on Mélusine Thiry‘s book La forêt de Racine. The performances took place in Chennai (May […]

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Jun
3

Focus 2016 – Serious Gaming FLE

Read the full article in English here L’Institut français accompagne le réseau des médiathèques françaises à l’étranger, constitué de plus de 500 médiathèques au sein des Instituts Français, des Alliances Françaises et autres établissements binationaux participant ainsi au rayonnement de la culture française. Dans son rôle de soutien aux établissements du réseau culturel français à l’étranger, l’Institut […]

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Jun
1

Let’s Jam at AF Trivandrum!

The bimonthly Jam sessions are an integral part of the cultural mosaic of Alliance Française de Trivandrum. They are a part of an initiative entitled Focus sessions wherein interactive sessions focussing on one theme such as Science, Literature etc. are organized. The guiding principle of the Jam Sessions is fairly straightforward : organizing musical events in which random musicians […]

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May
27

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016

Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past six years, KASHISH is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with the approval of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. The festival attracts top-tier Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, critics and academicians from India as well as many international guests from across the world. KASHISH believes […]

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Vu en Inde

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Jan
14

Une princesse raconte

Kénizé Mourad a hérité de son héroine Lucknowi la verve, la fougue et l’allure. Du moins on l’imagine car la begum Hazrat Mahal n’a pas laissé beaucoup de traces de son passage, contrairement à sa créatrice qui, elle, a publié quatre romans de fiction et travaille aujourd’hui sur un cinquième se déroulant à Lahore. Rencontre […]

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Dec
25

Back to Poona :Economics of Heritage

 « Malls are the only thing we create today and they lack of vibrancy » glisse un membre de l’ONG INTACH, the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage, au cours de sa présentation sur la ville de Pune, dans le cadre du séminaire Economics on Heritage.  Triste constat, légèrement provocateur, certainement afin de déranger un […]

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Dec
18

Panjim, au carrefour de l’architecture

Du 26 au 30 novembre s’est tenu à Goa le programme Architecture Résidence organisé par l’Institut Français en Inde. Le Goa College of Architecture a ainsi reçu l’architecte français Patrick Rubin en charge de l’Atelier Canal et enseignant à l’École d’Architecture de la ville et des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée. Retour sur une semaine riche en […]

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Dec
17

E(art)h forms

The historic and beautiful Gauhar Mahal of Bhopal was a transformed sight during the last week of November 2012. The recently concluded “Potters’ Market” brought together potters from across the country and was a treat for the artist, the connoisseur and the layman in equal measure. Clay has somehow always attracted man, across centuries, from […]

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Dec
10

Le marché aux fleurs de Calcutta

Kolkata (Calcutta) cache bien des secrets. Et c’est l’un d’eux que j’ai découvert lors de ma première et aventureuse sortie en ville… Ballade par Tara Dornier qui travaille à l’Alliance Française du Bengale. Qui pourrait croire que, le long de la ligne de chemin de fer, sous le pont de Howrah, se trouve le plus […]

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Dec
7

Hingot war, de la foi à la folie

Près d’Indore, au Madhya Pradesh, le festival « Hingot » une bataille jouée grandeur nature à renfort de vraie poudre à canon, est associé à une croyance religieuse fervente qui fait chaque année plusieurs blessés. Malgré ses efforts redoublés, l”administration n’a pas réussi à  persuader les villageois d’abandonner cette célébration violente. C’est un étrange mélange d’ignorance et de […]

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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 ...