• 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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  • Camille avec quelques étudiants

    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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  • One of the artworks on display

    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

The trainers, the organizers and the participants
Jul
8

Stage BELC : a true BELC that came to India

Stage BELC. The name itself is enough for all teachers of French all over the world to guess what this article is all about. However, this year BELC was different. 86 teachers of French from India and other countries of South Asia found themselves under one cool roof from 25th May 2015 to 29th May […]

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Hard at Work!
Jul
6

New Director at AF Panjim!

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici Hello, my name is Charlyne Weiss and I’m from the Alsace region in France. I am the Director of the Alliance Française de Panjim since the past 2 months. With a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Literature and a Master’s in the Teaching of French as a Foreign […]

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Jun
20

The Man Who Delivers Theatre

France was the guest of honour at the Bratyajon Theatre’s fourth International theatre festival, organised in Kolkata from the 5th to the 10th of June 2015. France was represented by the Aleph theatre company, from Ivry sur Seine, alongside companies from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Burundi. The director of the theatre company is Oscar […]

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Jun
7

Focus 2016 – Serious Gaming FLE

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The Institut Français Paris supports a wide network of over 500 French media libraries around the world. These media libraries are located within various Instituts Français, Alliances Françaises and other binational establishments and help in the diffusion of French culture. To support these organisations of the French cultural network abroad, […]

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Vu en Inde

Festival de Jaipur
Feb
2

Jaipur literature festival, the place to be

Under pink, orange and yellow shamiyanas, Jaipur hosted the largest literary festival of Asia from January 20 to 24th. Over 300 national and international authors and artists thronged to the Diggi palace to witness the extravaganza of literature, attracting foreign and local VIPs and celebs as well. The festival saw some very interesting talks, sessions, […]

IFFK 2011
Jan
17

IFFK : cinéma au Kerala

Les cinéphiles de Trivandrum se sont régalés de films internationaux pendant toute la durée de la seizième édition de l’International Film Festival of Kerala. Les films français ont reçu un vif succès. Trivandrum a fêté la fin de l’année avec un festival de films, le IFFK qui s’est déroulé pendant la semaine du 9 au […]

AFP/STR
Jan
12

Après le cyclone Thane à Pondichéry

Le cyclone qui a frappé la région du Tamil Nadu dans la nuit  du 29 décembre a fait de nombreux dégâts et un nombre toujours trop important de victimes.  La ville de Pondichéry a souffert. Défigurée  par le  déracinement  des arbres  et les bris de branches, la ville a perdu de sa superbe mais elle […]

goa
Dec
21

Le cinéma français à l’honneur à Goa

Bertrand Tavernier – IBN live Entre le  23 novembre et le 3 décembre, le 42ème Festival International du Film d’Inde (IFFI) inauguré par la star de Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan a mis à l’honneur le cinéma français en accueillant à Goa deux invités de marque, Bertrand Tavernier et Luc Besson. Fondé en 1952 par le […]

campus
Dec
9

Supinfocom à Pune

Supinfocom à Pune Pune a de la chance d’avoir la première école d’animation indo-française, du jeu vidéo et de design industriel. A Fursungi, ce beau campus s’étendant sur huit hectares attire par sa grandeur et sa beauté.  Il y a 20 ans en France dans le grand Hainaut à Valenciennes, la CCI (Chambre de commerce et […]

Dec
7

Flashmob francoindien

La mode des FlashMod chorégraphiés envahit les rues de Mumbai ou de Chennai comme celles de Paris. Voici trois vidéos qui filment ces grands rassemblements aux intentions plus ou moins commerciales. D’après Wikipédia, “un flash mob (de l’expression anglaise identique) ou flashmob, traduit en français par foule éclair ou mobilisation éclair, est le rassemblement d’un groupe de personnes dans un […]

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 ...