• 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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  • Jimy Berçon

    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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  • Webster

    Rapping with a French Twist!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    As part of Francophonie celebrations and in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in India, the Senegalese-Quebecois rapper Webster performed for packed audiences in Mumbai (Mar 17), Bangalore (Mar 19), Chandigarh (Mar 22), and Delhi (Mar 23). Several workshops were also organised as part of this tour with sessions focusing on Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and francophone heritage. […]

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  • Tritha Electric

    Ethno-Punk gets an Electric Look!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Launched in New Delhi in 2011, Tritha Electric is one of the most exciting acts on the indie music scene in India today. With compositions that mix psychedelic rock with classical Indian ragas and folk influences, the band’s soundscape oscillates between very different traditions and stretches the limits of language and genres. Much to the […]

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    Jazz with a gypsy touch!

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    As a genre, jazz encompasses several distinct styles – each rooted in specific contexts and with their own unique histories. While certain schools of Jazz enjoy immense popularity around the world, others are appreciated only in small pockets. Gypsy Jazz happens to be one such style which has largely remained unnoticed in India despite an […]

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  • The musicians on stage at Trivandrum

    Folk music goes global with Bibi Tanga and Thakita

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Despite the vast geographical distances which separate them, tribal and folk music traditions from around the world share strikingly similar rhythms and themes. It is this sense of synchronicity which was explored by Bibi Tanga in conjunction with the band Thakita. Thanks to a series of performances piloted by Alliance Française de Trivandrum, the group brought their […]

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  • Patricia Poupon (Director, AF Bombay) at the inauguration of the exhibition along with the artist and Tapan Bhowmik (Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation)

    Tigers Speak At AF Bhopal

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Bhopal regular supports artists – both seasoned and amateur – by providing them a reputed platform for their works. This month, the AF Bhopal gallery gave voice to the cause of conservation by hosting an exhibition on the mighty tigers. Entitled The Tiger Speaks, the exhibition […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Anne Paceo Yôkaï (c) Serge Braem
Sep
15

Yôkaï: Experience Music in Colour with Anne Paceo

Anne Paceo, a leading figure of the contemporary Jazz scene in France will be visiting Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh and Delhi between the 19 and 24 September as a part of her India tour. An accomplished performer, Paceo has already performed in over 36 different countries, been the recipient of several prestigious prizes including “Victoire de la Musique” […]

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Sep
15

Le 500ème !

Lancé en septembre 2011 par le réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde, l’AF Magazine India souffle aujourd’hui sa troisième bougie et met en ligne son 500ème article!  Rapide retour sur l’évolution du média qui s’installe petit à petit dans le paysage francophile indien. L’AF Mag India, magazine du réseau des Alliances françaises en Inde, a été […]

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Albert Camus in comic
Aug
14

Albert Camus in graphic and digital exhibition

Alliance Française de Bombay organises a unique exhibition on Albert Camus’ life and his works. Additionally, a Graphic Novels workshop will be conducted as part of the Monsoon Project, reconstructing his works as graphic novels. Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French-Algerian Nobel prize winning writer, philosopher and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize […]

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Le Maharajah Bhupinder Singh avec les généraux belges sur le front
Aug
13

Les soldats indiens durant la grande guerre

À l’occasion du centenaire du début de la première guerre mondiale (août 1914), l’Alliance Française de Bombay en collaboration avec le Goethe Institut – Max Muller Bhavan, organise une exposition photographique sur les soldats indiens qui sera inaugurée le 18 août 2014. La Première Guerre Mondiale qui commence en août 1914 s’explique par de nombreuses […]

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Vu en Inde

Art and Design BookStore, Colaba
Sep
30

Première librairie design de Mumbai

Depuis deux mois,  les amateurs de livres à Mumbai ont une nouvelle adresse. La librairie Art and Design Bookstore, spécialisée en architecture, design et photographie se trouve à Colaba. Une jeune photographe, intriguée par des affiches, des tracts et des banderoles tout au long de la rue, se laisse guider depuis le cinéma Regal et arrive […]

Bague arachnide- Bombay Electric
Sep
29

Une bague araignée

La nouvelle collection d’une créatrice française qui réside à Jaipur depuis six ans se dévoile au magasin de mode et design à Mumbai, Bombay Electric, ce dimanche 2 octobre. Fanny Boucher, originaire de Lorraine, en France, est tombée amoureuse de la ville rose pendant son voyage en Inde en sac à dos  après ses études à […]

canapé design à Attic
Sep
29

Les Rats du grenier

 Des fenêtres voûtées de vive couleur, une allée simple et rustique, un canapé couvert comme un journal, des malles pour décoration, des bulles de BD, des bouteilles de coca… Pas d’erreur: nous sommes dans un grenier ! Bienvenue à Attic. Les quatre fondatrices de la marque Attic, Rixi Bhatia, Amrita Deliwala, Tinka Bhatia, Shweta Deliwala, […]

Farooq, proprietaire du café Kayani
Sep
29

Café iranien : Bun Appétit!

A la fois Bombay et Mumbai, cette ville a des endroits surprenants : certains parmi eux ont arrêté le temps. Comme les fameux cafés iraniens. Les affiches vintages et de vieux portraits de Jésus, d’Ahura Mazda et du fondateur du café mettent tout de suite l’ambiance mythique des cafés iraniens de Bombay. Bienvenue au café […]

Prag Mahal- Kutch
Sep
28

Un lieu qui raconte…

“ In Situ” une exposition de photographie, de Rachel Cunningham se déroule  à la galerie Matthieu Foss Gallery à Mumbai du 30 août jusqu’au 1er octobre 2011. In Situ Diplômée d’un Master en photographie de l’Université de Westminster, Rachel Cunningham, artiste londonienne, présente sa première exposition en Inde. Ses voyages en Inde, en Egypte, en Israël, […]

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 ...