• 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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    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

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Apr
12

What’s Cooking at AF Bangalore?

Learning a language is not just about speaking it but also getting familiar with the nuances of its culture. It is for this reason that the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal do not just teach French – they are actively involved in building bridges between the cultures of the subcontinent and France. In the process, many partnerships […]

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Apr
12

Pieds au plancher, s’il vous plaît!

Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie, l’Alliance Française de Bombay a piloté la tournée du Pied de la Pompe en Inde – un trio qui, sur scène, joue aussi bien des doigts que des pieds! Gérome Briard tient le chant, la guitare, les séquences et une batterie […]

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The Leading Photograph for the Exhibition "The Play of Light"
Photo Credits: Ajay Bhatia
Mar
29

The Play Of Light – Towards An Exhibition!

Born on October 6, 1887, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris – better known as Le Corbusier – was a giant of 20th century architecture. The imprint of his radical re-imagination of urban life can be found in cities as varied as Brasília and New York. In a fitting tribute to commemorate the maestro’s 50th death anniversary, Alliance Française de Chandigarh will […]

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Erika Lernot habillée par la marque "Rangoli by Prema"
Mar
22

Le Voyage avec Erika Lernot

Parmi les tournées les plus grosses du réseau des Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal en 2016 est celle d’Erika Lernot pilotée par l’Alliance Française de Pondichéry. Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie, elle s’est rendue à Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa et Trivandrum du 14 […]

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Vu en Inde

Quatre films
Oct
11

Lineup for the Mumbai Film Festival

Along with new sections, the Mumbai Film Festival, one of the best film festivals in India shall screen the 37 best French films of the 2012. Take a look! Founded in 1997, the Mumbai Film Festival in its 14th edition this year is all set to host over 200 films from over 65 countries between […]

Creating Saraswati Images At Kumartuli
Sep
30

En attendant Durga Puja

Connaissez-vous le festival de Durga ? A Kolkata (Calcutta), Durga Puja est le plus grand festival qui se déroule chaque année pour célébrer le culte de la déesse Durga. Cette année il se déroulera du 20 au 24 octobre. Description des préparatifs.  Selon la religion hindoue, le dieu Rama a convoqué la déesse au mois d’octobre, […]

Le dieu Ganesh
Sep
24

Ganeshotsav : dix jours de folie

Musique, danse, animations de rue – l’Inde est envahie par la folie pendant les dix jours de la fête de Ganesh, autrement dit Ganeshotsav.  Faisant incontestablement partie des dieux les plus préférés des Indiens ainsi que des étrangers qui connaissent les divinités indiennes, Ganesh fait appel à tout le monde. Une grande fête publique depuis […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 ...