• 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

Metajingle
Feb
15

Metajingle Brings People Together!

In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

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Ariane Mnouchkine
Feb
14

Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

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Le Poème Harmonique on stage
Feb
13

A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

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Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”
Feb
7

Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

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Vu en Inde

The Closing Ceremony of the Residency
Jan
3

Indo-European Residency at AF Bengale

Art transcends boundaries, builds bridges and helps bring people together. It is for this reason that the Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal take a keen interest in nurturing artists and providing them a platform to display their works. To highlight the collaborative and transformative potential of the Arts, Alliance Française du Bengale recently participated in […]

artificial-intelligence-machine-learning-IN-EN
Dec
15

Surgical Innovations at AF Bhopal

The intertwined disciplines of Surgery and Transplantation have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Reduced mortality, shorter recovery periods and minimal scarring have become established norms. Given that both France and India are pioneers in the medical field, it was only a matter of time before the two decided to come […]

Frédéric Beigbeder
Dec
14

Frédéric Beigbeder charms the crowd

As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, the internationally acclaimed French writer and literary critic Frédéric Beigbeder participated in the eighth edition of Tata Literature Live! from Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai). Tata Literature Live! happens to be one of India’s most prestigious and well-attended literary festivals – […]

23bonjourindia
Dec
14

Bonjour India Opens at Amber Fort

November 18, 2017 was a momentous day which marked the culmination of months of preparation! It was on this day that the 2017-18 iteration of Bonjour India was inaugurated with much pomp at Ganesh Pol in Amber Fort at Jaipur. The inuaguration was graced by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France), […]

The AF Chandigarh Media Library Gets a Makeover!
Dec
13

AF Chandigarh’s Multimedia Library Gets an Upgrade

The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just centres which teach French. They are also crucial points of contact which offer windows to French cultures in a subcontinent which is not francophone. As such, the Multimedia Libraries of the network serve as little oases – offering resources which enable francophiles to pursue their […]

apo bombay - my alliance
Dec
11

Apprentissage 2.0 avec ‘My Alliance’

La Fondation Alliance Française et les Alliances Françaises en Inde et au Népal sont aujourd’hui en phase finale de l’intégration régionale du LMS (Learning Management System) proposé par la Fondation dans le cadre du plan Alliance 2020, dont la mise à disposition mondiale de cette plateforme d’apprentissage à distance est l’un des projets majeurs. Appuyé […]

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 ...