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    Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    The network of Alliances in India and Nepal does not limit itself to teaching French. It also fosters art and encourages artists by providing them a platform to display their works. Keeping in tune with this sentiment, Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently presented Elements – a group-exhibition showcasing 15 paintings by Deepa Ram, B Balagopalan, Ashok […]

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    Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Dances do not exist and evolve in a vacuum – the movements of a dancer’s body can often be traced back to distinct stylistic lineages. These are rooted in specific contexts which have shaped different dance forms as we know them today. Contemporary dancers often highlight these linkages through an exploration of rhythms, movements and […]

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    Lights, Camera, Action at AF Kathmandu!

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    In the words of Lee Strasberg, “Art is longer than life … if we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?” Films are a medium which allow us a glimpse of this greatness – not only by creating worlds of make-believe but also through onscreen performances which have become iconic. Indeed, it is a […]

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  • A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café

    Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    As a people, Indians are no strangers to gathering over a steaming cup of tea or coffee to discuss issues which matter to them. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad recently elevated this concept to the next level by introducing Café Philo as a regular cultural event in its café. Inspired by the model of the French philosopher Marc Sautet, […]

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    Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has the tripartite mission of teaching French, disseminating French culture and building friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Individual Alliances often go above and beyond the call of duty to offer customised services catering to local demands. Given their expertise in the French language, it […]

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    AF Network Gears Up For Bonjour India 2017-18

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The network of Alliances Françaises in India recently reunited at Delhi in the beginning of May – on the the list of priorities was the upcoming festival Bonjour India 2017-18. With the overall theme of Innovation. Creativity. Partnership, Bonjour India is a series of events that  will take place at several locations across the Indian subcontinent from […]

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    And off to France she goes !

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The winner of the India-Nepal leg of the 2017 edition of Dis-Moi Dix mots is Srutha Keerthi Tangella – a talented student from Alliance Française Hyderabad. Her entry – a video inspired by the 10 words shortlisted for this year’s edition of the competition – has won her a return flight ticket to Paris! An interview with her […]

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    Faites vos études en France!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Ancien élève de l’institution d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche la plus prestigieuse de France (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm), Dr Bertrand de Hartingh a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université Paris Sorbonne avec les plus grands honneurs. Chercheur, écrivain et diplomate, il a vécu et travaillé dans de nombreux pays américains, européens et asiatiques pour […]

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    Giving French a Hundred Percent!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Maitreyi Pillai – a precocious 17-year old student of Alliance Française de Bombay – recently did the institution proud by securing a 100% in her French paper for the HSC exams. An interview with her is reproduced below: Bonjour! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I am Maitreyi Pillai and I am 17 years […]

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    Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

The performers on stage
Apr
26

Yama – a contemporary dance expressing ancient ideas

Dance is often compared to poetry in motion and is formally recognised as one of the seven major art forms in France. It is one of the most fundamental ways in which humans express themselves – an intrinsically physical language that is in a state of constant evolution like any other. To honour this art […]

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The Santanu Datta Trio - (from left to right) Pierre-Antoine Lasnier, Santanu Datta and Subhasis Bhattacharya
Apr
19

East Meets West with Santanu Datta Trio

Different cultures have their own unique canons of classical music. Traditionally, classical musicians have worked towards preserving these individual canons. However, musicians today are increasingly looking at exploring the intersections between these musical traditions and how they can be made to work together. The Santanu Datta Trio is the result of one such collaboration between France […]

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Sylvain Rifflet
Apr
5

A Brave New World of Music With Sylvain Rifflet

Alliance Française de Bangalore recently set the hearts of music aficionados in the subcontinent aflutter when it announced that it was piloting the four-city tour of Sylvain Rifflet in India. The French composer, saxophonist and clarinettist is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Rifflet has performed or recorded with some of the most […]

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Delhi Formation
Apr
5

Rêver, Voyager, Réaliser en France

Un projet de promotion du tourisme en France a été mis en place en s’appuyant sur les Alliances française de l’Inde. Chaque Alliance proposera à ses membres, ses étudiants et ses amis des documents pour préparer un voyage en France. Les médiathécaires de douze Alliances se sont réunis pour travailler le sujet à Delhi du […]

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Vu en Inde

Vincent Gagliardi with one of his works
Mar
10

Listening to Linoleum with Vincent Gagliardi

As part of the Francophonie week, Alliance Française de Delhi will be bringing Vincent Gagliardi‘s mixed-media exhibition to Pune (1st to 7th Feb), Goa (19th to 28th Feb), Trivandrum (3rd to 13th Mar), Delhi (18th to 30th Mar) and Kathmandu (23rd to 31st Mar). Gagliardi‘s work is often compared to that of a child playing without […]

Some of the works on display
Mar
8

Entrance To The Earth At AF Bhopal

Alliance Française de Bhopal recently hosted a three-day exhibition of paintings entitled The Entrance to the Earth by the Polish artist Anna Krzemińska. Inaugurated on March 1, the exhibition consisted of 15 works by Krzemińska who has done her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with painting and artistic textiles as specialization. Krzemińska […]

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Mar
8

A Touch Of Baroque

Derived from the Portuguese barroco or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque has been widely used to describe the period in Western European Art from 1600 to 1750. Nineteenth century critics applied the term derogatorily for the “overly ornamented” and “exaggerated” music of composers like Bach and Handel. Today, however, the word baroque has come […]

Left to Right: Jignesh Panchal (Co-founder of ZOCA), Hartmut Wuster (Co-Founder of ZOCA), Ivan Koschmider (Artist), and Frederique Terzan (Director of AF Ahmedabad)
Mar
8

No.Mad.Land at AF Ahmedabad

The Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal are not just involved in promoting and teaching the French language. They are also a hotbed of cultural activities and provide a platform for both local and international talent. Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is no exception to this rule and will be hosting the exhibition No.Mad.Land from March 3 […]

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Mar
1

Farewell My Indian Soldier

Of the hundreds of people who visit the India Gate in Delhi every day, few have any idea that it commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in this war – over 74,000 of them lost their lives and a comparable number […]

Sylvain Choin devant l'immeuble de l'AF Chandigarh
Feb
22

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Chandigarh

Je m’appelle Sylvain Choin et je suis très heureux de rejoindre ce réseau riche de 15 Alliances et de rallier la ville de Chandigarh, emblématique en Inde et connue dans le monde entier. Originaire de Picardie, j’ai rapidement pris goût à l’expatriation. Titulaire d’un master en études littéraires (avec une spécialité en littérature espagnole et […]

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 ...