• Stéphanie Pommeret (second from left) with the organising committee of  Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival and Richard Franco (Director, AF Lucknow)

    Stéphanie Pommeret in the City of Nawabs !

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    For the second year in a row, Alliance Française de Lucknow added a unique French touch to the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival (Feb 1 to 5) by hosting Stéphanie Pommeret. The French visual artist is known for her poetic works which highlight social issues. Her artistic residency in Lucknow is the result of an international collaboration between Côtes d’Armor le Département, […]

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  • (L to R) The writer Anne-Claire Lévêque and the illustraor Emilie Camatte

    Drawing French with Emilie and Anne-Claire !

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Parler dans sa barbe [ speaking to one’s beard | signifies talking softly ], Attendre 107 ans [ waiting 107 years | signifies waiting for a long time ], Etre fleur bleue [ being a blue flower | signifies being sentimental or naive ] – French is full of vividly visual expressions! Discovering such expressions is a fun means of exploring and savouring the idiosyncracies of the language. It is […]

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    Learning To Teach French With DUFLE

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    The importance of French in today’s world is indisputable. France and French-speaking countries account for roughly 20% of world trade in goods. Forbes has also claimed that French could be the language of the future. Add to the mix its rich literary heritage along with its importance in diplomacy and it comes as no surprise […]

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    Zoé Simpson – A Woman With A Voice !

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    In a world which seems far too keen on silencing women’s voices, the simple act of speaking up is a form of rebellion. The singer-songwriter Zoé Simpson is one such artist who seeks to give voice to the struggles of women through her music. Thanks to a series of performances organised by Gatecrash, the artist struck a chord […]

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    French Flair At Krishnakriti Festival 2019!

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Organised by the Krishnakriti Foundation on an annual basis, the Krishnakriti Festival is the first and the largest contemporary Art and Cultural event in Hyderabad. The extravaganza has a long history of celebrating French culture and has previously tied up with Bonjour India in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2018. The theme of the 2019 edition of the gala was Heritage and […]

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    Celebrating 70 Years of Franco-Nepali Diplomacy !

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Franco-Nepali diplomatic relations. As part of the initiatives to commemorate the occasion, the French Embassy in Nepal organised a logo-designing competition in collaboration with Alliance Française of Kathmandu in the private school Victor Hugo Manjushree Vidyapith (Budhanilkantha). This school has a close relationship with France and currently welcomes […]

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    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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    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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Nos Alliances françaises

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Apr
19

Giddy Up Horsie!

Alliance Française de Pune a recemment piloté la tournée des Goulus en Inde – au grand bonheur d’un public de tout âge! Ce groupe a présenté son spectacle ‘The Horsemen’ cinq fois dans quatre villes (à Pune, à Delhi, à Chennai et à Chandigarh)  du 1er mars au 8 mars. Un vrai succès, le spectacle […]

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Apr
14

Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal Reunite!

Like all Alliances Françaises around the world, the network  of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal are charged with the triple mission of spreading French language, Francophone cultures and fostering friendly relations between the subcontinent and France. Given the diversity of this region, each Alliance works in different ways and initiates different programs to cater to […]

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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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

intouchables
Jul
31

Intouchables in India

French Film Intouchables releases in India on 13th July, 2012. Intouchables, a comedy by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache will be released in India on July 13, 2012. This French film, based on a true story, starring Francois Cluzet as aristocrat Philippe and Omar Sy as ghetto dweller Driss is a heart warming tale of friendship, life […]

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 ...