• 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

semaine de la francophonie
Mar
17

Semaine de la Francophonie 2016

La Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie a été créée en 1995 à l’initiative du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie qui représente 80 États et gouvernements. Elle est organisée chaque année autour du 20 mars, journée internationale de la francophonie. Cet événement […]

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Mar
16

For Piloot, the sky is the limit!

Like all Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal, the Alliance Française de Delhi takes great pride in promoting intercultural interaction between the subcontinent and France. Towards this end, AF Delhi will be organizing a 5-city tour of the experimental jazz group P I L O O T from April 30, 2016 to May 13, 2016. The trio will perform at […]

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Richard Rowland and Clement Dagneaux of Atelier Koé at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Photo Credit: Bindu P Murali
Mar
9

Atelier Koé – A Life Close To Nature

In today’s day and age, people are increasingly aware of the environmental degradation caused by the reckless exploitation of natural resources. Global and local initiatives that promote sustainable living are seen as the only way forward. Atelier Koé (pronounced ko-ay) is one such venture founded by the French architects Richard Rowland and Hippolyte Gilabert in 2013. The current team also includes Clément […]

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"Flooding" by Marc LAMEY, Miami (United States, 2014) - Part of the photo exhibition "Climate - State of Emergency"
Mar
2

Climate – State of Emergency!

The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic and in a constant state of flux. What is troubling, however, are the unprecedented changes that human intervention have triggered around the world. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France presided over the twenty-first conference on climate change or COP21 to facilitate international cooperation on combating these changes. An historic agreement to combat climate change […]

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Vu en Inde

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Apr
3

Flâneries à Bangalore

Brigade Road dans les années 50 Brigade Road actuellement La ville de Bangalore a subi une transformation étonnante au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, l’éveillant de sa torpeur et de son titre de ville “des retraités”. A l’origine une petite station de montagne endormie, aux températures clémentes, connue comme le paradis des retraités, elle est […]

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Mar
30

There is more than meet the eye

Young students of two international schools join hands to organize an eye camp to screen eye defects in a local down market area of Indore. A few weeks ago, the Malwa Mill area was the centre of a lot of activity. People from Malwa mill area, Musakhedi and Patnipura descended in huge numbers towards the Malwa mill in Indore. Indeed, the local residents […]

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Mar
21

Littérature tamoule

La littérature tamoule, un trésor inconnu,  vient d’être édité par la maison d’édition pondichérienne Kailash. L’auteur, David Anoussamy, juge à la retraite,  illustre personnage de Pondichéry, a baigné dans une double culture et a su, avec une grande sagesse et une grande humilité chérir, apprécier et bien sûr observer avec lucidité tous les aspects  de cette littérature. Rencontre. Pourquoi […]

David Guetta
Mar
7

David Guetta in India

March 9,2012 will mark the kick-start of the second edition of the Eristoff Invasion Festival in Delhi and will move along to Pune and Bangalore, where the festival will take place on the 10th and 11th March respectively. Eristoff Invasion Festival is organised by Only Much Louder in partnership with UKNY Music, a leading UK-based […]

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Feb
23

Retour sur l’India Art Fair

La foire d’art contemporain de New Delhi – India Art Fair – a clos ses portes le 29 janvier 2012 dernier après cinq jours intenses qui ont focalisé l’attention de tous les médias nationaux et de nombreux journaux internationaux. Au total,  400 organismes de presse ont couvert la manifestation. article écrit par Aruna Adiceam, attachée […]

The Artist
Feb
22

The Artist en Inde

And the movie is finally here !  The Artist will be releasing on 24th February 2012 throughout India. The movie which was screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival in association with the Film & Television Department of the French Consulate and Unifrance films, received an amazing response; hordes of people had to return back […]

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 ...