• 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

Leïla Urvoy, the Service Civique Teacher, conducting a French Class at Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Feb
23

Leïla Urvoy – An original profile at Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Under the aegis of the Fondation Alliance Française, the global network of Alliance Françaises are charged with the mission of promoting French language and culture. Like their counterparts around the world, the Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal collaborate with various like-minded organisations – global and local, French and foreign – to accomplish this mission. An […]

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modi et hollande
Feb
5

Hello Mr. President!

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici It was with great pleasure that the Alliance Françaises in Chandigarh and Delhi welcomed François Hollande, the President of France since 2012. President Hollande was on a high-octane visit to India as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2016. For this 3-day trip, he was […]

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Jan
21

French Neo-Circus in India

The Alliance Française network in India kicks off the cultural program for 2016 with a Neo-Circus tour by the French company “Tour de Cirque”. The group is on a 6 city tour starting in Bangalore on 20th January, going through the Alliance Françaises in Trivandrum, Pune, Chandigarh and Calcutta, and ending in Delhi on 31st January. […]

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Jan
20

No Purring, This Katz Roars!

As part of its cultural programmation, Alliance Française of Madras will be piloting a tour of the highly acclaimed French singer Juliette Katz for the Alliance Françaises in Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Trivandrum from January 29 to February 6, 2016. The tour will kick-start with a high-octane performance at Chennai being organised in collaboration with Saint Gobain as AFM […]

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Vu en Inde

l'éléphant de Puthenkulam
Feb
21

Le Kerala dans tes yeux

L’éléphant, majestueux animal-symbole du Kerala devient la vedette de la télévision française. Sophie Massieu, journaliste de la chaîne de télévision culturelle franco-allemande ARTE, le présente au monde dans son émission «Dans tes yeux ». Aveugle de naissance, Sophie Massieu explore et «voit» le monde à travers les rencontres qu’elle fait avec les habitants des pays qu’elle […]

CF india
Feb
10

Rendez-vous : Campus France

Après Delhi et Bangalore, c’est maintenant à Bombay que le salon Campus France s’installe les 11 et 12 février. Cet événement voit le jour grâce à une étroite coopération entre Campus France Paris et Campus France Inde. Shwetal Randive, la coordinatrice de Campus France Inde à Mumbai, nous parle de cet événement. « Cette année 25 établissements […]

Festival de Jaipur
Feb
2

Jaipur literature festival, the place to be

Under pink, orange and yellow shamiyanas, Jaipur hosted the largest literary festival of Asia from January 20 to 24th. Over 300 national and international authors and artists thronged to the Diggi palace to witness the extravaganza of literature, attracting foreign and local VIPs and celebs as well. The festival saw some very interesting talks, sessions, […]

IFFK 2011
Jan
17

IFFK : cinéma au Kerala

Les cinéphiles de Trivandrum se sont régalés de films internationaux pendant toute la durée de la seizième édition de l’International Film Festival of Kerala. Les films français ont reçu un vif succès. Trivandrum a fêté la fin de l’année avec un festival de films, le IFFK qui s’est déroulé pendant la semaine du 9 au […]

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Jan
12

Après le cyclone Thane à Pondichéry

Le cyclone qui a frappé la région du Tamil Nadu dans la nuit  du 29 décembre a fait de nombreux dégâts et un nombre toujours trop important de victimes.  La ville de Pondichéry a souffert. Défigurée  par le  déracinement  des arbres  et les bris de branches, la ville a perdu de sa superbe mais elle […]

goa
Dec
21

Le cinéma français à l’honneur à Goa

Bertrand Tavernier – IBN live Entre le  23 novembre et le 3 décembre, le 42ème Festival International du Film d’Inde (IFFI) inauguré par la star de Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan a mis à l’honneur le cinéma français en accueillant à Goa deux invités de marque, Bertrand Tavernier et Luc Besson. Fondé en 1952 par le […]

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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 ...