• Sheryn Mulla (right) with Alain Zayan (Director, AF Bombay) and Laurent Elisio Bordier (Academic Director, AF Bombay)

    Sheryn Mulla – a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Up to two hundred recipients are conferred the honour of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France every year.  This award was established to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Arts and Literature or to the propagation of these fields. One of the recipients of this year’s award was Alliance […]

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    Music beyond borders at AF Ahmedabad!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    In a globalised world, music truly knows no bounderies! Indeed, music is created, distributed and consumed in radically different ways today as compared to even a few decades ago. Over the past century, Classical Music has merged with Folk Music, Jazz, Popular Music, and many other artistic styles thereby creating a whole new contemporary language. […]

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  • Sylvain Choin (Director, AF Chandigarh) flanked by Chander Malhotra (left) and Hardit Singh (right) at the Inauguration of the festival

    Comic Relief at AF Chandigarh!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    According to the celebrated cartoonist Hemant Morparia, “If journalism is supposed to be the first draft of history, then cartoons are surely its first laugh!”. It is not for nothing that comics are recognised as the Ninth Art in France. As a form of artistic expression, not only can they amuse and entertain but can also be […]

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    Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Pune récompense les meilleurs étudiants de chaque niveau (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) qui ont obtenu les meilleurs résultats au DELF/DALF lors de la Student Awards. Un prix spécial est réservé au meilleur élève du C1 : en 2016, il s’agissait d’un voyage d’une semaine en France ! La gagnante de […]

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    The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Music runs in their blood – literally! The Ranganathan Trio consists of three prodigious brothers – Ravi (cello), Ajay (violin), and Théo (piano) – who have caught the fancy of the Western Classical music world. On a fortuitous day twelve years ago, the brothers of Polish-Indian descent decided to start playing as a piano trio […]

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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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Nos Alliances françaises

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May
3

Une révolution musicale au parfum d’été

Le Canadien David Koczij (chanteur, batteur et percussioniste) et l’Alsacien Arthur Bacon (accordéoniste) se sont croisés pour la première fois en avril 2012 à Bruxelles. De cette rencontre fortuite est né le duo The Summer Rebellion. L’association des genres entre ces deux musiciens fonctionne redoutablement bien – la voix caverneuse de David balance des textes […]

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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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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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

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Feb
22

La Vie En Rose Avec Sherazade et LavionRose

De cultures mêlées, russe et algérienne, le chant de Sherazade – à l’image de sa vie – est vibrant, sensuel et métissé. Rebelle, définitivement féminine et intimement mélangée, elle a une bouleversante fragilité. Basée à Paris, elle appartient – avec les cinq musiciens de LavionRose – à la famille de ces artistes inclassables et cosmopolites qui […]

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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 ...