• Julien (far right) interacting with visitors at AF Ahmedabad

    Art Speaks at AF Ahmedabad

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad is committed to nurturing cultural and artistic initiatives in the region. It is within this framework that Art Speaks – a platform beyond borders of artists and thinkers – was launched. The objective of the platform is to bring artists and audiences together under […]

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  • An image from the upcoming exhibition 'Livres en vie' at AF Delhi | Photo Credits - Jean-Marc Godès

    Livres en vie at AF Delhi

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    There is an oft-quoted adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is related to a phenomenon called Picture Superiority Effect wherein images are more likely to be remembered than words. It is curious then to explore the works of the artist-photographer Jean-Marc Godès whose entire artistic research is dedicated to the […]

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  • One of the artworks on display

    Creative Expression at AF Hyderabad

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Apart from being a French language-learning centre par excellence, Alliance Française Hyderabad is an active and engaged cultural institution. Within the framework of its commitment to nurturing local talent, the organisation recently hosted the first solo exhibition of paintings by Vasudha Muralikrishna from June 29, 2018 to July 15, 2018. These paintings are Vasudha’s means of communicating with the viewer […]

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  • The guitar duo R2T2 comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero which performed at Pune on Aug 26, 2018

    R2T2 strum up a storm at AF Pune

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Much like the other Alliances in the India-Nepal network, Alliance Française de Pune is renowned for its commitment towards supporting cultural and artistic initiatives. It is within this framework that the concert of the renowned R2T2 Guitar Duo was organised in collaboration with the Poona Music Society on Aug 26, 2018. Comprising of Raphaël Bereau and Tizoc Romero, the duo […]

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  • An image from Maia Flore's exhibition 'Imagine France by the Sea' at AF Bangalore

    French Seascapes at AF Bangalore

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    The French novelist Gustave Flaubert reportedly said that travelling makes one modest as it makes people realise the tiny place they occupy in the world. Indeed, we are often told that voyages are not really about the destination but about the journey itself. On a material level, this journey might be about external landscapes but […]

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  • Some ceramics by Nirmala Sharma - the piece on the right incorporates a poem by Anirudh Umat

    Confluence of Ceramics and Poetry at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française de Bhopal has earned a strong reputation for promoting Arts and Crafts in the region. While the organisation has been hosting painting exhibitions in its gallery on a regular basis, August 2018 brought a breath of fresh air to the premises with the exhibit Laya which brought ceramics, poetry, and paintings […]

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    Inspiring Change at AF Trivandrum

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Artistic collaborations are known to push creative boundaries and to catalyse change in an artist’s practice. A collaborative performance hence acquires an altogether different dimension when it is created with the explicit purpose of inspiring change – not just amongst the artists themselves but also in the larger public consciousness. Alliance Française de Trivandrum recently […]

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  • An image submitted by Constanza Portnoy - the winner of the 2018 edition of the Award

    Through a Woman’s Eyes

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Despite concerted efforts to achieve equality, women’s voices are frequently marginalised and even suppressed around the world. Not only does this lead to an unfortunate lack of diversity but can literally put women’s issues out of sight. Organised by the the International Women Photographers Association (IWPA), the International Women Photographers Award are part of the initiatives […]

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  • The Panel Discussion in Progress

    Discussing Culture at AF Kathmandu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Nepal has always existed at an interesting crossroads of sorts with India, China, Tibet, the Islamic world, and Europe. Over the years, this rich diversity of identities has given birth to several cross-cultural intersections. However, in the contemporary context of accelerated globalization, multiculturalism has gone international at an unprecedented scale and become starkly different. It is becoming increasingly important to create […]

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  • Anaïs Dassonneville avec quelques étudiantes

    Nouvelle responsable à l’AF Indore

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    La nouvelle responsable de l’Alliance Française d’Indore, annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bhopal – vient de s’installer à Indore. Un entretien avec elle : Pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Anaïs, j’ai 25 ans. J’ai fait des études de lettres modernes avant de poursuivre en master de didactique des langues étrangères. J’ai commencé à enseigner dans mon […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

One of the artworks on display
May
16

Exploring Seamless Connections in Hyderabad

In tune with its commitment to nurturing local talent, Alliance Française Hyderabad recently hosted Seamless Connections – a solo show of works in acrylics and mixed-media by the expressionist artist Sabita Lakshmanan – in its gallery from March 23 to April 16. The President of AF Hyderabad, Daphne Rebello, inaugurated the show in the presence […]

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The Nepal Gypsy Jazz Festival in progress
May
15

Kathmandu Sways To The Beats of Gypsy Jazz

In its various iterations, Jazz has found resonance with listeners around the world. One such iteration is Gypsy Jazz whose origins can be traced to Jean “Django” Reinhardt – a guitarist who popularised the genre in Paris in the 1930s. Given the fact that Django was from the Manouche Roma clan, this school of music is often […]

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1 Elektra - Festival d'Aix en Provence 2013 - ©Pascal Victor_ArtComPress
May
14

Operatic Airs at Pune!

A key part of the Western classical music tradition, operas originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century and eventually spread to the rest of Europe. Italian opera never gained much of a foothold in France, however, where the country’s own national operatic tradition was more popular. Launched in July 1948, the Festival […]

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An image of the Eiffel Tower from Ajay Bhatia's exhibition "City of Light, One Day in Paris" at AF Chandigarh
May
9

Ajay Bhatia Captures The City of Light

Paris is often considered the Mecca of Art and Culture. Artists and intellectuals have flocked to the French capital for several generations in search for inspiration. The city, in turn, has often played muse to these thinkers and been immortalised in their works. The Chandigarh-based photographer Ajay Bhatia, who has spent years documenting architecture across […]

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Vu en Inde

Weight of Joy
Mar
13

The Weight of Joy In India

Despite the changes in the discourse surrounding people with disabilities, there continues to be a lot of stigma associated with this particular demographic. A differently-able person can often find themselves being treated like they are lesser-than and their identity being reduced to their disability. French choreographer Eric Languet’s contemporary dance project The Weight of Joy challenges these notions and […]

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Mar
12

Sangâta – A Franco-Indian Creation By Thierry Pécou

Back in December 2016, Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural organisation Kalasetu had launched a unique musical initiative in the form of an ongoing series of musical meetings called [InChorus]. With the goal of promoting traditional South Asian Performing Arts, the initiative provides a coveted platform in the form of residencies, concerts and workshops […]

A l'Alliance Française de Pondichéry, accueillies par Marie-Joëlle Primoguet (écharpe rose au centre de la photo)
Mar
11

Lucknow rencontre Pondichéry

Un groupe de l’Alliance francaise de Lucknow en visite dans l’ancien comptoir français Le projet de la visite à Pondichéry, proposé par Rachna Sachdev, a été réalisé à la fin du mois de février. Six étudiantes de la plus récente Alliance Française en Inde, qui sont également des enseignantes dans les différentes écoles de Lucknow et […]

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Mar
9

Welcome Mr. President!

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will undertake a State Visit to India from March 9 to March 12, 2018. Macron’s visit aims to consolidate the strategic partnerships between India and France in multiple domains. It will also be the occasion to hold the Founding Summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on March 11. […]

Lucknow
Feb
16

Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

Lucknow is much more than the capital of Uttar Pradesh – it is a thriving metropolis, a vibrant cultural hub and the home of Alliance Française de Lucknow – the youngest Alliance in the India-Nepal network! The city has been a centre of arts and learning since times immemorial and continues to be an important centre of governance, […]

Metajingle
Feb
15

Metajingle Brings People Together!

In its essence, Bonjour India 2017-18 celebrates the many ties which bind India and France together – ties which have catapulted the two nations to the centre stage on a global level! This sense of collaboration is best encapsulated in a project like Metajingle – The Postman Does Not Wait For The Rising Tide which unites several artists from both […]

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 ...