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    And off to France she goes !

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The winner of the India-Nepal leg of the 2017 edition of Dis-Moi Dix mots is Srutha Keerthi Tangella – a talented student from Alliance Française Hyderabad. Her entry – a video inspired by the 10 words shortlisted for this year’s edition of the competition – has won her a return flight ticket to Paris! An interview with her […]

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    Faites vos études en France!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Ancien élève de l’institution d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche la plus prestigieuse de France (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm), Dr Bertrand de Hartingh a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université Paris Sorbonne avec les plus grands honneurs. Chercheur, écrivain et diplomate, il a vécu et travaillé dans de nombreux pays américains, européens et asiatiques pour […]

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    Giving French a Hundred Percent!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Maitreyi Pillai – a precocious 17-year old student of Alliance Française de Bombay – recently did the institution proud by securing a 100% in her French paper for the HSC exams. An interview with her is reproduced below: Bonjour! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? I am Maitreyi Pillai and I am 17 years […]

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    Psychedelic Indian Ragas on the Menu!

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Music truly knows no boundaries! India has a long history of musical traditions and there are many musicians who have dedicated themselves to preserving these lineages. However, there is also a new breed of performers today who are charting fresh territory and expanding our musical horizons. One such group is Kolkata Jam Masala – a […]

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    The future of French media libraries in India starts now!

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The scholar R. David Lankes once remarked that bad libraries built collections, good libraries built services while great libraries built communities. This is especially true of the médiathèques across the French network in India. It goes without saying that these media libraries offer a glimpse into the world of French art, culture and literature. But […]

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    Simulation Globale – The Facebook Project à Manipal

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Manipal, dans l’état du Karnataka, est une ville universitaire qui compte près de 28 000 étudiants. Elle est composée de différents départements universitaires et propose de nombreuses offres de formations. A ce titre, l’annexe de l’Alliance Française de Bangalore implantée à Manipal, qui compte un peu moins de 500 apprenants à l’année, jouit d’un terrain […]

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    Beyond the Gender Binary

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In India, Hijras (officially recognized as the third gender since 2014) have long been the recipients of a discordant variety of treatments from the population. Traditionally, they are sought for blessings during religious ceremonies and auspicious occasions. However, they are frequently victims of violence, discrimination and downright disdain in everyday life. Much like the wider LGBTQ community, […]

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    To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Head of the fluid experimental space Godrej India Culture Lab, Parmesh Shahani wears many hats with aplomb. A self-confessed curator of ideas and dot-connector, he is the Editor-at-large of Verve Magazine and a published author. A TED Senior Fellow (2017), a Yale World Fellow (2014) and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2014), he doesn’t just explore what […]

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  • A photo by Sumy Sadurni of the Dinka people who have scarification on their faces as a tribal feature. Part of the IWPA Exhibition 2017

    The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    We live in a society which often teaches women to avert their eyes – to literally “look away”. As a result, innumerable worldviews are lost and with them the opportunity to engage with women’s issues. The International Women Photographers Award is part of the initiatives taken to remedy the situation. The exhibition is organised by Antidote Art and Design […]

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    Suzette – un goût de France à Mumbai

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Un entretien avec Jérémie Sabbagh – un des trois propriétaires de la chaîne de crêperies-cafés Suzette dont les trois restaurants ont conquis les quartiers de Nariman Point, de Bandra et de Powai à Mumbai : Bonjour ! Pour commencer, pourriez-vous vous présenter ? Je m’appelle Jérémie Sabbagh et je viens de Paris où j’ai étudié le […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Charlyne Weiss, David Smith, Anuradha Wagle and Irene Silveira
Feb
21

2nd International Symposium – Goa: Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Located on the western coast of India is the thriving touristic hub of Goa. The smallest state of the Indian subcontinent is known for its idyllic beaches, rich biodiversity and unique history. Given that Goan culture is the fruit of a dialogue between various cultures, it has assumed a unique aesthetic character. This cultural identity […]

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Feb
1

Dis-moi 10 mots 2017 : Talk That Talk in French!

One of the most anticipated events of the francophone calendar is the annual competition “Dis-moi dix mots” (literally translated as Tell me 10 words) organised by the French Ministry of Culture and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF). Launched in 2002, the initiative encourages people to play with and express themselves in the French language. Participants are expected […]

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Feb
1

Sax On Their Mind

A self-confessed return to the future of Great Black Music, the Hip Hop Jazz trio Sax Machine is a curious amalgam of hard bop, afro beat, funk and hip hop. The atypical group consists of the RacecaR (emcee), Pierre Dandin (trombone, conch) and Guillaume Sené (saxophone, beatmaking). The name Sax Machine is an hommage to the music […]

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Variances
Feb
1

Thiery Pécou’s Ensemble Variances Enthralls India

Renowned for their evocative performances, Ensemble Variances is a group of solo musicians and chamber musicians par excellence. The ensemble was founded in 2009 by the composer and pianist Thierry Pécou as a platform for musical encounters between contemporary creation and music of different traditions. Whilst on stage, the group members Anne Cartel, Cardiz Gerretsen, […]

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Vu en Inde

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Jan
11

Tour du monde en notes musicales

Beatmaker, producteur, turntablist et DJ titré (DMC, IDA, TKO), Jean du Voyage est un musicien passionné qui trimballe ses platines et ses vinyles de scènes en clubs depuis 1998. Avec un tel nom de scène, la musique de Jean du Voyage ne pouvait être que nomade et donc universelle. Explorateur sonore éclectique, l’intérêt qu’il porte aux différentes cultures […]

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Jan
11

Graphic Design à la française in India

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The école intuit.lab, with its headquarters in Paris, opened its doors in Bombay in 2011. It teaches design along with visual communication and has been exploring digital media for some time. Given below is an interview with Yan Garin, the institute’s Director of Operations : Hello Yan, can you please tell us […]

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Dec
28

Soralino takes over Mood Indigo

The circus is in town! More often than not, these words inspire an almost childlike joy. Small wonder then that Alliance Française de Bombay decided to bring the circus company Soralino to Asia’s largest college festival Mood Indigo to end the year on a high note! The duo enthralled the crowd at IIT Bombay on December 25 […]

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Dec
16

Traveler on Stage at AF Hyderabad

Embarking on a journey is not simply about discovering the external world – it also provides moments of contemplation and self-discovery. It is these journeys which bring people together and allow them to see how we are fundamentally similar despite our striking differences. Keeping this spirit in mind, Alliance Française de Hyderabad collaborated with the French association Traveler […]

Sabrina Anastasio giving a Kathputli performace for the first session of [inChorus]
Dec
13

Launch of [InChorus] at AF Delhi

Music is a universal language that transcends borders and connects people around the world. In recognition of this fact, Alliance Française de Delhi and Kalasetu are organising a cycle of musical meetings entitled [InChorus]. The initiative aims at providing a platform to young promising musicians of all genres – both Indian and French – through concerts, meetings and workshops. As an […]

Alliance Française de Delhi
Dec
6

AF Delhi celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Lisez l’intégralité de cet article en français ici The Alliance Française de Delhi is sixty years young! The occasion was an ideal opportunity for a walk down memory lane as AF Delhi reminisced about the numerous successes it has had in the teaching of the French language. It was also an occasion for the organisation to show […]

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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 ...