• Lucknow

    Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Gets A Thrilling French Touch

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    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, […]

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  • Metajingle

    Metajingle Brings People Together!

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    Mnouchkine takes the stage at Puducherry

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    As part of Bonjour India 2017-18, Alliance Française de Pondichéry had the pleasure of hosting the grande dame of European theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine – and the famed Ecole nomade from January 7 to January 27, 2018. A force to be reckoned with, Mnouchkine co-founded the Théâtre du Soleil over 40 years ago and continues to be its artistic and stage director. To […]

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  • Le Poème Harmonique on stage

    A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Derived from the Portuguese word barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque is used to demarcate the period from 1600 to 1750 in Western European art and music. Though initially used derogatively by critics to describe excessive ornamentation and exaggeration in different art forms, baroque is widely hailed today as one of the richest and most diverse periods in […]

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  • Aastha Gandhi on the stage “We Women: Trigger Warning”

    Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    There is no denying that learning a foreign language enhances our ability to understand different cultures. This heightened awareness of another culture also gives us an enriched perspective about our own heritage. The network of Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal is committed to creating spaces which encourage this kind of dialogue. It is within […]

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    Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18, more than 100 programmes, events and projects will be organised in over 30 cities across India from November 2017 to February 2018. These events celebrate the linkages between France and India along with laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Figuring prominently amongst these events was the tour of Erik Truffaz and […]

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  • Aruna Sairam and Dominique Vellard

    Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Both France and India have rich histories of highly structured and refined musical traditions. These auditory lineages have been honed over generations and are a source of great pride to both countries. Small wonder then that Bonjour India 2017-18 is paying homage to Indo-French cooperation through Heaven and Earth – an inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal […]

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  • SWA

    A French Cellist on an Indian Odyssey!

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Thanks to Bonjour India 2017-18, France’s most gifted and well-known cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton came to India for a multicity tour piloted by Alliance Française de Delhi. Renowned for her talent and creativity, Sonia brought her initiative Odyssey to the subcontinent. This project, previously conducted in the Mediterranean, involves the musician incorporating a landscape of sounds recorded in situ […]

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  • The Calico Ensemble comprising of (from left to right)
 Ben Arie Dagovitch, Darlini Singh Kaul and Max Shchedrovitzki at the Tansen Music Festival

    Calico Ensemble at Tansen Music Festival

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

    There are several musical traditions around the world which are strongly rooted in specific contexts. For some time now, musicians have been trying to build bridges across these traditions and have created a multitude of new soundscapes in the process. One such group – the Calico Ensemble – recently played for packed audiences on Dec 23, […]

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  • Gérard Gréverand (Directeur, AF Pondichéry)

    Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Pondichéry !

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Je m’appelle Gérard Gréverand. J’ai longtemps habité en Normandie où j’ai suivi mes études universitaires jusqu’au doctorat à l’Université de Rouen, en Normandie. J’ai ensuite quitté cette région avec mon épouse et mes deux garçons, Martin et Robin, pour le Sud-ouest de la France. Professeur de Lettres pendant une vingtaine d’années, j’ai également animé de […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

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Oct
25

Nepal tunes in to Jazzmandu 2017

Music truly recognises no boundaries of space and time! When jazz originated in the late 90s in New Orleans (USA), who could have predicted that the denizens of  Nepal would be hooked on to the genre in 2017! Such is the popularity of this unique soundscape that the Kathmandu Jazz Festival – or Jazzmandu as […]

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The Michelin-starred chef Richard Toix
Oct
18

Richard Toix cooks up a storm at AF Chandigarh !

It has been said that food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes! In 2010, UNESCO classified France’s gastronomy as ‘an intangible cultural heritage of humanity’. To celebrate the same, the Fête de la Gastronomie was officially launched in 2011 and is organised from September 22 to 24 every year. In Paris, this translates into a series of events which […]

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ElektriP
Oct
18

Taking the audience on an EleKtriP!

We live in a world of blurred boundaries – the distinctions between genres are becoming increasingly permeable as artists give free reign to their imagination. Musicians are no exception to this rule and are consciously exploring new auditory horizons. EleKtriP is one such band which leans heavily towards a jazzy-fusion groove. Steering clear of labels, […]

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Students from AF Chandigarh during the séjour linguistique in France
Oct
17

France – a dream that became a reality !

Students come in large numbers to Alliance Française de Chandigarh to get a glimpse of France and to learn – as they call it – the language of love, French! It is a cherished dream for students of all levels, whether a beginner at A1 or a proficient speaker at C1, to immerse themselves in French culture. […]

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Vu en Inde

Aditi Dubey
Aug
8

Les fruits de son travail – un voyage en France !

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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Aug
7

The Triple Threat Taking Classical Music by Storm!

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 […]

One of the artworks on display
Jul
17

Abstract Elements at Trivandrum

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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Jul
17

Finding meaning in dance with Histoires Vraies

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 […]

A Café Philo in session at the AF Ahmedabad Café
Jul
7

Ahmedabad gets philosophical!

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, […]

The Concluding Ceremony of African Development Bank's 52nd Annual Meeting
Jul
6

Nothing Lost In Translation with AF Ahmedabad!

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 […]

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 ...