• The Michelin-starred chef Richard Toix

    Richard Toix cooks up a storm at AF Chandigarh !

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    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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    Taking the audience on an EleKtriP!

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    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

    France – a dream that became a reality !

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    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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    François Chat Juggles His Way to People’s Hearts!

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Actor. Dancer-Juggler. Stage Director. François Chat clearly is an artist who juggles different modes of artistic expression with equal aplomb. He describes his performances as indisciplinary – a curious play on the words interdisciplinary and indisciplined which captures the essence of his artistic creation. Much like an indisciplined pupil, François revels in the chaos of […]

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  • Bengale - Filmmaking Workshop

    Behind the Lens at AF du Bengale

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    It isn’t easy to create magic on screen! It takes the perfect harmony of an actor’s performance, sound, lighting, framing and editing amongst other factors to create that special moment. To acquaint people with the intricacies of the process and to help them create their own short films, Alliance Française du Bengale will be organising the second […]

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    AF Ahmedabad launches an environmentally conscious Boomerang

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    We live in a world in which environmental degradation, large-scale extinction and unprecedented climate change are not textbook concepts but lived realities. It is imperative that we, as a species, join hands to combat these problems before it is too late. Both France and India recognise the seriousness of the threat and have been long-term […]

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  • Lorenzo Naccarato Trio Photo Credits : Patrick Fabre

    Jazzing it up with Lorenzo Naccarato Trio!

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    The famous composer George Jacob Gershwin claimed that life, like jazz, is best when one improvises – a concept that is acutely embodied by the Lorenzo Naccarato Trio! The trio focuses on what they call kinematic jazz in the sense that the notion of movement is central to their musical exploration. The band was founded […]

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    Learning 2.0 with Alliance Française’s New Online Tool

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Read this article in French/Lire cet article en français Announced in 2015 by the Fondation Alliance Française, the pedagogic aspect of the project Alliance 2020 aims – amongst other things – at evolving the courses offered and the recurring training of Alliances Françaises around the world by using digital technology. By proposing an online tool for […]

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    Entretien avec la première responsable de Campus France-Indore

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Campus France est l’opérateur du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du développement internationale en charge de la promotion de l’enseignement supérieur français. En Inde, 13 Espaces Campus France sont présents à Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Jaipur et Indore. Les Responsables de ces Espaces sont chargés de présenter l’offre de formations française, d’orienter et d’accompagner […]

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    No Rain over AF Bombay’s Parade!

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    The monsoons of Mumbai are legendary – and not in the way Barney Stinson uses the word! For a city known for the resilience of its denizens, nothing quite brings Mumbai to a halt like a downpour – trains get delayed, roads get blocked and appointments are rescheduled. The rainy season in Mumbai presents a […]

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May
13

To infinity and beyond With Parmesh Shahani

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
May
10

The Female Gaze – A Different Perspective

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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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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Vu en Inde

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 […]

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 […]

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 ...