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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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    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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    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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    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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    Mirrors of The Soul at AF Bengale

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Over the years, Alliance Française du Bengale has carved a niche for itself in the metropolis of Kolkata. Apart from being a French language-learning institute of repute, the organisation is also recognised as an active and engaged cultural centre. It is within this framework that the ambitious Theatre Adda program was launched in collaboration with […]

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  • A photo from the exhibition 'Nepali Portraits and Landscapes' at AF Kathmandu

    Capturing Nepal – One Photo at a Time!

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    A photo is a unique cultural artefact in the sense that it captures a moment in time. In doing so, it reveals the beauty and poetry of life by holding it still. This philosophy is encapsulated in the photography of Eric Huynh who highlights the everyday lives of ordinary people through his lens. Alliance Française de […]

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    ‘Rhythm of Expression’ at AF Bhopal

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Part of the mission of an Alliance Française is to encourage local artists by giving them a platform to showcase their work. Within this framework, Alliance française de Bhopal recently hosted Rhythm of Expression – an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Tushar Sawant. Inaugurated on May 4, 2018 by the eminent artist Akhilesh Varma, the exhibition drew […]

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    Destination : France!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    France is widely recognised for the quality and accessibility of its education system. In fact, the country receives the third highest number of international students after the US and the UK. It comes as no surprise then that Indian students are increasingly opting for Europe’s most innovative country as their preferred educational destination. Moving to another country for […]

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    Délégué général’s rendez-vous at AF Bhopal!

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Alliance Francaise de Bhopal recently had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Jean-François Ramon (Délégué général of the Fondation Alliance Française for the India-Nepal region) and Ms. Aswathi Chandramohan (National representative for India of France Volontaires) on June 9, 2018. The primary goal of the visit was to discover the ‘City of Lakes’ and to meet […]

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    Learning French gets an Upgrade With ‘My Alliance’

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    One year into the launch of My Alliance, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal has not only embraced the online tool but also made it a crucial aspect of French language learning across the 15 Alliances and their respective annexes in the subcontinent. This distance-learning platform proposed by the Fondation Alliance Française […]

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Nos Alliances françaises

Le Poème Harmonique on stage
Feb
13

A Touch Of Baroque With Le Poème Harmonique

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”
Feb
7

Gurgaon hosts Body: An archive of Memory

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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Jan
15

Erik Truffaz and Riatsu Cast a Jazzy Spell !

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
Jan
15

Heaven and Earth – in perfect resonance !

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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Vu en Inde

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Nov
10

Nouveau Directeur à l’AF Bombay!

Je m’appelle Frédéric SIMON, je suis originaire d’une petite ville au pied des Vosges, Luxeuil-les Bains, ancienne ville thermale romaine et haut-lieu spirituel du moyen-âge grâce à la présence du monastère fondé par le moine irlandais, Saint-Colomban. J’ai fait mes études d’économie à l’université de Strasbourg tout en menant un parcours de comédien. A l’issue […]

H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler (Ambassador of France to India -
 fourth from left), Ms. Aude-Emeline Loriot Nurbianto (Director of AF Hyderabad -
 fifth from left) and Dr. Daphne de Rebello (IAS - sixth from left) with the Executive Committee of AF Hyderabad
Nov
8

AF Hyderabad welcomes the French Ambassador To The City

H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler (Ambassador of France to India) and Mr. François Gautier (Consul General of France for the French Consulate in Bangalore) recently visited Alliance Française Hyderabad on November 5, 2017. The two dignitaries were graciously welcomed by the President of AF Hyderabad, Dr. Daphne de Rebello (IAS), along with the staff of the organisation. This occasion […]

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Nov
6

All That Jazz at Gurgaon!

The French polymath Boris Vian aptly claimed that Sans le Jazz, la vie serrait une erreur i.e. Without Jazz, life would be a mistake! This particular genre of music, which originated in late 19th Century America, has steadily grown in popularity and captured the hearts of music aficionados around the world. No surprise then that the jazz band The […]

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Nov
3

AF Network logs into Digital November!

It goes without saying that digital technologies have transformed how people communicate, learn, create and work. France is a global leader in the field of digital technology and is at the forefront of online creation. It recognises the strategic importance of these technologies – not just as a vector for the diffusion of culture but also […]

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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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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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 ...