Beyond the Gender Binary

Marching with Pride!

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, […]

Entrance To The Earth At AF Bhopal

Some of the works on display

Alliance Française de Bhopal recently hosted a three-day exhibition of paintings entitled The Entrance to the Earth by the Polish artist Anna Krzemińska. Inaugurated on March 1, the exhibition consisted of 15 works by Krzemińska who has done her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with painting and artistic textiles as specialization. Krzemińska […]

French Touch at Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv

The Jazz Trio at Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016

The Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh is an unrivalled celebration in India. It is one of the four principal Kumbh Melas which are the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. The celebration takes place once every twelve years and is celebrated by taking a holy dip in the […]

Stagiaire Speaks – Julie Menat at Alliance Française de Bhopal


For several years, the 14 Alliance Françaises in India and Nepal have strived towards creating a real dialogue and meaningful exchange across local and French cultures. This is achieved by teaching the French language and through diverse cultural and educational initiatives. Every year, these fourteen Alliances host stagiares or interns from France for different job […]

Merope Strikes a Chord

Artists of Merope

On the occasion of Christmas, Alliance Française de Bhopal was part of the famous Tansen Music Festival. This festival offers a unique platform to many Indian as well as international artists to showcase their talent. This year, AF Bhopal invited Merope – a European music band to perform at the festival in Gwalior. The Tansen Music Festival is a […]

En quête perpétuelle


A l’occasion de l’exposition du trio de peintres, Akhilesh, Harshwardhan Swaminathan et Manish Pushkale et du récital de poésie de l’éminent poète Kamlesh à l’Alliance Française de Bhopal le 24 novembre dernier, les artistes nous ont livré, lors d’un entretien animé et passionné, leur réflexion sur leur processus de création et les passerelles qui relient […]

E(art)h forms

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The historic and beautiful Gauhar Mahal of Bhopal was a transformed sight during the last week of November 2012. The recently concluded “Potters’ Market” brought together potters from across the country and was a treat for the artist, the connoisseur and the layman in equal measure. Clay has somehow always attracted man, across centuries, from […]

Hingot war, de la foi à la folie

les habitants des zones voisines se rassemblent pour voir le spectacle

Près d’Indore, au Madhya Pradesh, le festival « Hingot » une bataille jouée grandeur nature à renfort de vraie poudre à canon, est associé à une croyance religieuse fervente qui fait chaque année plusieurs blessés. Malgré ses efforts redoublés, l”administration n’a pas réussi à  persuader les villageois d’abandonner cette célébration violente. C’est un étrange mélange d’ignorance et de […]

Realm Beyond Reason

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A physicist by profession, Ashish Dubey who hails from Indore is passionate about photography and travel and has a talent for capturing nature in the simplest and purest forms. His exhibition Realm Beyond Reason was inaugurated by the new French Consulate General M Eric Lavertu on November 2nd. The artist then took time to speak to […]

Sanjha : the Goddess, the friend


Sanjha, as the name signifies in hindi, implies evening time. It is when the sun bids “au revoir” for the day, that young maidens gather around the ramparts of their modest lodgings and sing and celebrate sanjha. Young girls in India are conditioned right from childhood into drawing rangoli, mandna, mehndi, mahavar, etc. on any joyous […]


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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 ...