French Ecology Minister’s visit to Hyderabad


Hyderabad city stirred and woke up for the United Nations Bio-Diversity conference in October 2012. New roads were laid, trees and flowering bushes sprouted up on the dividers between the roads, colourful murals by young artists emerged on the sides of the flyovers and the whole city was spruced up to welcome foreign delegates from […]

Writers’ houses


What is more exciting than discovering literature through the house of your favorite authors? France has preserved through the years the various mansions, castles and farmhouses where numerous writers spent their days writing and where sometimes, they died alone. by Clea Chakraverty  In France, about 290 homes of writers are open to the public, a list of which can […]

Les croissants de Pune

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Français nostalgiques, ou indiens curieux de s’essayer à la gastronomie française, s’accorderont  sur un point : quel plaisir de pouvoir enfin déguster baguettes, viennoiseries, tartes aux fruits ou quiches salées à Pune ! Eh oui, la seule boulangerie française  de la ville, La Bouchée d’or, tenue par le couple franco- indien Brice Poisson et Rohena Gera, a […]

A French bow in India


The French violinist Frédéric Pelassy will be touring the Alliance Françaises of India, in partnership with Institut Français. Does music classical music have a nationality? Is Mozart the same for French people as for Indian or Austrian people? Frédéric Pelassy and his tour in India may give us an answer to this question. The French […]

French opening with FLY!

FLY Project - Photo by Vinay Panjwani

For the 3rd edition of Ahmedabad International Arts Festival, the network of Alliances françaises in India brought FLY! as the curtain-raiser concert to give a French touch to city’s only multi-disciplinary art festival. Ahmedabad International Arts Festival is becoming more and more popular every year with its extravagant calendar of inter-disciplinary art events at both […]

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 […]

Lineup for the Mumbai Film Festival

Quatre films

Along with new sections, the Mumbai Film Festival, one of the best film festivals in India shall screen the 37 best French films of the 2012. Take a look! Founded in 1997, the Mumbai Film Festival in its 14th edition this year is all set to host over 200 films from over 65 countries between […]

The puppet and its theatre

Krafff poster

Fans of dance and theatre were treated to Krafff, a 35-minute fluid and energetic blend of contemporary dance and puppetry this weekend. The performance took place at Ranga Shankara, an auditorium in the heart of the city. Krafff, an interesting showcase of dance, theatre and puppetry from France, is a group of five young artists. […]

On the paths of Motherhood


Lundi 17 Septembre 2012, l’Alliance Française de Jaipur a organisé la première exposition de photographie de sa courte histoire, exposition consacrée à la question de la maternité dans les bidonvilles. Dans On the paths of Motherhood, Clémence Jullien, à travers une série de seize photographies accompagnées de légendes développées, a cherché à rendre compte des rapports […]

De l’Occitanie au Punjab


Darshan et sa femme Né Français, devenu anglais et baptisé Sikh, Darshan Singh RUDEL a su franchir les frontières et les préjugés. Depuis 1997, il vit au Punjab en Inde où il est pionnier dans l’agriculture biologique. Portrait. L’humour de son regard rieur contraste avec la gravité de son grand turban et du kirpan (un grand […]


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