Ganesha in Paris


On Sunday 31 August 2014, Paris bore witness to an extraordinary and colourful procession of the one of the most beloved and venerated Hindu deities Ganesha on the occasion of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Today, 8th September is the tenth and last day of these celebrations.  The golden-bronze idol of Ganesha, which usually abides in the Sri […]

Cooking up Plays


Indian theatre playwright and director, Roysten Abel is a prominent and remarkably talented dramatist, whose innate passion and inclination for theatre and drama beckoned him to pursue his dreams. Among his works that have been presented on stage all over the world, are ‘Manganiyar Seduction’ and ‘Othello in Black and White’, which have also been staged […]

Stromae, alors il chante


Article précédemment publié dans Le Français dans le Monde, écrit par Edmond Sadaka. C’est l’artiste du moment. Grand vainqueur des dernières Victoires de la Musique, Stromae enthousiasme tout le monde : jeunes, moins jeunes, artistes ou médias, qui vont jusqu’à parler d’un nouveau Jacques Brel… C’était il y a quatre ans, en juin 2010 : […]

Cannes 2014

Cannes 2014

Article first published by Institut Français en Inde  : The 67th edition of Festival of Cannes is poised to take place between 14th to 25th May in the French Riviera : the movie Grace of Monaco will open the festival where this year, the indian selection presents two movies.  The French director Olivier Dahan’s film ‘Grace of Monaco‘ […]

Namaste, Bonjour


Archana Jayakumar has studied French at the Alliance Française de Bombay before working there as a teacher. She is now a language teacher in Valenciennes University, in France. This article was first published in the online magazine IDiva where Archana writes a weekly column. Namaste, Bonjour : 5 similarities between Us Indians and ’em French Last week, I […]

Like Chutney and Cheese


Archana Jayakumar has studied French in Alliance Française de Bombay before working there as a teacher. She is now a language teacher in Valenciennes University, in France. This article was first published in the online magazine IDiva where Archana writes a weekly column. Like Chutney and Cheese : 5 differences between Us Indians and ’em French Having […]

Flavours of the Lunchbox in Nantes


Pankhuri Wadhwa, an alumna of Alliance Française d’Indore is presently in Nantes, France. She is participating in the program “Assistants d’anglais en France 2014-2015 “. She was witness to the screening of the Bollywood film Lunch Box which was recently released in France, in a cinema in Nantes. Here, she shares with us her first thoughts : There […]

Bombay Connection à Lille


Un événement musical se tiendra très prochainement dans la ville de Lille afin de présenter une facette rare de la musique de Bollywood en invitant Chanrajit Singh. Cet événement musical se déroulera le 8 novembre au Tripostal, centre culturel bien connu depuis Lille 2004, lorsque la ville était capitale européenne de la Culture. Lille, grande […]

Kanchan’s French encounter


To catalyse the debate on human rights all over the world, a programme called ‘Lab’citoyen’ was undertaken by L’Institut Français in 2013.  112 French speaking students from all over the world (18 to 25 years) were selected on the basis of their essays written in French on the issue of human rights, including death penalty. These […]

The Avignon Experience


‘Le Festival d’Avignon’ is the biggest theatre festival in the world. With its two versions, ‘IN’ and ‘OFF’, it remains highly popular and offers an extremely rich calendar of dramatic performances. Chintan Pandya, of Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad shares his experiences. “During my stay in France, I had the opportunity of attending ‘Le Festival d’Avignon‘, which has […]


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 ...