The first ever Indo-French Higher Education and Research Summit brings together those who will reinforce and shape academic and scientific partnerships over the next five years to tackle the new challenges our society is facing.
The Summit focuses on quality assessment and development of world-class universities, student mobility and human resource exchange, pedagogical innovation, need-based skill development, employability and other relevant issues.
SUSTAINABILITY - “THE CITY OF WASTE”
The City of Waste invites you to discover the world of recyclers in a new light. It aims to change the way waste is treated in India and offers alternative methods of waste disposal. The exhibition was inaugurated on 27 Feb 2018 at Mandi House Metro Station in Delhi. It will be on view for three months, until 26 May 2018.
Celebrating 10 years of partnership between India and AFD, the exhibition highlights their collaboration on projects that promote sustainability in all its dimensions – social, economic and environmental.From boosting urban dynamism in Kochi to protecting the incredible biodiversity of Assam, through illuminating Jodhpur’s streets and harnessing the power of the sun and the wind, the stories presented in the exhibition showcase positive solutions that benefit the people as well as their environment.
As part of Bonjour India’s Know Your Indo-French Heritage programme, students from schools across India participated in two rounds of competitions, a newspaper making competition and a board game designing competition. This exhibition displays the best products that came out of these contests. The programme aims at enhancing creativity among children and also deepen their understanding of India and France’s shared heritage.
Organised in the framework of 'la semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie'.
DELHI - 15/03/18 - 24/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
ROMAIN ROLLAND BOOK PRIZE AT PARIS BOOK FAIR 2018
The two laureates of the first edition of Romain Rolland Book Prize will participate in the Paris Book Fair from 16th to 19th March 2018. The entire programme and meeting schedule for 2018 as well as practical details are available here.
As a part of Bonjour India, Institut français India, in partnership with UBISOFT, a leading French video game publisher, is organizing a GAME JAM. The event aims to highlight the innovation, creativity and eco-system of the Indian Gaming industry. Students from top-schools like IIT will be invited to participate, and together with Ubisoft mentors, they will work for 48 hours to develop a prototype on the given topic. The works of each team will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the winning team will win a prize. The event will be held in the Ubisoft Pune premises.
Every year, Goût de France / Good France showcases French cuisine made with fresh, seasonal produce from France’s various regions. From haute cuisine to quality bistro food, offer a French-inspired meal in your restaurant and participate in this great celebration
In 2018, the exhibition "Cousu d’Or – Magical Weaving" brings out the mastery of the Indian textile craftsmanship thanks to the partnership of EKAYA, the handloom luxury brand and its finest fabrics. In order to bring this 2018 event to a successful conclusion, the Federation has sought in India, with the collaboration of Véronique Poles (POLES Luxe Consulting Pvt Ltd), several companies that could support this project in the form of offering premium fabrics to the designers, members of the Federation Française de la Creation Couture Sur Mesure - Paris.
At Bikaner House, Delhi from 23/03/18 to 25/03/18
LIGHT OF UNITY - A CONCERT BY ATEF
In keeping with the spirit of Unity Concerts to address one social concern at every event, the theme of this evening is: "Unity in Diversity". French songwriter, composer and interpreter, Atef sings since his childhood. In addition to his own songs, he interprets some of the most famous and meaningful songs of the last 30 years from the pop-world-soul repertoire. He will be accompanied by Nicolas (keyboard and guitare) and Natasha (cello).
DELHI - 30/03/18 | The Piano Man Jazz Club
DELHI - 31/03/18 | The Piano Man Jazz Club
GOA - 03/04/18 - 04/04/18
MUMBAI - 05/04/18 | The Quarter
BANGALORE - 06/04/18 | Windmills Craftworks
BANGALORE - 07/04/18 | Windmills Craftworks
Pj5, a modern jazz band strongly influenced by today’s pop/rock sounds, will release its third album in the fall of 2018. They have participated in Jazz Migration #2 and Jazz à La Défense 2012. On stage, the group has a commanding presence with alternating blasts of raw energy and hypnotic sounds.
DELHI - 24/04/18 | Piano Man Jazz Club
DELHI - 25/04/18 | Piano Man Jazz Club
MUMBAI - 26/04/18 | The Quarter
BANGALORE - 27/04/18 | Windmills Craftworks
BANGALORE - 28/04/18 | Windmills Craftworks
LA SEMAINE DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE ET DE LA FRANCOPHONIE
LA MARCHE DE RAMA
A screening of the audiovisual recording of Alexis Martin's and Daniel Brière's play La marche de Rama which is an adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alexis Martin (Artistic Director of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, Montreal), Valavane Koumarane (Director of the Indianostrum Theatre, Pondicherry), Vasumathi Badrinathan (Professor at the Department of French, University of Mumbai), and Mohit Chandna (Professor at the Department of French, EFLU-Hyderabad).
DELHI - 15/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 6:30 PM
Giant memory map game! Try to remember in 50 seconds all the information projected on screen and try to answer to the question!
DELHI - 19/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 11:30 AM
POWER OF CARTOONS
A talk-presentation by the award-winning Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte along with an Indian cartoonist. Chappatte will talk about the power of cartooning as a tool of dialogue all over the world with a slideshow of some of his best political satire. He will be in conversation with an Indian cartoonist for a candid exchange of similarities, differences, problems, humor and the role of language in sketching world events in both societies. The experts will also engage in a Q&A session with the audience.
DELHI - 19/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 6:30 PM
Discover Francophone territories with the help of your friends!
DELHI - 20/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 11:30 AM
MONTREAL LA BLANCHE
Film screening: Kahina, a former Algerian pop star who abandoned the country during the Algerian Civil War and emigrated to Canada to live in peace and privacy. One Christmas Eve, however, she gets into a taxi driven by Amokrane, a more recent Algerian immigrant who recognizes her, forcing each to confront questions of personal identity and cultural assimilation as their personal stories and dramas collide.
DELHI - 20/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 6:30 PM
Listen and try to guess the musicians and from where they are!
DELHI - 22/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 11:30 AM
An exhibition showcasing a selection of noteworthy architectural projects in the Indian Subcontinent 2001 - 2018.
Exhibition on view until 02/04/18
DELHI - 21/03/18 (Inauguration) | Alliance Française de Delhi | 7 PM
Tritha Electric is a fusion-rock band from Paris and New Delhi. Formed in 2010 by Tritha Sinha (vocals) and Paul Schneiter (drums), with the later addition of Mathias Durand (electric guitar). Playing an explosive blend of psychedelic rock, inspired by the German “Krautrock” of the 1970s, and of Indian Classical and folk melodies. The band has played over 150 concerts across 3 continents since the the release of the debut LP PaGLi. Tritha Electric recently released their new album Raagas in Paris.
DELHI - 22/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 7 PM
HIP-HOP BY WEBSTER
As a musician, Webster has been active since 1995. A founding member of the Limoilou Starz collective, he is a veteran and one of the pioneers of the Quebec hip-hop movement. The Old Man of the Mountain is known for the quality of his texts and the intelligence of his words. His art is a tool he has refined for more than two decades to convey in a most creative way his cultural and intellectual baggage.
DELHI - 23/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 7 PM
Special Francophonie treasure hunt! Follow the clues, answer questions and find the treasure!
DELHI - 24/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 10:30 AM
BIBI TANGA With Thakita
Bibi Tanga, a singer/producer from Paris, was looking to incorporate Indian folk and tribal style music into his upcoming production. He discussed the idea with Mr. François Grosjean and the director of Alliance Française Trivandrum. The three of them discussed the possibilities of a new genre! Bibi flew to India to meet John Anthony with the idea of composing a couple of songs together. To add a flavor of rhythm and groove, John Anthony regrouped with his longtime friend Sunil Kumar a percussionist/singer for this production. Rahul a bassist/flutist/DJ was also finding a place in the composing sessions. Together the three of them formed the band Thakita (three syllables of Indian rhythm denoting the three members of the band).
DELHI - 24/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 6 PM
Here is the much-awaited mela, the culmination day of Francophonie week! This Mela day will be unique introduction to the universe of Francophonie, through a wide range of events, including film screenings, musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions. The event will gather representatives for many different Francophone countries, animating stalls set up all over Alliance française de Delhi, sharing information about their cultures and delicious food from all over the world. There will also be prizes to be won. A precious occasion to discover all the joys and pleasures of Francophone cultures, in a cheerful atmosphere!
DELHI - 24/03/18 | Alliance Française de Delhi | 10 AM onwards
Find us in the Press
French aerial show- Celestial Carillon adorns Delhi sky
After creating magic in Hyderabad and Chennai, Transe Express made their way to Delhi and the French Group, in the city as part of Bonjour India fashioned a breathtaking show to enthrall the Delhi audience.
Is this the fibre the Indian fashion industry has been looking for?
A new flowering plant, found in abundance in Meghalaya, could be the magic fibre that promises to turn around the fortunes of India’s fashion industry. Ramie, from the nettle family (a poisonous leaf that stings you), has got Indian designers excited, with many calling it the next big thing after linen.
Alain Passard explains how vegetables remain his 'passion & love'
It was a very fruitful week in February in New Delhi for Alain Passard, France’s most acclaimed — possibly only — vegetarian chef. He created a fabulous dinner for Bonjour India at the Leela Palace Hotel, collaborated with ITC’s Chef Manjit Gill for the Bonjour India finale dinner at the French Ambassador’s residence, took part in the India Design Fair and even had a typical family recipe cooked for him by an Indian princess as a thank you for a dinner he prepared for her guests
‘City of Waste’ is a photography exhibition that focuses on both the difficult and heartwarming aspects of a waste picker’s life.
City of Waste, which runs at the India Habitat Centre till May 26, showcases photographs by six photographers – Rémi de Bercegol, Claudia Cirelli, Bénédicte Florin, Adeline Pierrat, Mélanie Rateau and Pascal Garret – and covers cities like Delhi, Paris, Cairo, Lima, among others, documenting the modalities of waste collection.In the photographs arranged in the outdoor space of the India Habitat Centre, viewers meet the people who populate the project
To facilitate and boost student exchange between India and France, the consul-general of France, Yves Perrin, inaugurated ‘Future Tour’ – a multi-city initiative across multiple disciplines and universities – in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The tour event in Ahmedabad has been organized at Institute of Architecture, Nirma University, with a conference on Smart Cities – Urban Planning and Architecture Design.
Franco-Indian street art in Sector 17 ‘embraces’ Corbusier, with a twist
French connection: Artists collaborate as part of a Franco-Indian govt project to ‘tell cities their own stories’ through art that is ‘for the people’.Sowat, a self-taught artist, along with fellow Frenchman Fred Visualek and Indian artist Hanif Kureshi created this mural as part of Bonjour India, a partnership between India and France, further strengthening the French connection of the city built by Swiss-born French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier.