Presentation of Inuksuk
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by Marie Fouquet   
Friday, 07 February 2014

Meditation around Inuksuk (Photographer: Marie Fouquet)Auroville radio was there last Sunday, to capture the peaceful moment around the Inuksuk (stone figures created by the first inhabitants of the Canadian north, the Inuit). It was built in the International zone by AVI Canada, along with Aurovilians born in Canada. A presentation of the monument and a meditation was followed by a round table to share experiences. Aurovilians, volunteers, newcomers and guests all took part, creating links between people of good will who would never have met all together otherwise, so: many thanks to Canada for such a great action for unity! Read more

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Trovadores, Aurelio & Nadaprem
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by Marie Fouquet   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014

A circle to share poems, music and songs (Photographer: Marie Fouquet)Last Friday, there was a peaceful multicultural art sharing with Anandi at Unity Pavilion. Poems were told through sounds and movements with music, and mime artists and lovers told stories in various ways. Nadaprem and Aurelio led a beautiful musical meditation, using a mix of soft Western-Indian harmonies. Joska took us on a trip back to medieval times, generously sharing, with his guitalele, his love of the era. Drupad joined to tell a poem through mime and poetry lovers read poetry in Tamil, Spanish, and English. We hope to see you all, as we meet again on Saturday March 1st! Read more

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The Madwoman of Chaillot
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by Shirin   
Sunday, 02 February 2014

The Madwoman of Chaillot (Photographer: Shirin)A poetic satire and a romantic comedy, the drama by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux, written in 1943, was put on the stage of the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone, by Ellen. Excellent acting by Afsaneh, Anandamayi, Charu, Daniel, Dodo, Elke, Emanuele, Francois, Ingo, Jeff, Lyle, Mirco, Paul, Samvit, Simone, Veronique, Yuval and guests Asia, Tejas, and Kalou under Trinity coaching. Costumes were made by Agnes, Jean managed the lights, and Julia and Swaha the make up. Read more

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Yoga of Life in Art Form
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by Alma   
Saturday, 01 February 2014

Drago Druskovic and his wife Barbara (Photographer: Alma)That life flows its own way was clear at yesterday's inauguration of the Drago Druskovic exhibition at Kala Kendra, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone). Prof. Edwin Zappa shared a story of connections between himself and his then neighbor Drago, who, when he came across Sri Aurobindo and Mother's writings was deeply moved by them. These writings greatly influenced his exploration in search of truth in art. His art itself is colorful, simple, truthful and spiritual.Read more

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Protection of Auroville Land
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 30 January 2014

GM Unity Pavilion (Photographer: Patrick)Yesterday afternoon, a very well attended first General Meeting, to present to the community the various options identified by the Study Group, was held at the Unity Pavilion, International Zone. Recommendations for the protection of Auroville lands were given. Please do listen to what was communicated regarding the legal and non-legal options that the community is facing. As everyone can see, Auroville is being exposed to frenetic development and land protection is a crucial matter. It seems we can not afford to postpone decisions any longer. Read more

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Decisions, Music, Theathre
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by Clara   
Thursday, 30 January 2014

Earthbeta - Vanaver Caravan CRIPA tonight at 8pm (Photographer: clara)Tomorrow, Friday January 31st, a Residents' Assembly Decision-making Event takes place at the Solar Kitchen. From 10am to 4pm, one can have a say regarding a) the proposal to convert the Water Maintenance Service (WMS) to a 'true service' and b) the priorities for the physical development of the Service Area. EARTHBEAT - A Journey of World Music & Dance with Vanaver Caravan, can be enjoyed tonight at 7.30pm at Cripa,  Kalabhumi. The play "Madwomen of Chaillot" by Jean Giraudou will be on during three evenings in February, dates being 1st to 3rd. Time: 8pm, place: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture, International Zone. Read more

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Coincidences or Jazz
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by Zarin   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Kranti and Mike (Photographer: Zarin)This morning, Kranti and Mike stopped by at the studio, to share some information on their up-coming concert. This Sunday, February 9th, they will play at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone) at 8pm. Both of them are currently visiting Auroville and came across some other, residing, musicians while Kranti was exhibiting her paintings on the theme of music at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture some weeks ago. So do not miss the result of these coincidences, in the shape of some classical jazz compositions, on Sunday! Read more

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YES on Both, The Future
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by Barbara   
Monday, 03 February 2014

City Transport (Photographer: barbara)From the feedback regarding the Water Management Service and the priorities for the physical development of the service area, the Residents' Assembly Service registers that the community decided "Yes" on both accounts. On Saturday February the 8th at 10am to 4pm, at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, we are invited to "Future of Man Auroville: The Vision - Learning to be", a symposium on Aurovilians inner journey through work and how it may help towards the ‘collective realization. Also, a Swedish event tonight at the Unity Pavilion. Read more

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World Music&Dance Vanaver Caravan
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by Marie Fouquet   
Saturday, 01 February 2014

Beat it through a mix of sounds and human steps (Photographer: Marie Fouquet)Members of Vanaver Caravan presented "EARTHBEAT - A Journey of World Music & Dance" last Thursday, January the 30th. The troupe, normally based at Hudson Valley, NY, U.S., shared their super vibes in Cripa, Kalabhumi, Auroville. Their mix of music, including old folk songs from Ireland, England, Philippines, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Nigeria and more, performed in a spirit of tolerance, love, sincerity and family, really touched my heart. A moving troupe in movement, spreading waves of kindness, convinced me, once again, that when warmth and generosity are there, everything is. Read more

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Swaha Blues Band in PY
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by Radio Team   
Friday, 31 January 2014

From left: Rolf on bass, Ingo on harmonica, Pierre and Edo on guitars, Robert on drums & Swaha vocals. (Photographer: Andrea)The 11th edition of the "Freedom Jam"’, an annual music event supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry, was held this last weekend.  Being a part of Republic Day celebrations, it took place at three venues. Seagulls Restaurant was one place hosting Auroville musicians. Swaha Blues Band performed, with Swaha on vocal, Rolf on bass, Ingo on harmonica, Robert on drums, and Pierre and Edo on guitar. Read more

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Interview Dr Unni Karunakara MSF
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by Marie Fouquet   
Thursday, 30 January 2014

Dr Unni Karunakara rides from Murud to Harnai, in Maharashtra, 9 December 2013 (Photographer: Unnicycles_MSF)We had the great pleasure to interview humanitarian Dr. Unni Karunakara, 2010-13 International President of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF), fresh from a bike ride, at Aurovelo. Following his medical studies, Dr. Unni wanted to practice medicine in a different way, and therefore focused on public health, which is more about preventing disease than treating it. To him, prevention is every doctor's responsibility, and that is one of the reasons he joined MSF in 1995. That year, he set up a tuberculosis control program in Ethiopia. Read more

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Presentation Unnicycles for MSF
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by Marie Fouquet   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Unnicycles short ride with Aurovillian kids (Photographer: Marie Fouquet)"Unnicycles" a cycle tour across India to support Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), with its (2010-2013) International President Dr. Unni Karunakara, was in Auroville last Wednesday. Starting from the Solar Kitchen and ending at Aurovelo, he took Aurovilian children for a ride. At Aurovelo, over delicious chocolate ice cream,  Dr. Unni told the kids the story of his great humanitarian project. They were also asking him questions about his job as a humanitarian doctor around the world. Read more

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