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Off the Cuff- Andrea, Renu Wazo

In this episode we discuss money inspired by an article posted by Krishna on the volunteer contribution policy change.
The suggested monthly contribution may make it difficult to give the chance to young people to join the many projects were volunteers are very welcome and the Auroville projects are also not in a position to be able to cover these expenses. The radio alone has developed thanks to some 250 highly skilled volunteers and interns. The question of centralized money and decentralized skills have all to be appreciated for the energy they bring and a balance found between our view of energy - be it money or work.
Click here to download an interview (by Alan of Auroville Today) with Alon and Batel regarding the Integrated Sustainability Platform ISP.

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Nov 2014

Off the Cuff- Andrea, Renu Wazo

The trio are back speaking on all sorts of topics that annoy or amuse them: this time they share their frustration on a variety of local annoyances and what they consider poor decisions by the Farm Group, The Green Group and the TDC. They cover the topic of selection election of the Working Committee, and discuss the rise in vector diseases (dengue, malaria and filaria) what can and should be done and what is possibly being done as we speak. They discuss their favorite local Auroville restaurants.
We hope to hear from anyone mentioned or so we can enlarge or rectify our impressions and perspectives in the next program(s).

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Nov 2014

Off the Cuff- Andrea, Renu, Wazo

An informal commentary on topics concerning the community of Auroville. Andrea, Renu and Wazo open this new weekly platform based on current events, personal hobbies or thoughts on any topic of interest. Renu and Wazo discuss the amount of rainfall, perils of vehicular safety for visitors, Remedies for Andreas recovery, pets and sterilization and the upcoming Genius Brothers show. We welcome people who would like to join the discussion every Thu at 10 am to contact us if you would like to be a guest on our program.

Gm Code of conduct

A subgroup, formed with a few members of AVC, has been working along with the Study Group, on finalising the draft on the above topics, by holding discussions amongst resource persons, compiling Aurovilians' input via e-mail. A one day workshop was held on the 20th of September, on the same topics. It is indeed a challenging task to integrate all the diverse points of view on these topics; The General Meeting on the 8th of October is another attempt at tackling this challenge by having an interactive session, where a questionnaire is presented to be answered. This questionnaire is a compilation of the results of the processes held thus far on these topics by the Council, and is not a finished product. Thank you for your participation! - The Auroville Council

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Oct 2014

Wellpaper Project

WELL: women, empowerment, local, livelihood.
These are the words that sustain this project of social economy. The Wellpaper project recycles paper waste to transform it into useful and beautiful objects. Training and empowering women from the villages develops and maintains a social business unit of great local importance. The workers of this unit acquire a vast knowledge in managing this type of social business and they become agents of replication. Some of them work as teachers in other communities that want to implement the same kind of successful social economy.
Local is beautiful!

Comments: 0 Date: 17 Nov 2014

Aspiration Talks

Two talks with Aspiration residents Raju James, who grew up in Auroville and D.N. Sharma from Nepal, Aurovillian since 1998. Share something about there lives, work and and their opinions and suggestions about Auroville Radio.

Code of conduct – take 2

Second GM held on Wednesday, the 15th of October, at 4:30 pm at Unity Pavilion. After this meeting the AVCouncil has declared the following. Dear community members, In regards to our process on trying to create a 'Code of conduct and eligibility criteria' for working groups, limited participation and divulging opinions within the community on the topic has resulted in a lack of conclusion for the time being. The Auroville Council would like to halt this process at this point; it seems some fundamental questions need to be asked and answered by us as a collective, including the need and implementation strategy of such a document, before the next attempt is made to draft a conclusive 'Code of conduct and eligibility criteria' guidelines. All those who participated in this difficult process diligently, the Auroville Council thanks you for your patience and persistence. Once we are ready to restart the process with a different better approach, we will announce it to the community. In the meanwhile, for the possible 3 day selection process in the first week of November, the temporary Feedback Review Committee will use Laws of India, guidelines from the Mother and 'Material conditions to live in Auroville' as a base to process feedback on nominees for the Working Committee and Auroville Council. Sincerely, The Auroville Council

A Sidhartha interview

Sidhartha is the founder of Fireflies Ashram, located outside Bangalore, India.  He is a cultural critic and environmental campaigner. He has written books and published articles on spiritual and ecological themes, Fireflies ashram is concerned with transformation at the personal, social and ecological levels.

He will give a talk Thursday, November 13th at 7 pm Tibetan Pavilion.

Suhasini wins Surf Competition

Suhasini Damian learned to surf at the Kallialay Surf School. She won 1st prize in the Covelong Point Surf Classic in the Women's Category held in September this year as well as the "The Summer Swell Challenge" held in Pondicherry this August. She shares the experience in surfing and talks about her business in creating the swim wear line "4Shore" with her school buddy Dasha take a look here at their designs More on the Kallialay School here And an article on the competition can be read here:

Off the Cuff- Andrea, Renu, Wazo

An informal commentary on topics concerning the community of Auroville. Andrea, Renu and Wazo open this new weekly platform based on current events, personal hobbies or thoughts on any topic of interest. This week we mention our friend Ajit who just passed away, the topic of the governance in Auroville with some thoughts regarding the next Working Committee selection process, the surfing conditions due to the cyclone HudHud (and erosion matter) and the latest updates of the radio's projects. We welcome people who would like to join the discussion every Thu 10.00 at 10 am contact us here if you would like to come.

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