Category Archives: City Life
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. http://www.aurovilleradio.org/contact-us/
We learn about the hands on philosophy and experience of the Sacred Grove housing project through its volunteers and project holder Manu Gopalan. The site is a lively mix of different functions, where the work site includes a small nursery and composting area that is fenced off, a dining platform, a carpentry shed, several containers serve as tool sheds, the living quarters and dormitories are a little set back. The power is generated by solar panels and a wind generator (built by Jorge) and all these are being monitored by Akash's Wattman-
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
Text by the Residents' Assembly Service: "Dear Friend, the Auroville Council and the Residents' Assembly Service (RAS) would like to warmly invite you to a General Meeting on the topic of the revised mandate for the Funds and Assets Management Committee (FAMC). This meeting will be followed a week later by a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Process to ratify or reject the draft mandate. All residents are encouraged to participate in both events to ensure maximum collective input into our community decisions. *General Meeting - How is the Revised FAMC Mandate Different to the Existing Mandate?* In the interests of gaining a better understanding of the functioning of the FAMC under the proposed revised FAMC mandate, the Auroville Council has invited all of the groups that would be represented under the revised mandate to present themselves to a General Meeting and respond to questions relating to their role within the the FAMC under the revised mandate." Please find the draft mandate linked here: www.auroville.org.in/article/44125
Future School held an open house event on Friday the 19th Septemeber. The event was an opportunity to raise funds for the school to help keep us with the needs of the growing number of teenagers attending. It was a fun filled atmosphere that sold items donated by various production units and second hand items contributed to the event. Parents wondered around enjoying the snacks, beverages and performances that the children organized and participated in.
The Auroville Council presented a variety of the issues that they were working on and continue to solicit help and resource persons from the community. Although the session was called interactive it was not quite so, as there were so many topics to be covered. Koodam presented its work as a conflict resolutions body, (which has helped to free up the council so it can perform its wider purpose), and a paper of a basic code of conduct.
We interviewed tourists and volunteers and found a totally different perspective on Auroville! Do you remember what you thought of Auroville when you first visited? Watch these interviews to find out what Auroville's visitors think. :)