Social Development - Communal Evolution


Extra ”Fair Extraordinaire”
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by Zarin   
Sunday, 29 December 2013

The "Fair Extraordinaire" at the Youth Centre was indeed extraordinary. The YC team and volunteers made sure that one of the most favored social festivals of the Auroville calendar will remain as such. In addition to regular activities a lot of new nooks and corners, especially catering to to children, had been added. A long list of vendors, a new pizza oven, homebred Auroville bands and Bollywood dancers, made sure that each person could find suitable entertainment. The Cake Competition, and a lot of music were especially appreciated. A mix of sounds recorded at the fair follows. Read more

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Behind the Mask
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by Anahita   
Friday, 13 December 2013

Sandhi Spiers (Photographer: Web)How to improve our communications? Or, how to improve our relationships and business relations? How do we communicate? Verbally or non-verbally? Or both? Are you aware of your non-verbal communication? Often, body language is more effective than verbal communication. Knowing how to use your body language more consciously can help dramatically improve your relationships, personal and professional ones. Sandhi Spiers is the founding Director of the Wholistic Business Network. He works with people in Mind And Body. Read more

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Clowns for light and transformation
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by Nour   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Ovidi and Erika (Photographer: Nour)Take it all is a silent and poetic play about a happy relationship of two clowns that is gradually destroyed by an escalating conflict about money. The two clowns behind it are Erika and Ovidi, a Swedish-Catalan couple. They performed the play on Saturday night at CRIPA, to the delight of their audience. For the next six months they will travel around India, visiting places and people to shine their much needed love and light. They also hope to break down barriers that people may have against clowning and its transformative power. A conversation with them reveals what it is that makes them do what they do. Read more

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Community Involvement
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by Nour   
Monday, 29 July 2013
Workhsop with TDC/Lavenir Advisory Group at Up in IZ (Photographer: Girogio)Yesterday's workshop to design methodologies to involve the community in the progress of Auroville held at the Unity Pavilion in IZ with the Town Development Council/ L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group has brought some hope and clarity to the participants. At the same time the plan of the members of Advisory Group was to really actively involve Aurovilians to participate. Observations of TAG were summarized that we do need people, land, structure and a new economy (new form of organization) as a frame to achieve material realization. Read more

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Violence
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by Tabitha   
Thursday, 11 July 2013
General Meeting on Violence in and around Auroville (Photographer: Tabitha)Yesterday Unity Pavilion in International Zone hosted General Meeting to discuss recent incidents of violence in the Auroville area with the presence of certain working groups - Auroville Security Team, Working Committee members and Safety trough Art. Some brave victims shared their stories on incidents of violence that has happened to them, some shared stories of others. Continuation was more in tone of finding some solutions, but as is lately becoming a regularity, time was too short, and of course the GM on Violence part 2 will follow. Read more

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What do we think
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by Rajeev, Felix, Zasha   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Violence (Photographer: web)We brought together the ideas and opinion of younger and elder Aurovilians in a small track to show you different ways the violence affects people and what they thought about it. Read more

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The Doors to Auroville
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by Nassim   
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Unity Pavilion workshop on 12 qualities in relation to the Featuring recordings are of yesterday's one day workshop on the research on the 12 qualities and their practical implication in the relationship with those who come to Auroville - tourist, guests, volunteers, newcomers at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Participants, of which all are on daily basis in contact with all those who come to Auroville by different reasons and purposes, sincerely dedicated their time to explore and go through 12 qualities without looking for problems or solutions but merely searching for a useful tool. Read more

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Open day in Life Education Center
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by Julie   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Zerina explained about the situation of these young girls. (Photographer: Julie)Life Education Center (LEC), located in Kottakarai, it's a personal growth center for young Tamil women from the villages around. Created in 1991, it gives them the opportunity to learn English and many other skills like tailoring and be aware of their body and to feel worthy as a women. Last Saturday was the open day at LEC. Many girls were there, dressing their most beautiful sari, surrounded by their teachers. During this event, Zerina, Harini, Bhuvana Sundari, Krupa, Devi, Susmita and the mime Drupad explained their own experiences at LEC. Read more

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