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(Arts & Culture)
Aradhana of Saint Thyagaraja

Sunday morning at 9.30 am, a traditional ceremonial procession started  from the Unity Pavilion. When it reached Sawchu, Bharat Nivas, the fourth annual celebration of Aradhana of Saint Thyagaraja was held there, under the auspices of Tamil Heritage Center and Telugu Samaskritika Kendramu. A musical offering of 15 songs of the Saint, including three of the Pancharatna Krisitis, was gifted by the mostly young artist students, under the guidance of Smt Shoba Raghavan and Sri Sukumar. Sri Gordon played the flute, Sri Durai Rajan the violin, and Sri Janardhan the drums. Read more

Monday, 27 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Concert of Pelva Naik

Auroville Radio was present to immortalize the magic sounds, the beautiful moments of a musical meditation, last Saturday at Bharat Nivas. Enjoy the depth of sounds and let yourself merge into the vibes of Pelva and musicians' divine sphere of beauty and relaxation. The great singer Pelva Naik is a young and forthcoming artist of her generation. She has been trained by the late Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar Saheb, of the eminent Dagar Gharana of Dhrupad music. Read more

Friday, 24 January 2014
(News)
NO Quorum

RAS announcement:  RA Decision Making Quorum was not reached – during the January 20th event, and feedback is needed from the Community on how to proceed on: 1. A proposed new way of selecting the Working Committee and Auroville Council; and 2. The revised mandate of The FAMC. This Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone: Come listen to The Spirit of Sufi - Qawwali. On Wednesday the 29th a General Meeting on options for the protection of Auroville land will be held at 4.30pm, at Unity Pavilion.Read more

Thursday, 23 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Ramayana

In a play based on the epic Ramayana, Ravana kidnaps Sita, the wife of Rama, and so Hanuman comes to help find Sita in Lanka, surrounded by the Ocean. The drama was shown in a different, shorter version for the audience to see  the battle between Rama and Ravana. In the battle Indrajit’s, son of Ravanan, kills Lakshmana, brother of Rama, and other soldiers. During the war Hanuman goes to carry the mountain of Sanjivi, full of medicinal plants which will bring death back to life. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
(News)
Tibetan Dances, GM on WMS

The Residents Assembly Service invites us tomorrow at 4.30pm, to the Unity Pavilion (International Zone), for a General Meeting on the Water Maintenance Service. The Entry Service invites us on Saturday at 3pm, also to the Unity Pavilion, for a brainstorming / work session on the different possible ways of being associated with Auroville. Today, the 8th Festival of Tibetan Culture starts, at 6.45pm, at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (International Zone), with a film on Milarepa. Tomorrow, at 7pm, TSAM will share a Cultural Dance performance with us. Also, Happy Pongal to all, from AurovilleRadio! Read more

Monday, 13 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Spandan by Sunnyahmm

Last night, we had the opportunity to listen to the musical performance of Ritu Jain, in Pitanga. She sings and plays as a single person group, Sunnyahmm, attempting to bring music that inspires inner journeys and transitions and helps deepening inner connections in people. ‘Spandan’ is a series of compositions intuitively aligned to take you deep within yourself and helping you touch your innate silence. These compositions deeply resonate with Ritu and at various moments themselves act as a 'Guru', opening up new spaces within. Read more

Saturday, 11 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 3

Following two powerful musicians, a third group took to the stage. Playing guitar and singing soft songs, they created a very different energy. The Kabir says "O my heart became a dancer and danced, and when you dance, when you hear the drums of the wisdom of Dhayan and the sounds of bliss beating days and nights, it is so blissful that it spreads even to the land of death". Bindu Narayanaswamy was singing, with Vedanth Bharadwaj playing the guitar on her right side and Shrive on her left side expressing the songs as paintings. Read more

Saturday, 11 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 2

During the second part of the Sadhana Forest Kabir music festival that took place last Saturday night., we had the great pleasure to listen to Moorala Marwada. A Sufi folk singer from the Janana village of the Kutch District, in Gujarat, India, he sings the poetry of Kabir, Mirabai, Ravidas and others. Bhittai.Mooralala, who sings at every gathering, be it a satsang, a wedding, or a fair, at his village, doesn't believe in taking money for singing; "When I sing at weddings they give me money but when I sing in the name of Kabir Read more

Thursday, 09 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 1

Last Saturday was quite a memorable day for the Sadhana Forest community and all its guests. Having welcomed everyone to celebrate their ten years of existence, they served up numerous activities during the day and late into the night. The place was crowded, especially waiting for the Kabir Music performance. AurovilleRadio was there, of course, recording this great event for you. The concert started with Prahladji Singh Tipaniya, had people celebrate, in a great spirit of freedom and unity, and only ended at 3am on the Sunday morning, Read more

Wednesday, 08 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Mr Sanjeev Sanyal

Saturday afternoon saw the MMC packed full. Mr. Bala Baskhar and many others were present to hear Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal talk about his most recent book "The land of the seven rivers". Mr. Sanyal is a leading Indian economist, environmentalist and urban theorist. He has worked in the field of financial markets since the mid-nineties and is widely regarded as one of Asia's leading economists. In addition he is a well-known environmentalist and an expert on the economics of cities, founder of the Sustainable Planet Institute, Read more

Monday, 06 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Dancing in Udavi School

The students from Udavi School beautifully express their talent by a collective program. They recently performed Odissi dance, and Tamil and English drama, as well as Hindi songs. Their confidence was very visible on stage, how they wish to improve and share with the world. By enacting dramas the children explain how to treat and respect parents and elders. Parents, guests and Auroville friends were invited and people from the nearby village of Edayanchavadi came too. Harmonium by Nandida Di, Odissi teacher Kanchana, tabla by Debhashis Das. In a interview, Sunil expresses his learning in Udavi school.Read more

Friday, 27 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Twiglight Beats: Devotional Songs

Finally, last Saturday night the "Twilight Beats Concert" originally scheduled for November 16th but postponed due to weather conditions was held at Cripa (Kalabhumi). Four artists performed Raga Pushpanjali and Tamil devotional songs on Mother and Sri Aurobindo. The audience was been captivated by the warm voice of Sam Terris (Miresh) and the spiritual and joyful, deep and yet accessible music. Sam also offered two seasonal Christmas songs. At the end of the concert the public rewarded the musicians with a very long applause to show their appreciation. Read more

Monday, 23 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Veena Naadha Pravaham

Last Saturday night, Smt. Jayalakshmi Sugumar gave us a unique performance in the Sri Aurobindo auditorium (Bharat Nivas). She is the grand daughter of veena legend, late Sri. Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer, founder of the magnificent Karaikudi Bani, and daughter of veena vidushi, late Smt. Sankari Ammal. Having taught in Kalakshetra since 1966, in 1976 Jayalakshmi Sugumar shifted to Pondicherry, where she continued her services until 1981. Following that she worked for the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society. Read more

Monday, 09 December 2013
(News)
Veena Rectial, GM

On Saturday, December 7th at 7.30pm, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium (Bharat Nivas) presents Veena Recital by Jayalakshmi Sugumar of the Karaikudi Veenai family, with her students. Veenai Jayalakshmi Sugumar hails from the traditional family of Karaikudi Veena players, known for their true traditional techniques. The Study group for Participatory Working Groups & New Selection Process for the Working Committee and AV Council invites everybody to the 3rd General Meeting on Monday the 9th at 4- 6.30pm. This takes place in the new SAIIER building. Read more

Thursday, 05 December 2013
(News)
Transition Radial, Art

In today's news we are featuring Manickam and Alain from Auroville Road Service talking on the new transition radial in Cultural Zone and Mahakali Park. A two-layered road (debris and blue metal finished with gravel) is supposed to be completed in 10 days and the road will not be paved until 2017. Gallery Square Circle presents ARTRANSLATION, a residents and group show by visiting artists. The inauguration takes place on December 4th, at 4.30pm. On Saturday at Unity Pavilion, at 9 to 12, all Auroville teachers are invited to meet and connect to The Dream. Read more

Monday, 02 December 2013
(Spirituality)
Vedanta Today

Yesterday, Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman of the Governing Board, gave a talk 'Vedanta Today'. Professor Manoj Das of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram presided in the beautifully decorated Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, and introduced Dr. Singh to the audience. Dr. Karan Singh mentioned the origin of, the different aspects of, and the relevance of Vedanta in the world today. Vedanta follows the Veda and completes it. The Upanishads are its fundamental elements. Read more

Friday, 08 November 2013
(Environment)
Bioregion Tour - Join us!

Discover the uncontaminated villages of Munnur and Perumukkal. Take a walk in the village of Munnur. See clay pots being formed and fired by the road side. Visit a family of potters who will offer you snacks and show you around their home-based workshop. Climb the rocks to reach the sacred temple of Perumukkal, built in the 12th Century by the inhabitants of the village. Perhaps even ask the Goddess for prosperity and her protection. Read more

Friday, 08 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Barhat Nivas presents Viraj Amar

On Saturday night, Bharat Nivas presented a promising artist, Viraj Amar, as part of Auroville Diwali festivities. Amars systematic training, from a very tender age, has left her very well prepared for the disciplined world of classical music, and her talents have clearly bloomed under the guidance of her Gurus: Smt. Manju Mehta for Sitar and Pandit Vilas Rao Khandekar & Smt. Rupande Shah for classical Vocal Music. At present, she is the foremost pupil of her the illustrious Pt. Rajan - Sajan Mishra, the acknowledged maestros of the Benaras Gharana (www.virajamar.com/) Read more

Monday, 04 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Lights, firecrackers & fun

Pop!! Bang!! Whooo!! Boom!!! That's fireworks at work... Bang! Whoosh!! Crackle! Wizz!! Swirl! Whistle! Flash... Burst... Sputter! Hiss!! Whizz!!! Listen to kids running as parents watch them enjoy the event in a relaxed mood. It was a beautiful night with Aurovilians and guest gathering together waiting to enjoy the concert at Bharat Nivas Auditorium. Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and it is usually celebrated by families performing traditional activities together in their homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali Read more

Sunday, 03 November 2013
(News)
Let There Be Light

In today's news we feature Aicha who is from Sudan. She invites the community to an event of Africa House, Film, Dinner and Dance, at the Pavilion of African Culture (International Zone), on November 3rd, from 5pm onward. Tomorrow, we will celebrate Diwali, festival of light together at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Fireworks for children at 7pm will be followed by Indian Light music by Mr. Gangai Amaran Group at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. Viraj, a Hindustani vocalist will perform the following day at 7.30pm, at the Unity Pavilion in IZ Read more

Thursday, 31 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Singing From The Heart
Yesterday late afternoon in Svedame, the Buterfly barn had the privilege to host Upahar Anand, for a single session. Upahar, originally from the UK, lives in Tiruvannamalai, site of Ramana Maharshi ashram, sacred mount Arunachala and a town of spiritual pilgrimage. He is an accomplished and experienced multi-instrumentalist, adept on harmonium, guitar, drum, vocals and flute. He has an extensive repertoire of chants and songs. Please enjoy his powerful Kirtan. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Matrivandana

In the wake of the Centenary of The Mother's first arrival in Pondicherry, The Ashram Music Group presented Matrivandana, a musical adoration of the Mother Goddess. On October 19, 2013, the group performed songs in Indian languages including Bengali and Oriya. It was a graceful evening filled with sublime devotional music. The divinity in the air was clearly perceivable as the Ashram Group singers let flow their love and adoration for The Mother Divine through their soulful rendition of the songs. Read more

Thursday, 24 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
The Vedanta and the Uspanishads

What is it that I am really seeking through my various pursuits in life? Neema Majmudar explained to us the path of personal growth through the Vedenta, sharing her deep knowledge of those ancient texts. With patience and dedication she shone a modern ligt on the vision of the traditional teaching of Advaita Vedanta. Neema was born in Bombay and has been studying Vedanta for the last 25 years. She has also completed a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and an MBA, in addition to following a three and half year residential course with Swami Dayananda at Coimbatore. Read more

Thursday, 26 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Conference sur le Vedanta
Surya Tahora nous a presente une conference captivante sur le Vedenta et les chemins de la liberte, ou comment apprehender la vision du UN absolu et universel. Surya est né à Madagascar..Il rencontre en 1995 Swami Dayananda Saraswati, un enseignant contemporain de la Non Dualité (Advaita Vedanta) dans la tradition du philosophe Indien Shankaracarya. Surya étudie depuis cette date avec Swami Dayananda les principaux textes de la tradition philosophique Indienne dans leur langue d’origine, le Sanskrit Read more

Thursday, 26 September 2013
(News)
Sri Ganesh Chaturthy
It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The community is invited today 4 to 6pm to celebrate sri Ganesh Chaturthy at his little shrine located at the turn from the National Highway. GM on Wednesday at 4pm at UP in IZ on proposed large land exchange in North Eastern Greenbelt Read more

Monday, 09 September 2013
(News)
Art Break Day, Dance
In today's news we are featuring interview with Krupa on Art Break Day, which will happen on Friday 5th of September at Vistior Centre, next to Dreamer's Caffe in International Zone. On Saturday 7th at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone community is invited to see Pung Cholam Drum dance and Manipuri Classical Dance. Between 5th to 7th of September at Cinema Paradiso Auroville Green Practices Conference 2013 on Eco-Productive Cities; an initiative by Auroville Consulting and EcoPro. Read more

Monday, 02 September 2013
(News)
Kamala Shankar, Art Break Day
On Saturday at 8pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in collaboration with SPIC MACAY presents Kmala Shankar plays the Shankar guitar accompanied by Ustad Nasir Ahmed and Nirmal Saini. On Saturday August 31st, it will be one year ago that Georges van Vrekhem passed away. All his friends are invited to come to the Matrimandir Banyan at 5 pm to remember him in silence. Friday 6th ART BREAK DAY! from 9 am to 5 pm next to Dreamer's Café at the Visitor's Centre Read more

Thursday, 29 August 2013
(News)
Collective Bonfire at MM
On Thursday 15th August on Sri Aurobindo's birthday will be at the Matrimandir Amphitheater a collective meditation with a dawn fire .The fire will be lit at 5.15 am. On the 17th August at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium we can see Romeo Juliet -a play by the Abhang theater group. Tomorrow at MMC in Town hall from 3:45 – 6 pm we can listen again to Presentations of water and land use by Gilles Boulicot and Suhasini Ayer. Hand Made Radio Art - WORKSHOP at CRIPA on Saturday and Sunday. Swimathon at La Piscine on Saturday from noon to midnight Read more

Monday, 12 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Amazing Sound Ride
Iman Das displayed his vocal repertoire of genres such as Hindustani classical music, Ghazals and bhajans and he simply enchanted the audience by playing the harmonium and the other string instrument (rudra veena?) with effortless ease. He is a brilliant young talent who also knows how to keep the audience entertained. The undeniably excellent tabla man strikes an awesome rhythmic synchronicity with Iman. On the whole Iman accompanied by the table player and lady on fine harmonium takes you on a magic carpet ride to the source of sound and ... Read more

Monday, 29 July 2013
(News)
Iman Das and Our Planning
On Saturday at 8pm we are invited to Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone to listen to Hindustan Music with Iman Das. TDC / L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group Visit invites the community to participate on 28th at Unity Pavilion in International Zone at 3pm to a workshop to design processes to involve community in the progress of Auroville We meet again on 29th July at Town Hall at 9.30pm for a presentation about work in progress. It is an initiative by the community for the community. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
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