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Presentation of Inuksuk

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

Friday, 07 February 2014
One Love

In today's news we are featuring an interview with Balaji, one of the organizers of the 7th edition of the Auroville Marathon. Taking place this Sunday, February 9th, almost 3000 participants are running. Runners come from Auroville, neighbouring villages, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and from all over India and abroad. The Marathon will start and finish at Auroville Visitor’s Centre. The Future at SAWCHU is on this Saturday at 10am, and in the evening, at 7.30pm, the French Pavilion presents Honore de Balzac at CRIPA. Also: Jazz on Sunday is at 8pm, with the Kranti Quintet, at Bharat Nivas. Read more

Thursday, 06 February 2014
Decisions, Music, Theathre

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

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Selection Process, Tango

This Saturday, we are invited, at 4pm, to the Unity Pavilion, International Zone, by Entry Service, for a brainstorming session on the different possible ways of being associated with Auroville. The heritage of Hindustani music, Dhrupad, will be sung by Pelva Naik, at 8pm, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. On the same day, the Auroville Tango group invites us with milonga, at 8.15pm, Visitor Centre. An Auroville International 2014 meeting will take place 13-17th February, and the community is invited. Read more

Wednesday, 15 January 2014
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)
A Lo Latino

Last Friday at the Unity Pavilion (International Zone), a  Columbian Band shared music from their continent with the community. It was an amazing evening with the 13 musicians displaying some rhythms likely not before known in Auroville, such as vallenato, merengue and cuban song, along with Colombian salsa and Latin rock. That we all  understand the universal language of music, and that we all enjoy letting our bodies vibrate and swing to it, was proved the numerous people in attendance. The salsa dancers especially had a good time, and we all hope to have more of this kind of music in the future. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
(City Life)
Presentation for Newcomers

Board members of Stichting De Zaaier - Martine Busek, Jan-Willen Pieterson and Freek Schiphorst - are currently visiting Auroville. They have already talked to many people and units about their projects and services. A presentation to newcomers on Stichting de Zaaier had been scheduled and took place yesterday morning in the Town Hall Conference Room. Due, perhaps, to the slight delay and to the work commitment of the 120 newcomers, only Fif participated in the session, along with Umberto from Entry Service. Read more

Saturday, 19 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Classik Stuff, and A Lo Latino

After the Singing Festival a group of singers were so inspired that they decided to continue the practice. The result is A LO LATINO, performing at 8.30pm on Friday the 25th, at the Unity Pavilion. A LO LATINO consists of 13 people from four continents - South America, Africa, Asia and Europe - led by five Colombians - Margarita, Margarita, Camilla, Alexandra, and Miguel. In this piece we talk to Margarita, who is known in the community for her work with probiotics. She invites us to A LO LATINO. We are also invited to a one hour concert - Classik Sutff by Genius Brothers - on the same Friday the 25th, but at 7.30pm at the Visitor Centre. Read more

Friday, 18 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AV Women Sound Artist Project

This is a sound recording made by a group of women in Auroville. It has been sent in as an entrant for Soundphiles, a new section introduced in the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, to be held in New Delhi in March 2014. The theme for Soundphiles is “Many Echoes, Many Worlds”. If this sound recording is selected, the news will be relayed in December 2013… Read more

Wednesday, 09 October 2013
Economics for People and Earth

Today's book launch at the Town Hall Conference Room attracted a large audience, indicating that the topic of the Auroville economy is of great interest to the community. The authors of "Economics for People and Earth", Henk and Manuel Thomas, were introduced by Harini and Guy, and described the book as giving a detailed account of the Auroville economy during 1968 to 2008. Having taken 15 years to produce, plenty of facts and figures support the text. The book was presented by its authors as a labour of love and a gift to Auroville in support of its progress. Read more

Wednesday, 02 October 2013
On Auroville
Out of my own curiosity I dwelled into questions on Auroville. Sasikanth and Sandrine openly shares with us their thoughts. What do they thing about Auroville, what should Aruoville become, how does it interact with near and far surroundings. .. Read more

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Taiwanese Cultural Program
In today's news we're featuring Avigal updating and inviting us to an Earth Day Celebrations which will start with tomorrow's films at Cinema Paradiso in Town Hall, and escalate over the weekend all the way to Earth Day itself on 22nd of April. Tomorrow at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone from 4.30pm a group of visitors from Taiwan will share with the community some glimpses of their culture, tradition and food. At 6pm they will give a dance performance of Taiwanese tribal dance, Indian and Belly dance. Read more

Monday, 15 April 2013
Invitations, Walk to Remember
On Saturday 6ht of April at 6pm the residents of Auroviile are welcome to interact with the Governing Board at SAWCHU. The Rwandan Student's Association would like to invite the International Society from Auroville for the 19th Commemoration of Genocide Against The Tutsi,held in Annamalai University on 7th.Ffrom 7pm we will start with Walk to Remember,in memory of beloved one and as a sign of journey to the Vision of our Country,Rwanda. It will be a pleasure to share the moment with you all. Regards, Henry M.R.S.A President Read more

Thursday, 04 April 2013
(City Life)
The  Doors to Auroville
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

Sunday, 31 March 2013
Bboys, Essence, Planning
In today's news we feature Nico and Julio Rolle inviting us to this year EACH ONE TEACH ONE and 5 ELEFANTS performance and inauguration of 44flavours exhibition tomorrow at 6pm at Aurodhan Gallery (Secret Garden) in Pondicherry and Visitor Center on Saturday at 8pm. Essence - Multicultural performance , celebrating women through dance will be hold tomorrow at 8pm at Visitor Centre and on Saturday at Aurodhan Gallery in Pondicherry. L'Avenir/TDC will host a workshop on Regional Planning on Saturday morning at Conference Room in Town Hall. Read more

Friday, 29 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Unity and Love
The New South Africa Jazz Collective's performance last night at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone thoroughly thrilled all who who have decided to come. Although some of them young, but talented and very much skillful, the members of NSAJC shared with the community some solid jazz standards with its uniqueness of their country of origin - South Africa, and cultural soundscapes of lively rhythms, which have left almost no one remaining siting. ICCR and AV Foundation sponsored the concert. Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(City Life)
Steps Ahead... International Zone

Extract of an interactive session within Steps Ahead, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies-India and the World (Bharat Nivas) held yesterday at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Interesting session where the discussion revolved around the present state of the International Zone and the possible courses of action. Most participants  were active members either of pavilion groups of core group of International Zone. They expressed dissatisfaction with the speed of the development. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Hungarian Day, Z Day, ROCK LOVE
In today's news we featured Bogi from Hungarian Pavilion inviting the community to a Hungarian Day tomorrow from 5.30pm onward at Unity PAvilion in International Zone. Z Day will join the global event on Sunday, also at Unity Pavilion, and Jerry is talking about it. RAS shares with the community that decision making process on UNESCO World Heritage is postponed for a month due to the expressed need for more information by residents. General Meeting called by a group of residents to discuss the impasse in which the Working Committee finds itself Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(City Life)
AV -World Heritage Site #2
Second part of informative session on if and how Auroville would become a World Heritage Site under UNESCO. Gathered residents yesterday clearly expressed many doubts, and over all was the tone that we still don't know enough to take a clear decision if YES or NO. Decision making process supposed to start this Friday, and end in two week. The fact is that Auroville needs to consolidate and protect the land of the master plan, where green belt is of huge importance. The question would be which price are we prepare to pay? Read more

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Decisions, Housing, Matrimandir
A second Information GM for the RA decision making process regarding Auroville as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. In today's news we're also featuring longer note from RAS members on who and how can organize a General Meeting. Hungarian Night at Unity Pavilion on Friday from 5.30pm onward. On Thursday 14th at 5pm at Conference Room in Town Hall will be the Presentation of a new Housing Project In the Sector 2 of Residential Zone in Auroville. Tango Holi Festival starts today. Read more

Monday, 11 March 2013
Happy  Birthday Mother!
We're featuring the Mother's voice reading the Charter in in French, broadcasted on 28th of February 1968, announcing to a whole India that new community was born. At that occasion the Mother was sitting in her room in Ashram, and the All India Radio broadcasted her words to the Matrimandir Amphitheater where the inauguration ceremony was in the process. The Mother's voice was at the same time broadcasted all over the India, and that was the birth of All India Radio. Marc Vella offers concert on 26.2. around 6pm at Matrimandir Amphitheater. Read more

Thursday, 21 February 2013
LOVE - V Day, Steps Ahead
This afternoon between 4pm to 5pm at Eucalyptus Groove under the Solar Kitchen toward Courage and Certitude at ONE BILLION RISING AND DANCING event... . In today's news we feature interview with Jasmine from FoodLink on their initiative for the Mother's Birthday 21st of February, and with Jill on the Three (dances) in One (evening) Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi. Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies... India and the World(Bharat Nivas) invites us to Steps Ahead... Read more

Thursday, 14 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality. On February 14, 2013, a one-day event will be held, a call for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance in a show of collective strength. The word "billion" refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse. Please join our Auroville team in this event on Thursday. Read more

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Bahh Irish Band from Galway
Bahh” is a Bengali word to express the inexpressible (literally means.."what words?) The group is an expansive collective of instrumentalists, percussionist and vocalists based in the West of Ireland. On their opening song Mattu broke a string on his Sarod but the band soon recovered to wow the big crowd that gathered to listen to them. While the music has it’s roots in the Indian Classical tradition, the collective’s core members bring with them a range of influences and backgrounds. They released their debut album 'Worlds Colliding' in 2010. Read more

Friday, 08 February 2013
West Africa and Yemadas

Last night event organized by Africa House and Windarra Farm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone was initiated by Isis, volunteer from Benin, currently working with several NGO's, on Agro Ecological Federation of Benin, at Family Jah - Rastafari Community. As Isis has soon found out that in Auroville the presence of African Culture is very poor, she shared with the community pieces of African culture from West Africa. With Windarra Farm team she has put all her energy to provide the dinner, and Yemadas concluded the night with world music. Read more

Saturday, 02 February 2013
Festivals, Music, Africa House..
No doubt that the peak of the season is beside other marked by many events of which this weekend we got three major ones going - Lively Up Your Earth , eco music festival on Saturday at Solitude Farm, Auroville Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament at Certitude, Udavi, Aurodam and Tibetan Pavilion, and South Indian Equestrian Championship at Red Earth Riding School. Tomorrow Isis, volunteer from Benin will share some historical facts on West Africa, along with the food and music followed at African Night at Unity Pavilion in International Zone Read more

Thursday, 31 January 2013
African Night with Isis
What have started as invitation to an African Night on Friday 1st of February at Unity Pavilion in International Zone, extended into an open interview about many topics. Isis a volunteer from Benin (former Dahomey) will share within Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture, one of the introductory insights in the form of a talk on "Lost Kingdoms of West Africa". And as she says, when there are Africans is the sharing of festivity and joy, so the evening will continue with sharing of West African meal, and conclude with music. Read more

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
African Night, Frisbee, LUYE
We're featuring an excerpt of interview with Isis from Benin who's inviting the community to an Africa Night - event of the Africa House at Unity Pavilion in International Zone on Friday 1st of February from 6.30pm onward. LUYE on Saturday 2nd at Solitude Farm for the full day of amazing organic food, eco stalls, games... music for 12 hours. From 1st - 3rd of February the Auroville Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament will be going on on 5 fields (Certitude, Udavi, Aurodam, and 2 fields behind Tibetan pavilion)! Read more

Monday, 28 January 2013
Auroville as World heritage Site
In this presentation Martine gives an overview of world heritage sites and how they got their status. Which criterion Auroville fits to and the process to get recognition. If the Auroville would get the World Heritage site status from UNESCO that would bring world wide recognition from 190 countries. Along with many benefits it will also provide Auroville with land protection. Some negative aspects would be in influx of tourist. The presentation concludes with a question and answer session. Read more

Thursday, 24 January 2013
Auroville - World Heritage site?
In today's news we're featuring Martine explaining the presentation "Auroville " A world Heritage Site for the future?", which she will share with the community on Wednesday at 5pm at Cinema Paradiso in Town Hall. The workshop on developing guidelines on what we want from new buildings by L'avenir and RAS is postponed to Monday 28th, between 4 to 7pm and at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Tomorrow between 5 to 8pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone Any Carroll will hold an interactive motivational workshop The Ego Tango

Monday, 21 January 2013
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