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(City Life)
Protection of Auroville Land

Yesterday afternoon, a very well attended first General Meeting, to present to the community the various options identified by the Study Group, was held at the Unity Pavilion, International Zone. Recommendations for the protection of Auroville lands were given. Please do listen to what was communicated regarding the legal and non-legal options that the community is facing. As everyone can see, Auroville is being exposed to frenetic development and land protection is a crucial matter. It seems we can not afford to postpone decisions any longer. Read more

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Development Communications

In short interviews with Charles Talcott and Tanya Elder, as well as with Aurovilian Ana, we found out about some interesting presentations held this morning, at the Town Hall Multimedia Centre, by students of two universities; AUP (France) and Linneaus (Sweden). For the last six years they have come to Auroville for a "Sustainable Development Practium". Through interaction with units, services and NGOs in and around Auroville, they create practical solutions in the field of development communications. Within this intensive program students are enriched by some specific lectures and talks from Auroville. Read more

Saturday, 11 January 2014
NESS, Pop Rock, Tibet Students

Tomorrow  we are invited to Pitanga at 8pm for Spandam - a music session by Rita Jain. On Saturday a range of events: Open house of New Era Secondary School (NESS), Pop Rock concert with Anna Taj and musicians at the Visitor Centre, and a Krishna Evening at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone. Sunday sees Kolam Dance and Drawing with Grace, from 9am to 12 noon, in Douceur. On January 13-15th, the Tibetan Students Association of Madras (TSAM) and the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture invite us to the 8th Tibet Festival in Auroville.Read more

Thursday, 09 January 2014
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
Masala Stage

In today's news we are featuring Renana, one of a team of volunteers at New Colors. She invites us to Masala Stage this Saturday 12th of October at 4pm at New Colors, Edayanchavady. This weekend we are also invited to participate in Navaratri-Garba Dance on October 11th and 12th, at 7:30pm, at SAWCHU, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. The General Meeting on a land exchange proposal in the North Eastern Greenbelt is postponed to October 23rd. On Wednesday 16th at 5pm at Unity Pavilion, a GM on Entry-Exict Policy Read more

Thursday, 10 October 2013
ANGIRAS - talks

The afternoon session of ANGIRAS - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living in Remote Areas - started with Toine talking on sustainable energy solutions, raising the question if sustainability is not first and foremost about choosing a life style that takes into consideration the environment and already badly depleted natural resources. Nick continued with a SEDAB presentation, focusing mainly on the bio-region and its development. Gijs shared an interesting story about organic cotton and its value chain. At the end of presentations, Chamlaji Gupta from the ashram shared some thoughts on the beginning of a search for "unconventional sources of power". He said that the Mother, in 1966, after the construction of the first solar device in Ashram, commented " ...blessings for the efficacy..."

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013
SEDAB - Sustainable Development
The SEDAB project (Sustainable Enterprise Development in the Auroville Bioregion) is a collaborative initiative of several units in Auroville to work with villages toward sustainable livelihoods. The enterprises set up under SEDAB are diverse, from herbal medicine production to natural building, snake venom extraction, tailoring, and more - but what they have in common is care for the environment and the people living there. A at Unity Pavilion led by Alain and Joss described the history, vision, and impact of the project. Read more

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
SEDAB, Matrimandir
Today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone the community is invited to a Presentation on SEDAB - The 'Sustainable Enterprise Development in Auroville Bio-region' . On Wednesday at 4.30pm also at UP in IZ RAS invites us to a 2nd GM on Matrimandir Executive Selection. Today at 5 PM at Quiet IKAROMA Introspective Music Recital with Caroline. Tomorrow at 5pm Trovadores at Dreamers’ Café, Visitors’ Centre Poetry and Music in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Tamil, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese... Free bone density test on 29th at AVHC. Read more

Monday, 26 August 2013
Banyan Tree Meditation, GM
For this Sunday 25th at Matrimandir Banyan Tree at 5pm we are invited to a Silent gathering for the protection and consolidation of all the lands required for Auroville. The Foundation Secretary, Mr. Bala Baskar, has invited the Residents' Assembly Service to announce a silent gathering to invoke Mother's Grace for the protection and consolidation of all the lands required for Auroville. Wednesday August 28 at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone RAS invites us to a 2nd General Meeting on Matrimandir Executive Selection . Read more

Thursday, 22 August 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
(City Life)
Community Involvement
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

Monday, 29 July 2013
The waste management in Auroville

In Auroville there are many places but for cleaning around Auroville and to make our peaceful city without any pollution is the Eco Service ,near Naturallement . Their aim is to reduce the pollution because pollution is destroying the environment, the earth and people who lives here. So at Eco Service are trying to stop it and to keep the city clean, and as close to zero waste as much is possible . The ladies who works there separate each of the wastes into 24 categories. Eco Service also wants to set an example surrounding villages. Read more

Friday, 19 July 2013
Daily Food
We are at Solar Kitchen with Tulsi explaining us how the solar kitchen works and how they cook the food and how many people come everyday to the Solar Kitchen to eat. He also told us that they give food to all the schools in Auroville . And that if you are a guest you should get a aurocard so that you can come and have some wonderful food at the Solar kitchen.

Friday, 19 July 2013
GM and AV Film Festival 13
In today's news you can listen to two interviews, first with Mawite on next General Meeting on Auroannam & Land Exchange on Wednesday 24th of July at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone; and the other with Krishna on this year Auroville Film Festival 2013 which is starting on 17th of September. Over 50 entries are already in, and the deadline for submission is 15th of August. On 26th July, Friday by 10Am at Ilaignarkal Education Centre invites us to A three day workshop on Traditional Siddha Medicine, Naadi, Varma and Herbology. Read more

Thursday, 18 July 2013
Earth Day and Chapman Sticks
In today's news we are featuring Mawite from Auroannam Farm inviting us on Sunday at 4.30pm their participation to Earth Day's celebration. Free market will be going on at Solar Kitchen on Saturday morning, TEDx talks on ecology at Conference Room in Town Hall, pot luck dinner with Earth Healing Ceremony at sunset with live music and dancing at Terra Soul at Windarra Farm from 5pm onward. .....At 7.30pm at Ptianga A Musico - Pictoral Concert with Chapman sticks, reverse painting, tables and saxophone by Jacky, Anaka, Manosh and Matt. Read more

Thursday, 18 April 2013
KT Ravindran Regional Development
Auroville’s co-existence within a rapidly growing urban-rural continuum emphasizes on an urgent need to reflect upon the development patterns within the larger bio-region. Auroville’s pro-active role in the development in the region appears as the need of the hour to not only secure land use but to also induce sustainable growth patterns within the bio region. TDC initiated a platform for an interactive brainstorming session for Aurovilians actively involved in the region with our guest advisor Prof. K.T Ravindran from Delhi. Read more

Monday, 01 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
EachOneTeachOne and  5 Elefants
The German peace program EachOneTeachOne in collaboration with AIAT and Mohanam Youth Project presented last night another night of exciting breakdance and rap for peace. The whole performance was explosive mixture of children from nearby villages who shared with us some dances, drumming, silambam, and graffiti on the back of the stage, created with Julio Rolle and Kajal Sing during the workshop at AIAT., and of course Bboys - Sun-Ha alias DJSolar/Sola Plexus, Danny and Reza alias K.O.TIXX, Nico alias NicoRoc Masterplancrew 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
(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
A Heart Opened to the Divine
Tyler Carson, a volunteer at Village Action Group, has came to Auroville in the group of twelve as their part of intership of the study on integrative energy healing. Their study in Seattle is a three years program design to incorporate teachings from India(Vedic system), China(meridian system) and North American Native tradition in order for students to know how to use the universal energy in order to promote healing in the body. Tyler is working on sound healing by allowing his heart to be open to the Divine while making the music. Read more

Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Sacred Music and Fasting

In today's news we're featuring short interview with D.Saravanan from Aranya community, 64 acres of forest with indigenous species next to Sadhana Forest, who silently protests by fasting in front of the entrance to Town Hall. Today starts Raaga Tapasaya, festival of sacred indian music at 8pm at Bharat Nivas. Marc Vella is offering tomorrow at 6pm with his traveling piano at Matrimandir Amphitheater Le Portes des Mondes. General meeting on Friday 1st at 4pm at Unity Pavilion to take a decision if AV should apply to be world heritage site. Read more

Monday, 25 February 2013
Environmental Concerns
Over the past 7 years Aurovillians have been having problems with the smoke and fumes coming from the Karuvadikuppam dump site located just 3 km outside Auroville. None of the waste has been segregated which make the management extremely difficult. In order to take up this issue with the local government Renu and Bindu has taken action by asking Igor to send a lab technician to take soil and water samples for testing. The place stinks for miles around making the life in some villages and Auroville's communities unbearable. Read more

Friday, 04 January 2013
Cosmic Fusion, Cyclone. Repos
Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies.. India and the World today and tomorrow is hosting Dr. Bahman Shirazi, Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco who will held workshop on Integral Consciousness at White Hall at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. For the end of the cycle of recycling events Phoenix project for CCC(Community Cultural Colors) invites us to Kalabhumi on Saturday 29th at 7pm to a Cosmic Fusion. AVCRT is organizing a gathering on Saturday at 10am at Town Hall. Read more

Thursday, 27 December 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Remembering the Tsunami 2004

This program was recorded by Daniel exactly one year afte the Tsunami struck the Auroville's beach communities. Sri Ma, Repos, Quiet and other settlements were devastated by the killer wave but luckily no residents of Auroville or guests were injured. In the nearby villages the fate was very different: many villagers lost their life and almost all the villages along the cost lost boats and fishing nets. In this interviews you'll hear the voices of Aurovilians from Israel, US, Argentina, France, UK, The Netherland and India. Read more

Wednesday, 26 December 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Bla Bla - Svaram

The Bla Bla Christmas Fare was a very special occasion for the workers of the Svaram music shop.

Svaram co-workers have been receiving training in playing music, and music theory ever since the beginning of the project from a succession of teachers, local and international. Many performances have been given in Auroville, India and even a few abroad.


The group's performance at the Fare, accompanied by a flute player, was a success, with catchy drum rhythms and the crowd dancing in front of the stage. Read more

Monday, 24 December 2012
12.12.12 and 12 Qualities
12.12.12.Events at the Unity Pavilion by Unity Pavilion and Cirhu for three days, starting tomorrow at unity Pavilion. Three days of exploration through body, art and deep dialogue on how to live and manifest the 12 Qualities at individual, collective and universal level. Sharing of work experiences on the 12 fields of Auroville's applied Research in the light of the 12 Qualities. Quiet meditation at Matrimandir at 5pm and the Rainbow Dancer at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. Hartmunt's "At Coromandel Coast" piano recital at Cripa in Kalabhumi Read more

Monday, 10 December 2012
Green Tribunal Court, 12th Night

Today's news featuring interview with Sathya on the Chennai Green Tribunal Court hearing from last Thursday where the Pondy Municipal Commissioner got severely reprimanded by the court for not doing his job properly. On December 7, 8 and 9th at 7.30pm Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas THE AUROVILLE THEATRE GROUP Presents TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will by William Shakespeare ,Directed by Haimanot Alemu At Pitanga, on December 8th at 4pm the opening of "UP Cycling collection" by OK Jeong Le with an Eco musical Performance by Butterfly Read more

Monday, 03 December 2012
Launching Auroville Marathon `13
Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Auroville Marathon! Auroville proudly presents you the Sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Started in 2008, it has soon become one of the popular running events in India. In today's program, we speak to four people who help us in making the event special. Chandresh Patel, founder and Race Director of Auroville Marathon; Ram Viswanathan, who ran all full marathon in all 5 editions of the event; Rajesh Vetcha, founder, Hyderabad Runners and Santhosh, Coach, Runners High. Read more

Thursday, 22 November 2012
Thane, Affordable Houses, TT
In today's news we feature interview with Marc on anniversary exhibition Cyclone Thane, and in the next one Jagran talks on affordable housing meeting on Monday at 10am at Arka. Tomorrow at 5pm at MMC Auroville Swim Team presentation and sharing of Kolkota National Life Saving Competition, where 16 children from Auroville participated. Tomorrow at 3pm at Unity Pavilion Annette invites us for the action for Peaceful People – First short meeting for those who are interested in empowering to energies of peace in our community. Read more

Thursday, 08 November 2012
Keep the Faith
For almost a decade, but surely with acceleration in last year or two, Auroville beach community Repos has been "eaten" away by the severe beach erosion. Bhaga shares with us some thoughts on it... Until recently no speciific action was taken from the official Auroville regarding the problem. Cyclone Relief Team instructed by Working Committee has started to help the community with clean up. This morning along with Satprem and volunteers they have continued with reinforcing the foundations of the house. Read more

Tuesday, 06 November 2012
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