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(City Life)
Behind the Mask

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

Friday, 13 December 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
Basket for Busy People

On Monday the FOOD LINK opened up a new service - a busy people basket, which  is for people who work and can only come later when all good food is taken. So whoever  cant come can call food link or Gino and they will tell you what is the current situation in stock of vegetables, fruits, and processed food,, and you can take your order, and pick it up later. !!! Read more

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
(City Life)
Home Building for Dignified Livin
After three week long Auroville Green Practices Summer School 22 students, mostly of architecture, yesterday presented to the community their work - From House to Home Building for a Dignified Living. Divided in teams, each working on specific part of construction, living and human activity, with limited budget they were searching for best possible solutions satisfying parameters existing in today's life. Yet they went further in their search of sustainable home, off the grid(water, electricity), possible to survive natural calamities. Read more

Sunday, 11 August 2013
(City Life)
Louis Cohen nous raconte...
Louis Cohen nous raconte son histoire, sa rencontre avec Mere, l'evolution d'Auroville et sa facon d imaginer le developpement de la ville. Aujourd hui Louis laisse parler son coeur et nous presente son projet d'urbanisation pour creer des logements tout equipes pour les Aurovilliens. Je l ai rencontre a Auroville, et c'est avec chaleur et douceur, qu'il prend le temps de repondre a mes questions dans la cafeteria de Citadines. Louis souhaite integrer l'ecologie dans le developpement de la ville et des futurs logements des aurovilliens. Read more

Monday, 18 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
UnLtd Tamil Nadu
UnLtd Tamil Nadu is a local social entrepreneurship initiative started by Gijs Spoor. It helps 10 to 20 high impact start-ups a year with coaching and seed funding. This is acrross all sectors incl. health, waste, food, education, energy, crafts, livelihoods,etc. They offer training, coauching, Access to mentors, peerlearning platforms and follow-up investors. They will join a rapidly growing community of changemakers incubated in the UnLtd style of ‘founder focused’ personal and professional development. Read more

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Mahalakshmi Park, CAG

On Wednesday 1st of August at 4pm at Conference Room in Town Hall will be a public presentation of Mahalakshmi park - proposal from Alexandre, Camille Hortense, Lucie(students of ENSP) under supervision of Alain/Road Service and Marie/Matrimandir with the contribution of Kalia /New Creation in July 2012. The audit party of CAG will commence the Certification Audit of Auroville Foundation accounts for the year 2011-12 from 30-07-2012. All the Trusts/ Units are requested to keep the entire accounts records ready for the CAG audit. Read more

Monday, 30 July 2012
Amrit Interview
In today's news we have and Interview with Amrit of the Auroville Council regarding construction and land issues. Announcement about biodynamic composting techniques happening at Windarra farm each friday at noon. Wonderland is a new service where you can sell, exchange, or trade anything opposite Mark’s coffee shop. Celebrations March 8th all around Auroville: Holi at Upasana at 3 pm, International Women’s Day at the Tibetan Pavillion at 5:00 pm and Full Moon Gathering at Savitri Bhavan in front of Sri Aurobindo's Statue 7.15 to 8.15pm. Read more

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
The meaning behind a tree
The old and symbolic mother-tree of Upasana felt over their roof during the last cyclone in Auroville. But Uma, the funder of the organization, has decided to keep material frustration aside and focus on the meanings behind this event. Next to the construction site she talks about Upasana, its foundations and the effects of the cyclone over the building and community. Read more

Monday, 09 January 2012
Cyclone as Message from Nature
At Auroville Bamboo Research Centre, as all around of Auroville we could hear sound of chain saw and hammers, but Balu kindly spent some time to answer our questions. Nature is giving us message - to do something together, is his observation. Him and all the bamboo centre team share sadness over fallen trees in the area as . Last week passed in cleaning and evaluating damages, and somehow Balu is of opinion that they are on this plot at industrial zone not to make a mess with many various kit roof structures but to develop it in whole, Read more

Friday, 06 January 2012
Svaram new home
Aurelio sounded the Ring for the official opening of the new Svaram building. Puja interviewed him about this special day and its significance. He said that this particular building will serve as an exhibition place, storeroom and research space. Besides this Svaram has its first building on the outer ring road,. The new space replaces an old building that burnt down 3 years ago. It represents 1 degree of 360 degrees of the ring, and tries to invoke the original plan of Aruoville to manifest the symbol of the Galaxy plan. Read more

Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Live Round Tables
Due to overlapping of events, the General Meeting called by the Residents' Assembly Service is preponed one day, and will take place on tomorrow Wednesday 28th at SAWCHU at 4.30pm . In today's news we feature interview with Chloe on Auroville Film Festival and our - Auroville Radio participation in it by round tables moderated and broadcasted live. The new shelves for the new library have come and library have decided to close the library from October, Monday 3 to begin the transfer, and they hope it wont take them over a month to do all. Read more

Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Bamboo Research Project
Pashi made a presentation on possiblilities of growing Bamboo grass using organic fertilizers in Auroville wastelands and shared the experience of cultivating bamboo in different soil and water conditions. He also spoke about biomass being a sustainable source of reliable energy and how bamboo and woody material can be used effectively for generation of energy. He elaborated on the ecological and economic advantages of cloning and culturing Bamboo as against Casuarina which takes far more space and is less productive.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Regenerative Urban Development
Peter Head, Director of Arup and Executive Chairman of Ecological Sequestration Trust, United Kingdom, sheds light on Regenerative Urban Development based on his personal journey. Peter has been to 29 countries analayzing and discussing the issues of achieving more sustainable ways of living . A Civil Engineer by profession, he discussed ways to take some of Auroville's experience and sharing it with the rest of the world and across India besides policies and investments needed in India in fashioning townships to improve quality of life. Read more

Friday, 09 September 2011
CIty Services Budget
On August 18 2011 the Budget Coordination Commitee (BCC) had a meeting at Cinema Paradiso. Lyle, a member of the BCC, presented the City Services Budget for 2011/2012. He informed the participants of the budgeting process and demonstrated the total budget and its allocation for the upcoming year. Moreover he gave a comparative resume of the past budget allocations. The presentation opened an interesting debate on these topics. At the meeting were present also members of Fund Asset Management Commitee. Click here to download the presentation. Read more

Friday, 26 August 2011
Upasana Open House
The textile design studio Upasana had opened their doors last Saturday afternoon to welcome the public with tea and snacks. Many came some even from fare to get to know about the inspiring social development projects that have been created here. During this occasion Uma, the founder of this unit, has shared how she has started Upasana in 1997 in a little hut with only one sewing machine and no electricity and how it developed into what it is today. After Mandakini who is one of the project leaders talked with us about her experiences. Read more

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
AVI in Ethiopia
In preparation for the Auroville International meeting at the end of October in Adis Abbaba in Ethiopia Jaya and Tekeste visit Ethiopia They came back with lots of useful informations and plenty of ideas what needs to be done in order to facilitate this important gathering in Adis Ababba. On the meeting on 8th of August were gathered those who are willing to present Auroville on many diferent aspects of our life, as well interactivelly communicate with the local population of . Beside presentation exhibition will be carried to Ethiopia Read more

Tuesday, 09 August 2011