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(Arts & Culture)
The Madwoman of Chaillot

A poetic satire and a romantic comedy, the drama by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux, written in 1943, was put on the stage of the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone, by Ellen. Excellent acting by Afsaneh, Anandamayi, Charu, Daniel, Dodo, Elke, Emanuele, Francois, Ingo, Jeff, Lyle, Mirco, Paul, Samvit, Simone, Veronique, Yuval and guests Asia, Tejas, and Kalou under Trinity coaching. Costumes were made by Agnes, Jean managed the lights, and Julia and Swaha the make up. Read more

Sunday, 02 February 2014
(City Life)
GM Water Maintenance Service

Last Tuesday afternoon a well attended GM was held on the Water Maintenance Service, at the Unity Pavilion. Krishan presented a report on the WMS finances and budgeting and Wazo a proposal on the location for the new building, in the service area, as well as a structure of the global vision of the service. They also gave us a short report on the actual Auroville’ water distribution and maintenance situation. At the end of the meeting, they formulated the following questions for a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Event, to be held soon: Read more

Thursday, 16 January 2014
(Spirituality)
Wholistic Business Networking

Last Wednesday, on December 11th, Sandhi Spieres organized "Auroville Networking Night". Having founded the "Wholistic Business Network" in 2002, Sandhi Spieres is a counselor, trainer and speaker who has organized many international workshops and meetings. He notes that nowadays people understand the importance of being at a right place and meeting right people. This Networking Night is about helping people to create the personal connections that they are looking for in their lives. This may also help the communication of the residents of Auroville. Read more

Monday, 23 December 2013
(Spirituality)
Koodam

Yesterday afternoon, Elvira and Sacha presented, at Unity Pavilion, a new project called Koodam. It aims at finding a new approach to resolving conflict. At the moment, anybody who seeks a solution to a dispute has but one choice: The City Council. The Auroville Koodam has been created to support Aurovilians who face difficult conversations, communication blockages or conflict. It is a move away from the idea of wrong vs. right and a judiciary system, and towards, instead, the idea of multiple truths, Read more

Thursday, 14 November 2013
(News)
Koodam Introduction

On Wednesday November 13th, 2013, all are invited to an Information GM on Koodam at 4.30pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone). On the Friday, November 15th, Cafe Auroville - unlocking Auroville to the youth of the world - takes place, also at the Unity Pavilion. Organized by SAVI it starts at 2pm, On Saturday 16th at 7pm Twilight Beats (Pondicherry) present “Raga Pushpanjali” Tamil Devotional Songs on the Mother & Sri Aurobindo by Vocalist Sam Terris (Miresh) and on Keyboard Sharan, with Shiva Raman on Tabla. This at CRIPA in Kalabhumi. On Sunday the 17th at 6pm we are promised a beautiful Karthigai celebration by and at Deepam Read more

Monday, 11 November 2013
(News)
Community Decisions

On Wednesday October the 30th at 4.30pm, the community is invited to a General Meeting to discuss the status of Ramesh Ramalingam. This GM will take place at the Unity Pavilion, International Zone. The following Wednesday, Nov 6th, also at 4.30pm, we are again invited to a GM at Unity Pavilion, during which the proposed New Organization and Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council will be presented. On Tuesday November 5th, finally, there will be a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Event to ratify/refuse the proposal, whereby people can turn up at any time between 10am to 4pm to vote.  Read more

Monday, 28 October 2013
(City Life)
GM Entry and Exit policy

A crucial meeting on Entry-Exit Policy was held yesterday at the Unity Pavilion. It was organized by the Working Committee and attended by Mr. Bala Baskar, the Secretary of Auroville Foundation. The Governing Board is scheduled to meet early next month and is eager to read the Residents Assembly Proposal on this vital and complex matter. Following Elvira’'s introduction and Eric's presentation on the draft "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents, regulations 2013”",  Read more

Thursday, 17 October 2013
(City Life)
Violence
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

Thursday, 11 July 2013
(City Life)
What do we think
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

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
(City Life)
WMS #2
Yesterday's continuation from 10th of April on Water Maintenance Service brought up two, three and the fourth proposal. Members of the community were trying to establish what might have been the real cause of friction between all those involved in activities of WMS. By that it was clear that maybe in the community itself the distinctions between services and units are vague, and that maybe it is time that we do remember again what is the purpose of one or another. Conclusions? unit should carry on working until new proposal for next 2 months. Read more

Friday, 05 July 2013
(City Life)
Updated FAMC Mandate Q&A session

Here's the official call for the meeting recorded yesterday at the Unity Pavilion.

"The Auroville Council and the RAS invite you to bring your updated FAMC mandate-related questions to a question and answer Q&A session with members of the FAMC on proposed changes to the FAMC mandate. The draft mandate was published by the AVC in the N&N [491] 23 March 2013, with a request for feedback, and is attached at the end of this week's issue of News&Notes for your consideration again in the lead-up to Wednesday's meeting."

Not many residents attended. Read more

Thursday, 16 May 2013
(News)
GM on Reve, Children in Summer
On 8th of May at 4pm at Unity Pavilion the community is invited to a General Meeting regarding Reve situation. Statement : Following the occupation of a house in Reve by a group of aurovilians “to accomplish a healing process", they invite the RA to this GM to share point of views on the diverse issues raised by the situation in Reve and to find together ways to resolve them. It will be moderated by the RAS and will focus on information sharing and listening. La Piscine Team informs us that the work on the pool deck is still in progress! Read more

Monday, 06 May 2013
(Spirituality)
Going Back to the Roots
Thiago came to Auroville seven years ago to fulfill his call to 'come out' from the western society. He and his partner Ana settled down in Sadhana Forest helping Yorit and Aviram in the reforestation project. Later they moved to Windarra - Terra Soul community. In the website of www.terrasoul.org the place is defined as " ... a learning community, our holistic approach embraces farming, arts, education and healing." Today Thiago is leaving Auroville. He's going back to his roots in Portugal. Listen to his experience, dreams and projects.

Friday, 03 May 2013
(City Life)
Bridging a Widening Gap

Maybe it was coincidence but many Aurovilians came together on the Labour Day to discuss about the increasing gap between the working groups and the residents of Auroville. This gap is steadily increasing, and since few months one of the most important of Auroville's working groups (the Working Committee) is not able to function properly. Despite the heat the meeting was well attended and many residents expressed their concerns. Another meeting will follow to begin the 'healing process', and the sense of optimism was present. Read more

Thursday, 02 May 2013
(Spirituality)
Source of Silence
Nicole Christine is from Munich, Germany. She organizes and leads silent meditation retreats in India and abroad. In this interview Nicole delves into the source of silence within our own selves. She introspects on the transformative and pathfinding personal experiences that led her to look for truth and meaning beyond mind and matter. For her it is important to look at silence as a living "presence" as opposed to perceiving silence as an "absence". Therefore, the need to integrate the practice of being restfully and quietly aware here-now. Read more

Friday, 19 April 2013
(City Life)
Collective Yoga
Minutes of General Meeting on Auroville Water Maintenance Service to clear out the dead point on the unit(or service???) closure, splitting assets...In the goodwill of all present resident, with the reminder of Residents Assembly Service before the beginning to keep it to the agenda which was (except little outburst of "washing the laundry") kept at most of the time, the meeting was steered in real process of work - collective yoga. Result is a suggestion that last existing team along with Marcus and Dirk find the proposal for the new AWMS. Read more

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
(City Life)
Meet the Governing Board
A community interaction with the Governing Board happened on Saturday 6th of April at 6.00 pm in SAWCHU. A good number of residents came to meet with Dr Karan Singh (chairman of the Auroville Fundation) and the members of the Governing Board. The discussion was open by a short introduction by the chairman Dr. Karan Singh. During the meeting the residents spoke about internal issues and policies to protect the development of Auroville. Later on on most of the participants attended to the community dinner at Solar Kitchen. Read more

Monday, 08 April 2013
(City Life)
Transparency and Transformations
Yesterday's General Meeting called by a group of Aurovillians concerned about the work of Working Committee, facilitated by RAS in Unity Pavilion has attracted many. Politics in its worst to some, struggle for power ,and who got control, or what it is perceived by some to opposite of what we might expect from working groups...what are spiritual core vision and values of Auroville. All those questions and some particular answers were given to the table, and a call of many for a transparency and sincere service to the community with interactions Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013
(City Life)
Discussion # 56258
Maybe the discussion's number it's wrong, but the point it's that Auroville is piling up much more meetings and presentation than facts and actions. It seems that the further we go in the development harder it gets to take decisions and act consequently. This may sound slightly negative but was the feeling expressed of some of the participants at the meeting. The frustration reflects the little progress Auroville has achieved recently. Maybe it's time to act? Please download the pdf of the presentations 1 & 2. Happy birthday Mother. Read more

Thursday, 21 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
(City Life)
Tibetan News
On Friday last week six members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session where Aurovillians was free to post questions to the Parliament members. The Tibetan Parliament is a one month trip in India to raise awareness about the plight of Tibetans with various government officials. Earlier in the day they had a meeting with the Pondicherry government officials. There has been a sharp increase of self immolation's over the past few months with the return of the Dali Lama still in question. Read more

Monday, 21 January 2013
(Health)
Meditation against Violence
Given the recent news attention to the rape case in New Delhi and other cases of violence against woman across India. Anandi and Noel organized a special meditation session for Aurovillian's to radiate love and kindness to protect and support all woman in India and across the world. Anandi also displayed two very old wooden Goddess statues. One includes a Rain Goddess from Africa. The meditation was opened by Noel and lasted for fortyfive minutes. Thanks to the twenty plus people that came to meditate. Read more

Friday, 18 January 2013
(Spirituality)
Louis de Svedam
Louis de Svedam a cree cette communaute il y a plus de 20 ans. Depuis 1973 il avait deja muri son projet pour tout quitter et rejoindre Auroville. Commme un long fleuve tranquille, tout au long de sa route, il erige des passerelles entre les habitants et les artistes de passage, pour batir des liens profonds et universels.Dans le but de realiser son prochain projet de communaute des Artistes, il organise tous les 15 jours des diners suivis de spectacles pour recolter les fonds necessaires. Vous etes tous les bienvenus. Read more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
(Education)
Be true not violent
This is a peace program for children, youth and adults, about how they can solve their conflicts peacefully. This is for creating awareness at every age in order to create peaceful surroundings.Be True Not Violent is a violence prevention programme for schools and social institutions. The curriculum is structured in a way so that it can be used internationally: for children in trouble spots, in developing countries and also in a daily environment in the western context.It was written by Rita Erben, Astrid Kummer and Emanuele Scanziani. Read more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
(City Life)
Where`s the Right Place?
Elvira, Luigi and B are back with their series on dissolving polarities in the planning and manifestation of the "city the earth needs." Special guest is veteran forest steward Rita. She has for more than thirty years planted and nurtured a ten acre forest in the Residential Zone just south of the Solar Kitchen and bordering Edyanchavadi Village. As she says: "The trees have grown, but have we?" Where is the right place in this forest for the radial road that is planned to go through it? Read more

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
(City Life)
Existence Matters
Back at it again with the usual suspects, Elvira, Luigi, and B. This time it is with Matriprasad, the caretaker / steward of Existence. Existence has become a forest of about fifteen acres next to Matrimandir which town planners are considering for developments. How will the “city the earth needs” deal with it?

Tuesday, 04 December 2012
(City Life)
Personal & Collective Realization

Luigi and B continue their series on "Bridging / Dissolving Polarities" with Elvira (RAS) and Toby (development for L'Avenir). Hear the realities of planning and implementing Auroville at this moment when a new energy is moving in the community for change. Elvira brings her extensive experience as a facilitator of the RAS and advocate for participatory development and transparency of the process. Toby, a veteran of a former L'Avenir, brings his executive awareness of the bigger picture of all that goes into development in the Auroville context. Read more

Thursday, 15 November 2012
(News)
Forecast on 29th of October
Today between 7 to 9pm at Verite we can join FULL MOON ASANA SESSION with Andrea At Future School presentation of Rio+20 at 5pm by Philipp. Electric Konarak Band on Wednesday at Bharat Nivas. Deep Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Alert for North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining South Andhra Pradesh coasts. Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would commence over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from today onwards. ... Read more

Monday, 29 October 2012
(City Life)
Invitation to Act
After months of discussing, and trying to make sense of what the community really value, and where do we want to go on collective level-which should be our priorities, yesterdays meeting brought lots of positivism. Despite rain shower the number of present residents was high, participants eager to start with the work. After short introduction by RAS members Jesse and Elvira, groups were around the tables with chosen topics - affordable housing, entry, participatory planning, economy, and violence in Auroville&disobedience of decisions. Read more

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
(News)
UPS to Blame, Badminton
in today's news we feature an excerpt of interview with Jan from Svaram talking on his reasons for hunger strike since last Friday incidents. One would expect that power cuts translate into lower electricity consumption bills but this not always the case. The culprit is the backup inverter with battery storage. About 30- 45% of energy that passes through an inverter system is lost. Tamil Heritage Centre Team invites us to celebrate Dasara Festival of Evolution at ILAIGNARKAL EDUCATION CENTRE every day 4pm to 6.30pm from tomorrow until 24th. Read more

Monday, 15 October 2012
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