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Interview Dr Unni Karunakara MSF

We had the great pleasure to interview humanitarian Dr. Unni Karunakara, 2010-13 International President of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF), fresh from a bike ride, at Aurovelo. Following his medical studies, Dr. Unni wanted to practice medicine in a different way, and therefore focused on public health, which is more about preventing disease than treating it. To him, prevention is every doctor's responsibility, and that is one of the reasons he joined MSF in 1995. That year, he set up a tuberculosis control program in Ethiopia. Read more

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Presentation Unnicycles for MSF

"Unnicycles" a cycle tour across India to support Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), with its (2010-2013) International President Dr. Unni Karunakara, was in Auroville last Wednesday. Starting from the Solar Kitchen and ending at Aurovelo, he took Aurovilian children for a ride. At Aurovelo, over delicious chocolate ice cream,  Dr. Unni told the kids the story of his great humanitarian project. They were also asking him questions about his job as a humanitarian doctor around the world. Read more

Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Triathlon a Running Success!
The Auroville triathlon, held last Sunday Sept. 16th, was a resounding success for all involved. The athletes had a great run (and swim and ride!), and the volunteers and supporters all came out to have a good time. This year's organizer Ing-Marie even participated herself! Listen in for sporadic coverage of the 5-hour event condensed into 14 minutes! Highlights include athletes sharing their experience, supporters cheering them on, and to close the broadcast, some wisdom from the Olympic round champion, Dominic. Start training for next year! Read more

Saturday, 22 September 2012
(City Life)
`Not In My Backyard` B+L Round 7
B and Luigi are at it again, as the seventh edition of their talks hits the air. Andi steps in for Marlenka, and the talk attempts to sift out the obstacles that hold us back from human unity. An opening letter from M. Joshi sets the tone of "universal fraternity". But how do we get there? Auroville, overflowing with beautiful idealism and goals, struggles with the practical implementation of such ideals. Featuring: discussion of territory, different aspects of mobility and the courage needed to isolate the city center through road planning. Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
AV Festival and Triathalon News
A busy weekend lies ahead for Auroville, with the Auroville Festival opening in New Delhi and the Auroville traiathalon Sunday on the home front. Today's news features interviews with Sebastian, an organizer of the Auroville Festival, on the phone from Delhi and an interview with Ing-Marie about the trialthalon, which begins at 5:30 Sunday morning. Tune into Auroville Radio everyday this weekend for updates with Aurovilian participants and organizers of the Auroville Festival. Also, more triathalon coverage will be reported early next week.

Friday, 14 September 2012
Kahata Kabir, Inner Chamber
Tomorrow at 8pm at Kalabhumi Madhumita, Devasmita Patnaik and group will share with us KAHATA KABIR a dance performance In the path of Kabir Festival - Folk songs woven into rhythms and dance. At Matrimandir the unavoidable and necessary carpet cleaning and maintenance work in the Inner Chamber starting tomorrow, for a week. Some or all of the Petals Mediation Rooms will be open. At Auroville Health Centre on 21st July from 10am onwards. Bone Mineral density test will be repeated Read more

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Selection Process Deadline
From UK we have been informed that our good friend and fellow-Aurovilian Dianne Bowler (British) left her body on Friday 22^nd night, at the age of 73. We let her go with love and appreciation, while our heartfelt support and sympathy go out to her husband Norman, her children and close friends. Do we agree with the Study Group's l'Avenir/TDC Selection Proposal - Yes or No? We can Register our Preference Online, and deadline is Friday 29 June 3.30pm. The Center Field Kindergarten invites all parents to help clean on Saturday 1st of July. Read more

Monday, 25 June 2012
Cycle Path Accessibility
Hear an interview with Susmita for accessibility on Auroville’s cycle paths. Eco-Film Fest begins 16 April - 22nd offering ecological and environmental films. Auroville: a multi-cultural knowledge society full of human capital and opportunities. Farm Group International Advisory Counicil creates a 5-year plan to potential funders abroad. The IAC will network and support links with UNESCO and International Foundations to support Arts in Auroville. Overheard in Auroville: Engage your heart and your brain before engaging your mouth Read more

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
(City Life)
New Cycle Kiosk
From today on city richer for a so much needed cycle spot for the air and quick repairs, such as flat tyre or puncture, as we call it around here. Gillian, one of the inciators, talks on the project , and who are those actively involved in it. B amongst other mentions that cycle kiosk was way over due, especially if we really want to live the life we try to promote here. New cycle kiosk, which will promote cycling, and be in service of all is located opposite PTDC at Solar Kitchen and will be open daily, except Sunday, from 9am to 5pm. Read more

Saturday, 31 March 2012
Kabir Sacred Music Festival
Announcements: Kabir Sacred Music Festival in Auroville 6th, 7th, 8th April at 3 different venues to be announced early next; to volunteer email Opening Saturday March 31st the Cycle Kiosk at Solar Kitchen (opposite PTDC.) Kalarippayattu, the oldest form of oriental martial art 7:30pm, Sat. 31st March, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Bharat Nivas. Residents' Assembly Service Thursday, April 5th, 5pm-7.30p at Kalabhumi Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday 4pm at La Terrace a planning meeting for Earth Day festivities. Read more

Friday, 30 March 2012
(City Life)
11 449, 77 kilometres
Volunteers to AurovilleRadio come from different parts of the world, different backgrounds, professions or line of studies, but up until now nobody had ever come from Europe on a cycle! Marek did, all the way from his home town Liepzig in Germany. Over 11 000 kilometres, many countries he has now got behind him, and as he confides, he started to travel to see the world, and traveling such a long way on cycle seems much nicer to him. It gives him the opportunity to see more at a slower pace and always presents a possibility of unplanned stops. Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Hindustani Vocal with Nandita Di
Just as music crosses all boundaries, Nandita di has students of all ages learning Hindustani Vocal Music. They all came together at SAWCHU - Bharat Nivas on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to present a Hindustani Music Concert. In this soiree, the audience experienced melodious classical Indian music on the beats of tabla accompanied by sitar, harmonium, and a whole lot joy and peace. Read more

Friday, 09 March 2012
(City Life)
Town Development Council Meeting
The Auroville Town Development Council Meeting group discussed with Mr. Doshi the Galaxy Plan Footprint, studies done on residential zones and their existing building densities, roads, waste water treatment plants, land ownership, upgrading electricity, fences, security, mobility, green corridors, immediate and future development. Mr. Doshi emphasized the importance of making a "vital" city" and quality of life enhancement through astute use of energy and time.. He touched upon various aspects of town planning that enable holistic living. Read more

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
"The Divine plan is always there, all we have to do is open up, and take a next step...keep going..." told us B in an interview about his life, passion for waste management and other projects he's involved in. He came to Auroville in 1974, in its early beginning when town was is the survival mode; saw all the changes and transitions, and yet he feels extremely grateful that he was born at the right time to go trough this incredible adventure, as he named it. B is strongly convinced that Zero Waste Management is and achievable goal, because is something that people can understand. Up to today we managed to come to the point that we recycle 60 percents of the garbage, the rest 40 percents can be slowly chipped away by technology which is already available today.

Friday, 15 April 2011
Kick-off for Earth Day
The news today offers announcements about Earth Day, only a week away: not to be missed is another event from Johnny and the kids: an Earth Day Parade which will begin from the Youth Centre around 10 o'clock on Friday 22nd April, wending its way to Mahakali Park (between MM and Kalabhumi) where there will be a pot-luck picnic around midday. Tomorrow, Saturday's Eco-Market at Solar Kitchen, will have extra attractions for the eco-minded both adults and children. And a guided tour is on offer, to discover newly color-coded trails on Auroville's cycle trails, topped off with a 2011 film 'Green Fire.' Also tomorrow a farewell performance of 'Third in Line' by Magdalene San Millan, her one-woman show. Read more

Friday, 15 April 2011
The Newest Cycle Path
Today's news offers as its feature an interview with Road Service Manikandam, talking about the new cycle path; it's a walking path, it's a cycle path, designed by Marc, Marie and Maurizio. It goes from the entrance to Deepanam School to reach Crown Road, to Arka. Also in the news find an announcement for Svaram: a Musical Exposition at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, running through 12 February. Read more

Monday, 07 February 2011
(City Life)
Mobility Management
Auroville is growing and the traffic is increasing, too. After the presentation about Shared Space, Karl-Heinz Posch, an Austrian mobility expert, held another presentation concering mobility management in Auroville on Friday, the 30th of April. During one week he met all people who are connected to traffic and mobility in Auroville. He presented his analysis and drew his conclusions about the present traffic what is necessary for a change in the future to encourage people to use cycles. Here you can listen to the whole presentation.

Thursday, 06 May 2010
(City Life)
Solar Kitchen area Jazzed up

AurovilleRadio stands in front of the Solar Kitchen at the end of the cycling workshop and brings to its listeners some fresh perspectives. This is the third of the series of coverage by AurovilleRadio on the efforts to make cycling pleasant and safe in the city of dawn. You heard Raghu and Chandresh earlier talk about their vision in holding workshops and inviting students to help create a small cycle friendly area. There was a presentation to the community in which some Aurovillians expressed skepticism. The designers then began the creation. AurovilleRadio now interviews some designers at the demonstration  to understand what they have built and to share it with our listeners. Read more


Monday, 29 June 2009
(City Life)
Making cycling pleasant and safe

A team of 16 young designers (architecture, product design, graphic- and interior design) from allover India together with Auroville mentors (Alok, Chandresh, Hemant, Min, Mona, Prashant, Raghu, Suhasini) are designing an environment to make cycling pleasant and safe as a part of a month long intensive workshop at Auroville. In continuation of the previous presentations (#1 Research Findings #2 Idea Sketches), they are presenting models and detailed drawings of shelter, open parking, junction, barrier, resting area, cycle map etc., that will be constructed in the Solar Kitchen parking area for demonstration purposes. Here you can listen some feedback from the audience. Read more


Thursday, 18 June 2009
(City Life)
Designing Cycling Environment

Cycle paths cover the town like veins, at night lighted with solar lamps, a pakka sign system guides the cyclists, shelters are posted at important junctions and if you don’t have one on your own, there you can rent-a-cycle-for-free – the vision of a bicycle, transport friendly town. How this could be realized in Auroville, will be explored in a one-month-workshop with young Indian designers, starting 18th May. An interview with Raghu and Chandresh, the organizing team; they emphasize how Aurovillians can and will be involved in this user-centred design process.


Tuesday, 19 May 2009
L`âme et les jambes

Cette semaine est un peu la semaine du vélo. Une course de cross est organisée à Hermitage une communauté d' Auroville sur la vieille route de Tindivanam. André l'un des organisateurs nous parle de sa passion partagée avec d'autres tous les jeudi. Rendez-vous est pris au Visitor Center et à partir de là, balade à l'allure d'une course à travers les villages et la campagne des environs. Pour André la bicyclette c'est un peu la rencontre entre l'âme et les jambes... Vous pouvez participer à la balade en cliquant ici.


Monday, 28 January 2008
Weekly News

In this week's English news we have Nikolai on common environmentally friendly transport for Auroville. Funds are available for this new initiative explains Nikolai. Modes of  proposed transport are electric shuttles, bicycles and bicycle stations. Otto of the Finacial Service talks about the ecomony. Also in the news:  -  A grant for projects from Auroville youth aged 15 to 25 has been allocated - The Dreamcatchers are planning a new event on the theme "Green" - The Pour Tous Gas service is shifting to the Service Area - Book release Uniting Men - Jean Monnet by Auroville Press Publishers -  Workshop on Compassionate Communication Training - Course on compressed stabilized earth block by the Auroville Earth Institute  News From Auroville is broadcast every hour via the World and City channels, here are the schedules. You can download the News From Auroville.

Friday, 14 July 2006