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YES on Both, The Future

From the feedback regarding the Water Management Service and the priorities for the physical development of the service area, the Residents' Assembly Service registers that the community decided "Yes" on both accounts. On Saturday February the 8th at 10am to 4pm, at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, we are invited to "Future of Man Auroville: The Vision - Learning to be", a symposium on Aurovilians inner journey through work and how it may help towards the ‘collective realization. Also, a Swedish event tonight at the Unity Pavilion. Read more

Monday, 03 February 2014
(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
(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
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
Organic book by Nina Osswald

Last Wednesday night, Nina Osswald, who co-authored "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India" together with Manoj K. Menon, gave us a very interesting and instructive presentation at the Freeland bookshop. Her research is based on how organic food is being marketed and sold in Indian cities. The presentation focused on key challenges and success strategies for this. Organic food is becoming more readily available in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. Osswald is currently working on an organic farm in Auroville in order to gain some practical farming experience. Read more

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Mr Sanjeev Sanyal

Saturday afternoon saw the MMC packed full. Mr. Bala Baskhar and many others were present to hear Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal talk about his most recent book "The land of the seven rivers". Mr. Sanyal is a leading Indian economist, environmentalist and urban theorist. He has worked in the field of financial markets since the mid-nineties and is widely regarded as one of Asia's leading economists. In addition he is a well-known environmentalist and an expert on the economics of cities, founder of the Sustainable Planet Institute, Read more

Monday, 06 January 2014
(City Life)
Volunteering in Auroville

SAVI is a service welcoming volunteers in Auroville. Last Friday, the 13th, they  organized a second Cafe Auroville Gathering at the Unity Pavilion. Discussions focused on seven topics: 1) Welcoming process, 2) Housing, 3) Food, 4) Transport, 5) Services, 6) Networking, and 7) Socializing. This second Gathering offered an opportunity for volunteers to discuss results obtained at the previous meeting. This time Aurovilians and volunteers were asked to choose their topics and to join a group for sharing experiences and knowledge. Read more

Friday, 20 December 2013
(City Life)
AV Sustainability Indicators
Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute invited, like last year, 8 post graduate planning students with their Professor from Queen's School of Urban & Regional Planning Canada. They presented their work on AV sustainability indicators yesterday night in MMC. They started some background preparation work in Canada itself and arrived in Auroville 2 Weeks ago for field visit and familiarization with Auroville context.They interacted with many resource persons to get an insight into diverse aspects of community life, issues and challenges. Read more

Thursday, 19 December 2013
Students on Communication, Frisbee

In today's news we are featuring short interviews made by our volunteer Anahita with students from Linnaeus University  in Sweden. Donna and Johanes talk about their perspectives on work with NGO's in Auroville, for achieving better communication, though their specific assignments remain unknown so far. Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture will host two cultural programs this weekend, on Friday puppet theater, and on Saturday Odissi dance. A Frisbee Ultimate Tournament takes place on the 21st and 22nd at Sport venue. Read more

Thursday, 19 December 2013
(City Life)

Last Saturday, on December 14th, Doctor Christoph Woiwode was invited by the Centre for International Research on Human Unity (CIRHU) and the German Pavilion, both in Auroville, to give a presentation. The talk was given in the SAIIER Conference room, Town Hall, and was preceded by the gifting of the Trialog Journal (June 2012) on Urban Development and Spirituality to Auroville architects. Dr. Woiwode is a German research scholar from the visiting Faculty at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Dr Ajay Agarwal, Michael & Bailey

Listen to Dr Ajay Agarwal, Michael and Bailey talk about the presentation they are giving on December 18th. You are welcome to listen in at Cinema Paradiso at 4-5.30pm. It was the Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute that invited Dr. Ajay and eight Master of Planning students from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to help develop performance measures for sustainable development in Auroville. The objective is to assess whether the present course of development in Auroville meets the community's needs in both the short (next ten years) and the long term. Read more

Monday, 16 December 2013
(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
(City Life)
3rd GM new selection process

Last night, the third General Meeting on the new selection process for the AV Council and the Working Committee was held, in the new SAIIER building. Although most Aurovilians will agree that changes are needed, not many attended this Questions and Answers session. Therefore, the study group now faces a choice, to: a) Go for a Resident Assembly decision making event, or b) Go through the selection process and to present the newly elected people together with the new process, for the approval of the community. Read more

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Participating, Fire&Light

Starting today and lasting until Thursday, every day at 5-7pm, we are invited to attend a series of open information meetings at Unity Pavilion (International Zone). These will deal with: a Proposed New Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council and with The Participatory Working Group Proposal. On Nov 23rd and 24th, at 8 pm, Visitor Center, we are invited to a Fire & Light spinning performance. Also on the 23rd at 8pm, Sri Aurobindo Auditiorium, Bharat Nivas, offers us the Amayama Band, from Spain. Read more

Monday, 18 November 2013
(City Life)
New Selection Process

Following are the minutes of the 2nd GM on a proposed New Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council with a Participatory Working Group Proposal. Due to the rain, the meeting was not well attended. Still, what was exposed was that perhaps a new process will not make the dissatisfaction of the community disappear. It was mentioned, that even the best selection process possible would do nothing until we are ready to tackle the core issues that are burdening the community, causing much passivity and non-participation of its members. Read more

Monday, 18 November 2013
(City Life)
Selection & Organization Process

Yesterday, a new Organization and Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council was presented to the community. The study team gave the presentation at the Unity Pavilion. The Process aims to upgrade the current governance of Auroville, on two levels: Values and Organization. The current draft is available to everyone for feedback. Modifications can be suggested up until the next Resident Assembly meeting, scheduled for November 23rd. Aiming to break with the past and to put the 12 qualities back in the centre, it presents a new approach. Read more

Thursday, 07 November 2013
(City Life)
TDC Presentation to Gov. Board

On Friday afternoon, the TDC had organised a presentation in the MMC auditorium. Given by Bankim Kalro, the presentation will also be delivered at the coming Governing Board meeting. An attempt to integrate geophysical reality and social and economic development into the design of the galaxy, the Implementation & Development Phasing Program (IDPP) will be the foundation of the Detail Development Plan. This project is a draft that will go back to the community for feedbacks and it was made clear that ideally more people will get involved with city planing. Read more

Monday, 04 November 2013

Superman is an essay written by Sri Aurobindo. He was one of the first to call for complete independence of India from British colonial rule. This essay of Aurobindo

first appeared in his Arya Journal in the year 1920. In it he takes the conception of the Superman by Nietzsche, critiques it, and posits a compelling alternative. This reading is a humble attempt to bring to life the message and wisdom of Sri Aurobindo, a seer and spiritual visionary who emerged as one of the brightest spiritual lights of India. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
(City Life)
General Meeting Entry process

Yesterday a General Meeting was held at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas. A new entry process proposal, as asked for by the community during the Open Platform meetings. Santo introduced the "3 steps Entry process", based on faith and trust. The project was clearly introduced during the meeting. You may also read the Working draft Entry process , the booklet on joining Auroville, as well as the form 1. Participants stated that the housing topic is related and should be  carefully monitored... Read more

Saturday, 26 October 2013
(City Life)
GM on Land Exchange #2

Yesterday, a second General Meeting on a land exchange proposal concerning the North Eastern Greenbelt was held at the Unity Pavilion (International Zone). Organised by the LMTF, the meeting was divided into two parts. First Fabian, on behalf of the LMTF, again presented the current situation. Supported by maps, he clearly indicated the areas for possible exchange and development. In the second part, the members of the community had a chance to express their feelings and concerns, and to ask questions in order to clarify anything unclear or confusing to them. We can expect a follow up. Read more

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Unity, Matri Vandana

In today's news we are featuring Elisa talking on the coming event "Shall We ... Unity?" taking place on Saturday October 26th at 8pm at Kalabhumi. You can also hear an excerpt from Mr. Bala Baskar talking during the GM on the Entry-Exit draft yesterday. On Saturday the 19th, we are invited to Pitanga at 7.30pm, for a MatriVandana on the occasion of the Mother's first arrival to Pondicherry. Ashram Music Group will share classical Indian music with hymns and chants. On the 25th there is CLASSIK STUFF by Genius Brothers at 7.30pm (Visitors Center) and A LO LATINA at 8.30pm (Unity Pavilion). Read more

Thursday, 17 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
ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention

ANGIRAS stands for the Network of Indian Alumni from German Universities for Sustainable Solutions, which is a registered not-for-profit organization initiated by the Indian alumni graduated from the German Universities. Yesterday morning at the Unity pavilion in International Zone, they started their 2013 Indian convention by a short speech of Mr. Bala Baskar, Secretary of Auroville Foundation, then Franziska of DAAD, the German Academic exchange service, presented her organization. Read more

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
The Origin of Creation
On the night of April 13 1962, Mother woke up suddenly with the full awareness of the Yoga of the world. Mother was the Origin. Fully conscious on her bed, she was great gusts of the essence of Love. There was only the truth of the universe. Mother describes her experience in the recording made the next day. We have the rare opportunity to hear her give this experience in English. She started speaking in French only when she began to speak of the works she had to do. The profound depth of her experience is very clear in her voice and in ... Read more

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
(City Life)
Open Platform on MM, Entry
Open Platform was held yesterday at the Unity pavilion in International Zone. It started by a report of the Entry Task force and their proposals to base this process on faith and trust , with one or several mentors for each newcomer at the centre part of it. Their project is yet to be fully concluded. The participants spoke also of the housing task force and asked for more volunteers to enroll. Then came the time of the participating debate about the Matrimandir, and the way to find a new team of executives. Read more

Tuesday, 17 September 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
More Meetings, Poetry
In today's news we are featuring Mr. Aromar Revi's, member of advisory group, conclusion at yesterday's workshop 'Designing and Methodologies for Community Participation in Planning and Development' . Friday 2nd of August at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone to the next Open Platform Meeting on Entry Process. Fro Monday 5th Working Committee announced a General Meeting to discuss the selection of the Matrimandir executives of Matrimandir. Read more

Monday, 29 July 2013
Iman Das and Our Planning
On Saturday at 8pm we are invited to Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone to listen to Hindustan Music with Iman Das. TDC / L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group Visit invites the community to participate on 28th at Unity Pavilion in International Zone at 3pm to a workshop to design processes to involve community in the progress of Auroville We meet again on 29th July at Town Hall at 9.30pm for a presentation about work in progress. It is an initiative by the community for the community. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
Advisory Group of TDC Visiting
On Wednesday 24th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are invited to General Meeting on Auroannam & Land Exchange . At at 4pm at Joy Guesthouse in Centre Field "Hearing the Newcomers" will have its next meeting for Newcomers and interested Aurovilians are invited. The TDC / L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group (TAG) will visit Auroville on Sunday 28th-an open workshop from 3 to 5.15pm at UP, and Monday 29th July 9.30 to 12pm technical presentations on ongoing work in Conference Room in Town Unity. Read more

Monday, 22 July 2013
Behavior Study on Waste
On Monday Min and Akshay of "earth & us" presented their findings from a study of how garbage is handled in Auroville. This study was on waste in particular but was conceptualized as an example for behavioral change more generally. Many Aurovilians see the need for more ecological practices being normalized in the day to day life of the community. How do we encourage those practices to take hold? Listen to the first part of the presentation and see the slideshow for ideas and findings that make for the beginnings of an answer. Read more

Thursday, 04 July 2013
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