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(Health)
A lecture on schizophrenia
Dr. WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago presents a lecture on Seeing Madness with slides and film clips in Adishakti - Auroville. In this program you will realize the great depths at which our mind operates and get a glimpse into what is the meaning of ' madness' literally. Dr. Mitchell presents his remarkable research work to make us understand how we are intrigued & excited by projection of madness & how easily it has become a part of our reality. The doctor famously quotes, "there will come a time when we wont know the meaning of madness". Read more

Friday, 05 April 2013
(City Life)
Youth concerned by accessibility
Susmita, the producer of the documentary 'Sometimes I can fly' about accessibility, organized a talk with the teenagers of Future School and Alex, the Italian fellow in a wheel chair of the movie. After watching the documentary, the students seemed very interested by the topic and asked many questions, not only about how to make accessibility in Auroville but also about Alex's travels in India. They're very impressed by his courage. They even took pictures with him as a star, exchanged phone number and suggested to organize a dinner with him ! Read more

Tuesday, 02 April 2013
(City Life)
A documentary about accessibility
Alex is an Italian fellow in a wheel chair. By following his daily routine, people will may understand better the problem of accessibility in Auroville. It's the aim of the documentary 'Sometimes, I can fly', produced by Susmita, an activist who is working on pulling down the architectonic barriers in Auroville.This documentary is part of 'We care film festival' of Delhi. You are all invited to watch the movie on the 3rd of April, 5 pm, Cinema Paradiso. Susmita and Alex will also interact with teenagers in Future School the 29th of March, 1 pm. Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Eye and I
What have might started as an idea about the theater play on physically challenged people, developed in an amazingly honest story on some, mostly negative, traits in young and successful woman trapped in her ego. When she become blind she learn what is important in life. The play is a workshop production because the group has worked on it together for two months, and created it together but they believe that is still rough. Jill, Lorraine, Rashmie,Krupa, Samta, Nahid and Peter impress the public by acting skills, ... Read more

Thursday, 15 December 2011
(Education)
Caregiving at LEC
Urvasi addressed a group of women caregivers at Auroville's Life Education Center. She gave a lecture followed by a demonstration on the various aspects of caregiving and spoke about the importance of establishing a one-on-one rapport with patients in order to have a deeper understanding of their individual needs and problems. The group also discussed some of the challenges and difficulties caregivers face in their day to day interaction with their patients. Urvasi shed light on caregiver coping skills and responses to life situations. Read more

Friday, 26 August 2011
(City Life)
Accessibility Workshop

A workshop on design for optimal access to public areas for the disabled was held in Auroville on the 3rd and 4th of March. Members of the Delhi-based organization, Samarthyam, conducted the workshop. The training covered access needs of disabled persons, principles of UD (Universal Design), advocacy and representational skills and strategies for implementation of accessibility codes and guidelines to make Auroville completely accessible. Disability Awareness & Sensitization respecting human rights of disabled people and people in general.

Friday, 04 March 2011
(News)
Accessible Auroville
The news today features an interview with the Exceutive Director of Samarthyam Anjlee Agarwal and Susmita, talking about the importance of Auroville's accessibility for differently abled people, for everyone in whatever condition in which they may happen to be. Also the passing into the Light of Lucia who left her body last Friday 25th February after a road incident while returning from Rameshwaram with a group of friends. A reminder: today begins the 3-day Film Festival-Indian Panorama at Bharat Nivas, today through Sunday...for detailed information please refer to yesterday's news and/or to Auronet. And finally a call for caregivers, who are needed for Hospice work (end of life care), as well as for assisting persons recovering from illness, injury, surgery or simply elderly. Read more

Friday, 04 March 2011
(News)
Searching
In Conference Room at Town Hall this afternoon at 5pm will be introduction program for the Aligning One's Soul with the Soul of your Nation experiential workshop of International Zone, which will take place throughout the whole weekend at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. Samarthyam Workshop on Access Awareness and Sensitization is going on also at Conference Room in Town Hall for two days. At Well Caffee in Svedam tomorrow and on Saturday they will dedicate their "Art Event” for the Hibiscus Art Village project. Read more

Thursday, 03 March 2011
(News)
Foundation for World Education

Margo of World Education, talking about her first time in this part of the world, about the profound impact of Awareness Through the Body and, about AurovilleRadio is the feature of today's news. Announcements include a 3-day Hospice workshop offering information on what hospice actually is (the emotional impact of working with people in the process of dying) plus just how it might be set up in Auroville. The Auroville Handbook, radically reworked, is available once again at the Visitors Centre Information Service and at PRISMA in Aurelec. Read more

Monday, 24 January 2011
(Arts & Culture)
A Piece of Art!
What it started as a workshop for disabled people in merely three years overgrown to a project which tends to connect people from different countries, social and ethical backgrounds to express their creativity on a given unsymmetrical shape. Werner Gabriel, the project holder, and initiator brought this traveling exhibition to Auroville trough connections with Life Education Project and Harini. Girls from Life Education Project made a model of given shape out of cloth, and resembles on Indian woman. All 71 pieces that are on display at Gallery Square Circle at Kala Kendra until 21st of December, are indeed so different each from other, which also shows all the beauty of unity in diversity. Read more

Monday, 13 December 2010
(City Life)
Beach Erosion

What if the permanent changes which we all think is permanent, in just words? What if we can undo the changes and restore the initial structure. Here comes an interesting conversation with the pioneer, Guy Ryckert, from the Quiet Healing Center and Rajen Parekh, representing PondyCAN. They explain the root causes of the problem on Puducherry - Tamil Nadu coast line and present the soft solutions that can be implemented, only if everyone's full attention and approval lies within the both sides of the coin. Read more

Thursday, 11 November 2010
(News)
Communication Skills
An interview with Andie is the feature for today's news. Andie, always a most welcome volunteer at AurovilleRadio, offers in addition to radio work her skill as a teacher of English at Auroville Language Lab in a six-week intensive course, starting today. Also an announcement of a conference and talk on Alcoholism which took place on Saturday in celebration of the 3rd birthday of the Surrender AA Group (that's Alchoholic Anonymous.) As it's said in recovery, alcohol is cunning, baffling and powerful. Therefore dissemination of knowledge on this subject is continuously called for. Open AA meetings are held every Saturday evening at the Merriam Hill Centre, Center Guest House.

Monday, 13 September 2010
(City Life)
A vision for Universal Design
The first and second day of a three-day workshop focusing on Universal Design, the emerging global trend which aims to create environments with greater access for people with special needs. Topics for discussion include the different challenges faced by those with disabilities in Auroville today, and how existing designs should be adapted to make our surroundings more user-friendly. Also on the agenda are Professional Access Audits, which judge the accessibility of existing structures. Introduction with music, followed by a Q&A session. Hosted in association with the National Centre for Accessible Environments, New Delhi.. .

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Thursday, 12 November 2009
(City Life)
Accessible to All
Building a spiritual city means that all would be able to access it regardless of their bodily condition. Susmita talks with passion about the coming workshop she organized. Experts on accessibility will share their knowledge and will make audit for different parts of Auroville. This is done in order to create awareness and improve planning of the coming city. Her personal story is interwoven with accessibility and  pours real meaning to the phrase she likes to use “Differently abled”.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009
(City Life)
La formule Arka

Maria Grazia Garilli, est venue, à Auroville, à l'âge de 28 ans ou elle a rencontré son destin. Depuis 2002, l'année d'inauguration de ARKA, elle s'est impliquée dans ce projet, qui comprend plusieurs bâtiments dont un centre de convalescence, une « Guest House » et des appartements pour Aurovilliens. Le concept de ce lieu est de redéfinir la notion de vieillissement et la prise de conscience de ce processus appelé aussi « eternal youth ». Pour plus d'informations, cliquez ici. Pour télécharger l'interview cliquez ci-dessous.

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Saturday, 12 September 2009
(Spirituality)
Nothing happens

Nothing happens which is not part of the great Universe and its purpose. The weakening through illness, disability, loss or some kind of personal tragedy, carries great potential for spiritual awakening. Not so many people recognize this as an opportunity, and when it happens to them they think there is something dreadfully wrong, something that should not be happening. Ultimately, nothing happens that is not meant to happen. Jon who came to Auroville through having an accident in the road, tells his story about how his temporary disability became an opening into spirit. mp3/2009_05_08_interview_jon_nothing_happens_english_lite.mp3&totalTime=9:52

Saturday, 30 May 2009
(City Life)
Physically Challenged in Auroville

What will you do if you come across someone in a wheelchair waiting at the bottom of the stairs? Would you offer them your help, would you assume that they are just time passing or will you stop and think? Would you take in account all that you have witnessed? What does physically challenged mean to you. The AurovilleRadio had been welcomed into the life of such person, physically challenged at birth, Susmita had learned to keep herself lifted, working through difficulties she has faced along the way. She feels the time has come for her to share her empathy for the future development of the Auroville Community.

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Saturday, 04 April 2009
(Spirituality)
Studiare sempre

Alex e' di passaggio a Auroville perche' ha accompagnato la sua fidanzata che fa un tirocinio sull'educazione integrale per l'Universita in Italia. Dopo un viaggio attraverso l'India questo ragazzo che si muove in carrozzella ci parla del suo passato a Bergamo dove faceva l'informatico e del suo futuro che lui spera pieno di studi ''Vorrei studiare sempre''. Forse Lui non sa ancora che Auroville e' il posto di una ''never ending education'' un'educazione che non finisce mai... Potete ascoltare l'intervista cliccando sul logo play o scaricare l'intervista cliccando qui.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2009
(News)
Spanish News from Auroville

Les ofrecemosentre otras, la programacion semanal en Auroville. Que sucede en Auroville? Como podemos ayudar a la juventud a recaudar Fondos? Clases para aprender interpretacion. Programacion completa de estudios para el proximo Invierno. Como participar en la Expo 2010 en Shangai? Celebramos nuestro aniversario, cumplimos tres anos... y continuamos. Y muchas mas cosas te contamos.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2006
(News)
English News from Auroville

In this week's English news some information about the World Expo 2010 preparations, and an interviews with Angelika of Deepam and a short extract from the play The Rain Makers, performed recently by the Auroville Theater Group.

Also in the news, art and culture: two art events coming up at Kala Kendra and a fusion musical event at Kalabhumi plus a Carnatic concert at Bharat Nivas.

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Monday, 11 December 2006
(News)
German News from Auroville

Diese Woche bei den deutschen Nachrichten aus Auroville: rechtzeitig zum Deepamfest stellt Angelika das Deepamprojekt vor. Ab heute führen wir die wöchentliche Ephemeride ein, also ein “Motto für den Tag”. Außerdem gabs am 5. Dezember einen ganz besonderen Geburtstag, den wir alle still und heimlich gefeiert haben. Direktverknüpfung mit den deutsche Nachrichten.

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Saturday, 09 December 2006
(News)
Tamil News from Auroville

In this week's Tamil news there is an interview with Selvi from Deepam (a project for disabled village kids) where she explains her work and the progress of Deepam which was started as a playground for the disabled and is now possessing its own therapy room and other spaces built with the help of donors. Welcome to the delight of hearing these children singing happily with the Deepam staff and visitors during a 'Deepam' festival of light. Another interview acquaints you with Yves of DehaShakti as preparation, practice and high spirits are under way for the up and coming Aurolympics. It's a delight to hear several of the children take the microphone and happily tell about their involvement. Also in the news, announcements of several cultural events and musicals.

 

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Monday, 04 December 2006
(News)

For centuries, each year in December at the full moon, the Deepam festival has been celebrated. Its origin refers to a legend of the God Shiva who transformed himself into a divine flame. On that night in Tiruvannamalai on top of the holy mountain Arunachala, a big fire is lit. The Deepam Project for Disabled Village Children, has chose this name because they want to bring light into the lives of the disabled children from the villages. On Tuesday Tuesday 13th December at 6.30pm at Health Centre compound, The Deepam will light several hundred oil lamps. Deepam is inviting everyone for the celebration. Please enter from Last School entrance and follow the oil lamps

Thursday, 15 December 2005