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(News)
Music, Dance, Vedic Knowledge
General Meeting tomorrow at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone with agenda: 1 Working Commitee will share the Agenda Points for the upcoming Governing Board which they have received from the Secretary's office, and will invite the comments and suggestions of the residents, which they will communicate to the Governing Board. 2 Update on the work towards solving the issues discussed during the previous GM. On April 5, 6, and 7th at CRIPA in Kalbhumi will be a Three-day International Dance Workshops with three choreographers. Read more

Monday, 01 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
EachOneTeachOne and  5 Elefants
The German peace program EachOneTeachOne in collaboration with AIAT and Mohanam Youth Project presented last night another night of exciting breakdance and rap for peace. The whole performance was explosive mixture of children from nearby villages who shared with us some dances, drumming, silambam, and graffiti on the back of the stage, created with Julio Rolle and Kajal Sing during the workshop at AIAT., and of course Bboys - Sun-Ha alias DJSolar/Sola Plexus, Danny and Reza alias K.O.TIXX, Nico alias NicoRoc Masterplancrew Read more

Sunday, 31 March 2013
(City Life)
The  Doors to Auroville
Featuring recordings are of yesterday's one day workshop on the research on the 12 qualities and their practical implication in the relationship with those who come to Auroville - tourist, guests, volunteers, newcomers at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Participants, of which all are on daily basis in contact with all those who come to Auroville by different reasons and purposes, sincerely dedicated their time to explore and go through 12 qualities without looking for problems or solutions but merely searching for a useful tool. Read more

Sunday, 31 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Russian bells for full moon
On Wednesday, for the full moon, Vera, an Aurovillian women from Belarus, played traditional Russian bells at Repos' beach. Many people are listening to the concert, sitting next to her or on the beach, to enjoy even better this meditation in front of the moon. While the moon rose in the sky, with her magical colors, the sound of the bells was in perfect harmony with the waves of the Ocean. After the concert, the public shared a delicious Russian dinner with the soup called borch, salad, pancake and chocolate dessert in a friendly atmosphere. Read more

Saturday, 30 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Festival of colors at Upasana
Like every year, Upasana Design Studio celebrated Holi, the Colors Festival, on Wednesday 27th of March. In the North of India, it's New Year, but everywhere else it's also the beginning of summer. As soon as the guests arrived in Upasana, organizers and other participants threw on them colored powder. They even stopped motor bike on the road to make them join this joyful moment, full of harmless colors and laughter. People shared snack together, listened to music and danced in the garden. At the end of the afternoon, they even threw water ! Read more

Friday, 29 March 2013
(News)
Bboys, Essence, Planning
In today's news we feature Nico and Julio Rolle inviting us to this year EACH ONE TEACH ONE and 5 ELEFANTS performance and inauguration of 44flavours exhibition tomorrow at 6pm at Aurodhan Gallery (Secret Garden) in Pondicherry and Visitor Center on Saturday at 8pm. Essence - Multicultural performance , celebrating women through dance will be hold tomorrow at 8pm at Visitor Centre and on Saturday at Aurodhan Gallery in Pondicherry. L'Avenir/TDC will host a workshop on Regional Planning on Saturday morning at Conference Room in Town Hall. Read more

Friday, 29 March 2013
(City Life)
First Auroville Athletics Meet
Last Sunday was a sporty day for Aurovillians! The first Auroville Athletics Meet took place at Dehashakti Sports Complex, next to Dana. Around 50 people registered, mainly teenagers of the school and their sport teacher. From 8 in the morning, they practised 100 m race, 800 m race and long jump before a good breakfast. At 5 pm, a fun race was organized with the feet linked together. Despite of the lack of participants, Rajeev, one of the coordinator, was satisfied of the enthusiam of youngers. He hopes that more adults will join next time. Read more

Thursday, 28 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Indian Classical Vocal Concert
At Pitanga (Auroville) on Monday 25th of March 2013 students of Nandita Di Di performed their annual Indian Classical Vocal Concert. The warm ambiance, the beautiful flower arrangements and the quality of the chosen songs has made the hour of the performance worth to remember. Most of the composition comes from the classical Indian tradition but some were composed by Nandita Di Di. Singers were accompanied by Debhashis Das on tabla and the harmonium was played by the teacher herself. The audience appreciated very much the event. Read more

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
(City Life)
Open day in Life Education Center
Life Education Center (LEC), located in Kottakarai, it's a personal growth center for young Tamil women from the villages around. Created in 1991, it gives them the opportunity to learn English and many other skills like tailoring and be aware of their body and to feel worthy as a women. Last Saturday was the open day at LEC. Many girls were there, dressing their most beautiful sari, surrounded by their teachers. During this event, Zerina, Harini, Bhuvana Sundari, Krupa, Devi, Susmita and the mime Drupad explained their own experiences at LEC. Read more

Tuesday, 26 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
National Painters` Camp
Seeing artists of all India creating in live is possible until the 27 of March. Inspired by the amazing surrounding of Sri Ma Guest House, ten artists are taking part of the National Painters' Camp, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi and the Auroville Foundation. They're coming from Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai and expect to meet you at the camp, preferably between 3 to 4 pm. Artists from Auroville, mainly writers and movie makers, were invited to the opening on Friday. Rm Palaniappan, regional secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi, inaugurated the event. Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sizzling Harmonies

Another exceptional musical offering by Suryan in one of his now constantly changing guises. This time around he joined with Danish sensation Emilie Lorentzen and Australian born drummer - percussionist Hutch. The richness of texture was all the more engaging by the fact that most of the numbers were originals and many written only in the 2 weeks before. Enjoy these sizzling harmonies and sweet vibration ;) Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(News)
Indian Vocals, French Literature
Tonight at 7.30pma at Pitanga an Indian Classical Vocal Concert - Moods of Kalyaan.Also at 7:30 pm but in Pondicherry within Bonjour India 2013 events French Alliance presents Long Night of French Literature at Maison Colombani. On Saturday at 8pm at Visitor Centre The German Pavilion presents EACH ONE TEACH ONE and the 5 ELEFANTS , which will be Breakdance and rap music for peace - Indo-German fusion.Under the auspices of the Tamil Heritage Centre and the Arulvazhi Training Centre, a workshop "ALL LIFE IS YOGA" on 29th, 30th of March Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Unity and Love
The New South Africa Jazz Collective's performance last night at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone thoroughly thrilled all who who have decided to come. Although some of them young, but talented and very much skillful, the members of NSAJC shared with the community some solid jazz standards with its uniqueness of their country of origin - South Africa, and cultural soundscapes of lively rhythms, which have left almost no one remaining siting. ICCR and AV Foundation sponsored the concert. Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sorcery at Sea

One of the most wonderful events I have seen in Auroville. Come and enjoy the audio of the musical play “Sorcery at Sea”. There was actors of all ages that came together to preform this captivating story. Bharat Nivas was so packed there was not space for a mouse. People sitting on the floor and steps. Even on your way back home you could here the people sing the songs of the play. “Can you you see it” was heard all over Auroville afterwards. Great thanks to all the actors and people behind stage. For the Synopsis ..... Read more

Saturday, 23 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Anna Taj Rock Love 2013

As it is really turning into tradition, toward the end of the school year Anna Taj shares with the community her annual rock concert, which changes and modifies over the years. This year to surprise of all, and not announced was opening by Atma and Jangciup with Bob Marley's Redemption Song. ..followed by some classical rock, pop songs so known and dear to many. Again was the night to be shared with the community under starlight of Visitor Centre with the dancing feet. Due to some technical problems the following is the recording of some songs. Read more

Saturday, 23 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AV`s Minstrels in action
AV's Minstrels gathered again this month at Marc's Coffee in the Visitor Center to share their poetry passion. All is welcome and if you have some of your own personal poetry please come next month to share. All languages are well come but you might be asked to translate it afterward in to English. Gordon also provided some good flute music to change the mood for the next poetic journey. Hope to see you there next time and maybe also hear the passion of your heart. Read more

Friday, 22 March 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
(News)
South African Jazz on Sunday
In today's news we are featuring Jesse announcing Sorcery at Sea, a musical which we can see tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Sunday the auditorium at 7.30pm will host The New South Africa Jazz Collective presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration of Auroville Foundation. On Sunday at 5pm at unity Pavilion German Pavilion presents Der Anfang vom Ende (play by Kafka und Beckett) with Thomas and Nikolaus Deutsch. Read more

Thursday, 21 March 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
(News)
Celebrating Spring Equinox
The 21st of March the Sun cut the Celestial Equator in two .Day and Night are equals ... and Auroville's Trovadores meet at Marc Coffee by 4.30.pm at the Visitor Centre just to share poems, with Gordon playing the flute. The same day at 5.30pm at Savitri Bhavan Meditative musical "Bansuri and Vocal" concert inspired by raga Kirwani and raga Ahir Bhairav. With Bansuri flute - Kees van Boxtel, Vocals Tanpoura - Caroline from Auroville. GM on Wednesday at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion on work of Working Committee. Sorcery at Sea - 22.adn 23. at 8pm. Read more

Monday, 18 March 2013
(City Life)
New Housing Project
As we all know housing is a big problem at the moment in Auroville. But with this new housing project there is light at the end of the tunnel. This project will provide 20 flats for single, couples and families starting from Rs 13 lakhs. There is also provision for modular office spaces. In this phase they will incorporate a new and innovative building technology called Light Steel Frame (LSF) for the structure. This technology is known for faster construction and its cost-effectiveness. Read more

Friday, 15 March 2013
(Spirituality)
Feelings and Fears
Dr. Don Hanlon Johnson encountered various methods of deepening body experience and changing body structure-Feldenkrais, F.M. Alexander, Rolfing, Sensory Awareness, Orgononomy, Authentic Movement, Middendorf Breath Work, Rosen Work, Continuum, Body-Mind Centering, Osteopathy, and a host of others. In today's afternoon session of the workshop organized in Auroville, he explores with the participants breathing techniques and the feelings and fears connected with this very important part of our daily life.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(Spirituality)
Touch as Spiritual Transformation
Professor Dr. Don Hanlon Johnson is in Auroville. Today was the first day of a two days workshop about the role that body practices play in the spiritual transformation of the individual. The participants explored how be consciously aware in the physical body. Followed by a discussion on how physical touch can heal the physical body and also emotional scars of the past. Professor Johnson is the founder of the Somatics Program, the first of its kind, established in 1983. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(City Life)
Steps Ahead... International Zone

Extract of an interactive session within Steps Ahead, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies-India and the World (Bharat Nivas) held yesterday at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Interesting session where the discussion revolved around the present state of the International Zone and the possible courses of action. Most participants  were active members either of pavilion groups of core group of International Zone. They expressed dissatisfaction with the speed of the development. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(News)
Hungarian Day, Z Day, ROCK LOVE
In today's news we featured Bogi from Hungarian Pavilion inviting the community to a Hungarian Day tomorrow from 5.30pm onward at Unity PAvilion in International Zone. Z Day will join the global event on Sunday, also at Unity Pavilion, and Jerry is talking about it. RAS shares with the community that decision making process on UNESCO World Heritage is postponed for a month due to the expressed need for more information by residents. General Meeting called by a group of residents to discuss the impasse in which the Working Committee finds itself Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(Economy)
Spiruline in Windarra farm
Spiruline, a magic waterplant identified as the food of the future for its fantastic healthy components is produced in Auroville since 15 years, the local climate  adds an important criterium of quality : SUNDRIED,  so the plants don't lose any quality during that process . This farming is expending in terms of quantity and variety, including news plants often produced outside the farm (alfalfa ........) as new kinds of farm products . The farm is now totally located in Windarra farm. More than a job for the workers , a daily slice of life. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(City Life)
Back to Normal Routine
After electrical fire two week back at the rooms of the Entry Service in Town Hall, the facilities are already restored, and beside only missing fans things work as usual. As members of the Entry Service Team explains it was due to the quick response of the several working teams as ACUR, Blue Light, BCC and Electrical Service, moral and enthusiastic support , and understanding of many that they have been able to return to their work in merely a week after the fire. Read more

Wednesday, 13 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
(News)
Decisions, Housing, Matrimandir
A second Information GM for the RA decision making process regarding Auroville as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. In today's news we're also featuring longer note from RAS members on who and how can organize a General Meeting. Hungarian Night at Unity Pavilion on Friday from 5.30pm onward. On Thursday 14th at 5pm at Conference Room in Town Hall will be the Presentation of a new Housing Project In the Sector 2 of Residential Zone in Auroville. Tango Holi Festival starts today. Read more

Monday, 11 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Our Theatre with Prelude
With Jill - member of Auroville Theatre Group, Chankaya - a writer and director of Prelud and Vivek - an actor we were trying to find out what has triggered for Prelude to come on the stage. On solo performance, where we can see how society does define one's life, the team was working more than a year, and it was a true collaboration in creative process. The main conflict of the character lies in the relationship between the mother and son, where she represents home, religious and moral backgrounds and he tries to brake those in secrecy. Read more

Saturday, 09 March 2013
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