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(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
(News)
Land Exchange, Entry

On Wednesday, October 23rd, we are invited by LMTF to a 2nd General Meeting regarding a land exchange proposal involving the North Eastern Greenbelt. This will take place at 4pm at the Unity Pavilion (International Zone). On Friday the 25th, at 4.30pm, the Entry Task Force would like to present their new proposal for the entry process, this too at the Unity Pavilion. The proposal is in response to a request from the community during the Open Platform meeting on Entry. Also on Friday, at 7.30pm Genius Brothers will present Classik Stuff at the Visitor Centre, followed by an 8.30pm Unity Pavilion A Lo Latino concert featuring Dondieu Divine on keyboards.Read more

Monday, 21 October 2013
(City Life)
Presentation for Newcomers

Board members of Stichting De Zaaier - Martine Busek, Jan-Willen Pieterson and Freek Schiphorst - are currently visiting Auroville. They have already talked to many people and units about their projects and services. A presentation to newcomers on Stichting de Zaaier had been scheduled and took place yesterday morning in the Town Hall Conference Room. Due, perhaps, to the slight delay and to the work commitment of the 120 newcomers, only Fif participated in the session, along with Umberto from Entry Service. Read more

Saturday, 19 October 2013
(News)
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
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Entry and Exit, Unity?

The Working Committee is inviting all to attend a General Meeting on Entry-Exit policy on Wednesday at 5 pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone), . The latest draft of the policy will be presented together with an explanation of how it was arrived at. This will be followed by a questions and answers session, all in preparation for a Residents' Assembly when the proposal will be accepted or rejected. The official name of the Entry-Exit policy is "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents". Elisa invites us to dream, dance and dare Unity on the 26th of October at 8 pm, Kalabhumi. Read more

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
(News)
GMs and Garba Dance

For Navratri, on Friday and Saturday 11-12th October, visit SAWCHU in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of Indian Culture), International Zone at 7.30pm. Navratri festival celebrates the veneration of the three goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The LMTF is inviting the Community to a follow-up meeting regarding a large land-exchange proposed for Auroville's North Eastern Greenbelt, this is on Tuesday the 15th at 4pm, Unity Pavilion, International Zone. The Working Committee is organizing a General Meeting on Entry Exit policy on Wednesday the 16th at 5pm, also at the Unity Pavilion. Read more

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
(City Life)
Entry Service Presents
Yesterday the Entry Service team presented to the community a clarification on its actual role and last year’s data and figures. The presentation began with the introduction of each team members ,then Kripa took over with a brief history of this service through the years and its different appellations, followed by a complete and detailed resume of last year activity and results. With dedication she went through sensitive points regarding all those wishing to join the community, and clarified the position of the Entry Service within Auroville... Read more

Sunday, 15 September 2013
(News)
AVFF13, Entry, Repos
Today's news featuring interview with Marco by Andrea on coming Auroville Film Festival 13, the third in a row, which will start on Tuesday 17th of September at 5pm in Town Hall. On Saturday at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone presentation to the community from the Entry Service. On Sunday at 5pm at Matrimandir Banyan tree a Collective concentration for the physical manifestation of Auroville - Silent gathering . Plea from Repos to help to fill up sandbags for immediate solution in fighting erosion of the beach Read more

Thursday, 12 September 2013
(City Life)
Open Platform - Entry #5

With continuation of Open Platform sessions, and with the work of task group on certain issues things slowly starting to get a form. How to simplify the bureaucratic ways in order to bring to Auroville more people, especially young, and from the under privileged countries was the main discussion on Friday's Open Platform at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. As the topic is very complex, with aspects ranging from The Mother vision and guidance, to Indian law , and to past experiences of the community, finding the clear way isn't easy Read more

Monday, 05 August 2013
(News)
Piano Evening and Entry
Tomorrow at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone is a Next Open Platform Meeting.The next meeting of "Hearing the Newcomers" group which will be an informal coffee/tea time get-together at the Visitors Center restaurant on Wednesday, August 7th at 4pm. On Saturday at 8pm at Ptianga we are invited to a A Piano evening with Hartmut who is a jazz and classical pianist is influenced by Indian, Spanish and classical European music and lately by impressionistic elements . General Meeting on Matrimandir Executives on Monday at 4.30 at UP in IZ. Read more

Monday, 05 August 2013
(City Life)
Open Platform on Entry #4
Yesterday's open platform on Entry process with Housing at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone tried to focus on the changes of the Entry Process with the opening agenda-How to implement the changes required to simplify the Entry Process? After the review of current process with defined vision, wish list came up with some suggestions for change. Debate was heated up, for participants hard to keep it strictly on changes of Entry Process but finally the task force team was volunteered to prepare the proposal Read more

Tuesday, 16 July 2013
(News)
A.C.C.D. and IDs
At 4pm at SAWCHU in Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone open platform on Entry with agenda-How do we implement the changes required to simplify the Entry Process? In today's news we are featuring interview with Ponnusamy on Additional Current Consumption Deposit, done by Zasha, Rajeev and Felix; and one with Aurora from Auroville Foundation on issuing ID cards for Aurovilians by Subathra and Zidane. On Wednesday we can participate at General Meeting on Meeting Recordings initiated by Paul Vincent, facilitated by RAS. Read more

Monday, 15 July 2013
(City Life)
Housing and Entry 3
Despite the hot and tiring afternoon Unity Pavilion in International Zone yesterday afternoon was well attended by residents to participate at open platform - a community meeting, continuation from 31st of May - on housing and entry policies. Again many ideas, thoughts, points were brought on the "table" yet without any specific conclusion but with a promise for continuation of the discussion. Read more

Tuesday, 02 July 2013
(City Life)
Housing and Entry
How can we the Auroville community address the housing bottleneck? Or is there an issue at all? In this followup to the community meeting about the Entry process, residents discuss these and other questions. This is not a new topic. Aurovilians quickly had a long list of suggested reforms and more radical ideas. One thing that is clear is that lack of affordable long-term housing has indeed strongly influenced some potential residents' decisions to leave Auroville. If we want the city to grow, we need to help new people feel at home here. Read more

Thursday, 20 June 2013
(City Life)
Community Discussion on Entry
A good number of Aurovilians convened at Unity Pavilion on Friday for an open-space discussion on the Entry process. The meeting was a continuation of last month's exploration into how to bridge the gap between the working groups and the RAS. In this second installment, the community reflects on the purpose of the entry process. Residents compare what it was like to join Auroville in the early days to what is required of Newcomers now. Ashatit facilitates as Aurovilians hold a conversation, collectively working out what should be be changed. Read more

Monday, 03 June 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)
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)
Entry Service Burnt Down
To whoever that has came to Town Hall early this morning was obvious that something isn't really right , no power, no sound of generator... people gathering at Le Morgan..."Entry Service Burnt Down" where the calls and surprises, and joke followed. Following is a short interview with Kripa, member of Entry Service, explaining the cause of the fire, which has occurred around 5am. Electrical sockets took fire, which melted the wiring, computers melted ... but team is positive; Kripa says "Like the Fenix we will would be re born out the ashes" Read more

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
(City Life)
Success Teams Report
Following are the minutes of yesterdays Values&Priorities Meeting on Success Team Meeting. The Action Teams - Participatory Planning, Affordable Housing, Entry, Economy, Violence and disobedience of the accepted rules in Auroville presented what actions has been taken at their team for the last two weeks. At the same time need for more action teams was expressed by participants, and those were added to the list. Since the presentations, and raised questions have taken most of the time there was no time left to work in the groups. Read more

Tuesday, 06 November 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)
Ambulance and Games
In today's news we feature interview of Andi with Ruslan about recently received new ambulance at the Kailash Clinic, and what possible changes that new vehicle might bring. In remembrance of late G. Dattatri, member Advisory Committee - L'avenir d Auroville, invites all to a quiet homage to him today at 5. pm under the Banyan tree at Matrimandir. Children of ages between 6 to 96 are invited by Lilaloka on Saturday,29th at butterfly barn -Svedame to come and play an old Games board session. Games could be played from that day on on Saturdays. Read more

Monday, 24 September 2012
(City Life)
Working Meeting
The RAS called (Aug 30) 'Working Meeting of the Residents' in response to Foundation Secretary, Mr Bala Baskar's invitation at last week's meeting (to hear feedback on a draft version of the Entry/Exit policy), to "get together and decide what you want" with regards the content of the document. The meeting aimed to work through the draft towards a clear response but did not achieve this due to complications arising from confusion over the policy's role and discussion of details regarding the community's internal processes of Entry and Exit.e

Monday, 03 September 2012
(News)
GM, Quiz and Love for Music
This afternoon at 5pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are invited to a General Meeting take 2 - Admission and Termination Regulations, and the agenda of this meeting is to discuss with Mr. Bala Baskar the compiled RA feedback and agree on a way forward. On Saturday at Visitor Centre at 8pm we can test our knowledge of Auroville Trivia against the celebrity teams at the Quiz Show brought to us by Genius Incorporated Production. On Monday the 27th of August At Pitanga Cultural Centre we can listen to a "Set Fire to the Rain" Read more

Thursday, 23 August 2012
(City Life)
Transparency, Alternative Housing
For many participants the proposed agenda for the Values and Priorities meeting no. 4, was not really acceptable; on Restriction to Entry, when we should have examined the proposal for outlying lands be converted into resources to buy land within the Master Plan Area (in order to develop affordable houses) the meeting concluded after more than two hours of lively discussion. It was clear that we need to explore further the costs of present construction, which seems to be blown up; let's come up with concrete plans for alternative housing. Read more

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
(News)
Pro active Meetings
In today's news we feature interview with Jesse from RAS about the Collective Priorities & Values Meeting No.4 , today at 4.30 at Unity Pavilion with the topic on Restrictions to Entry. Following the call for feedback on the proposed Admission and Termination Regulations, the RAS has compiled a document in progress as a result of received feedback, and comments from GM. This Saturday 25th at 8pm at Visitors Centre we can test our knowledge of Auroville Trivia against our celebrity teams at the Quiz Show Genius Incorporated production Read more

Monday, 20 August 2012
(City Life)
Admission and Termination
General Meeting called by Residents' Assembly Service on behalf of the Working Committee and Auroville Council on Tuesday 14th of August was about feedback of the residents on the Proposed Regulations for Admission and Termination Regulations of Persons in the Register of Residents. The Auroville Foundation's proposal on regulations of admission and termination of persons in the register of residents supposed to be put up for consideration to the Governing Board in the meeting to be held in September

Friday, 17 August 2012
(News)
Values no.4,  Mother Earth
By RAS we're all invited to a Collective Values & Priorities Meeting No.4 on Monday 20th of August at 4.30 pm at Unity Pavilion with which will focus on the possibility of selling Outlying Lands to generate resources to buy land within the Master Plan Area; and to build new affordable housing to alleviate restrictions to Entry. At Savitri Bhavan, today at 5.30 pm Michael Miovic will give lecture and power point presentation with tittle - The seven Jewel-Centres of Mother Earth. On Saturday at MMC in Town Hall at 10.30 am Garbology 101. Read more

Thursday, 16 August 2012
(News)
GM at 5, New Educational Tool
In today's news we feature interview with Chandra, Mari and Ribhu talking on Garbology 101. The presentation of educational curriculum will happen on Saturday 18th at 10.30am at Multi Media Centre in Town Hall., which will be also the occasion to connect with WasteLess. The RAS on behalf of the WC and the AVC invites all Residents of Auroville to an information and feedback meeting on the proposed Admission and Termination Regulations prepared by Auroville Foundation tomorrow at 5.00pm. at Unity Pavilion,in International Zone. Read more

Monday, 13 August 2012
(City Life)
Mother`s Presence, Working Groups
Second in series Collective Priorities Meetings as part of the Collective Priorities Project started with anticipation, light spirit and some laughter. The need and spirit of change is present in the community, and as we saw meetings do slowly chisel out from the vague cloud what we value, what we need to do, and how to approach it. Although meeting itself was swinging from concrete reality to spirituality, participants came to the conclusion to invite working groups in order to find out what the reality of their work is, and what we can do. Read more

Thursday, 26 July 2012
(City Life)
Meet and Greet
Yesterday we had a chance to meet new members of the Working Committee and Auroville Council, where they shared information with the community on their current work. In a few weeks we can expect a General Meeting on the topic of conflict resolution platform. In order to overcome the burden of numerous conflicts, the idea is to have a platform, instead of a body or a team, where parties in conflict could find their own solutions. New WC and AC members try to be more transparent with weekly reports published on AVRadio. Read more

Wednesday, 15 February 2012