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(City Life)
Low Cost Housing Meeting
Auroville Radio is glad to invite you to listen the Low Cost Housing meeting happening at Arka past monday 12/11/2012. Different architects and engineers from Auroville have met, and talked how to solve the increasing prices of housing, looking at the past and projecting to the future. At the meeting were more than 10 experts involved in different housing fields, from architecture to provision, with different backgrounds and experiences coming from different Communities in Auroville. Read more

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Quiz Show 2

Visitor Centre last night was packed again with anticipating audience which participated all the way through ... even the drizzle of the rain in the beginning nor the fire on the electrical extension did not chase no one away. More, all added to the excitement of the show which was set similar way as the first one, but of course with new players on the competing teams. Both teams clearly expressed flexibility, sense of humor, lots of knowledge on many topics, and of course huge amount of creativity. Read more

Sunday, 09 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Quiz Show

How important is it to laugh together, to sometimes to say the truth or point out things about ourselves we're not too proud of, through the use of humor? It is clear again and again at the shows of Genius Incorporated Production.  Always very well attended by audience bursting with anticipation where the team will lead us on that night. Last night, with the help of many - beside Genius Incorporated Production Team of Paul, Wazo, Jesse, Christoph, also Renu, AAG, IPAS - we were exploring how much we know about.....how much we dare, explore, stand together... Read more

 

Sunday, 26 August 2012
(News)
Let`s Use the Aura

From B, for Cooperatif Cosmique: Jan. 1st 2012 the Aura note began to stir in Auroville, a new, small step, highly symbolic; there are three ways of financial exchange in Auroville: account numbers, guest cards, cash and Auras. All four are debit capital economics, ultimately regulated by a few people who manage the International Monetary Fund. Contact B: 994 353 2829. On water: That seawater desalination is the only solution is an terror: the recommendation is multi-sourcing.Clarity on the water situation is the intention.And multi-sourcing. Read more

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
(City Life)
Residents Gathering

Finishing with the free dinner donated by Tanto Pizzeria, the meeting begun 3 hours before, and brought more questions than answers. More than 450 Aurovilians attended to this meeting organized by the RAS. If you failed to listen to the almost 3 hours of recording you'll have the chance know about the long list of topics discussed. Are you new to Auroville's matter? Then listen to it till the end and enjoy how the Auroville's resident are trying to make happen the Auroville's Dream. Next step? Another meeting but with just one topic: The land. Read more

Sunday, 08 April 2012
(Economy)
The Creation of the Aura
On January 1, 2012, the Aura was introduced to Auroville. The Aura, not quite a currency, but more of a symbol of exchange, was created to expand Aurovillian's ideas of ways to deal with money. I took some time to speak with B about the emergence of a symbol of exchange that is a wholly Aurovillian concept, and the question of how money is handled in Auroville. The Aura is made out of waste paper, printed at the Auroville press, and embellished with the well-known symbols of Auroville.

Tuesday, 13 March 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
(City Life)
Fundraising after Cyclone
Hemant is part of the Auroville Cyclone Relief & Rehabilitation Team. In this interview he's sharing the last few days of work of the many groups involved in the relief and rehabilitation. In the coming days the electricity will be restored in the center of Auroville but in other places it will take 4 weeks since the TNB personal is busy in other places. The main electrical work is done by Aurovilians.The positive aspect of the cyclone's event is the fact that many persons came together to help each other. Many guest also joined in this effort. Read more

Friday, 06 January 2012
(City Life)
After Cyclone Priority
The Working Committee member Daniel talks about the rehabilitation work happening in Auroville after the Thane cyclone. The most urgent matter is the restoring of the electricity since Auroville depends 100% on water pumped by the borewells. The electrical distribution lines are totally destroyed. About 150 electrical poles are broken and only 50 of them are available. It is estimated that the recovery of electrical power in all the different communities will take around one month. The next week most probably the school will open. Read more

Thursday, 05 January 2012
(News)
Aspiration for the Future
Today an interview with Danny is the feature; Danny, well-known as the founder of WellPaper, now a member of the newly formed Auroville Council: he speaks about juggling the various aspects of his life along with highest aspirations for the good of the larger community. B for the Cooperatif Cosmique (users of the Aura) and Zero Waste speaks about the Aura coming out on 1-1-2012, a year in which changes worldwide will take place...Auroville Cleanup Group calls for volunteers to clean up litter and for education to change attitude and behavior. Read more

Wednesday, 21 December 2011
(City Life)
Protecting Auroville Land
An interview with Aryadeep about the saving and protecting Auroville land identity. To create good situations for all the stake holders, to secure the whole hearted cooperation of all and for protecting the lands for the appropriate and unified development of Auroville together with the appropriate, beautiful and ideal development of the surrounding population and localities. The COLLAP newsletter it is published by Auroville Land Fund to give more information about the land topic. Download the latest 2 issue here: COLAAP 48 , COLAAP 49

Tuesday, 20 December 2011
(City Life)
Regenerative cities by A Mathur
Ashish Mathur, Chief Executive Officer at RAMKY Integrated Township Ltd., has been sharing his vision which is "Sustainable Growth and a green and clean Earth" during the Vision workshop of the Auroville Green Practices. His company is known for its pioneering role in the civil, public and environmental development of infrastructure in India and it strongly believes that the fruits of development must reach every man and woman without any discrimination. His insights into the environmental problems of today have inspired the audience. Read more

Thursday, 10 November 2011
(Education)
Baraka - Grace
Sunny Sunday afternoon at Fertile Windmill, children and horses. To raise necessary funds for the horses and ponies to be fed under the roof at Baraka. Children of all ages together with Mahi and parents prepared a fundraising event and open house. We had a chance to see different skills of children on horses and their deep bonding with these lovable beings. Children prepared T-shirts with Baraka logo and some refreshments to sell. Afterward we spoke with Mahi what it takes to care for the horses around here and what are the difficulties, Read more

Monday, 19 September 2011
(Economy)
CIty Services Budget
On August 18 2011 the Budget Coordination Commitee (BCC) had a meeting at Cinema Paradiso. Lyle, a member of the BCC, presented the City Services Budget for 2011/2012. He informed the participants of the budgeting process and demonstrated the total budget and its allocation for the upcoming year. Moreover he gave a comparative resume of the past budget allocations. The presentation opened an interesting debate on these topics. At the meeting were present also members of Fund Asset Management Commitee. Click here to download the presentation. Read more

Friday, 26 August 2011
(City Life)
Housing Available
Transit lounge is a new temporary housing project for newcomers and Aurovillians who are forced to house sit and move from place to place looking for accommodation facilities,thus this project will fulfill their housing needs. This consists of basic dis-mountable houses which will be made from natural materials obtained from local villages environment with compost toilets. However, the houses will cost around a lakh or two,which may be affordable to everyone. In this case the housing problem in Auroville will be solved. "I call upon newcomers and Aurovillians to participate in this enthusiastic project," says Manu. Apparently it is expected that about 30 houses will be built just for the start and more in the future, though there hasn't been much response from both newcomers and Aurovilians. Read more

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
(City Life)
More About Houses
The last meeting for transit lounge of 24th 0f June was basically about the land issue when one Tamil person on the previous one that had taken place on 16thof June claimed that part of the land was his. Manu who is the main man and his team went back and sat on the table to figure out how they were going to deal with issue there fore they decided to go for plan plan B and this was to take up the land opposite Courage. In this interview however Manu and Balagi spoke about how the project will benefit the Aurovilians and newcomers who have a housing situation and the materials that would be used in the construction of the dis-mountable houses further more they talked about how the students(architect interns) will be involved in the project and also that the materials are tested at pondicherry university...... Read more

Monday, 18 July 2011
(City Life)
Residents and their rights
We talked with Paul Vincent, one of the - as WC and AVC named them - self appointed group of disgruntled and dissatisfied residents. Paul Vincent clearly explains why he's not satisfy with the process of nomination of new members of Working Committee and Auroville Council, whose present mandate is about to end on 22nd of June. Read more

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
(City Life)
Transit Lounge- Temporary Housing Meeting
On Wednesday 4th of May, new and old residents gathered at Courage community for a tour to develop a stronger understanding of the physical space of the site on which the project will manifest. In this rather informal meeting "potential users" were given an intimate platform to discuss concerns and acquire more information on details surrounding the project. The community meeting in this broadcast, facilitated by Architect Manu and Dorle from Auroville and L'Avenir d'Auroville, with input of Courage- and prospective "users", gives a brief summary of Transit Housing project while embracing subjects around communal infrastructure and especially waste water systems.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
(News)
Creativity: One Aura One Meal
An extract from an interview with B is featured in today's news; B talks about the concept of replacing money with a symbol, a token; he has named it the 'Aura' and in its symbology it will also act as a reminder of why Aurovilians have come to this City the Earth Needs, as we hold and touch and exchange it for goods required, of the ideals of Auroville. The interview in its entirety can be heard next week. Today is Earth Day! The parade started at 10 a.m. passing through Mahakali Park, entering Town Hall raising a ruckus as a wake-up call for awareness of Mother Earth. Also featured is Mahakali Park in Auroville and like Auroville it belongs to nobody in particular; Nikolai, who brainstormed the concept of the park, says that all are its stewards; so let each one respect her, enjoy her and protect her. As well, a notice for the new book 'The Integral Human Existence in the Words of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother' to be released by author Dr. Karan Singh on Monday at 10 a.m. Read more

Friday, 22 April 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Doppelganger

It was over-packed at the Visitors' Center on Saturday evening, in anticipation of a new production of 'Genius Incorporated Presents' causing laughs way before the show began. As previously announced, the 'Doppelganger' is a scientific fiction of future possibilities, with the advent of dual consciousness; each of us might have expected various options for the play we were all anxious to see. The Genius team didn't let the public down – this humorous piece was insightfully critical as usual, with some new approaches and excellent video clips.  And of course, with an original story of three beings (which highly resembled three known friends in Auroville) coming for a visit, and a possible encounter with a new conscious human being, a superhuman.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
(Spirituality)
New Economy?
One of the most interesting presentation at Mutation II A Clearing was Ravi Chaudry "Quest For Exceptional Leadership", in which he gave some guidelines on what new economy should be based. With it we also see how excellence and leadership contribute to transformation and mutation. New economy it is complex, but not completed, and the future of the Earth depend on the change of consciousness. The enterprise of the future is the one that is getting inspirations from above but in such a manner, that the light from above penetrate all the levels of an enterprise... Business itself become and instrument of transformation. Prof. Ravi Chaudry just released a book "Quest For Excellence in Leadership", which is written in a language appropriate for the audience that should hear it, without loosing any of the essence of it. He himself is a successful adviser and consultant to many corporations and governments on many levels.Click here to download the pdf of the presentation. Read more

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
(Environment)
Brihaspathy: Auroville`s Tamil Farmers
As a kick-off for the presentation of the Auroville Sustainable Agriculture Plan (ASAP), within the next few months, Auroville Radio presents a series of eleven interviews concerning the foods we eat in Auroville. What were the ideas in the old days of Auroville regarding agriculture and sustainable foods? Which agricultural developments did Auroville been through since the first Aurovillians started to change the dusty plains into the forest it is today? How is the present situation in Auroville's greenbelt and what is it capable of? And, perhaps most important, what are the challenges for the future?.... Read more

Sunday, 27 February 2011
(Economy)
The People and Paper
An interview with Joshua of Auroville Papers. We talked about his history with the company and within Auroville, and also explored the many aspects of work in the factory. Auroville Papers is close to Aspiration Community in Kuillapalayam. A beautiful Banyan tree is on the left as you enter, and you feel like you're entering a sanctuary not any sort of factory. Their handmade paper is made only from vegetal fibres. It is free from toxic substances, its manufacture does not require the felling of trees, and no endangered vegetal species are used for its production. Read more

Thursday, 17 February 2011
(City Life)
Housing Really Matter
Today at 5 pm the Entry Service, the Housing Service, L'avenir d'Auroville and the FAMC shared information about housing. The figure is that Auroville have a shortage of housing for various kind of people in Auroville: 100 Aurovilians, 114 Newcomers in Auroville, 180 Newcomers on their way, 219 Youth of Auroville, 25 Friends of Auroville. The room was packed a lot of interested people were present. The discussions ranged from the economical aspect to the spiritual one. A interesting General Meeting to listen to. Read more

Thursday, 10 February 2011
(News)
Houses, Emergence
The Residents' Assembly Service organized the General Meeting on housing on Thursday at 5pm in Conference Hall in Town Hall. Entry Service, Housing Service, L'Avenir d'Auroville and FAMC will share with us some information, and we might find some solutions together, validate priorities and legitimate decisions on that always vital subject. Emergence will have a concert tomorrow at Sri Aurobindo Amphitheater, Bharat Nivas at Pavilion of Indian Culture at 8pm. At Pitanga between 9 am to 12.30 to 2pm to 6pm tomorrow we can still register for the Darshan on 21st of February. Read more

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
(Spirituality)
The Great Shift
It's clear to us that a great shift is happening all around our planet in the economic, politic and social fields. In the last ten years there was an intensification of messages from the other side of the veil, as if our spiritual brothers want help us in this difficult passage from one era to another named the Golden Age, through a phenomena called channelling. Luca di Meola, in this lecture, provides a summary of the main messages and a picture of the actual events under the perspective of the spiritual beings which take care of our evolution from the other side of the veil.

Saturday, 05 February 2011
(City Life)
GB and IAC report of meetings
On Monday evening, November 29, at the CIS (old Foundation Office in Bharat Nivas) members of the Governing Board and International Advisory Council met. Aster Patel, a Governing Board member, was also present. After the meeting, there was an interaction with the residents of Auroville on the theme of "Increasing Relevance of Auroville in a World on the Brink". This round-table meeting marked the beginning of the event: “Mutation… II, A Clearing”, a conference spread over three months and organized by Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies. Read more

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
(City Life)
Brother & Sister

To Be Newcomer is not an easy task. The life in Auroville is so different in comparison with the experiences of most of us had “outside”. These series of meetings are helping aspiring new comers to understand how Auroville works. In this Newcomer Orientation Program Sonja, Shivaya and Ross explored the Auroville's economy and the entry process. Nothing is obvious in a place like Auroville and clear idea are fundamental in order to take the decision to move in. A long list of applicants (300 till date) are in queue waiting to be received by the Entry service in the coming months. Probably some of the participants will make the list longer. Welcome... Read more

Thursday, 25 November 2010
(News)
Shortage of offers
In the short interview with Joseba from Housing Service he talks about new project Maitreye 2 for 27 staff units. As he told us, is still nor clear for whom those units will be, and right now they posted an announcement to get the proper builders and contractors. The fact is that in the city we are in shortage of offers for housing. In so far community didn't founded none of the existing projects yet. For 300 newcomers we got only about 35 – 40 units available. In Cinema Paradiso we can see tonight French movie LAISIR DE CHANTER, and tomorrow at Bharat Nivas CAPATAINE ACHAB, and Ecol film Club at Saddhana Forest is continuing with interesting BBC series.

Thursday, 11 November 2010
(News)
ERP and Hu HSu
At Saracon at 3pm Blue Light will demonstrate Enterprise Resource management (ERP) software which is widely use all over the world to manage the business activities of enterprises ranging from small and medium size enterprises to large corporations. Tomorrow at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone the exhibition of Hu Hsu paintings will be open. Hu Hsu, the Chinese disciple who lived in Ashram, was by the Mother's words a scholar, and artist, a yogi. At Cinema Paradiso we can see tonight at 8pm and Italian movie OGGI SPOSI, and tomorrow documentary about Neil Yung&Crazy Horse and the music.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010
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