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(City Life)
Extra ”Fair Extraordinaire”

The "Fair Extraordinaire" at the Youth Centre was indeed extraordinary. The YC team and volunteers made sure that one of the most favored social festivals of the Auroville calendar will remain as such. In addition to regular activities a lot of new nooks and corners, especially catering to to children, had been added. A long list of vendors, a new pizza oven, homebred Auroville bands and Bollywood dancers, made sure that each person could find suitable entertainment. The Cake Competition, and a lot of music were especially appreciated. A mix of sounds recorded at the fair follows. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Suryan, Margarita, Krishna...

The excellently amazing and charming voice of Suryan merged with the equally mesmerizing voice of young Italian volunteer Margarita, who has managed to become famous in the community over the past few months. They nailed the audience to attentive listening, dwelling into known and less known songs. Krishna with Francoise, with Tamil party, managed to bring laughter, while Francoise, together with a violinist, took us on a different path and to another space. The "Fair Extraordinaire" , the traditional Youth Centre Christmas Fair was slowly coming to an end. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Rock`n`Roll for the End

The "Fair Extraordinaire" was concluded with Amrit's Rock'n'Roll Band. With some delays, the fair came to a successful end with solid rock'n'roll and interesting lyrics. All those who had been waiting rather patiently into the late hours of the night were thrilled and compelled to join the band in dancing in front of the stage. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(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
(News)
Let There Be Light

In today's news we feature Aicha who is from Sudan. She invites the community to an event of Africa House, Film, Dinner and Dance, at the Pavilion of African Culture (International Zone), on November 3rd, from 5pm onward. Tomorrow, we will celebrate Diwali, festival of light together at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Fireworks for children at 7pm will be followed by Indian Light music by Mr. Gangai Amaran Group at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. Viraj, a Hindustani vocalist will perform the following day at 7.30pm, at the Unity Pavilion in IZ Read more

Thursday, 31 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AVFF13 5th Night in Full Swing
As is the Auroville Film Festival 13 approaching toward its conclusion it seems that everything goes more smoothly. At musical part next to shamiana last night Niki started with peaceful reggae for the Peace Day, followed by some poetry reading with Nikita and Anand. Christa and Christopher from Ashram shared with audience Andersen story accompanied by flute. Daniela on guitar softened sunset, while Francoise and Joska, who was later replaced by Rolf brought some lively beats to the place. Suryan with few new songs concluded the night. Read more

Sunday, 22 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AVFF13 4th Night with Storm
Despite the rain, and the storm to start the evening with, perseverance, optimism of the team lead by Anungla keep adapting to the weather circumstances, made the evening successful. We have heard some poetry read by Krishna and Sasikant, Sri Aurobindo poem recited by Sharan, some songs sung by Archana. Puskhar on keyboard, Pinco Pallino (Gino) on set of home made alternative percussion excited the audience with their exploration of melodies and beats. The evening concluded with Rolf on guitar, and Francois on clarinet, violin and guitar. Read more

Saturday, 21 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Second music night films festival

The second night of the third Auroville Film Festival 13 took place yesterday at Town Hall, and begun with a short rain fall that led to reorganization of the stage, little delay in the music program and the cancelation of few artists originally scheduled. Nevertheless, the audience had the pleasure to listen, while having dinner from Pour Tous and coffee and sweets from Mark, to Joska and her band, then it was time for Jivatman and his solo vocal and guitar show. He was followed by the Russian band of Kvitka, Dusha, and friends. Read more

Thursday, 19 September 2013
(News)
GM-Land Exchange, African dinner
Community is invited Wednesday Sept 11 at at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone to a General Meeting on proposed large land exchange in Auroville's North Eastern Greenbelt . On Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zoen we can see Pung Cholam Drum dance and Manipuri Classical Dane. African movies and dinner on Sunday at 5pm and 7pm at Unity Pavilion by Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone. Tomorrow Art Break Day at Dreamer's Caffe in IZ. Read more

Thursday, 05 September 2013
(Environment)
Basket for Busy People

On Monday the FOOD LINK opened up a new service - a busy people basket, which  is for people who work and can only come later when all good food is taken. So whoever  cant come can call food link or Gino and they will tell you what is the current situation in stock of vegetables, fruits, and processed food,, and you can take your order, and pick it up later. !!! Read more

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
(City Life)
Horses and Food
Within the community service at Future School on the first year Nikita and I decided to work at the AurovilleRadio for one week .The following is an interview with Nikita who talks on his experiences . For his community service he decided to participate at EverGreen and PTDC . He like both of the places just as much because at EverGreen he could spend time with the horses he really likes, but also PTDC was interesting because he learned a lot things about the auroville food which was delivered there . Read more

Monday, 22 July 2013
(Economy)
Daily Food
We are at Solar Kitchen with Tulsi explaining us how the solar kitchen works and how they cook the food and how many people come everyday to the Solar Kitchen to eat. He also told us that they give food to all the schools in Auroville . And that if you are a guest you should get a aurocard so that you can come and have some wonderful food at the Solar kitchen.

Friday, 19 July 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
(Economy)
Permaculture Workshop
From Saturday 8th till sunday 10th February at Solitude Farm a group of around 20 people participates in a permaculture workshop. They were tought about permaculture which is the farming system of Solitude. With all explanations from Krishna, head of the farm, within 2 days, they prepared a field and did the planting. There You'll hear about seeds, combination of different plants. He talked about Fukuoka's book the Japonese "father" of permaculture. The book is available at Free Land book shop in Auroville. The book shop is in Edayanchavadi. Read more

Thursday, 14 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Bla Bla - Cake Competition
At Youth Center Bla Bla Xmas Fair was in full swing, music rocking, children playing, running around and laughing, bigger children catching up with friends, bargaining were going on at the stall, food was smelling delicious ... it was just a time for a traditional Cake Competition. Following is the soundscape of almost an hour long tasting and judging of the cakes put on display by the members of the community. ..."Tasteful, but not for children, .. great looking but ..." And which one got the prize? Read more

Sunday, 23 December 2012
(Education)
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Whole day event for the Africa House - Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone was dedicated to Ethiopa. Remembering on this country we cannot avoid coffee. The morning started with aromatic smell of it, burning incense and fresh pop corn - Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. This was followed by interesting film with some facts and history on coffee. The event is one of the first events which will follow for 12.12.12 , and this one was first presentation on pavilions activities presented in Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Read more

Monday, 26 November 2012
(News)
Sincerity and Coffee
On Friday 23rd at Butterfly Barn at Sve-dame Upahar will sing again "Heart-Circle songs from around the world!." On Sunday 25th we are all invited to an Ethiopian Day with Coffee Ceremony presented by Africa House, the Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone. Coffee workshop with coffee ceremony, the ancient arts of Ethiopia with Taher, coffee jewelry with Marc, talent show,..presentations-of AVI Meeting in Addis in 2011, and visiting director, actor, and chairman of AVI Ethiopia Haimanot Alemu, who will share one of his films. Read more

Monday, 19 November 2012
(Education)
Is Auroville An Eco-Village?
IS Auroville an Eco-Village? This question is not a new one, but twice a year a group of students from North America come to Auroville to study on the university program Living Routes. They come each time fresh and curious, wanting to see what Auroville has to offer and struggle to understand the complexities alive on the ground here in Tamilnadu. Listen in with their lecture/discussion with Bindu and B, who were invited to discuss the topic with the students. Listen in for some critically-supportive academic discussion.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Yemadas at Solitude
Solitude Farm with its Friday Vegan Sushi Dinner with live music is slowly consolidating tradition - the 7th one warmly welcomed Yemadas just returning from their trip. Yemadas - Anisha, Tiaguy and Namoh created earthly yet dreamy atmosphere of rhythms so close to the heart, and in a deep connection with our ancient traditions that it did not took long before the patrons started to sing along. Succulent vegan sushi prepared by Solitude Farm team and volunteers, and lighten fire near by contributed to the spirit of the evening. Read more

Saturday, 13 October 2012
(Education)
Community service 2012 kids
We have interviewed five students who have been doing the community service this year. The community service is a program thats run by Future school. In this program the first year students have to do three weeks of participating in three Auroville units and services. The idea of community service is for the children to have some experience working in Auroville units and not getting paid!!! While interviewing these children we realized that most of them liked this experience and found it useful. Read more

Friday, 27 July 2012
(Economy)
Foodlink in New Spaces
About the same time as new Cycle Kiosk construction, at the area of Solar Kitchen and PTDC, was "growing" up, also the new dismoutable house was growing across the road. In about three months the work was done, and since two days the Foodlink is gratefully occupying the new spaces, just behind Nandini. About construction, the cost and the purpose of this new building Isabelle shares with us, along with the updates on their work, and plans for the future. From next Friday, 25th we can also purchase vegetables and food directly with them. Read more

Thursday, 17 May 2012
(News)
Auroville Council Issues
Issues facing the Auroville Council are mentioned briefly in an interview with Cauvery. A questioning statement from an Aurovilian about Solar Kitchen lunches; Residents' Assembly gathering on Economy, Housing, Education, Land issues, Planning and participation. Coming soon: the Cycle Kiosk offering a helping hand (Opposite Pour Tous Distribution Centre.) Practitioners of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) or those interested in learning this ancient Chinese cultivation practice of body and mind may contact Tatiana 994 402 5970. Read more

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
(News)
RAS, Kabir, Edible Books

Kabir Festival is just around the corner and in today's news we feature an excerpt of interview of friends of Kabir.... RAS invites us to a gathering of the residents on Friday April 6 5pm-7.30pm at the Visitors' Centre. ALL IS ONE (EachOneTeachOne projects) starts on Saturday with workshops at Verite at 5pm, and the main performance will be at Visitor Centre on 3rd of April. We can see GOPIKA VARMA in the MOHINIYATTAM dance on Wednesday 28th at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas in International Zone. Sadhana Forest Haiti's 2nd birthday Read more

Monday, 26 March 2012
(Education)
Bulgarian Welcoming
We were heartedly invited and welcomed by traditional Bulgarian bread and salt at main hall of Untiy Pavilion in International Zone on Tuesday, 6th of March at the occasion of Invocation for the Bulgarian Pavilion. Nicolai started with a sweet song on tamboura, and Tatyana read Mrs.Irina Bokova's letter for the occasion. Mrs. Bokova as the Director General of UNESCO visited Auroville in 2010, and at the time was impressed over it. Tatyana and Dirk shared with us beautiful and inspiring video presentation of the country. Read more

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Suryan`s Dharma Trio
Suryan surprised us with his new Dharma Trio - beside Suryan on guitar and voice Johan on bass and Laurent on drums which added new dimensions to his songs. His songs still hypnotic and thought provoking, but now dance worthy getting us up on our feet. A true poet speaks to everyone at once but also speaks each individual at the same time; and if it's accompanied with such an amazing and captivating voice Suryan is blessed , touching us all on many levels. Read more

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
(Environment)
New Birth and Lively Up
When the cyclone is on its way there's nothing a farmer can do. He can't evacuate crops. Krishna from Solitude says amongst others that now is the time to understand destruction, it is time for new birth, where we can make a step forward and what have been destroyed can be rebuild better, with more vision, more intelligence...a new birth...Krishna knows that it will take them three months before they will get some crops rotating again, and a year to get back to the level that things normally going on. But "you smile and go the best you can.." Read more

Thursday, 05 January 2012
(News)
Theater, dinner and exhibition
At Naturellement courtyard On Friday 16th December it will be inauguration of their new premises for the winter season, and about it we talked with Martina.....Tomorrow at 8 pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas The Auroville Theatre Group presents "Eye and I" .On Saturday, 17th we are invited at 6pm at Kalakendra exhibition space to come with our 3D glasses to find out who are those two kryptonaze girls who exhibit without any decency their paintings and photographies....Lalie and Iono are inviting us to an Invisible World Read more

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
(News)
Thoughts on Selection Process
Renu, team member of the Selection Committee, shares her thoughts and feelings on the work; the team has been meeting over the past several months attempting to follow the process for choosing new members for the next two-year term of the AVC and WC, acceptable to the Residents' Assembly. Thanksgiving, an American holiday to give thanks for the many blessings of life, celebrated as a dinner at Visitors' Centre on Thursday. All are welcome. Chronotype workshop by Giorgio at Arka. 2012 Auroviille Marathon training announced, days and timings. Read more

Wednesday, 23 November 2011
(Economy)
Smell the Coffee
Aromatic smell of coffee brought us from the far to see how the roasting of coffee looks like. Marc, who's passionate about this magical and aromatical beans for almost two decades, kindly showed us around and told us what it takes for coffee to be properly roasted. For this you need lots of experiences, and personal insight into it, and surely no computer can match the human instinct. For Marc coffee is much more than just a cup of hot beverage, is the time for dialog, it's a way of llfe in the true spirit, enjoying important simple moments Read more

Wednesday, 23 November 2011
(Education)
Coffee Ideas
For Marc coffee is more than just a hot brew, and he's known to always provide the best coffee in Auroville. Trough beautiful pictures he presented different ventures on the topic with leading thread of uniting people trough the value Coffee Chain. Sustainable coffee plantation in Kerala surely impressed the audience, so the questions followed the talk. Although coffee culture differentiate from country to country, to all is common that they bring peace, as is not known that somebody would make war over a cup of coffee....link to power point Read more

Friday, 18 November 2011
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