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Tag: Livelihood Ordering
(Arts & Culture)
World Music&Dance Vanaver Caravan

Members of Vanaver Caravan presented "EARTHBEAT - A Journey of World Music & Dance" last Thursday, January the 30th. The troupe, normally based at Hudson Valley, NY, U.S., shared their super vibes in Cripa, Kalabhumi, Auroville. Their mix of music, including old folk songs from Ireland, England, Philippines, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Nigeria and more, performed in a spirit of tolerance, love, sincerity and family, really touched my heart. A moving troupe in movement, spreading waves of kindness, convinced me, once again, that when warmth and generosity are there, everything is. Read more

Saturday, 01 February 2014
NESS, Pop Rock, Tibet Students

Tomorrow  we are invited to Pitanga at 8pm for Spandam - a music session by Rita Jain. On Saturday a range of events: Open house of New Era Secondary School (NESS), Pop Rock concert with Anna Taj and musicians at the Visitor Centre, and a Krishna Evening at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone. Sunday sees Kolam Dance and Drawing with Grace, from 9am to 12 noon, in Douceur. On January 13-15th, the Tibetan Students Association of Madras (TSAM) and the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture invite us to the 8th Tibet Festival in Auroville.Read more

Thursday, 09 January 2014
(City Life)
Behind the Mask

How to improve our communications? Or, how to improve our relationships and business relations? How do we communicate? Verbally or non-verbally? Or both? Are you aware of your non-verbal communication? Often, body language is more effective than verbal communication. Knowing how to use your body language more consciously can help dramatically improve your relationships, personal and professional ones. Sandhi Spiers is the founding Director of the Wholistic Business Network. He works with people in Mind And Body. Read more

Friday, 13 December 2013
(City Life)
AV - a World Heritage Site? #1
The purpose of yesterdays's General Meeting at Unity Pavilion in International Zone was basically to explain the criteria on which a site can be on the tentative list for applicants for the World Heritage Site at UNESCO. Luigi and Toine have done that, which was followed by the discussion. It is inevitable for development to happen in the area, and the increased flow of the tourist has started to burden Visitor Centre and city itself already. Yet the biggest concern residents has expressed yesterday was how much more that would increase if Read more

Saturday, 02 March 2013
UnLtd Tamil Nadu
UnLtd Tamil Nadu is a local social entrepreneurship initiative started by Gijs Spoor. It helps 10 to 20 high impact start-ups a year with coaching and seed funding. This is acrross all sectors incl. health, waste, food, education, energy, crafts, livelihoods,etc. They offer training, coauching, Access to mentors, peerlearning platforms and follow-up investors. They will join a rapidly growing community of changemakers incubated in the UnLtd style of ‘founder focused’ personal and professional development. Read more

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Aravind`s Eye Care Awareness
On 15th February 2013 Auroville hosted the Eye Care Awareness Symposium, in Town Hall. The symposium was conducted by the Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, as a part of 10th anniversary celebrations. Tree specialists (Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Prathmesh and Dr. Manavi) spoke about: Advances in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy and ARMD and Silent Killer of Vision – Glaucoma. Question and answer session took place at the end of the presentation. The event was organized by Aster Patel with the help of Chandresh Patel. Read more

Monday, 18 February 2013
(City Life)
Thoughts on Auroville education.
Mr Aryadeep, working in the town hall at "Land Resource Management", and is in charge of buying or exchanging land for Auroville. He also talks about the children education here in AV. Then comes a really short interview of Tamar, a teacher at ''Teaching Learning Community'', talks about what she thinks of Auroville life and education. Finally, a little talk with Otto, here since more than two decades gives his thoughts on, again, the education of Auroville's children. Read more

Friday, 13 July 2012
Participation in City Governance
In today's news we feature interview with Elvira, one of Residents Assembly Service members talking about the Study Group's proposal for the selection process for new L'Avenir d'Auroville/TDC, the results of expressed preferences, on changes in the governance ... On Saturday, 7th of July at Visitor Centre at 8pm we can enjoy in a night of culture with Odissi dance , French songs and world fusion music. Eluciole Circus School started with meeting for all students and interested people, who wish to join the school. Info at 97 87 33 27 91. Read more

Monday, 02 July 2012
About Books,
On Thursday at 4.30pm at SAWCHU the community is invited by L"Avenir Team to its Information & Sharing Meeting .On Firiday at 8.30pm at Verite Hall will be a simple gathering in silence In memory of Bhavana Today at 4.30 to 8.3opm Mohanam Cultural Center in (Sanjeevinagar) Invites us for a program of: Village life Story telling at Mohanam Cultural Center. The Sanjeevi Nagar village celebrates its Brahmoursavam from 30.4 to 8.5. Brahmotsavam is a nine-day celebration for the Mother Goddess - Throwpathi Amman and finishes with walk trough fire Read more

Monday, 07 May 2012
Alerts, Tamil New Year, Piano
Yesterday earthquake that struck Indonesia at 2.08 pm, with the magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter scale spurred warnings of a possible tsunami. The quake was later downgraded to 8.6 magnitude. In the evening India has withdrawn the tsunami warning. Andrea talks with Daniel, member of Working Committee about yesterday alert, and how we are prepared for the situation like this. Udavi School invites us to a small musical program of 12 students on Tuesday 17th of April at 1.30 pm at Deepanam School, and we feature interview with piano teacher Rima. Read more

Thursday, 12 April 2012
(City Life)
Thane en español
De una hispanica celebracion ha surgido este compilado de experiencias y reflexiones que nacen de entre los Aurovillianos tras el paso del ciclon Thane por Tamil Nadu. En este podcast los entrevistados nos ayudan a valorar la "solidaridad espontanea que ha surgido entre la comunidad", ha entender la necesidad de replantear los codigos de construccion de Auroville para evitar que "el techo no se vaya, que las ventanas no exploten" y Read more

Saturday, 14 January 2012
Fields are getting ready again
After a week of cyclone Jorge from Windarra Farm is also of those who cherish what the natural calamity brought out of us as human beings. As he mentions in between that the spirit of Auroville became alive. There is love and care amongst people giving to whoever might need it, and he feels proud to be here at this time. For Windarra, which is and organic farm, will also take few months to bring short term crops, and a year, years to bring back fruit trees. They estimate that 90% of cashew trees in the area are either uprooted or affected. Read more

Saturday, 07 January 2012
Thane and Erosion
No doubt that last week cyclone Thane raging trough our town and neighboring villages caused lots of damages, and no doubt the worst it was for the beach communities - Repos, Waves, Samarpanam, Gokulam, Symplicity, Quiet, Sri Ma, Eternity. The hardest it was for them not only because they are situated on the beach, where huge waves were crushing the whole coastline in those 12 hours of cyclone, but because beach erosion already affected them seriously last few years. We spoke with Bagha and Vasu about cyclone, and about issues around erosion. Read more

Tuesday, 03 January 2012
(City Life)
Closer to God
Stories about repatriation of Black and Rasta people might sound similar yet each of them is a story in itself. However, from the spiritual aspect, though not visible at first , a common thread runs through all life's faiths. The overwhelming experiences of first visits are similar. For Kathy and Winston it was closely connected by them being active members of Twelve Tribes, one of the largest Rasta organizations, and after first two months visit they decided to come "home" . They're talking honestly about their life, blessings, problems.. Read more

Thursday, 24 November 2011
(City Life)
Holly Mount Zion
For sister Sandrine and bredren Alex moving to Ethiopia was a matter of faith. For one to repatriate have to emancipate oneself from the mental slavery, from lust and vanity, ... Holly Mount Zion is the reality - Ethiopia, and Shashamene the spot given from his majesty Haile Selasie to expatriots as a token of appreciation. Although it might look at the first glance that community is divided - still no matter what is their mansion, they're singing the same song, they're all rastafari and they all believe in the Dvinity of negus Haile Selasie. Read more

Monday, 21 November 2011
(City Life)
M.Sundaram Amudha
Speaking with M.Sundaram Amudha the Indian women circle founder in Auroville. She works for women development and improvement since 10 years ago in the Auroville bio-region She tries to help women improve their situation and position in the society by educating them and informing them of their power and abilities in their personal life and society. She talks about her experience how she started her activities. Also the way Indian women responded to her initiative, her difficulties, the issues she works on, and her achievement in all these years

Friday, 04 November 2011
Bamboo Open House
Last Saturday's Open House at Auroville Bamboo Research Centre thre was a chance to see on display almost everything about bamboo. With its versatile qualities, practical and artistic aspects, bamboo does inspire almost anybody who makes contact with it. In comparison with last year the progress at Bamboo Research Centre is clearly visible. The whole area is vibrant with new and rejuvenating energies, and smiling faces are all around. We talked shortly with Balu and Walter about the World Bamboo Day celebrations and about the Centre. Read more

Monday, 12 September 2011
The Work of a Potter
Potter Michel tells his story which began in 1979 with the opportunity to learn of pottery from Golden Bridge Pottery, up to the present moment where, in Dana, he creates all manner of pots, much to the delight of people far and wide. In this interview Michel is engaged glazing a pot as he speaks. Also in the news there's a request for Aurovilians to do their civic duty in making a choice concerning the renewal of the Auroville Council and the Working Committee, by the evening of 22 May. Read more

Saturday, 21 May 2011
Different School
In the short interviews with parents of children who were visiting Mohanam Cultural Center Kindergarden this year Christine found out which is the main reason for parents to choose this one over traditional schools in the area. On Friday annual performance young children of kidnergarden prepared rich cultural performance about the activities they were working on throughout the year. As usual, parents, friends, neighbors were there loudly encouraging young children to be brave on the stage.

Thursday, 05 May 2011
Art Bridge
Each One Teach One is a frequent visitor in Auroville and its bio-region. Past Sunday they gave performance at Auroville Institute of Applied Technology along with its students, Mohanam Cultural Center children and Lively Project. That was also an opportunity to see what AIAT have done throughout the year, and on what are they focused. We recorded some live music with Mohanam Sound Crew and DJ Phax Mulder, and a story on ecological awareness with artists and dancer from Europe with Mohanam Kinder-garden children. Read more

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Spirit in Sound
Svaram started as a social development project with local unemployed youngsters. But in over more than a decade, it has developed into a real research enterprise in sound. It is a work in matter with sounds, which helps to symbolically manifest and reflect, through the craft-work, the deep underlying vision in Auroville. Svaram researches and produces a wide variety of ‘world-music instruments' from original and primal sound- makers to sophisticated string resonators, which find application in the emerging field of music education, sound therapy and personal growth. To Aurelio, musical instruments are like archetypal principles and as such limited to what one can do with them, but it does allow him to manifest some of the research in sound in the quest for that "unique sound of Auroville." Read more

Friday, 25 March 2011
Transformation at Shraddanjali
Today's news features Abha speaking from might sound an unusual perspective for someone in business, but what she expresses is from her depths, as a long-time Aurovilian, seeing beyond the ordinary vision, as flowers, leaves, seeds and seedpods are transformed into useful objects, beautiful to behold. Also in the news a few announcements: 100,000 Tsunamikas wish to be in Japan as a Symbol of Hope from India. And, an opportunity to look at how car-free cities have grown up and evolved around the world, and reflect on how that might be planned for the future of Auroville, the City the Earth Needs: a Mobility Management presentation tonight at Town Hall. And finally, 'White Peacock' clay studio invites all clay lovers and all those who don't care for clay yet to an Open House cum Exhibition on Sunday 27 March at 10 a.m. in their corner of the Kindergarten compound. Read more

Friday, 25 March 2011
Everything Is Yoga
In this interview we meet Shambo, a practitioner of Sivanandra and Kriya yoga, who is also an instructor here in Auroville. He shares his insights on living in the world today, and his hopes for the transformation of the future. "It is possible” he says for the world to reach this higher consciousness. We talk about yoga and how it is a part of every waking moment of his life. He's a great example of how yoga can transform your life into something more, something that is not just limited to this lifetime. Read more

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Jazzy Lively Up

Matthew Littlewood on saxophones, Mishko M'Ba on bass and Suresh Bascara brought some high energies on the stage with jazz standards. At the end Steve Zerlin, a well know bass player from USA joined them. The audience could hardly have asked for a better jam session! Read more

Monday, 31 January 2011
(Arts & Culture)

And when Yemadas came on the stage, it was the Afro Brasilian Jam they combine at their performance. Although it was late, public was still very much in the mood to dance, and enjoy the hot rhythms. Yemadas - now consisted by three women and three men, shared with us African songs, Brazilian samba rhythms, and presented in live capoeria. They all live and or volunteer at Sadhana Forest community, which was there to support them as well.

Monday, 31 January 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Lively Zamasanga

The eco - music festival wouldn't be complete if it wouldn't be there also reggae music. For that know Zamasanga from Pondicherry took care of, and with it's sweet vibes put audience in dancing mood. The evening was already turning into the night, but it was clear that audience loves music of all kind, and further, it also expressed love for socializing and interacting with the performers trough the dance.

Monday, 31 January 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Lively Up Your Earth - Suryan

The Festival was lively indeed; besides many workshops, food stalls, spinning gadgets for children, there was MUSIC. Lots of it. Due to the technical problems (maybe it's time to start collecting donations for new sound equipment?) part of Suryan's concert is missing. Here you can listen to the last three songs of his always so welcome performance on his poetic acoustic guitar. Read more

Monday, 31 January 2011
Short Film

Twiglight 10, a festival of short films it will be held at Bharat Nivas on 29th and 30th of Decmeber, and we would have a chance to see some excellent work of students from Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication in New Dehli. Before the screening on both nights will be panel discussions, and at Galerry Square Circle, Kale Kendra tonight at 4pm is an inauguration of photography exhibition. At Arka library tonight at 7pm and also on Thursday children and puppet theater lovers can see classical fairy tale "Goldilocks” by KOEKLA puppet theater from Holland. Read more

Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Holistic view

“I can live on coffee,” quipped Marc Tormo from Coffee Ideas during the Green Practices Workshop, where he presented on Holistic Food Systems. He remarked that only after coming to Aurovillle, did he start looking at food from an all-inclusive point of view. Marc said when we consume food it is not just about eating but it is also about our spiritual experience. He spoke more on the dynamics of food production and consumption, and emphasized that it is a basic human right to have access to good food. Click here for the presentation

Thursday, 09 December 2010
Different systems
Chrais an agricultural engineer gave a talk on food systems and planning processes in Auroville during the Green Practices workshop. He observed that whatever we do in the human system we cannot change that we are made of water, bacteria, microbes and more, so it is important to take these factors into consideration while planning. Chrais explained the various food systems being practiced in Auroville and their continuing experiments with newer systems.

Wednesday, 08 December 2010
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