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(Arts & Culture)
The Water Book

This story shows the unusual relationship between a little girl, Savita (played by Ahilya) from a village of India and a lovely form of the spirit of Water, Jalam (played by Jesse). He takes her and her friend Sindhu (played by Yam) on a marvelous and complex journey of his, this essential element of the earth; water. Jalam shows them the many wonders of water, explaining scientific facts and new discoveries as well as the mismanagement by humans. He also points to how harmony of the water cycle may be restored. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
(Spirituality)
Superman

Superman is an essay written by Sri Aurobindo. He was one of the first to call for complete independence of India from British colonial rule. This essay of Aurobindo

first appeared in his Arya Journal in the year 1920. In it he takes the conception of the Superman by Nietzsche, critiques it, and posits a compelling alternative. This reading is a humble attempt to bring to life the message and wisdom of Sri Aurobindo, a seer and spiritual visionary who emerged as one of the brightest spiritual lights of India. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
(City Life)
Happy memories

Satyamayi, Chandana, Abinash, Leela, Sai, Aatman, Mira, Aarnav, Hannah, and Datchiany, are all 12 to 14 years old and students of Deepanam School intimately sharing their very happiest memories. When you are a teenager in a city composed of 45 nationalities, in which language do you remember your inner stories? Are you sure this memory belongs to you only? And how deep does human unity run? Find out in this "sound painting" of memories, a workshop offered by Lilaloka: lilalokaproject.blogspot.in (Thanks to Mahavir and Bhakti, Deepanam teachers) Read more

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
(City Life)
The Greatest Love of All

There are teachers, and there are Teachers, but the following are some short interviews with teachers of Nandanam, to whom all is common that they share the love for the children, and find joy in being with them, around them, share with them whatever they know.. Read more

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
(City Life)
Youth concerned by accessibility
Susmita, the producer of the documentary 'Sometimes I can fly' about accessibility, organized a talk with the teenagers of Future School and Alex, the Italian fellow in a wheel chair of the movie. After watching the documentary, the students seemed very interested by the topic and asked many questions, not only about how to make accessibility in Auroville but also about Alex's travels in India. They're very impressed by his courage. They even took pictures with him as a star, exchanged phone number and suggested to organize a dinner with him ! Read more

Tuesday, 02 April 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)
Ta voix, guerrit..! avec Caroline
Caroline nous propose tous les jeudis de 9 heures a 11 heures a Verite un workshop sur la prise de conscience de sa voix. Elle sait merveilleusement ajuster toutes les voix a l'unison, meme pour ceux ou celles qui ont peur de chanter. Elle sait vous mettre a l aise en harmonisant votre voix. Lachez, osez chanter, lachez, osez...! Elle sait vous entendre...! Elle sait vous faire entendre...! Lachez, osez chanter, lachez, osez...! Venez essayer, car votre voix, vous montre la voie. ecoutez voir....! Lachez...! osez... Read more

Friday, 22 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Janaka nous raconte ses 3 vies
Janaka est un Aurovillien de longue date. Il est arriver a Auroville apres avoir experienter d autres realites en france. Comme il aime a le dire, Janaka a plusieurs vies, au moins 3. Aujourd`hui Janaka habite a Auroville dans les appartements a Citadines. C`est avec chaleur qu`il nous parle de son parcours, sa vie en prison, son envie d`ailleurs, et son arrivee a Auroville, ou il a passer la plus gande partie de sa vie. Janaka, a recemment publie un livre et en prepare un autre pour completer le recit de sa vie. Read more

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
(Health)
Acroyoga
In Auroville, for two years, a team of passionates has been exploring this discipline born from the third millenium on the Amercan continent. Mark is presenting us this recency between yoga, circus and Thai massage. The French-American tandem Mark and Damien, after a long process of decoding from books and videos, has acquired skills that allow them to offer now the opportunity to practice this activity in Auroville at Arka Centre on Sundays 8-10 am and Tuesdays / Thursdays 7-9 am, and Louise in Windara Farm on fridays 3-5 pm. Ready to fly? Read more

Wednesday, 06 March 2013
(City Life)
Yourte en bambou pour Auroville ?
Un habitat simple, bon marche, facile a construire soi-meme, la yourte venue de Mongolie se propage en Europe. La semaine derniere, Gerard Delesque a anime un atelier de construction de yourte au Bamboo center, stage s'adressant a un groupe d'etudiants en architecture de Bombay leur permettant de rentrer dans le concret, la matiere et la realisation en leur presentant une forme d'habitat originale. Il nous fait part des raisons de son engouement pour les yourtes en tant qu'habitat alternatif, et ... sont elles envisageables a Auroville? Read more

Monday, 25 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Golden Heart

After a decade of dedicated work and life in Auroville, after years of dormant love and passion for music, after few years of personal growth Anna Taj's CD was released two week ago. Interesting mixture - from melodious jazz, pop, lounge to spiritual influence of Indian music, with many participating, collaborating in creation of Anna's "baby" CD. It took her a year and a half of meticulous work in studio with Rajkumar Rajamanickam and many others in producing, and bringing it to the product we can listen now. www.annataj.com

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Thursday, 17 January 2013
(City Life)
A student of architecture
A lot of students come to Auroville to do a training. One of them, Salabh, talks to us about architecture. He's doing a training with Bankim, an urbanist who shares his perspectives about the relationship between the urbanists and the students or the volunteers of Auroville. Working in Auroville exposed them to a wider spectrum of architecture knowledge and it's a medium to work in a mixed international environment. Maybe working in Auroville can convince them to come back to the city to contribute! Read more

Wednesday, 01 August 2012
(Education)
Education Experiences
There are about 500 children in Auroville, and most of them are studying in Auroville schools. My friend Atchuthan and I (Seraphina) thought of interviewing some children in different schools and asking about how they feel studying in an Auroville school, rather than elsewhere. We visited Deepanam, and there we interviewed the 8th grade Unicorns class, and later went to Transition to interview some random graded students. Read more

Friday, 20 July 2012
(Education)
Joan`s Grace at Transition

I just went to Transition School to make a short interview of Joan. He is the ATB class teacher ( Awareness Through the Body ). He talks about his time in this school as a teacher. and also a bit about his life unrelated to school work. He began working in Transition School in 1992 in the month of July, which means it has been exactly twenty years now! He is considered the an important teacher in Transition by the students and it would be terrible if he was to leave Transition School.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012
(News)
Service, Community Values
In today's news we feature interview with Tenzin and Arun, students of Future School who would spend a week on the Auroville Radio as a form of service to the community within the school curriculum. Prahladji Sing Tipanya and his group will held satsang tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. On Wednesday at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in international Zone we are invited by RAS to a General Meeting to Discuss Collective Values. Aikido classes resume today at Pitanga. Read more

Monday, 09 July 2012
(City Life)
Kids Time
What can children do in the holidays? We talked with some of them at the Kindergarten...children attending the summer program. These programs are for children to enjoy during summer holidays, and maybe make some new friends. Teachers and volunteers offer programs especially enjoyable for small children; they can develop their own skills like swimming, learning different languages, singing, dancing, playing. Teachers are pleased to help the children, and keep them happy. At the same time they also learn a lot from the children, and grow with it. Read more

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
(Education)
Traveling Learning Community

Yesterday afternoon TLC or Traveling Learning Community shared with the wider community what they have been doing throughout the school year. Afternoon was sunny and hot but children presented with joy, and lots of laughter pieces of history through historical figures in the play. Languages were presented, recited and sang poems, and the fun part was English grammar given to children through the cake testing. If last year was focused on Big Bang or the beginning of our home planet, this year they have "zoomed" in and focused on the insects. Read more

Friday, 27 April 2012
(Education)
Montessori Way
Many of us might not be aware that we got another school in Auroville for over a year already. In interesting interview with Anne, who hails from Mexico, and was educated since her early age trough Montessori schools until she became a teacher herself, and with Sangeetha we discover which are the benefits of Montessori education, and how it can be apply within the integral education. At the moment they run pre creche and kindergarden for over 60 children, mostly form the nearby villages, with eleven teachers and some volunteers. Read more

Thursday, 12 April 2012
(Education)
Sooner or Later
For his homeback after couple of years Rolf prepared concert on 21st of April at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone together with Matt on piano, Suresh on drums and Mishko on bass. Sooner or Later he named the concert which will be consisted of his compositions, and as such would be a highlight of his musical career. Going trough changes and transitions he also decided to change his area of work, and started to teach math at Transition School. Read more

Friday, 06 April 2012
(Education)
Peacebuilding in Aikiyam School
This morning, everyone was invited to come to Aikiyam School in New Creation to participate in the unveiling of colorful Peace Flags painted by Tamil children from Auroville's surrounding villages. What does 'Peace' mean to the kids? How did they get motivated to express their understanding of Peace in an artistic way? Deborah from America, who has come to Auroville as a volunteer, has been working in Aikiyam School for two months and explains to us the project's background and the philosophy of her work. Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
(Spirituality)
The Joy of Laughter Yoga
On Thursday, 48 Aurovilians and visitors came together to Sve-Dame, wanting to experience the benefits of laughter yoga. Fif, a certified laughter yoga teacher from Canada has come to Auroville to spread the art of laughter yoga. Together with Hamish, her husband, and Dariya, an Aurovillian, she wants to make people explore this unusual type of yoga. She’s giving us an interview about the philosophy behind laughter yoga, its history and benefits. What is laughter yoga good for? How do the participants feel about the session? Read more

Friday, 17 February 2012
(Education)
The Lilaloka plan for children
The final presentation in the Unity Pavillion was that of the Lilaloka group. Lilaloka means "the Universe of Play". This group, at the moment consisting of mostly women, offers a development-through-play program for kids. It is complementary to regular education, and lets children decide the path their development follows. Through games, kids learn to make use of their talents. This new and original idea is presented and discussed by members of Auroville International. Read more

Saturday, 11 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Nostalgia by Guitar and Violin
Classical guitar and violin recital by visiting artist Martin Pirktl on classical guitar and Ladislav on violin at Pitanga on Friday was again a special treat for music lovers. Martin started with five lute pieces from the Italian renaissance. Soft tones of renaissance were followed by energetic, and folkloric coloured piece of Atanas Ourkouzounov, contemporary Bulgarian composer. After we passed trough history with music by stops at certain ages with interesting pieces of Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granado and Astor Piazzola. Read more

Sunday, 05 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Art of Transformantion
"If we have nothing to fear in life, we might give ourselves as much we can because we are on this Earth to love one another and to give of ourselves, and to share who we are in our center as much is possible to make this much better place to live.." says amongst many other things Ronald Rand in our interview. He came to Auroville for a short visit, and during his stay we will see his play LET IT BE ART!, and he is offering workshop "Art of Transformation" on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th at SAWCHU, which should open us, give freedom to express. Read more

Friday, 23 December 2011
(Environment)
Open House at Thamari
On Sunday 18th of December Thamari Center in Edayanchavdi Village will open its doors for 10am onward with a lively evening program at 6.30 pm on the rooftop. At Thamari Centre 24 children play in the morning and around 40 children of different ages participate in the after school program. In the Healing Center they will also launch a bilingual book "Blooming Thamarai" , photographic representation of the artistic and self discovery of children trough the project of doll making, Krupa was exploring body image and identity of children with it.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
(Education)
The Tempest
On 2nd and 3rd of December our town will be richer for a Shakespeare play The Tempest, put onstage by English volunteer Hazel, by Aikiyam School children. Children and the whole school are working with all their enthusiasm to rehearse and put the play onstage on time. As Hazel told us, they were working on it even before she came to Auroville, and now they work intensively on the correct English, correct intonation, tone, posing.. For them this is also part of an English class project, and for Hazel to work with this children is a special joy.

Friday, 25 November 2011
(News)
Mangos
Solitude Farm would like to invites us for their MANGO day at Solitude on Saturday. A nice selection of organic mangos will be starting to get ripe by then and so we can make our pick. On Saturday there will be also a tour of the farm starting at 11am and after it lunch . At 9am, also this Saturday there will be the first of a number of informal training sessions that will take place on Saturdays covering their work in natural farming and permaculture, hoping to inspire people to get involved with Auroville farms or start their own gardens. This year their natural farming red rice, non-tilled and direct sown without the use of any machine, achieved a yield that was close to a good normal yield by conventional organic farming. The Tibetan Doctor will be visiting us on Saturday the 25th of June, For appointments call Kalsang at 2622401. The consultation will take place at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture at International zone. Read more

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Each One Teach One
By creating an inclusive environment in which no borders hinder the empowerment of young personalities, Each One Teach One facilitate processes, which illuminates space for self-discovery. With Hip Hop artists and musicians around the world, Anne, Dj Phax and Co., focus on bringing people together by overcoming language barriers and connecting learners through the love and the power of music and dance. People of various ages, social and cultural backgrounds are brought together and given the opportunity to express their passion and talent via a peaceful and inspiring channel. Learning processes are interactive, embracing various personalities and needs, thus encouraging positive vibes for positive development. Realizing ones own potential and others internal wealth,... Read more

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
(City Life)
Back to Nature
Planning, planning, planning. The time has come again for nine days exploration and discoveries in nature. On Tuesday the 11th of May at 12am, Thirty children and 12 adults of the second group of the Auroville Summer Camp will start their journey direction Kodaikanal. In this broadcast we have leader Jonah and Savnon from Deepanam School, telling you about what kids of the second group are awaiting in this years summer camp. Listen further and you will become part of the itinerary and discussions of the ten adults and activity leaders on preparation from mobile phones, clothes, expeditions,health, to sweets and snacks and much more. Read more

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
(Education)
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
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