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Social Interaction at the Crown
Featured is an interview with Canadians Nick and Hillary, working for their Master's degree in Urban Planning; they've chosen to focus on the Crown area and will present a proposal to the community. The idea is to create spaces for social interaction at the hub of the crown. AurovilleRadio, 8 yeas old is fund-raising in order to continue, to maintain this service. Go to www.aurovilleradio/support for complete information on just how to contribute. Read more

Friday, 14 December 2012
Unity, Songs, Theater, Art
In today's news we feature interview with Aryamani and Aloka on 12.12.12 events at Unity Pavilion from the last two days. With this exploration of 12 qualities they will conclude tonight at 7.30pm with Divine music for Pachamama songs from around the world with Anna and Tiago. The Soul Flower - Eastern Slavic songs tomorrow at 7.30pm at Pitanga. On Saturday opening of "Geometry of the Heart" by Jurgen P. Palymraart at Savitri Bhavan. On Sunday at 7pm at Adishakti Laboratory for Theater Research presents actors ensemble "Hidden in Plain Sight" Read more

Thursday, 13 December 2012
(City Life)
Low Cost Housing part 2
On Saturday at Arka was the second meeting on affordable housing topic with a bit more than handful of participants. Two short presentations on possibilities in the range of affordable housing were shown by Gilles Boulanger and Krishan. In depth were discussed possible reasons for the pumped up prices of costs per square meter of either individual houses or flats. Out of all was given a practical option to start with the "pool" to collect finances for housing in order to foster the housing available for all, more align with Auroville spirit. Read more

Monday, 26 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
Participate with Priorities
Tamil Aurovilian Karthik shares about his life; his background, his education, his work and, his hopes and plans for the future. Residents' Assembly Service presents the next Collective Priorities and Values Action Meeting featuring Affordable Housing, Entry, Participatory Planning, Economy, Violence in Auroville and Disobedience of Decisions: a chance to participate, to become involved, to be part of the changes and the growth of this City the Earth Needs. Read more

Friday, 19 October 2012
Christmas Fair Preparation
Philipp talks about not only the coming Christmas Fair to be held at the Youth Centre, but about the Youth Centre itself, having just recently returned from Brazil. The current condition of the place, the repairs that need to be done and getting people to participate in preparation for the Fair is what 's on his mind at this time. He points out that the Fair is but one day; it's the preparation and participation that counts, that makes for fun. Read more

Friday, 12 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
High Heels
As it is tradition for the first term holidays, the children of Transition School and TLC spent two weeks rehearsing a play performed last Saturday at the Visitor's Centre: High Heels on the Old Town Tonight. People of the Old Town are producing bricks during the day, but their real life starts at night when the "High Heels" opens its doors. Passing visitors find a friction between owners of the club, imposing strict rules for admission, and carefree dancers, wishing to participate. Dr. Basketball requests from all to search for the solution. Read more

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
(City Life)
New L`Avenir d`Auroville\TDC Team
After a long selection process by the Selection Committee, names of the new L'Avenir d'Auroville Town Development Council were announced to the community. At the General Meeting at Unity Pavilion in the International Zone residents had the chance to meet most of the new members. The introduction was set up to allow each of the residents to interact with the team, by asking questions to set precedence on certain issues. It was clear that residents request most of all clear communication and interaction from the new team. Read more

Friday, 21 September 2012
Closing the AV Festival
In today's news we feature interview with Sebastian from indian International Centre in New Delhi where the Auroville Festival is still going on with art exhibition and projections of films. In remembrance of late G. Dattatri, they invite all to a quiet homage to him on 24 September 2012 at 5.00 p.m. under the Banyan tree at Matrimandir. Today at 5pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are invited to meet a New l'Avenir d'Auroville/Town Development Council Team 2012-2018. Tomorrow, also at UP Peace Meditation at 3pm. Mime show on 22nd Read more

Thursday, 20 September 2012
(City Life)
V&P no6 Planning
Values and Priorities meeting no.6 facilitated by Residents Assembly Service was set up for topic of planning, for all participants to discuss on near future since Auroville will celebrate its golden jubilee. How we want to proceed, and if there are any frictions in the community how to overcome them. Aim of this meeting was also to actively communicate with suggestions for the new L'AVenir d'Auroville/TDC 2012 2018 team. All agreed that we do not share, not communicate enough. Many in the community feel that we have gone astray from the path Read more

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Peace and Planning
Tomorrow at Unity Pavilion in International Zone at 4.30pm we are all invited by RAS to participate at the Collective Values& Priorities meeting no.6. with the topic on Planning. And on Thursday also at UP at 5pm a General Meeting whit the introduction of new team of L'Avenir d'Auroville/Town Development Council 2012 2015 team. SRI GANESH CHATURTHY this year occurs on Wednesday 19th and it will be celebrated in the afternoon from 3pm to 5.30pm At the Ganesh temple of Auroville"Real, lasting prosperity is born from truth and harmony." Read more

Monday, 17 September 2012
(City Life)
B and Luigi 6: a greener tomorrow
Listen in to B and Luigi's sixth discussion regarding the progress and plans of Auroville. Hosted by Marlenka, this week's program features discussion of Auroville's potential as a green city and what the values are of such a place. The popular discussion of concrete vs. greenery is touched upon, as is how we, as Aurovililans, can meet and plan and actually manifest those plans. Planned to further enliven these dialogues is to invite various residents who now reside in the city centre, to get their viewpoints. Read more

Tuesday, 11 September 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
Interactions with GB and IAC
All the residents of Auroville are invited to two gatherings with the members of the Governing Board and the International Advisory Council to thank them for their continuous support to Auroville during the last two terms: Interaction with the GB/IAC on Saturday, 8 September, at 7.30 pm at La Terrace on the roof of the Solar Kitchen and silent gathering at the Matrimandir Banyan Tree on at 10am. On Saturday at 5.30 at Savitri Bhavan Ladislav Brozman on violin, Ahsaman at 7pm at Pitanga on classical guitar, Quiz Show at 8pm at Visitor Centre Read more

Thursday, 06 September 2012
AGP 12 Presentation of Workshops
In this presentation the participants of the Energy Positive Habitats workshops shared in the plenum what they had learned, practiced and experienced during the four parallel workshops: 1. Emerging Energy Policies, 2. Building Energy Auditing and Management , 3. Energy Efficient Building Design, 4. Decentralized Solar & Wind Installations. Each participant felt this was a massive learning experience. Read more

Tuesday, 04 September 2012
(City Life)
B and Luigi Part 5
B and Luigi resume their dialogue in the fifth of an ongoing series , today touching on the lake-to-be surrounding Matrimandir and upon the city centre. Luigi stresses the point that the lake water will be sourced from either rainwater harvesting, or through the use of desalinized water. Not at all from Auroville's underground reservoir of potable water. Read more

Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Talk on Matrimandir Lake
Featured is a continuation of dialogue between B and Luigi around city planning: the ideals, the ground floor realities. They touch upon the lake-to-be: Matrimandir Lake and the city centre as well. Also a tribute to our good friend and brother Georges van Vrekhem who left his body in his sleep at home; he was 77, a long-time heart patient. His research and deep understanding of the teachings and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother touched many, creating an opening to their remarkable vision, which goes beyond man. We will dearly miss him. Read more

Tuesday, 04 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
Energy efficiency in the building sector. Globally buildings account for 40% of the energy use. The total energy use in buildings is growing rapidly owing to economic development, increasing urbanization and improved lifestyles. In this talk Mili Majumdar introduces some energy efficient strategies and practices for urban settlements and buildings that are being implemented in India. To download the presentation click here. - Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI

Friday, 31 August 2012
Herbert Girardet explores if large, modern cities can be viable and resilient homes for humanity. He describes the historical urban transformation from agropolis (an economic system that draws most of its resources from immediate bioregions) to petropolis (eco-predator which relies on petrol-based fuel and highly wasteful resource management). He shares that the future lies in ecopolis and regenerative cities. To download the presentation click here. Co-Founder, World Future Council - Read more

Friday, 31 August 2012
(City Life)
Galaxy, Master Plan

In the fourth of a series of dialogue between B and Luigi the focus touches upon the Galaxy and the Master Plan. What is the difference? How are they related? These two senior Aurovilians keep the ball rolling and learning comes with listening. And the International Zone is explored, the depth of its meaning, its importance. Stay tuned for further episodes on a weekly basis. Click here to download the International Zone map. Read more

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
B and Luigi Harmonies
Featured is number 4 of Luigi and B in their series of dialogues, today to try to focus on the difference between the Master Plan and the Galaxy. This ongoing series offers understanding and insights from two senior Aurovilians, united in their sincerity to see the city grow yet differing in their approaches. Continuation of their dialogue will take place each Tuesday, for the foreseeable future.This discussion in its entirety can be heard as a program, published later today. Read more

Tuesday, 28 August 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 much we dare, explore, stand together... Read more


Sunday, 26 August 2012
(City Life)
Harmony amidst trees and concrete
Pioneer Aurovilians Luigi and B continue their dialogue on the topic of building Auroville in harmony between Aurovililans and midst a green environment; this is the third in a series which will continue for some time, as it seems to flow over differences in understanding in a friendly sort of sparring manner, uncovering points ususally unknown or overlooked. Luigi brings to light that many of us haven't even read the Auroville Master Plan, certainly must-read before commenting on what is and what should be. Find it at Read more

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
More from B and Luigi
After a break of several weeks, Luigi and B resume their dialogue. Discussed today: the topic of 'yantra' as well as communication and goodwill as necessary components in successful decision making, and the desired synthesis of constructing solid structures along with a green environment. B points out that we can have it all.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Awareness of Conectedness
After almost two years of intensive research and study David Stein yesterday presented a Green Belt Plan - Draft . That plan should help us to deal with issues relating to land use, encroachment and the role of the green belt to water in Auroville and the bio region. In his presentation David Stein indeed emphasized awareness of interconnectedness, and vital role of water. Water sources should be preserved and kept in the area by proper measurements to supply Auroville and its bio region. Numerous questions followed the presentation. Read more

Friday, 03 August 2012
GM on Housing, Clean up of IZ

RAS invites us to a Collective Priorities & Values Meeting No. 3 , with the topic on Housing on Monday 6th of August at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone Meeting includes Presentation from LRD on Outlying Lands. Saturday morning at 6.30am we will clean an International Zone, We meet at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. On Saturday at 7.30pm at At Sri Aurobindo Auditorium BHARAT NIVAS presents I WE THAT Solo Mime Acts by Mime Man . Short film screening by Life Education Centre Aurofilm and Indian Mime Theatre Read more

Thursday, 02 August 2012
L`Avenir Selection Process
L’Avenir: the body responsible for planning the city, for sifting through the differences in perspective between adhering to the past with its firm guidelines and the present, aware of the current situation and its needs with full respect for the past and hopefully coming up with a workable synthesis...a selection process to place 10 new l’Avenir members for a 4-year term of office is in process, to establish a new and harmonious team. RAS team member Jesse shares what’s happening this morning, the final day of the deliberation process. Read more

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
(City Life)
Collective Values
Yeserday's General Meeting to discuss collective values and priorities has showed that need to communicate and find common solutions is more than obvious. Although we might have different opinions and ideas how to proceed, is also clear that collective spirit of community is there, at least amongst those who participated. And as we may differ on some points, to most members of community the leading thread - idea, set forth by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo is clear, along with the higher inner state of consciousness in progress Read more

Thursday, 12 July 2012
PM Dr. Singh meets Aurovilians

The featured interview is with Working Committee member Fred, talking about meeting with India’s fourteenth Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. Dr. Singh is well regarded for his diligence and academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour; he took the oath of office for a second term 22 May 2009. A new painting on stone by Emanuele on display at Savitri Bhavan from July 1, first of a planned series of 7 on the wives of the Rishis. Read more

Tuesday, 03 July 2012
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