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(Education)
Concrete Jungle Skate park

Uriel took a little time off to inform us about the skate park project that he and Florent are busy undertaking. They want to develop the place into a Concrete Jungle: fun, dance, and sports, also not forgetting the parents that will accompany their kids. Skaters can already access existing facilities. About 20 of them attend on a regular basis. So for the Christmas holidays, tell your kids to come skating!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013
(City Life)
CHIRU Presents IGCS

Last Saturday, on December 14th, Doctor Christoph Woiwode was invited by the Centre for International Research on Human Unity (CIRHU) and the German Pavilion, both in Auroville, to give a presentation. The talk was given in the SAIIER Conference room, Town Hall, and was preceded by the gifting of the Trialog Journal (June 2012) on Urban Development and Spirituality to Auroville architects. Dr. Woiwode is a German research scholar from the visiting Faculty at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013
(Education)
Personal Commitment

Freek Schiphorst, one of four board members of Stichting de Zaaier, is currently visiting Auroville together with Martine Busek and Jan-Willen Pieterson. Here we interview him. After briefly introducing Zaaier, Freek explains that the Auroville visit is an exploration of what is happening here, not an evaluation mission. Especially for him and Jan-Willen, who are here for the first time, the aim is to get a "feeling" of what is going on. Freek has been deeply moved by the Auroville youth, and by the personal commitment of community members.

Monday, 21 October 2013
(City Life)
Presentation for Newcomers

Board members of Stichting De Zaaier - Martine Busek, Jan-Willen Pieterson and Freek Schiphorst - are currently visiting Auroville. They have already talked to many people and units about their projects and services. A presentation to newcomers on Stichting de Zaaier had been scheduled and took place yesterday morning in the Town Hall Conference Room. Due, perhaps, to the slight delay and to the work commitment of the 120 newcomers, only Fif participated in the session, along with Umberto from Entry Service. Read more

Saturday, 19 October 2013
(City Life)
Open Platform on MM, Entry
Open Platform was held yesterday at the Unity pavilion in International Zone. It started by a report of the Entry Task force and their proposals to base this process on faith and trust , with one or several mentors for each newcomer at the centre part of it. Their project is yet to be fully concluded. The participants spoke also of the housing task force and asked for more volunteers to enroll. Then came the time of the participating debate about the Matrimandir, and the way to find a new team of executives. Read more

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
(Education)
Lilaloka takes form
The project of Lilaloka, 'the place to play' in Sanskrit, was founded thanks to the determination of five women with educational background. Neither school nor airy center or nursery, Lilaloka goes further, offering a new educational approach centered on the joy and the game. The future center will offer various activities for all children, promoting self-learning and avoiding the competition and judgment. Yvelise, one of the project holder, explain the meaning and the organization of Lilaloka. Contact: lilaloka@auroville.org.in Read more

Tuesday, 09 April 2013
(Education)
Lilaloka prend forme
Le projet de Lilaloka, 'l'endroit pour jouer" en Sanscrit, a vu le jour grace a la determination d'une poignee de femmes issues du milieu educatif. Ni ecole, ni centre aere, ni garderie, Lilaloka va plus loin, en offrant une nouvelle approche educationnelle centree sur la joie et le jeu. Le futur centre proposera des activites a tous les enfants, en favorisant l'auto apprentissage et en banissant la competition et le jugement. Sandrine, l'une des creatrices, nous eclaire sur le fonctionnement de Lilaloka. Contact : lilaloka@auroville.org.in Read more

Friday, 05 April 2013
(City Life)
A documentary about accessibility
Alex is an Italian fellow in a wheel chair. By following his daily routine, people will may understand better the problem of accessibility in Auroville. It's the aim of the documentary 'Sometimes, I can fly', produced by Susmita, an activist who is working on pulling down the architectonic barriers in Auroville.This documentary is part of 'We care film festival' of Delhi. You are all invited to watch the movie on the 3rd of April, 5 pm, Cinema Paradiso. Susmita and Alex will also interact with teenagers in Future School the 29th of March, 1 pm. Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Padiglione Virtuale
Questo e' il secondo meeting di alcuni residenti che stanno lavorando al progetto del padiglione italiano ad Auroville. Ad Arka, nella rumorosa libreria adiacente alla Crown Roard, si sono riuniti italiani per discutere sulla eventuale possibilta' di vedere realizzato il padiglione in muratura. Durante la discussione e' emersa la difficolta' di realizzare di progetto 'reale' per cui il gruppo ha optato nel continuare le attivita' culturali sotto l'egida del padiglione 'virtuale'. Ascoltate la registrazione per capire di cio' che si e' discusso.

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Italian Pavilion?
Jagran risiede ad Auroville da alcuni anni e recentemente si e' impegnato nel riproporre ai residenti italiani l'idea di avere uno spazio fisico che rappresenti in qualche modo l'Italia. Alla riunione e' emerso che l'idea del 'Italian Pavilion' non e' nuova affatto e che tante persone hanno gia' lavorato attivamente sia per la realizzazione di un edificio per ospitare 'il genio italiano' che nell'organizzazione di tanti eventi culturali. L'International Zone comincia a definirsi e forse questo e' il momento giusto per spingere tutti assieme. Read more

Saturday, 02 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
(Spirituality)
Mediation for Unity and Peace

Following is the recording of session with Russian Singing Bells on African Land in International Zone - the land appointed for the Africa House / Pavilion of African Culture. After short introduction of bells by Vera and Ashesh to the participants, the whole session, which purpose was meditation for peace and unity, has developed and grown into its own special harmonious melody. Of course recordings are many times merely the pale reflection,  in which so often we cannot feel the special energy present in interaction at the time. Read more

Sunday, 10 February 2013
(Education)
African Night with Isis
What have started as invitation to an African Night on Friday 1st of February at Unity Pavilion in International Zone, extended into an open interview about many topics. Isis a volunteer from Benin (former Dahomey) will share within Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture, one of the introductory insights in the form of a talk on "Lost Kingdoms of West Africa". And as she says, when there are Africans is the sharing of festivity and joy, so the evening will continue with sharing of West African meal, and conclude with music. Read more

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
(Education)
Building with blocks book release
With a great support of the children of the kindergarten, the Auroville Press and SAIIER released this week proudly the book “Building with blocks at Auroville Kindergarten” by Odile Fouldaoux. Besides illustrating and showing how children develop by the way they build with blocks and how their social skills evolve it is a book about children development through a beautiful playful instrument like natural wooden blocks in specific dimensions. Read more

Friday, 25 January 2013
(City Life)
Lalit on Queens University & CEPT

Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute shares the experience of hosting 2 different groups of visiting planning students from Queens University, Canada & CEPT, Ahmedabad - ‘It was very enriching for all’, says Lalit, Programme coordinator. Auroville being an inspiring & interdisciplinary learning field provided very conducive environment to experience a different way of life which gave them a very real life glimpse of integral life & sense of purpose. Read more

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
New Moon at Svedame
Even if it is to celebrate a New Moon, the fact is, that is always good, and needed to conect with the community at the social event, and last night has well proved it. Excellent voices of Priscila, Jeremy, and Suryan, who are all beside singers also the songwriters, have brought feeling of joy, high spirits of thoughts going beyond just visible, and yet the sense of togetherness with all present. Either their own songs, either resung the known numbers, all were well accepted, and didn't take too long to join them with singing and dancing. Read more

Sunday, 13 January 2013
(Education)
Glimpses of Ethiopia, AVI

Whole day event of the Africa House-Pavilion of African Culture at Unity Pavilion in International Zone was dedicated to Ethiopia. After simple, yet very delicious, and spicy dinner cooked - supervised by Haimanot Alemu and Taher, community had a chance to learn a bit about Ethiopia. Vani on the behalf of AVI team which organized last year AVI Meeting in Addis Ababa shortly introduced the conference. Evening was concluded by one of Haimanot's film on personal relationships, and invitation to a Shakespeare's play 12th night (7.12. Bharat Nivas)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
(Spirituality)
B`s Happy Birthday!!!
Past Saturday Auroville Radio attended to the International House to birthday party of one of our favourite Aurovillians, B., and the happenings around it . There we inaugurate a recycled house, we saw the fabulous performance of the percussion band Butterfly, we talked with B. about his project and the zero waste, we raised a Shinto gate, paint the bricks of the Thrash Mahal, Sang Happy Birthday, and of course, eat delicious cake and drink some tea in a friendly and great atmosphere. Enjoy it! Read more

Tuesday, 27 November 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
(Health)
Launching Auroville Marathon `13
Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Auroville Marathon! Auroville proudly presents you the Sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Started in 2008, it has soon become one of the popular running events in India. In today's program, we speak to four people who help us in making the event special. Chandresh Patel, founder and Race Director of Auroville Marathon; Ram Viswanathan, who ran all full marathon in all 5 editions of the event; Rajesh Vetcha, founder, Hyderabad Runners and Santhosh, Coach, Runners High. Read more

Thursday, 22 November 2012
(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
(News)
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
(Spirituality)
Great Joy
Yesterday the community caught a glimpse of all that was the Auroville Festival: City for Transformation, held at the India International Centre in New Dehli, from 14-21 September. Yesterday, most of the participants again expressed the great joy they had to be part of the festival, and as Aster Patel mentioned at the beginning, all throughout the event, from the day one of organizing until the closing tea ceremony, there was a tremendous feeling of grace. Video clips and images brought the festival back to life in front of our eyes. Read more

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(Environment)
Golden Water Project
Golden Water is a water purification project funded by Tom and Janet from Canada. It was founded by Nikadas and his wife Ranana about two years ago to address the restricted access to clean drinking water in Edyanchavadi village. With its sixty-thousand liter tank, Golden Water provides fresh, free drinking water for local children and families and water for a small fee to the other community locals. This tuesday they had a ceremony to celebrate with children from the New Colors evening school. Read more

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
(Spirituality)
TEDx and Young Voices
At the Auroville Festival - City for Transformation at India International Centre in New Delhi we have recorded the voices of young Delhi who turn our for the Sunday talk series and evening writers forum on day three of the Auroville Festival. The recordings include the curator of TEDx Delhi who came to try and convince some of the Auroville speakers to come back to Delhi to present at the TED talk event later this year. Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
(Spirituality)
Bonding Community Experience
For the conclusion of "active" part of the Auroville Festival at India International Center, Dehli Aurelio, Anu and Marco share with us some glimpses, experiences. In all, the whole event was warmly received by broader public, with positive feedback and huge interest in projects of Auroville because they are bringing totally different attitude, different way to perceive the world by doing and that model has practical implications. Auroville it is something which has to grow in freedom, has to nurture its own autonomy with the responsibility Read more

Monday, 17 September 2012
(City Life)
Signs of Human Unity?
Which are the signs of human unity in Auroville? "In my third visit to Auroville, I came to prepare the plan for my Master, about public policies under an evolutionary perspective. As Auroville aims at realizing human unity according to Sri Aurobindo’s vision, to me it seemed obvious to consider Auroville the right place to develop my research. Inspired by the question Arjuna asks to Krishna, and here I have to quote freely: when the Divine manifests on the earth, how He walks, how He sits, how He talks?" Read more

Friday, 07 September 2012
(City Life)
Auroville Festival - part 2
Between 14th to 21st of September in Dehli at the India International Centre, Auroville will held its festival for the first time with the official title and leading theme - City for Transformation. In continuation of interview with the core team - Aster Patel, Anu, Bridget and Sebastian(who is missing at this one) we have dwelled a bit deeper on the significance of the sharing the diversity of aspects, projects, ideas that embody Auroville life as a living experience.Presence of eminent guest will also have impact of its own at the occasion. Read more

Thursday, 06 September 2012
(Environment)
Aromar Revi Closing Keynote
Here Aromar Revi, talks about the future of renewable energy and highlights the fact that our civilization lives in the ignorance of permanence. He refers to the rise and fall of various civilizations that inhabited the Indian sub-continent and sees this as a natural cycle which will also overcome our current civilization. To download the presentation, click here. Director, Indian Institute of Human Settlement: www.iihs.co.in/about/promoters-group/aromar-revi/ Read more

Thursday, 06 September 2012
(Environment)
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
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