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(City Life)
Shyama`s Interview Part 2

On December 5th, Francois and Rakhal projected the 2nd part of Shyama's (Certitude) interview. This is an extremely moving movie as Shyama recounts the very beginnings of Auroville, her unique relationship with the Mother, the death of the first Auroson and the birth of the second one, as well as her insights into Auroville today. Shyama had seven children and her life, courage and strength are an inspiration to all. The 5th of December is Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi and it is a fitting day as Shyama, the name given by the Mother, is one of Krishna's names. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(City Life)
Shraddhavan filmed interview

Shraddhavan is the Sanskrit name given by the Mother, in June 1972,  to an English woman who joined Auroville in 1970 and has lived here ever since. After studying English Language and Literature at Bristol University in the U.K. she travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia before coming to Auroville. Here, she works as an educator, translator, editor and writer. Several of her poems, stories, essays and book reviews have been published in the Ashram journal Mother India as well as in Heritage magazine. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Singing From The Heart
Yesterday late afternoon in Svedame, the Buterfly barn had the privilege to host Upahar Anand, for a single session. Upahar, originally from the UK, lives in Tiruvannamalai, site of Ramana Maharshi ashram, sacred mount Arunachala and a town of spiritual pilgrimage. He is an accomplished and experienced multi-instrumentalist, adept on harmonium, guitar, drum, vocals and flute. He has an extensive repertoire of chants and songs. Please enjoy his powerful Kirtan. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
The Vedanta and the Uspanishads

What is it that I am really seeking through my various pursuits in life? Neema Majmudar explained to us the path of personal growth through the Vedenta, sharing her deep knowledge of those ancient texts. With patience and dedication she shone a modern ligt on the vision of the traditional teaching of Advaita Vedanta. Neema was born in Bombay and has been studying Vedanta for the last 25 years. She has also completed a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and an MBA, in addition to following a three and half year residential course with Swami Dayananda at Coimbatore. Read more

Thursday, 26 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Conference sur le Vedanta
Surya Tahora nous a presente une conference captivante sur le Vedenta et les chemins de la liberte, ou comment apprehender la vision du UN absolu et universel. Surya est né à Madagascar..Il rencontre en 1995 Swami Dayananda Saraswati, un enseignant contemporain de la Non Dualité (Advaita Vedanta) dans la tradition du philosophe Indien Shankaracarya. Surya étudie depuis cette date avec Swami Dayananda les principaux textes de la tradition philosophique Indienne dans leur langue d’origine, le Sanskrit Read more

Thursday, 26 September 2013
(Spirituality)
On Auroville
Out of my own curiosity I dwelled into questions on Auroville. Sasikanth and Sandrine openly shares with us their thoughts. What do they thing about Auroville, what should Aruoville become, how does it interact with near and far surroundings. .. Read more

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Voyage interieur part 1
Je vais vous raconter ma découverte d’Auroville, en six courtes histoires musicales, illustrées par de petits contes philosophiques. Les musiques ont ete improvisees et enregistrees par Olger, Caroline, Cloe, Richard, Danaprem, Aurellio, Thierry, Julie. Bon voyage I'll tell you my discovery of Auroville, in six short musical stories, illustrated by small philosophical tales.These musics were improvised and recorded by Olger, Caroline, Cloe, Richard, Danaprem, Aurellio,Thierry, Julie. Have a nice trip Read more

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Our Theatre with Prelude
With Jill - member of Auroville Theatre Group, Chankaya - a writer and director of Prelud and Vivek - an actor we were trying to find out what has triggered for Prelude to come on the stage. On solo performance, where we can see how society does define one's life, the team was working more than a year, and it was a true collaboration in creative process. The main conflict of the character lies in the relationship between the mother and son, where she represents home, religious and moral backgrounds and he tries to brake those in secrecy. Read more

Saturday, 09 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sarasvati in Vedas
This is the third lecture about the Goddess Sarasvati. Nishtha translated and explained more of the poetry. He has translated all main and sub-hymns to the Goddess Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. Participants had a chance to hear how the Rishis of the Rig-Veda chanted what they heard and saw in the spiritual worlds as they where invoking the Goddess Sarasvati. There will be a succeeding lecture on Wednesday in Verite Hall from 3-5 pm.

Monday, 04 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Homage to Thyagaraja
Bharat Nivas, the Pavilion of India, holded the homage to Thyagaraja. It started two years back with the beginning of Telugu Samskriti Kendramu. This year the homage started in the morning with a procession with chantings from the gate of Unity Pavilion. At SAWCHU started the traditional musical homage of Thyagaraja kritis by the Auroville students, teachers and professional musicians. Songs of other composers where also offered in the spirit of devotion of the event. Shri N. Bala Baskar, Secretary, Auroville Foundation was the chief guest. Read more

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
(Spirituality)
L'Homme apres l'homme

Diksha a vecu pres de 20 ans dans la cite experimentale... Auroville. Aujourd`hui, il sillonne les routes de France avec son camping car pour transporter les ecrits de Satprem et les transmettre. Qu`est ce qui annime le coeur de Diska ? Ecoutez le, pour decouvrir l` enthousiasme qu`il degage et qui nous fait grandir. Read more

Friday, 25 January 2013
(Health)
Meditation against Violence
Given the recent news attention to the rape case in New Delhi and other cases of violence against woman across India. Anandi and Noel organized a special meditation session for Aurovillian's to radiate love and kindness to protect and support all woman in India and across the world. Anandi also displayed two very old wooden Goddess statues. One includes a Rain Goddess from Africa. The meditation was opened by Noel and lasted for fortyfive minutes. Thanks to the twenty plus people that came to meditate. Read more

Friday, 18 January 2013
(Spirituality)
Mother`s Yoga
February is almost here, and that month carries important dates for Auroville. As it is custom for this month Loretta prepares exhibition with the chosen topic on The Mother and Sri Aurobindo at Savitri Bhavan. This year we will dwell in the Mother's Yoga. Beside the exhibition of paragraphs from Agenda on the topic there will be five talks supporting it, along with two volumes of 900 pages and audio CD on 3 Mother's talks in English on the topic of Yoga. The talks will start on 26th of January , continually every Saturday at %.30pm.

Tuesday, 15 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
(News)
No Subsidies for Gas Cylnders
The Working Committee and the Gas Service inform us that due to LPG regularization process, subsidized gas cylinders will NOT be available any more at Gas Service. From January 1st, 2013 onwards, only non-subsidized cylinders will be provided until further notice. On Sunday, 6th of January, 10:30 – 11:30 am at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education Hall of Harmony we can listen to a Classical Flute Concert with (Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Schubert ...) by Christa Eschmann on flute and Richard Hartz on piano. Intention Experiment continue. Read more

Thursday, 03 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Seraphina Arumugam Dance
Last Wednesday the 12-12-12 at Bharat Nivas Auditorium Auroville, Bharata Natyam School (Rasika) presented the Bharata Natyam Preformance (South Indian classical dance with musicians). Seraphina presented "The Rainbow Dancer", accompanied by Srimati Shanty Rayapoulle on Nattuvangam, Sri Isai Ma Mani A.Susairaj on Vocal, Sri Kalai Gnana Mani Thirumundi S. Arun on Mrdangam, and Sri Shri Ratna T. Sreenivasan on Violin. They explored the divine colours and their existence to part on the rainbow path towards the Lord's heart ! Read more

Friday, 14 December 2012
(News)
Intention Experiment, Housing

In today's news we featured Dariya, who is inviting us to and Intention experiment on twelve values given by the Mother. Intention experiment is one of the 12.12.12. events starting in Unity Pavilion in International Zone this month. Each of twelve days from Monday 19th will be focused on one of the values, starting with Sincerity, finishing on Friday 30th with Peace. Satprem Maini from the Auroville Earth Institute talks on the Green Casbah, a new housing project which will be presented today at 4.30pm at Conference Room in Town Hall. Read more

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Swaha Blues Band
On the night of fund raising event for the studio repairs at Kalabhumi on Wednesday 3rd of October Swaha Blues Band brought on the stage mellow sounds of classical blues and rock'n'roll songs. Despite the nostalgic blues definition and melos, Swaha Blues Band sounded optimistic, and audience excitedly cheered them up. The Band are Swaha on vocal, Rolf on bass, Edo on guitar, Ingo on harp harmonica, Pierre on guitar, and Jonathan on drums and guitar.

Tuesday, 16 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
(News)
The Sculpture Spoke
Today's news offers thoughts from Luigi about the intense Bridging the Polarities Meeting yesterday, where we invited Rishi from the Youth Center to join to voice his concerns. After other community announcements the news features a reading of a Sri Aurobindo-inspired short story submitted by a past Auroville Radio volunteer, VinuKarthick. For the full meeting with B, Luigi and Rishi, already broadcasted, click here: www.aurovilleradio.org/city-life/urban-design/2989-bridging-the-polarities--ecology .

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Anna`s Rock Band
For the conclusion of the fund raising event at Kalabhumi Anna Taj with Edo and Pierre shake the stage, and audience of course, by some solid classical rock. Sting, Rollins Stones, Patti Smith, Tina Turner....sung by Anna kept the remaining public despite late hour, excited. But before going home we were cooled down by excellent blues duo of Swaha and Anna. The event was successful not only by sweet social gathering with great music and some nice food but also on the financial side, where they managed to raised close to the needed sum.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(City Life)
Bridging the Polarities: Ecology
How can we overcome inherited anthropocentrism in our relationship with nature as we develop "the city the earth needs"? This week's meeting with B and Luigi brought Rishi into the studio. Rishi, from the Youth Center, shared with us his concerns about the direction in which Auroville is heading and its relationship with the natural area which has grown over the past 40 years. We resolved the discussion acknowledging the climate of understanding which we had birthed and setting intention for dialogue to continue on this and other topics. Read more

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Emergence Band at Kalabhumi
Four groups of musicians from Auroville, different styles from jazz to blues to rock, gathered on the open air stage of Kalabhumi. Emergence is an Indo-acoustic pop band from started in 2006. Emergence are from Solitude Farm, a community started by Krishna. Harmonic textures of guitar and powerful lyrics blend with sublime Carnatic melodies played on violin and fused with Tamil. This, backed by the expressive grooves of rock, funk and ethnic rhythms and an explosive style of fretless and six-string bass is the unique fusion that is Emergence. Read more

Monday, 08 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Sooner or Later Jazz Band

Four groups of musicians from Auroville, different styles from jazz to blues to rock, gathered on the open air stage of Kalabhumi, the artists' community, for a fundraising concert to cover the expenses necessary for repairs to the recording studio structure and equipment after the recent cyclone. Sooner or Later is a light atmosphere of playful jazz, excellent solos of musicians who's skills allow to transcend form the written form to the places beyond, and further, brought broad smiles on the faces of the numerous audience. Read more

Saturday, 06 October 2012
(Spirituality)
Celebrate Oneness Through Breath
Have you ever noticed the one, undeniable action, that involuntarily, all humans share? Yes, our breath. Rabia Hayek of Do As One, breathed with Auroville on his world tour. This recording is a two-part presentation, the first half an informative talk about the concept of breath and how it was serve as a bridge between humans, and the second half an experiential workshop guided breathing session in which we reached toward our oneness through breath. More information can be found on the project's website at www.DoAsOne.org Read more

Thursday, 20 September 2012
(Spirituality)
Love The Mother - Inner Work
After visiting Turkey and Central Europe with workshops on Integral Yoga - workshops Vera and Ashesh talked with us about their recent experiences. For past three years at Savitri Bhavan in International Zone Ashesh is giving lectures - workshops on Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, and The Mother with Vera assistance. As Ashesh says this is a very enjoyable experience to him because people who attend workshops always come with the attention to learn, and they respond from their depths when they hear The Mother, Sri Aurobindo words Read more

Friday, 24 August 2012
(City Life)
LRD on Outlying Lands
At yesterday's 3rd Collective Priorities and Values Meeting organized by the RAS, Pashi and Luigi from Land Resource Development team presented a proposal on outlying lands, which was a request from the previous meeting. After a few years of intensive research, mapping, and collecting data on the spot (along with many consultations from outside experts) Luigi and Pashi presented quite a concrete plan, business-oriented with applied Auroville values. A debate went on afterwards that expressed feelings and views of various residents. Read more

Tuesday, 07 August 2012
(Spirituality)
The walls of reality
The walls of reality: shedding our evolutionary impediments : Seeing the world from inside out, normally we humans are not aware that our perceptions of Reality are not direct, and therefore not really real, because we are enclosed within the deforming walls of the evolutionary species to which we belong. This existential way of being became critically important in the experiments of quantum physics, where Reality remains indefinable and only the interaction of the scientific instruments with Reality can be interpreted.

Friday, 20 July 2012
(Spirituality)
True philosophy- West and East
‘Philosophy had become too much a thing of abstractions, a seeking for abstract truths in a world of ideas and words rather than what it should be, a discovery of the real reality of things.’ (Sri Aurobindo) True philosophy in the East, but originally also in the West, was indeed a search for mental truth but at the same time for ways to apply such truth to life. Essentially the true philosopher is a yogi and the yogi a philosopher.

Friday, 20 July 2012
(News)
Kahata Kabir, Inner Chamber
Tomorrow at 8pm at Kalabhumi Madhumita, Devasmita Patnaik and group will share with us KAHATA KABIR a dance performance In the path of Kabir Festival - Folk songs woven into rhythms and dance. At Matrimandir the unavoidable and necessary carpet cleaning and maintenance work in the Inner Chamber starting tomorrow, for a week. Some or all of the Petals Mediation Rooms will be open. At Auroville Health Centre on 21st July from 10am onwards. Bone Mineral density test will be repeated Read more

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
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