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Voting, Spirit of Sufi, Sport

Today, from 10am to 4pm, a Residents' Assembly Decision Making Event takes place at Unity Pavilion (International Zone). On Wednesday, Dr. Karunakara, past international President of 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient "Doctors Without Borders" is coming to Auroville, to cycle and to give a short presentation. On Saturday the 25th, at 8pm, we can witness The Spirit of Sufi Qawwali at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture, International Zone. Prepare for the February 9th AV Marathon and AVI meeting 2014, which will be held in Auroville on February 13-17th. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
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)
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

This weekend, the Auroville Ultimate Frisbee tournament was held. It was the first Auroville tournament where we could see the home teams playing other teams of India. For people new to the sport it was a good occasion to discover this unique game, where men and women compete alongside, in a fair-play attitude. The rules of the sport were explained and what stands out is the fact that there is no referee. Every Monday and Saturday about 40 players practice  at 4:30 PM at Certitude. Read more

Monday, 23 December 2013
GM on Reve, Children in Summer
On 8th of May at 4pm at Unity Pavilion the community is invited to a General Meeting regarding Reve situation. Statement : Following the occupation of a house in Reve by a group of aurovilians “to accomplish a healing process", they invite the RA to this GM to share point of views on the diverse issues raised by the situation in Reve and to find together ways to resolve them. It will be moderated by the RAS and will focus on information sharing and listening. La Piscine Team informs us that the work on the pool deck is still in progress! Read more

Monday, 06 May 2013
(City Life)
First Auroville Athletics Meet
Last Sunday was a sporty day for Aurovillians! The first Auroville Athletics Meet took place at Dehashakti Sports Complex, next to Dana. Around 50 people registered, mainly teenagers of the school and their sport teacher. From 8 in the morning, they practised 100 m race, 800 m race and long jump before a good breakfast. At 5 pm, a fun race was organized with the feet linked together. Despite of the lack of participants, Rajeev, one of the coordinator, was satisfied of the enthusiam of youngers. He hopes that more adults will join next time. Read more

Thursday, 28 March 2013
South African Jazz on Sunday
In today's news we are featuring Jesse announcing Sorcery at Sea, a musical which we can see tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Sunday the auditorium at 7.30pm will host The New South Africa Jazz Collective presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration of Auroville Foundation. On Sunday at 5pm at unity Pavilion German Pavilion presents Der Anfang vom Ende (play by Kafka und Beckett) with Thomas and Nikolaus Deutsch. Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013
Acroyoga a Auroville

Depuis 2 ans et demi une equipe de passionnes explore, a Auroville, cette dicipline nee avec le troisieme millenaire sur le continent americain. Damien nous presente cette nouveaute entre Yoga, Cirque et Massage Thai. Le tandem franco-americain Damien et Mark apres un long travail de decryptage a partir de livres et videos, accede a une maitrise qui leur permet d'offrir maintenant la possibilite de pratiquer cette activite a Auroville au centre Arka les dimanche 8h-10h et mardi/jeudi 7h-9h, Louise a Windara farm samedi 15-17h. Ready to fly? Read more

Monday, 18 February 2013
Facts on Marathon, Losar

Losar Tashi Delek, and Happy New Year of the female water snake 2140 to all Tibetans here and abroad... We're also featuring interview with Balaji on yesterday's very successful and inspirational AV Marathon 2013 - Run for the joy of Running. Out of 250 runners of the full marathon Brian, a volunteer from USA has made it first. Auroville Choir will be singing on 16th and 17th at 8pm at CRIPA, accompanied by Matt on piano, conducted by Nuria. ONE BILLION RASING AND DANCING on Valentine's Day at 4pm at Eucalyptus Groove. Read more

Monday, 11 February 2013
Thousands of Smiles

A truly inspiring Sunday morning! More than 3000 people gathered at dawn at the Visitor Centre to participate to the 6th Auroville's marathon to run over the path and paved roads of Auroville. The most common word I've heard it's "awesome"... Believe me this interviews are barely edited and what it comes out is that the runners were just so happy! A very well organized event by the marathon team. Listen the voices of the runners about what they got from the experience of running in Auroville.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013
3000 runners at the 6th Marathon

Auroville Marathon 2013 - Run for the joy of Running. The sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon will be held on February 10, 2013. This year, we'll have over 3000 participants from Auroville, the neighboring villages, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and from other cities in India as well as outside India. The Marathon will start and finish at Auroville Visitor’s Centre. Listen to the interviews with the organizing team members Chandresh Patel and Balaji. Please click here to download a document with information about the event. Read more

Saturday, 09 February 2013
Ultimate Hat Tournament

Auroville hosted the third annual India "Hat" tournament during the first three days in February. Sports fields where used across the whole of Auroville with the finals held at Certitude on Sunday afternoon. Big thanks to Mark who as organized this third annual tournament in Auroville. Ultimate Frisbee uses similar rules as Basketball to pass the disk between players and have a score zone at both ends of the field similar as American football. Most unique is that there is no referee and the players call themselves faults being made. Read more

Monday, 04 February 2013
From Music to Marathon
This week continues with the February frenzy of events starting tomorrow with Russian Singing Bells at CRIPA at 5pm, following Wednesday by Bahh Band of Ireland at 7.30pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas , Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. On Thursday at Savitri Bhavan Shraddavan with Gordon on flute will read her poetry from Stars in the Soup. Friday will starts at 5pm at Unity Pavilion with Jazz in Transformation - Priscila and Jurriaan Prakke, continue with Temple Rock at 8pm at Kalabhumi, 3Sevens on Saturday at BN Read more

Monday, 04 February 2013
(City Life)
Social Spaces on Crown Road
Urban Planning Graduate Students from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada presented at Multimedia Center in Town Hall results of their exploration and workshop done in past ten days. The student's project was focused on public spaces on the Crown Road from Solar Kitchen toward Arka. Ten students summarized all their findings, and clearly presented some guidelines and recommendations deriving out of their observations and specifically of Auroville as a social space on its own. Read more

Thursday, 20 December 2012
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
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
AV Festival and Triathalon News
A busy weekend lies ahead for Auroville, with the Auroville Festival opening in New Delhi and the Auroville traiathalon Sunday on the home front. Today's news features interviews with Sebastian, an organizer of the Auroville Festival, on the phone from Delhi and an interview with Ing-Marie about the trialthalon, which begins at 5:30 Sunday morning. Tune into Auroville Radio everyday this weekend for updates with Aurovilian participants and organizers of the Auroville Festival. Also, more triathalon coverage will be reported early next week.

Friday, 14 September 2012
Our  Choice, Mr. Doshi, Ultimate
Mr.Doshi is coming to visit Auroville and interact with the community on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th at 4.30pm at Conference Room in Town Hall. June 15-29 The Residents' Assembly Service (RAS) invites all Aurovilians to participate in a Residents' Assembly decision-making process on the structure and selection of the community's planning body, l'Avenir d'Auroville also called the Town Development Council (TDC). The Auroville Ultimate Frisbee club is about to participate on the tournament in Bangalore, and they need our help. Read more

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Mr.Doshi visits, Bread, Art
RAS reminds us that It is time to select a new L’avenir / Town Development Council team. They are asking all of us to read the draft and take this opportunity to give our constructive feedback. We have two weeks (till 31st May 2012) to submit feedback by email to with a copy to Mr. Doshi is coming to visit Auroville from 28th to 30th of May, and he expressed his desire to meet the community of Auroville at large in order to discuss how to proceed with the planning work in Auroville. Read more

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Step Beyond, Wood, Tango, Art
In today's news we feature interview with B on aura, which is just a little step in transition from capitalistic economy to spiritually based one. It should help us to understand more about shared gift economy, and it should take a step beyond the logical mind, start heading toward intuitive mind. Auroville cyclone releif team informs us that they will no longer take any new requests for fencing nor any bills for clearing work that was organized by individuals. The AVCRT clearing teams will continue to work until the end of June. Read more

Monday, 14 May 2012
AUM, Swimming , Acupuncture
"Mutation in Progress" got nominated at the 14th backup festival at the Bauhaus University in Weimar! »Mutation in Progress« was an artistic collaboration between 5 Auroville artists: Marie-Claire Barsotti (Sculptures), Chloé Sanchez (Sound Design), Christoph Pohl (Video Installation), Ana Rute Costa (Dance) and Denis Ben Sussan (Photography). We saw The installation at Gallery Square Circle during the 2nd Auroville Film Festival in September/October 2011. Between 8th to 19th from 7.30 - 8.30am Tanja is offering swimming lessons in La Piscine Read more

Thursday, 03 May 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kalari-Fest by Udayan`s Masters

Kalarippayat, Mohiniyattam and Theyyam were performed by the Udayan's Masters at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. Kalarippayat is a great and ancient physical, cultural and martial art of Kerala, which was in prevalence from time immemorial. It is primarily an art of physical culture, well developed in a most scientific way. It aims at giving a practitioner of the art, perfect control over his body balance, flexibility, stamina and speed, and perfect neuro-muscular co-ordination, an ability of the body to react instinctively to the senses. Read more

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Kabir Films
Starting Fri. 6th, Auroville hosts a 3-day festival celebrating Kabir... along with the live performances, Cinema Paradiso will show 4 films about Kabir, exploring his philosopy, poetry and songs, all with English sub-titles. Auroville Architects Monograph Series first release on architect Poppo Pingel, by Mona Doctor-Pingel 7 April, 9:15 at Town Hall Conference Room. Dehashakti (physical education, sports of various kinds for Auroville students) is minus funds for award t-shirts; support them by contributing to Dehashakti Sports acc. 102264. Read more

Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Auroville Marathon - 5
Feel the heat, the enthusiasm and the buzz of the Auroville Marathon - 5, in which almost 2000 people participated. As Jesse announces the winners, Andrea interviews runners and supporters from all across the country and the world who share their experiences. It's not just about running, as we found out, it's much about experiencing a new terrain, a different climate, new people, and also making a promise to oneself to aim higher next time. Read more

Sunday, 12 February 2012
(City Life)
”Barefoot” Ted`s speech
February 11th 2012: Ted MacDonald, the athlete experimenting with running on bare feet gave an inspiring speech for the marathon runners. There was that much interest in his talk that the speech had to be given in the open air, on the Visitors Centre's square. Ted spoke of his view on running with or without shoes and his journey to find the ultimate running experience, and encouraged people to keep running and keep searching for their own perfect way of doing so. Undoubtedly, Barefoot Ted gave every runner the power they need for the marathon! Read more

Sunday, 12 February 2012
Helping Hands
Santosh, Ramesh and Sampath can be heard in this interview recounting their own experiences of the Auroville Marathon. Both Santosh and Sampath tell us how they pulled out of the first Marathon to help with the starts and the timekeeping and Ramesh describes his experience of doing the route marking for the first Marathon. Now, ahead of the fifth Auroville Marathon, these three men have their work cut out as they strive to make the event better than before! (This is the third and final edition of the 'Run with a Smile' series. Enjoy!) Read more

Thursday, 09 February 2012
Contributing to the Marathon
This program contains interviews with Ing-Marie, a participant in the upcoming race, Anand, one of the main organizers, Taj, a graphic designer closely involved with the event, and Saket, an Ashramite who enjoys volunteering and being part of the Marathon. Listen in to all these people who contribute to the event in their different ways and find out how they all come together to make the Marathon special. This is the second out of three parts of the 'Running with a Smile' series. To see the marathon route, click on READ MORE. Read more

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Running with a smile
The Auroville Marathon ( is held in February each year and this year is the fifth anniversary of the event. This program contains interviews with Chandresh and Balaji, two organizers who make the Marathon possible. While Chandresh talks about how he first had the idea of having a Marathon for Auroville, Balaji goes through the challenges involved in organizing an event that has over two thousand participants from all over the world. The organizers closed the registration on the seventh of January. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
Film; The Teachings of Flowers
Loretta talks about her film ‘The teachings of Flowers; the Life and Work of the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Aikido Wokshop 2012: Jean-Pierre Pigeau, offers a 12 day workshop. Auroville Marathon 2012 on February 12. A conference by Dr. Aster Patel: ‘Matter Precipitates… It is in a hurry to transform itself... ’beginning on 9 Feb. with a premiere of Loretta’s film. Ela for Insight Seminars: a one-day-workshop on the deeper level of the community: ‘An Introduction to the spiritual dimension of Auroville 9th February Center Guest House. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
Hat Tournament
Sports ground at Certitude, the field next to and Udavi sports ground were very lively past weekend with Hat Tournament , which is ultimate frisbee tournament a different way with mixed team, as Mark explained it to us. Twelve teams consisted of seven players played for four games (long 1h15m) in the morning and two games in the afternoon on all three fields. Ultimate frisbee is more self sponsored sport with clear spirit of sportmanship; ultimate is different, one has to keep it cool, know the rules, has to call it fair and work in a team. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
We feature interview with Gunasekaran, member of the new Auroville Council talking on housing issues. On Sunday at 5pm The Centre for Research in the Performing Arts (CRIPA) invites us all to an Opening Concert by the Auroville Choir, At Cripa Hall in Kalabhumi . CRIPA hall is nearing completion and it is meant to be a theatre, music and dance space for the exploration and development of these art forms. And on Monday 6th of February at 5pm Marc Vella will held his last concert in Auroville at CRIPA with Joy on Silence. Read more

Thursday, 02 February 2012
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