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Tag: Water Ordering
(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
(City Life)
GM Water Maintenance Service

Last Tuesday afternoon a well attended GM was held on the Water Maintenance Service, at the Unity Pavilion. Krishan presented a report on the WMS finances and budgeting and Wazo a proposal on the location for the new building, in the service area, as well as a structure of the global vision of the service. They also gave us a short report on the actual Auroville’ water distribution and maintenance situation. At the end of the meeting, they formulated the following questions for a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Event, to be held soon: Read more

Thursday, 16 January 2014
3 portraits for one audio book

Ahelia, a 14 year old Last School student, Yam, a 10 year old TLC student, and Jesse, a theater teacher and actor, share a passion for the theater. Here they talk about their lives in Auroville. Some extracts from their new performance, an audio book based on The Water Book, Jalam and Savita's Big Voyage, are given together with the interviews. Written by Sandrine, it is a marvelous journey with the spirit of water, named Jalam and played by Jesse, together with two Indian children. Savita is played by Ahelia and Sindhu is played by Yam. Read more

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
(City Life)
What Auroville Needs?
Yesterday's very well attended General Meeting on proposed large land exchange in North Eastern Greenbelt by The Land Matters Task Force (LMTF) clearly showed that the decision will not be easy. Members of community are divided by which way to follow - either trust to an logical explanations or to follow heart while deciding on such an important matter as it is large land exchange or land sale. As somebody commented - "we really need to go within to derive to the common conclusion what would be the best for Auroville"... Read more

Thursday, 12 September 2013
(City Life)
TDC Development Studies
Visit of Advisory Group of Town Development Council/L'Avenir d'Auroville has concluded with yesterday's morning presentations at Conference Room in Town Hall. In more than three hours we had a chance to listen to five presentations, all related to TDC development studies and work in progress - interesting one on water conservation; about land use, mapping of the present state of the area; on institute of sustainable habitat; plan for development of Residential Zone 1 and 2. Read more

Tuesday, 30 July 2013
(City Life)
WMS #2
Yesterday's continuation from 10th of April on Water Maintenance Service brought up two, three and the fourth proposal. Members of the community were trying to establish what might have been the real cause of friction between all those involved in activities of WMS. By that it was clear that maybe in the community itself the distinctions between services and units are vague, and that maybe it is time that we do remember again what is the purpose of one or another. Conclusions? unit should carry on working until new proposal for next 2 months. Read more

Friday, 05 July 2013
Study Group on Protection
Today 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion is 2nd GM on Water Maintenance Service since the parties involved couldn't present a proposal on how to run Auroville Water Maintenance Service as one Service Unit and as one team. Two proposals will be presented. The Working Committee has posted a request for a Study Group on protective status for Auroville with several ideas. AV Film Festival invites us to create an art installation for the AV Film Festival '13.  The challenge would be to create something out of organic, natural material or of waste. Read more

Thursday, 04 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Voyage interieur part 3
...J’ai entendu un son, une musique, une vibration, que sais-je? Tous mes sens en alerte, joyeux je suis alors parti à la recherche de musiciens dans Auroville et je leur demandais, plein de curiosite: «qu’entendez-vous dans les pétales du Matrimandir quand vous y méditez?». ... I heard a sound, music, vibration, what do I know? All my senses alert, happy then I'm off in search of musicians in Auroville and I asked them, full of curiosity: "what do you mean in the petals of Matrimandir when you meditate?"

Sunday, 14 April 2013
Happy Tamil New Year
In today's news we are featuring an excerpt of yesterday's General Meeting on Auroville Water Maintenance Service. On Saturday, 13th of April at 7.00pm at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of indian Culture in International Zone we are cordially invited for the cultural program to celebrate Tamil New Year. LIVE MUSIC & DANCE at Kalabhumi also on Saturday from 8pm onward with Anna Taj, Rolf, Edo, Inga, Piter, Pierre, Robert and Arthur. Next Earth Day meeting- Saturday 4:30 PM at Visitor Centre at Marc's Cafe. Read more

Thursday, 11 April 2013
L`eau Dynamisee
Parmi les tresors d'Auroville, une autre perle: L'eau dynamisee. En 1994 une equipe de scientifiques menee par Bagwandas, s'est penchee sur l'eau et son potentiel de vie, ces recherches ont abouti a la mise au point d'un procede de dynamisation visant a rendre a l'eau les qualites lui appartenant depuis l'aube des temps et que le progres detruit peu a peu. Aquadyn est l'unite ou les fontaines sont fabriquees, il reste profondement lie a la recherche et au partage. L'originalite du procede d' Auroville est l' utilisation de lumiere et de son. Read more

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Remembering the Tsunami 2004

This program was recorded by Daniel exactly one year afte the Tsunami struck the Auroville's beach communities. Sri Ma, Repos, Quiet and other settlements were devastated by the killer wave but luckily no residents of Auroville or guests were injured. In the nearby villages the fate was very different: many villagers lost their life and almost all the villages along the cost lost boats and fishing nets. In this interviews you'll hear the voices of Aurovilians from Israel, US, Argentina, France, UK, The Netherland and India. Read more

Wednesday, 26 December 2012
A Call for Rain
With a present shortfall of nearly 50 cm. below the average annual rainfall, Auroville and its bioregion desperately need more rain and soon, if the aquifers are to be topped up, providing adequate water for next year. In these circumstances are we powerless? Aurovilian Tim thinks not. Tim points out that we have the powers of prayer and visualisation available to us, and that now seems the time to use them. How to do this: daily ask for, pray for and/or visualise rain falling. There's nothing to lose; perhaps Lord Varuna will acquiesce. Read more

Friday, 07 December 2012
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
Brushstrokes, Peace and Healing
In today's news featured Marlenka on her Brushstrokes Exhibition at Pitanga, extended until 25th of Ocotober. Collective Priorities & Values Meeting Postponed due to the intense demands of preparations for Miraculous Productions' upcoming play: High Heels in the Old Town Tonight, starring the kids of Auroville shown at 8pm, Saturday October 6 in the Visitors' Centre; and next Collective P & V Meeting has been postponed until further notice. Weekly meditation for Healing and Peace starting on 4th at the Unity Pavilion in International Zone Read more

Monday, 01 October 2012
Unselfed and ”Golden Water”
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm at Adishakti’s Sir Ratan Tata Koothu Kovil, Edayanchavadi we can see theater performance Unselfed presented by The Company Theatre in association with ShapeShift Collective, director Sujay Saple. Ukrainian Folk and soviet era songs by Vera and Shakti at Solitude Farm at Vegan Sushi night. On Tuesday, 2nd October at 9 am at New Colors the opening ceremony of the “Golden Water” project which aims to provide good and safe water for the children and community of Edayanchavady village. Read more

Thursday, 27 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
(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
Updates on IZ
Meeting of International Zone pavilion groups brought into focus some of the pending subjects, and in this recording you can listen to the minutes of it. Since it is obvious that progress cannot happen if there is no water in the area, pavilion groups spent quite some time talking on the loop proposal of water pipe lines from the well trough International Zone. Sore point in the area is also constant encroachment form the side of the Tamil villagers, and some propositions and ideas on how to tackle the issues were mentioned. Read more

Monday, 03 September 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
(City Life)
Gilles parle de l`eau à Auroville
L'eau semble bien être au cœur de l'actualité d'Auroville. Gilles du CSR (Auroville Centre for Scientific Research) nous a déjà présenté une conférence sur un futur plan d'organisation de l'eau dans Auroville jeudi 21 juin. Gilles nous parle à nouveau de cette ressource vitale dans une interview. Pour pallier au manque d'eau imminent, il souhaite mettre en place des infrastructures qui allient différentes ressources (irrigation, eaux de pluie, désalinisation par exemple). Mais de tels changements ne sont pas faciles à mettre en place... Read more

Wednesday, 11 July 2012
General Meeting, Drinking Water
Resident assembly Service invites us all to a General Meeting on Wednesday 6th of June at 4.30 at Unity Pavilion in International Zone to :hear from and discuss with the outgoing l'Avenir the challenges of the work; to participate in discussion on planning policies for Auroville's future; to ask questions and interact on the theme of planning the city. Children of 3rd group of Kavunji camp are arriving tomorrow morning between 5 to 7am, instead in the evening as it was planed. Aquadyn is ready to provide safe drinking water to all Read more

Monday, 04 June 2012
Let`s Use the Aura

From B, for Cooperatif Cosmique: Jan. 1st 2012 the Aura note began to stir in Auroville, a new, small step, highly symbolic; there are three ways of financial exchange in Auroville: account numbers, guest cards, cash and Auras. All four are debit capital economics, ultimately regulated by a few people who manage the International Monetary Fund. Contact B: 994 353 2829. On water: That seawater desalination is the only solution is an terror: the recommendation is multi-sourcing.Clarity on the water situation is the intention.And multi-sourcing. Read more

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
May Day
May Day, the first of May celebrated all over India as a spring fertility festival; commemorated also as “International Worker’s Day” with its historical significance. Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate their statehood on this day. Water and the sad story of Fatehpur Sikri: a magnificant city from 1585, abandoned shortly after its completion, due to a paucity of water, remaining as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Water and the future of Auroville: shall we heed anticipatory, long-term future planning options? Or repeat the FATE of FATEhpur Sikri? Read more

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Water is All
Darshan Day, Mother's Final Arrival: concentration under the Matrimandir Banyan Tree 6 pm. The Mother, at the beginning of Auroville: THERE IS ENOUGH WATER, IT WILL BE ON THE AUROVILIANS TO USE THEIR INGENUITY IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW TO COLLECT IT AND TO USE IT.” If our aquifers are not yet saline, the process may be imminent. Suggested: wider communication on all aspects of water, to recover more conscious behaviour with natural resources. May tomorrow’s world be no longer the fruit of our reactions, but rather the fruit of our actions. Read more

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Water? By Gilles Boulicot

Water for Auroville, an urgent issue! by Gilles Boulicot was at Cinema Paradiso. It emerged that there is more than one way to solve the problem of scarcity of water in the Auroville land and around it. To face this problem it is important to use multi-sourcing. There are many ways to improve today’s situation. First of all the relationship with neighbouring towns is a necessity for the hydrogeological environment. There is only one for the entire region. Today at 3 pm in Citadine is a meeting to form a group of people to manage about it. Read more

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Fenceless Auroville, High Flyers
Next two afternoons we will concentrate on the water. As an introduction, today at 5:00 pm, at Cinema Paradiso in Town Hall they will screen the film "Water the Great Mystery", and tomorrow also at Cinema Paradiso at 5pm Gilles Boulicot (former head of "Harvest" for over 13 years) offers a special talk on the topic of water.There will be a Cultural program on Thursday, 12th of April 2012, at 7.00pm at the occasion of Tamil New Year at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas in International Zone. At Pitanga on 15th at 5pm High Flyers choir. Read more

Monday, 09 April 2012
Land and Water
Sonja of Auroville Council talks on current issues the Council continues to face; the topic is land. The urgency of awareness regarding water in Auroville and bio-region is of vital importance today: Gilles Boulicot gives a talk giving facts, awareness. The Mother had said there is enough water; the Aurovilians must use their ingenuity to collect it and make use of it, in a conversation with early Aurovilian Dr.Tim Rees, hydro-geologist. Auroville seeks measures to overcome this challenge and develop a water resource management plan. Read more

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
(City Life)
Pumped Storage Systems
A presentation on Pumped Storage Systems has been given in the Town Hall Conference Room on Friday 06-01-2012. The presentation team includes Harald Kraft (Water Engineering Consultant, see:, Michael Bonke (who has studied the pumped storage systems of Ruselkraftwerke, Germany) and Toine Van Megen (who presented the relevance of pumped storage systems in the context of renewable energy). The presentation and discussion had also look at the possibilities of utilizing the Matrimandir Lake as the lower elevation Read more

Monday, 09 January 2012
(City Life)
A visit to Joy Guesthouse
At Joy Guest house, previously known as College Guesthouse, the main damage was caused by uprooted trees. Also, they have no water or electricity. Except from the working men and the people living there, the place is pretty deserted, since it is impossible of receiving guests in this condition. After the interview, on my way back to the radio, i was forced to stop since a tree was taken down to secure future safety to electricity lines. Read more

Sunday, 08 January 2012
(City Life)
Fundraising after Cyclone
Hemant is part of the Auroville Cyclone Relief & Rehabilitation Team. In this interview he's sharing the last few days of work of the many groups involved in the relief and rehabilitation. In the coming days the electricity will be restored in the center of Auroville but in other places it will take 4 weeks since the TNB personal is busy in other places. The main electrical work is done by Aurovilians.The positive aspect of the cyclone's event is the fact that many persons came together to help each other. Many guest also joined in this effort. Read more

Friday, 06 January 2012
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