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(City Life)
Repos Sandbag Party
On Sunday under the supervision of Satprem and Lara from the Earth Institute, around 50 people answered the emergency call made by Repos’community last residents: Please hurry to come to our beach sandbag party and help us save our last houses. They joined efforts with the Indian working team also present. The assignment was tough, but we all could feel the great joy of achieving something together. Satprem ensure that, yes there is still a chance to save this great location, if our common will is set to it. Read more

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
(News)
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
(News)
Forecast on 29th of October
Today between 7 to 9pm at Verite we can join FULL MOON ASANA SESSION with Andrea At Future School presentation of Rio+20 at 5pm by Philipp. Electric Konarak Band on Wednesday at Bharat Nivas. Deep Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Alert for North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining South Andhra Pradesh coasts. Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would commence over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from today onwards. ... Read more

Monday, 29 October 2012
(City Life)
Thane en español
De una hispanica celebracion ha surgido este compilado de experiencias y reflexiones que nacen de entre los Aurovillianos tras el paso del ciclon Thane por Tamil Nadu. En este podcast los entrevistados nos ayudan a valorar la "solidaridad espontanea que ha surgido entre la comunidad", ha entender la necesidad de replantear los codigos de construccion de Auroville para evitar que "el techo no se vaya, que las ventanas no exploten" y Read more

Saturday, 14 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)
Beach side one week after cyclone
The beach side was heavily damaged during the cyclone. One week after, reconstruction work is going on. In the town Periyamudaliarchavadi, people were helping government working men clearing away fallen trees to restore electricity lines. Near Repos beach lives Bhaga, already for 20 years now. She gives an account of what happened. During our interview, reconstruction workers entered her back garden with heavy machinery. This ended our talk prematurely, as Bhaga had to go outside to prevent the machine doing too much destruction. Read more

Friday, 06 January 2012
(Environment)
Two responses to cyclone
You can hear Prya of Buddha Garden (Auroville), and the village head of Morattandi about their reactions to the cyclone Thane. Although separated by only 5km, their way of coping with the storm is quite different. Morattandi, a village of 2000 inhabitants southwest of Auroville, is still struggling to get the electricity and water supply working again. Buddha Garden, a sustainable farm with solar panels, is up and running again. The village head of Morattandi is giving the interview while giving directions to workmen fixing an electricity pole.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
(News)
Cyclone Thane first report
Dear friends, sorry for the 3 days long silence but Auroville has no power and very unstable telephone & Internet connections since the 30th. We switched off all systems to protect the equipment. From Monday we'll cover extensively the Thane Cyclone's effects in the region. Auroville suffered damages but not people died or get injured. All the working groups are working hard to recover the basic infrastructures. Please read the READ MORE section for an official announcement. In the audio file OM by Nadaka as well wishing for the new year. Read more

Sunday, 01 January 2012
(News)
Summer
Tonight the first batch of 26 children is leaving to Auroville Nature Camp - 2011 at Kavunji in Kodaikanal. Which will be between 4th to 12th of . They will leave tonight just after midnight from SAIIER Transport Campus by bus and they will return by bus on 12thMay at 7pm. Some Services and units are closed for a short or longer summer break, and they all advise you to check out the summer timings before you visit them. Tomorrow at 4,30 pm L'AVenir d'Auroville invites all interested at the gate of the Courage community to the 2nd Transit Lounge meeting,to walk to the actual site. Afterwards they will continue the meeting at the Solar kitchen terrace where the talk will be about the site, common infrastructure, number of people willing to commit and any other topics and questions and answers that come up. Read more

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Space to Earth
And there was a sound...from far. Maybe heard by someone or something. How many messages do we send out every second? Maybe heard by someone or something. Responds or messages, communication in vain? And yet, we want it or not, we plan it or not, Divine does play its own role, the way it can, in given circumstances. And how often do we thank for the grace and blessings showered on us? Bounties of life are given to us over and over, on this small dot, called Earth in endless Universe. Read more

Thursday, 07 October 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Wind and Waves

Two month ago. Monsoon season. A cyclone 600 Km S/E of Auroville. Wind and the waves on the coast of Tamil Nadu. This is a meditative 10 minutes of wind and wave & waves and wind. No meetings, no news, no concepts, just the primordial sounds of the elements. Wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves & wind and waves... OM..

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Monday, 11 January 2010
(News)
Monsoon

Wow!  At last!  The monsoon rains have arrived and the gardens are so happy! But wait a minute.  Now the roads are truly muddy waters, so getting out there is not going to be a picnic and getting out there where it's happening is what's happening.  So out comes the raingear, hmmm, smells a bit moldy but duty calls, just put it on and off we go. Read more

Saturday, 28 October 2006