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(News)
Selection Process, Tango

This Saturday, we are invited, at 4pm, to the Unity Pavilion, International Zone, by Entry Service, for a brainstorming session on the different possible ways of being associated with Auroville. The heritage of Hindustani music, Dhrupad, will be sung by Pelva Naik, at 8pm, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. On the same day, the Auroville Tango group invites us with milonga, at 8.15pm, Visitor Centre. An Auroville International 2014 meeting will take place 13-17th February, and the community is invited. Read more

Wednesday, 15 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Colours: Pleasant Like Cooking

Audrey Wallace-Tailor is an Aurovilian painter who has had many exhibitions in America and Auroville. She is an abstract painter using a variety of attractive colors and forms. Audrey settled in Auroville in 2007. She gives workshops in drawing and colors and teaches art. Here, she talks to us about her life and her works, and of the elements of color and form in her paintings. These days, Audrey is painting on the Bharat Nivas entrance wall, where many visitors come and express their surprise. Read more

Friday, 27 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Karibu Africa House
Last night Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone shared with the community at Unity Pavilion few glimpses of diversity of their culture. Evening started with real Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with help of Marc, continued by screening of Kirikou, and followed by delicious dinner from Western parts of Africa. Aicha with group of dancers-Sumita, Kash, Esther, Pierre, Christopher, Clapton and Taher brought to us dances from Sudan, Rwanda and Madagascar. Short presentation of Kenya was shown in between, night ended dancing. Read more

Monday, 04 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AV Women Sound Artist Project

This is a sound recording made by a group of women in Auroville. It has been sent in as an entrant for Soundphiles, a new section introduced in the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, to be held in New Delhi in March 2014. The theme for Soundphiles is “Many Echoes, Many Worlds”. If this sound recording is selected, the news will be relayed in December 2013… Read more

Wednesday, 09 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Anna and Rolf at AVFF13

For the last night of the Auroville Film Festival 13, as part of the closing and awards giving ceremony, the social part, with live music, was still going strong. A high-spirited audience had a chance to listen to Anna Taj and Rolf. They had been announced a couple times before but canceled due to rain and other circumstances. Finally, they brought to the space some soft jazz, classical music and songs from Anna's first Album Golden Heart. Francoise joined them for the last piece.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
(Environment)
SEDAB - Sustainable Development
The SEDAB project (Sustainable Enterprise Development in the Auroville Bioregion) is a collaborative initiative of several units in Auroville to work with villages toward sustainable livelihoods. The enterprises set up under SEDAB are diverse, from herbal medicine production to natural building, snake venom extraction, tailoring, and more - but what they have in common is care for the environment and the people living there. A at Unity Pavilion led by Alain and Joss described the history, vision, and impact of the project. Read more

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
(News)
AV Board Services Gathering
AV Board of Services Support Team invites friends in the Services, to join them for the Board of Services annual gathering on Thursday 22nd at 4pm at La Terrace. Tomorrow at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we can participate at Villanelle e tarantelle. Strengthening the safety of women on Sunday 1st of September at Sahodari house, Pillaiyar kovil street (near amman temple), Kottakarai village. Africa House in International Zone is in need of material for temporary structures, and donation on #251476 wholeheartedly welcomed. Read more

Monday, 19 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Poems of Love and Travel
Raining Wednesday evening offered interesting closure with poetry evening. Monica Mody, already known in Auroville, introduced this time her new, soon to be published, book - Kala Pani - with poems of love and travel. She has published three chapbooks of poetry & cross-genre experiments and her writing has recently appeared in The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry, iARTistas, The Poetry, Pyrta, and Northeast Review, among other places. She lives in San Francisco." Read more

Friday, 16 August 2013
(City Life)
Violence
Yesterday Unity Pavilion in International Zone hosted General Meeting to discuss recent incidents of violence in the Auroville area with the presence of certain working groups - Auroville Security Team, Working Committee members and Safety trough Art. Some brave victims shared their stories on incidents of violence that has happened to them, some shared stories of others. Continuation was more in tone of finding some solutions, but as is lately becoming a regularity, time was too short, and of course the GM on Violence part 2 will follow. Read more

Thursday, 11 July 2013
(City Life)
What do we think
We brought together the ideas and opinion of younger and elder Aurovilians in a small track to show you different ways the violence affects people and what they thought about it. Read more

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Out of many events in Auroville which community, guests and volunteers can witness, book events are rare. At Pitanga on Monday evening was one of latest, a introduction of debut novel of a young author from Chennai Arja Rajam. Arya herself shortly described the story of the book - Blood, Sweat and Tears which talks about hardship of professional dancers, ballerinas. Jill, Anu and Arya herself have read few passages from the novel. The introduction was followed by questions and answers session, and distribution of the copies to the audience Read more

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Performance de danse
Vendredi, le Visitor's Center etait le theatre d'un magnifique spectacle de danse. Des danseurs de Pondichery et d'Auroville avaient decide de celebrer la femme a travers la danse. On retrouvait notamment Ana et Tiago, professeurs de danse africaine a Windarra, et Tejas, professeur d Odissi a Felicity. La performance a attire un large public. Tango, Salsa, Bollywood : il y en avait pour tous les gouts ! Fleur, danseuse contemporaine et organisatrice, nous expliquait avant son show l'objectif de ce rassemblement de talents. Read more

Tuesday, 02 April 2013
(Environment)
KT Ravindran Regional Development
Auroville’s co-existence within a rapidly growing urban-rural continuum emphasizes on an urgent need to reflect upon the development patterns within the larger bio-region. Auroville’s pro-active role in the development in the region appears as the need of the hour to not only secure land use but to also induce sustainable growth patterns within the bio region. TDC initiated a platform for an interactive brainstorming session for Aurovilians actively involved in the region with our guest advisor Prof. K.T Ravindran from Delhi. Read more

Monday, 01 April 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
(News)
Celebrating Spring Equinox
The 21st of March the Sun cut the Celestial Equator in two .Day and Night are equals ... and Auroville's Trovadores meet at Marc Coffee by 4.30.pm at the Visitor Centre just to share poems, with Gordon playing the flute. The same day at 5.30pm at Savitri Bhavan Meditative musical "Bansuri and Vocal" concert inspired by raga Kirwani and raga Ahir Bhairav. With Bansuri flute - Kees van Boxtel, Vocals Tanpoura - Caroline from Auroville. GM on Wednesday at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion on work of Working Committee. Sorcery at Sea - 22.adn 23. at 8pm. Read more

Monday, 18 March 2013
(News)
Happy Women`s Day!
On Monday, 11th March, 4 pm, at the Unity Pavilion in International Zone The community is invited by RAS for a second Information GM for the RA decision making process .Regarding Auroville as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the occasion of World Women's Day the Auroville Health Centre is offering all women a test for Haemoglobin, an ECG and a Pap smear on 8tha dn 9th of March between 10-12. From March 9th to 21st at Pitanga will be held an Aikido Workshop Conducted by Andre Palmeri, 5th Dan- Makoto Dojo, from France. Read more

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Anna and Rolf at OBR
After inspiring ONE BILLION RISING AND DANCING event at Eucalyptus Grove on 14th of February - Valentine's Day, the organizers continued with raising awareness of scale of the violence, and oppression against women all over the planet with Hibiscus Art VIllage day at Sve Dame on Saturday 16th. Amongst others Anna Taj and Rolf have brought to the audience some soft jazz classical and some pop songs, to remind the participants on that sweet feminine side in each of us. Later in the evening Yemadas closed the event. Read more

Saturday, 23 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati II
In this the second lecture about the Goddess Sarasvati, Nishtha translated and explained more of the poetry. Nishtha 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 about what they heard and seen in the spiritual worlds as they where invoking the Goddess Sarasvati. There will be two succeeding lectures on Wednesday in Verite Hall 3-5 pm. Read more

Thursday, 21 February 2013
(City Life)
One billion rising
14th February, Valentine's day, a celebration of love for all, one billion rising - an international movement to mobilize one billion men and women against the violence experienced by one billion women in their lifetime. Auroville took part in this world event. The idea was simple: men and women dancing together for one hour. The event was organized like a typical "bal la poussiere" bringing music and people to a field. Lots of speeches and coaching (maybe too much) but, finally, a bit of freedom for dancing. Read more

Friday, 15 February 2013
(News)
LOVE - V Day, Steps Ahead
This afternoon between 4pm to 5pm at Eucalyptus Groove under the Solar Kitchen toward Courage and Certitude at ONE BILLION RISING AND DANCING event... www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5N8rSy4CU&feature=share . In today's news we feature interview with Jasmine from FoodLink on their initiative for the Mother's Birthday 21st of February, and with Jill on the Three (dances) in One (evening) Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi. Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies... India and the World(Bharat Nivas) invites us to Steps Ahead... Read more

Thursday, 14 February 2013
(Education)
Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati
Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. In this first lecture Nishtha brought back the rhythm and tone that was used originally in Sarasvati. So instead of having the dry mechanical tone and rhythm we now have the chants by the Rishis in beautiful poetic sounds and rhythms. Participants also had the chance to join in the chants to the Goddess Sarasvati (the flow of Divine Inspiration) as was heard originally in the vision and spiritual experience of the Rishis of the Rig-Veda. Read more

Thursday, 14 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality. On February 14, 2013, a one-day event will be held, a call for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance in a show of collective strength. The word "billion" refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse. Please join our Auroville team in this event on Thursday. Read more

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
(News)
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
(Arts & Culture)
Jazz in Transformation
Set in the space of art exhibition on Transformation, which is on display at Unity Pavilion in International Zone, Priscilla and Jurriaan named their musical performance Jazz in Transformation. Exceptional duo of two visiting volunteers - Priscilla with her amazing voice capable of true jazz expressions, and Jurriaan on keyboards, also very skillful, and jazz musician by heart. In that combination Friday afternoon has carried us away, partially down the memory lane of big names of jazz singers, but in all in the spaces of heart and soul. Read more

Saturday, 09 February 2013
(City Life)
Invitation to a Dance on V - Day

ONE BILLION RISING - is an invitation to a dance, invitation of new way of being, of an unique contribution of women, of sustainable life ... to both women and men, says Irena while inviting all of us to join the billion of those who would be celebrating that day with a dance to raise the awareness on violence toward women. Statistics proves that one billion of women on our planet do not receive any love but abuse in different ways. V -Day movement started about 20 years ago by Eve Ensler as work on reconciliation between women and men

Friday, 08 February 2013
(News)
ONE BILLION RISING

In today's news we are featuring an excerpt of interview with Irena, one of the organizers of ONE BILLION RISING, a global event where will be one billion women and men dancing worldwide to rise against violence against women. She has invited the community to come on Valentine's Day 14th at Eucalyptus Groove between 4 to 5pm. Ilaignarkal Education Centre from tomorrow until Sunday 17th every day between 9.20am to 6.30pm is inviting the community to a CHILDERN’S BOOK FAIR. Tomorrow Read more

Thursday, 07 February 2013
(Education)
West Africa and Yemadas

Last night event organized by Africa House and Windarra Farm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone was initiated by Isis, volunteer from Benin, currently working with several NGO's, on Agro Ecological Federation of Benin, at Family Jah - Rastafari Community. As Isis has soon found out that in Auroville the presence of African Culture is very poor, she shared with the community pieces of African culture from West Africa. With Windarra Farm team she has put all her energy to provide the dinner, and Yemadas concluded the night with world music. Read more

Saturday, 02 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
(Arts & Culture)
Soulful Night

As has Nuria announced in the beginning - it was a night of varied songs from jazz, latin, pop to soul. It was journey through songs which are dear to her of Katie Melua, Diana Krall, Noa, Carlos Nunez, naming few ... full hall of CRIPA in Kalabhumi in Cultural Zone, and exciting applause at the end have clearly expressed that Nuria is not alone in her likings. She was accompanied by Matt on piano an sax, Mishko on bass and Suresh on drums. See all the pictures here: www.flickr.com/photos/coriolan/8419910501/in/set-72157632621822473/ Read more

Monday, 28 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
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