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Ulli, who works at Thamarai, is featured in an interview. Thamarai is a cultural center, founded one and a half years ago by Aurovilians Kathy and Bridget. Its purpose is to create a bridge between the culture of the West and the culture of the village. This center is situated in Edayanchavadi; it proposes numerous activities including womens workshops, evening homework support for students and creative activities for children. Tamarai also organizes events to promote Tamil culture.
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Kottakarai Organic Food Processing Unit was started by Sharanam, an Aurovilian (Spanish) with 10 years of experience in the field of agro-chemistry and food technology in Spain, took the initiative to set up an organic food-processing unit in Auroville. Since Saranam went back Anandi an Indian Aurovilian with a background in nutrition and traditional food production, took over and developed new recipes using varagu, a local grain, and millet mix.
Friday, 14 March 2008
(Arts & Culture)
Mirra Women's Group organized a circle dance and singing programme on March 8th 2008 on account of International Women's Day at the SAWCHU building (Bharat Niwas). Women from the villages were invited to sing their traditional Kummi songs and taught the dance in which several ladies from the group and from Auroville participated. Mirra Women's Group is a group of women from in and around Auroville who meet twice a month and conduct and participate in workshops in activities like tailoring, jewellery making, painting etc, to enrich themselves.
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Sunday, 09 March 2008
(Arts & Culture)
In today's Tamil program the first interview of a new series is presented: 'People's Songs of the Past.' Anjalai, an elderly lady of the neighbouring village of Kottarai, tells about her past, her losses and how she has survived through it all. Through song the story of her life is told.
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Tuesday, 04 March 2008
Trascorre la sua infanzia tra suore e comunisti: la sua vita sembrava indirizzata solo verso l'estrema sinistra. L'intenzione di realizzare una societa' ideale si infrange contro la realta'. Lo snobbismo che caratterizzava gli interventi in fabbrica fatti assieme agli amici intellettuali universitari, fanno riconsiderare il suo interesse verso il movimento operaio dell'epoce. Macchina, frigorifero e consumismo si insinuano ed il sogno si offusca e finisce male. La nobile Paulette riapproda alla spiritualita' ricercando nelle sue radici comuniste-cristiane della sua giovinezza le risposte alle domande di sempre. Per ascolare la sua intervista clicca o sulla foto.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Esta semana les ofrecemos la despedida de Mari, la voluntaria de Brasil que ha compartido con nosotros una parte de su tiempo en Auroville, nos explica como ha sido su experiencia como voluntaria trabajando por primera vez en una radio. Tambien le damos la bienvenida de nuevo a Susana, que vuelve tras su viaje, ella tambien nos cuenta como es para ella trabajar en la radio.
Saturday, 02 February 2008
For Tibetan Kalsang, who is in charge of the Tibetan Pavilion, and and has lived and worked in Auroville for 14 years, she feels it is a place where she can be who she is. And as such she contributes to the building of human unity. Recently theTibetan Pavilion has finished its fountain, and that adds greatly to the peaceful atmosphere.
Tuesday, 08 January 2008
La entrevistada de esta semana es Ana, una joven de origen portuguesa que esta por segunda vez en Auroville y que vino con la idea de desarrollar un gran proyecto: enseñar Danza Africana a Aurovilianos de todas las edades. En la entrevista, Ana nos cuenta su historia de vida, la importancia de esta bonita arte y como hace para relacionarla con Auroville y tambien con Capoeira, otra de sus pasiones.
The interview that we have this week is with Ana, a girl from Portugal that comes to Auroville to create a proyect that integrate the African Dance with the Auroville way of living.
Sunday, 06 January 2008
Un cartello con scritto ashtanga yoga appeso ad Auromodelle. Da qui parte l'intervista di Daniel a Monica, milanese di nascita, studiosa di letteratua indiana e traduttrice di autori anglo-indiani. Dal 2001 si dedica allo studio dell'Ashtanga Yoga presso il Research Institute in Mysore in India. Ad Auroville, “l'unico posto al mondo in cui potrei vivere”, dice Monica, inizia ad insegnare questa pratica ai bambini nel 2003. Da allora gestisce una scuola di yoga ed un sito http://www.ashtangayoga-auroville.com
Thursday, 03 January 2008
Esta semana contestaremos a las preguntas que los oyente nos han hecho llegar por email. Son preguntas generales acerca de Auroville que ayudan a tener una idea global de como las cosas funcionan por aquí y tambien responden a algunas de las dudas mas frecuentes de aquellos que quieren conocer Auroville. Si tienes una pregunta, duda o sugerencia, tu tambien nos puedes enviar un email presionando aqui.
This week we will answer all the questions about Auroville that we have been reciving from our spanish's listeners.
Monday, 24 December 2007
The visit of the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, to Auroville today has proceeded well. On behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu, Mrs. Patil was welcomed by Dr. (Tmt) Poongothai, Minister for Social Welfare. On behalf of the Auroville community she was welcomed by Aster Patel, Mr. Ramaswamy, Krishna Tewari, Shraddhavan, Gilles Guigan, and Hilde and Carel on behalf of the Working Committee. Ms. Patil was accompanied by Mr. Mukut Mithi, Lt. Governor of Pondicherry, and Thiru. N. Rangasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry. The President visited the ‘Progress’ meditation chamber in the petal and then went up to the Chamber, where she meditated for some time. She expressed a vivid interest in the Matrimandir and it was explained to her that the physical building is as a landscape of the inner journey. On leaving the President issued the following message: “Auroville is the atom which has the inherent power of filling the world with humanity, peace, progress, tolerance and harmony. It gives a chance to explore by the coming together of the right thinking people of different cultures all around the word.”
Saturday, 22 December 2007
In una piovosa giornata di metà dicembre Marika e Annamaria parlano delle loro vite ad Auroville. Amiche, sorelle o madre l'una dell'altra - o viceversa - da oltre due decenni condividono tempo ed esperienze. Nel suo dispensario al Pitanga, Marika si occupa di omeopatia curando con stessa attenzione uomini ed animali. Annamaria è poetessa e negli anni 70' vince il premio Goldoni a Venezia. Arriva ad Auroville nel 73' dove inizia a lavorare al Matrimandir. E' interessata al mondo dell'arte e pricipalmente alla pittura.
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Thursday, 20 December 2007
Toute de blanc vêtue Gangalakshmi passe comme un ange sur son cyclomoteur assise sur un coussin blanc attaché à la selle. Elle va et vient de Savitri Bhavan là où elle travaille à la Maison de l'Agenda de Mère. Elle nous parle de son origine franco polonaise, de ses multiples prénoms, de sa vie et de son travail à Auroville depuis vingt ans, de ses rêves, de ses aspirations, de sa vie future et des ses vies passées.
Si vous souhaitez écouter l'interview de Gangalakshmi, cliquez ici.
Friday, 14 December 2007
La entrevistada de esta semana es Prema, una Auroviliana de origen argentino que nos cuenta como fue el desafio de llegar a Auroville en un momento de grandes cambios y como la lectura le ayudo a encontrar su sitio en la comunidad. Ademas comparte con nosotros su aventura profesional, en la que le ofrecieron dos pequeñas maquinas de coser a pedal hasta el momento actual, en el que este pequeño taller se ha convertido en Auromode, una empresa con mas de 250 trabajadores.
The interview of the week is with Prema, an aurovilian that came from Argentina and created a fashion company, that started with just two small sewing machine and in this moment has more than 250 employees.
Monday, 10 December 2007
In this interview with Elvira she explains her fond wish to share the art of mediation with Auroville. Elvira has fund raised and organized for professional mediators from the High Court in Chennai to come here to Auroville to expose the community to just what mediation is, in an open meeting with Ms. Aparna Vasu, one of the lawyers who will act as a trainer in January '08 when ten Aurovilians will be selected and trained as mediators. Elvira points out that although conflict is part of life, how conflict is solved is the point. As there is no judgment with the mediation process, as there is complete freedom in using it for all concerned, it seems mediation offers a solution for conflicts in Auroville.
Saturday, 08 December 2007
(Arts & Culture)
Surya, Soleil est une francaise qui vit a Auroville depuis longtemps. Elle nous parle de sa derniere activite: une exposition sur le cinema a Kala Kendra un lieu qui fait partie du pavillon de l'Inde dans la zone internationale d'Auroville. C'est dans cette zone, dans l'auditorium, que chaque Vendredi Surya et l'equipe d'Aurofilm choisit et projecte un film en 35 mm. Parmi les autresa activites d 'une journee bien dense la surveillance autour du Matrimandir et des ses douze petales. Cette interview est diffusee dans le magazine en Francais.
Monday, 03 December 2007
Usha, the new manager of the Mitra Youth Hostel, has come a long way. She came to Auroville at the age of three months and attended most of the Auroville schools. She started working while she was still in school. She has worked mostly in accounting related jobs; now working as the Mitra Youth Hostel manager is a completely new line for her. In an interview with Usha she explains the challenges she faces in order to run it.
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Saturday, 01 December 2007
Anna si trasferisce ad Auroville nel 2003 e si interessa da subito alla scuola materna. Presta servizio nella scuola dell'infanzia offrendo ai bimbi attivita' di tipo artistico. Nandanam kindergarten e' una scuola materna che applica il free progress basato sugli insegnamenti della Madre. La sua giornata e' scandita dai ritmi familiari, Anna ha due bambini, e nel tempo libero si dedica alla danza ed al canto.
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Thursday, 15 November 2007
(Arts & Culture)
On this weeks Tamil program Bhuvana of Auroville telling us the story of Diwali, although there are several stories of why we celebrate Diwali, here is one for us:- Narakasur defeated Lord Indra and snatched away the ear rings of Mother Goddess Aditi who is a relative of Lord Krishna's wife, Satyabhama. Narakasur also imprisoned sixteen thousand daughters of Gods and saints in his harem. With the support of Lord Krishna Satyabhama defeated and released all the women from his harem and also restored the magnificent ear rings of Mother Goddess Aditi.
Thursday, 08 November 2007
(Arts & Culture)
Anandi works with the Entry Service and runs her food processing unit called KOFPU (Kottakarai OrganicFood Processing Unit) She has lived in Auroville for the last 16 years and met the Mother on during a Darshan many years before, when the seed towards Auroville had been planted. Today she speaks about Lakshmi Puja and memories of it in her childhood, growing up in her family where her father was a singer-poet.
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Il y a quelques mois, l'équipe française avait décidée de suivre Chloé qui à l'époque, souhaitait devenir NewComer. Aujourd'hui nous la retrouvons et la rencontrons de nouveau pour savoir où elle en est de ses démarches. Elle nous dévoile aussi un nouveau projet de logement que nous tâcherons de suivre durant les prochain mois. Ce programme que vous pouvez télécharger, sera diffusé à partir du lundi 7 octobre, accompagné de l'Agenda de Mère et de Savitri lus par Gangalakshmi,
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Wednesday, 03 October 2007
(Arts & Culture)
During the pioneering days of Auroville the accent was on planting trees, growing food and simply surviving. Interest in and time to create art was a luxury not yet existant in Auroville. Today art finds its place in the consideration of Aurovilians. Collective work in an individual expression of creation? Agnus, Anna Maria, Henk, Hufreesh and Nele will exhibit their work in Bombay (Mumbai) at Cymrosa Art Gallery from the 19th to the 29th of September. In the interview they can be heard along with two journalists: Daniel of AurovilleRadio and Priya of Auroville Today.
Sunday, 26 August 2007
In an interview with Maggie, Somatics, the work of Thomas Hanna is brought to light. Maggie explores exactly what the work is: muscular and neurological, allowing the body itself to undergo changes thereby alleviating pain that comes from habitual holding patterns and postures. Maggie offers individual sessions as well as classes in Somatics. The classical guitar music woven throughout this interview is played by Ashaman.
You can listen to this interview by clicking here.
Saturday, 25 August 2007
An interview with Mita reveals the diverse facets of the Tomatis work which she and her partner have been trained in and brought to Auroville. The Tomatis Method can be utilised as a tool for the learning of languages and also therapeutically; it has the ability to release blockages which keep one from realizing their potential. Mita also talks about Dr. Tomatis' regard and interest in the writings of Sri Aurobindo.
Sunday, 22 April 2007
In this week's English news there is an overview of the work of Auroville Coastal-area Development Centre, formerly known as Auroville Tsunami Relief Rehabilitation Project, an excerpt of an interview with Lavkamad of Auroville Industrial School and an interview with Danny of Wellpaper, WELL being an acronym for Women's Empowerment Local Livlihood. And a huge, warm welcome to AurovilleRadio's Auroasha, who returns after maternity leave, bringing along her 5-week old very beautiful daughter. Also news of various cultural events taking place during this period and a note about the passing of Seyril Schochen, long time advocate of the Sunlit Path.
Sunday, 17 December 2006
In this week’s English news Abha (pictured) speaks about her work with News and Notes , and we highlight some interesting prophecies made by author Arthur Clarke of “2001 Space Odyssey” regarding India and the future of man. Also: information about collaborating in the possibility of Auroville’s participation in the 2010 World Exhibition to be held in Shanghai. And some words on the purpose of the new Pour Tous Distribution Centre.Read more
Saturday, 18 November 2006
(Arts & Culture)
The Improbable Aurovilians episode seven is filled with twists and turns as the Unfortunate Three (Charles, Blade, and Luno) are taken into custody at Morona Headquaters where they are forced to participate in the notorious Quit Show. Follows their adventures with guest star Otto as The Uberling. The usual cast: Norman as Charles, Paul as Etoile and Yeti, Auroson as Blade and Meetingman and the Busker Jesse as Luno. Just listen by clicking in the logo play.
Monday, 06 November 2006
(Arts & Culture)
This week's episode of the 'Improbable Aurovilians' covers the Revolution Del la kids who issue an edict against meetings, and mayhem breaks loose. Will the giant Teacup be smashed to bits or will peace be established?! Follow the quixotic adventures of Etoile, Charles, and Madam Flaflasky. Guest Stars: Isa as kid one, Amara as kid two, Milla as kid three, Roshan as kid four, Daniel as Italian. The usual cast: Norman as Charles, Paul as Etoile and Yeti, Auroson as Blade and Meetingman, Krishna as M. Flaflatsky, and the Busker Jesse as Luno.
Just listen by clicking in the logo play.
Tuesday, 24 October 2006
(Arts & Culture)
The Improbable Aurovilians follow this week a dream-laden path to the doors of Madame Flaflasky (Krishna of Solitude) whose transgender style doesn’t suit all, but there's no denying the charms of her voice. More troubles for Etoile, while Blade and Charles team up in the hunt for a ‘Nipper’. In this episode, recorded in Auroson's shower and living room, Krishna, Paul, Mukta, Auroson, Norman, Johnny and Amrit may have gone a little too far... or not... Just listen by clicking down and tell us.
Friday, 06 October 2006
Aryamani, originally hailing from Brazil, joined Auroville in the late seventies and presently takes care, along with a team of other Aurovilians, of the access for visitors to Matrimandir. In this programme, she explains the current visiting arrangements as well as possible regulations for future access to the Matrimandir chamber, the gardens and the meditation rooms in the petals. And there is always the question of who will be entitled to enter the Chamber after Matrimandir's completion in February 2007? The interview in English can be downloaded by clicking here.
Thursday, 31 August 2006