Category Archives: Free Economy

GM on Economy

AT SAIIER yesterday RAS facilitated General Meeting with the topic on Economy, with subtitle Where Are We? The Residents’ Assembly Service was trying to convey of this important community update from the working groups:
• The Budget Coordination Committee
• The departing FAMC
• The Unity Fund

Varuna- Electricity (part 1 of 3)

This is the first of three topics presented by Micheal Bonke on Sep. 1st at the Unity Pavilion on the Varuna concept for Electricity and the energy in kind scheme- with Q&A session at the end. We have separated the 3 hours into three seperate 1 hour sessions based on each topic. Topics: - status of Auroville wind park and Energy-in-Kind scheme - status of the desalination project - status of the research on Matrimandir Lake project - questions and answers

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Sep 2015

La Maison de Jeunes

La Maison e Jeunes - House for the Young, new alternative housing project just next to Citadine is coming up. Louis Cohen talks in featured interview about that project, and what inspired him to start it. Fully dismountable rooms will serve future volunteers to reside even when they are limited with the budget. On the other side this can could be also  an example in some other areas for the temporary, and affordable housing. Briefly he also talks on Habitat in International Zone which would serve to bring life into the zone with more permanent housing.

Comments: 1 Date: 28 Oct 2014

Fear, Faith and Finance with Otto

Otto in a rambling conversation on finance based on his experience of working in Auroville's Financial Service for over 20 years, shares insights of its history, the functions of its groups and the resistances faced in attempting new approaches that encourage fraternity when dealing with money, as it triggers deep rooted psychological fears and insecurities, that challenges our faith due to the habits and traditions attached to this force which are continually reinforced by its links as a primary tool of exchange with the outside world.

The interview explains the functions of the Financial Service, Unity Fund, HRT (Human Resource Team), BCC (Budget Coordination Committee), FAMC (Funds and Assets Management Committee of Auroville

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Jun 2014

Our Economy and Youth

Interseting interview with Natsha who works as secretary at Integral Entrepreneurship Lab and is a link between them and Youth Link.
At the end of the last month they have organized workshop on economy for Youth. How is Youth involved in economy? When the Youth Link was trying to organize the management apprenticeship for youth, they have discovered that our youth does not know much about our economy landscape.
Natasha shares with us how was the workshop organized, and amongst other tells also that youth was very interested in the topic. For that reason they will prepare the next sessions on it.

PTDC – Collective Experiment

Pour Tous Distribution Center celebrates today 9th birthday; place is decorated by many flowers, cakes are on any corner and open doors to new storage space at the back in shape of two containers generously donated by member of the community inviting us in .... Anandi shares with us grateful thoughts on that collective experiment which was established nine years back with aim to provide for basic needs to members of the community. From 156 members in the start, now the family of PTDC counts almost 1500 members who obtain their daily  food and some household items there. Team of almost 20 service us with joy and love.

Comments: 2 Date: 14 Mar 2015

Fundraising drive update

Roland discusses with Andrea and Renu the fundraising drive achievements so far over half the amount sought has been raised- Its a wonderful feeling to be supported by people globally as well as in Auroville - We have ten more days left to go to achieve our target - The funds raised in this drive will help us achieve the basic expenses to sustain the radio for the year as well as to work towards our future project of creating an Art and Science of Communication school. www.aurovilleradio/donate Thanks to Auroville youth and musician Vania for the radio jingle.

Comments: 0 Date: 19 Sep 2014

Auroville Radio is 11 years old!

Today Auroville Radio turns 11! Lets hear from our listener Armando in the US what this service means to him as we launch our 2015 Fun(d) Drive. We look forward to your collaboration and we thank you for your support! Mother's Agenda - June 1958 “"We are preparing upon earth the connecting-point, that point of communication and junction between the mental and terrestrial human consciousness and the supramental and superhuman Consciousness. It is a whole intermediate world that is being worked out, a new creation manifesting and materializing. In order to be realized here upon earth, this creation must utilize the already existing material means and powers, but in a new way, adapted to the new needs. One of the most essential powers is the financial power.”"

Comments: 2 Date: 05 Dec 2015

Decentralization and Future

Karthik Iyer talk with the title "Decentralization and Humanity's Future" despite very cold and abundant monsoon rain attracted quite a some this morning to SAIIER conference room.
In his overview of history Karthik looked at the forces that they shaped and caused the big shift from decentralization to centralization and touched the current forces shaping the new wave towards decentralization.
Listeners had many interesting questions after the talk, especially touching sharing economy, spirituality movement...

Comments: 0 Date: 29 Nov 2014

Soutien pour la Radio

Roland et Renu font le point sur la collecte de fonds - à ce jour plus de la moitié du montant a été versé- C'est un sentiment merveilleux que celui de nous voir soutenu de tous les coins de la planète ainsi que par notre communauté ici à Auroville- Nous avons dix jours de plus à pour atteindre notre objectif. Les fonds ainsi recueillis couvriront l'ensemble des charges annuelles de la radio tout en nous permettant de travailler sur notre projet de création du Media Lab d'Auroville. www.aurovilleradio/donations Merci a Vania pour le jingle de la radio.

Comments: 0 Date: 19 Sep 2014