Nina`s interview on her book
by Marie Fouquet   
Monday, 20 January 2014

Organic farms are good for your health (Photographer: The Alternative)After her presentation at the Freeland bookshop Nina gave us a special interview on her book to explain where, how and why "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India". She is actually in Auroville working at Solitude farm to get some practical farming experience. She finds that Auroville could do with some help in order to more successfully manage to make organic food more readily available. She finds Auroville to be a great place to learn because of the amount of organic farms and the good eco system that the place offers. Read more

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Organic book by Nina Osswald
by Marie Fouquet   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Nina at the Freeland bookshop explaining economies of scale to make organic food more available in India (Photographer: Simon)Last Wednesday night, Nina Osswald, who co-authored "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India" together with Manoj K. Menon, gave us a very interesting and instructive presentation at the Freeland bookshop. Her research is based on how organic food is being marketed and sold in Indian cities. The presentation focused on key challenges and success strategies for this. Organic food is becoming more readily available in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. Osswald is currently working on an organic farm in Auroville in order to gain some practical farming experience. Read more

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3 portraits for one audio book
by sandrine   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ahelia and the Water book  (Photographer: Sandrine)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

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Bioregion Tour - Join us!
by Alessandro   
Friday, 08 November 2013

Balu (Photographer: Alessandro Fuoco)Discover the uncontaminated villages of Munnur and Perumukkal. Take a walk in the village of Munnur. See clay pots being formed and fired by the road side. Visit a family of potters who will offer you snacks and show you around their home-based workshop. Climb the rocks to reach the sacred temple of Perumukkal, built in the 12th Century by the inhabitants of the village. Perhaps even ask the Goddess for prosperity and her protection. Read more

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ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention
by Patrick   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Angiras Indian alumni 2013 convention (Photographer: Patrick)ANGIRAS stands for the Network of Indian Alumni from German Universities for Sustainable Solutions, which is a registered not-for-profit organization initiated by the Indian alumni graduated from the German Universities. Yesterday morning at the Unity pavilion in International Zone, they started their 2013 Indian convention by a short speech of Mr. Bala Baskar, Secretary of Auroville Foundation, then Franziska of DAAD, the German Academic exchange service, presented her organization. Read more

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