Bio Region - A greener vision


Bioregion Tour - Join us!
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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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SEDAB - Sustainable Development
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by Kristen   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
View from the top of the watershed (Photographer: SEDAB team)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 {presentation} at Unity Pavilion led by Alain and Joss described the history, vision, and impact of the project. Read more

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Special Education Centre
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by Subathra   
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Ilaignarkal Education Centre (Photographer: Subathra)At Ilaignarkal Education Centre near Verite we had a chance to interview Aandh sir a teacher and an educator at the centre. The main thing is that people who comes there are non educated but now the students are well educated and they are in a good and comfortable work . They are teaching the students without any contribution. They don't have any structured subjects such as other schools but they try to provide to a student what he needs. Students are mostly coming from nearby villages. Read more

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KT Ravindran Regional Development
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by Andrea and Ojas   
Monday, 01 April 2013
K.T. Ravindran. (Photographer: Andrea)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

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12 Qualities at LEC
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by Krupa   
Friday, 18 January 2013
A collective art piece based on the Mother's symbol. (Photographer: Krupa)Life Education Center (LEC) is an Auroville outreach school, providing vocational training and counseling to empower semi-educated girls from the nearby villages since 1991. In this interview, the students and some LEC teachers share personal reflections and experiences by each focusing on one of the qualities in the Mother's symbol. Paralleled in a collective visual art piece, there is also a sample of the daily chanting at LEC at the end of the session. The following are the individual names and the qualities/aspects which they explored: Read more

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Solution to a 'Natural Problem' ?
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by Andi   
Saturday, 03 November 2012
Kathy Walking (Photographer: ecofemme.org)With 350,000,000 menstruating women in India: what are we going to do with the waste from the newly-introduced, "modern" menstruation products? Yes, 350 million is a big number. With keen foresight, Kathy has stepped up to the plate with a team of women to try to close the bin on this massive upcoming waste production. Auroville Radio sat down with Kathy on a busy Saturday morning in Cafe Le Morgan to discuss these very current social issues and talk about opportunities for the future. Please visit ecofemme.org to find out more! Read more

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Mohanam Birthday
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by Shirin   
Monday, 23 July 2012
Cultural  Performance (Photographer: Girogio)Last Sunday Mohanam Cultural Centre at Sanjeevi Nagar, on the outskirt of Auroville celebrated 11th anniversary of its existence. Happy children, parents, guests gathered to celebrate the occasion with joy. Children prepared cultural program in a dance way, but we could see pieces of their work and activities exhibited throughout the Centre. No doubt that Mohanam grown over the past years, and keeps striving for better. As such it is a bridge between local villages and Auroville trough cultural exchanges, fosters development and understanding. Read more

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Panchayat at Town Hall
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by Radio Team   
Friday, 15 June 2012

Panchayat Meeting on Rising Awareness on Auroville (Photographer: Renu)Wednesday meeting of the leaders(panchayat) of villages in the Auroville neighborhood tried to raise awareness of local population on what Auroville stands for - from the beginning to today. Recording is in Tamil, and you can find Tamil text here. Read more

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