GM Entry and Exit policy
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 17 October 2013

General Meeting audience (Photographer: Fabienne)A crucial meeting on Entry-Exit Policy was held yesterday at the Unity Pavilion. It was organized by the Working Committee and attended by Mr. Bala Baskar, the Secretary of Auroville Foundation. The Governing Board is scheduled to meet early next month and is eager to read the Residents Assembly Proposal on this vital and complex matter. Following Elvira’'s introduction and Eric's presentation on the draft "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents, regulations 2013”",  Read more

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Happy memories
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by sandrine   
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hannah and Mira (Photographer: Sandrine)Satyamayi, Chandana, Abinash, Leela, Sai, Aatman, Mira, Aarnav, Hannah, and Datchiany, are all 12 to 14 years old and students of Deepanam School intimately sharing their very happiest memories. When you are a teenager in a city composed of 45 nationalities, in which language do you remember your inner stories? Are you sure this memory belongs to you only? And how deep does human unity run? Find out in this "sound painting" of memories, a workshop offered by Lilaloka: lilalokaproject.blogspot.in (Thanks to Mahavir and Bhakti, Deepanam teachers) Read more

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Day 2 at the Singing Festival
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by Andrea   
Friday, 11 October 2013

The joy of singing... The Israeli on stage. (Photographer: Giorgio Molinari)The second day of the Singing Festival, again well attended, started earlier than the previous evening. Jimbo, as the night before, was behind the microphone, entertaining the audience and filling gaps in-between the numbers of the 15 crews of the evening. Singers, although representing nations, were unified when it came to certain songs, and to singing itself. The Singing Festival clearly showed that there are many talents in the community, and that a wish to socialize beyond normal formal frames exists. Read more

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Singing Festival Day 1
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by Andrea   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Fiesta Latina on stage! Margarita & her band. (Photographer: Fabienne)Minsun, Joy, and Gumsoon organized the first Auroville Singing Festival. At the amphitheater of Kalabhumi singers from 25 different nations performed their repertoire. Aged from 3 years old to over 70, the singers selected some of the most beloved folk and traditional songs from their nations. The Latin American team really rocked the show... and Margarita, well know in Auroville for her scientific researches on Effective Microorganisms, will from now on be also very much appreciated for her incredible energy on stage! Read more

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ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention
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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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GMs and Garba Dance
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by Marta   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Land Slide at Nautre Camp in Kodai Kanal (Photographer: Jonah)For Navratri, on Friday and Saturday 11-12th October, visit SAWCHU in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of Indian Culture), International Zone at 7.30pm. Navratri festival celebrates the veneration of the three goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The LMTF is inviting the Community to a follow-up meeting regarding a large land-exchange proposed for Auroville's North Eastern Greenbelt, this is on Tuesday the 15th at 4pm, Unity Pavilion, International Zone. The Working Committee is organizing a General Meeting on Entry Exit policy on Wednesday the 16th at 5pm, also at the Unity Pavilion. Read more

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Entry and Exit, Unity?
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by Clara   
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Entry process pictogram by Task Force (Photographer: Clara)The Working Committee is inviting all to attend a General Meeting on Entry-Exit policy on Wednesday at 5 pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone), . The latest draft of the policy will be presented together with an explanation of how it was arrived at. This will be followed by a questions and answers session, all in preparation for a Residents' Assembly when the proposal will be accepted or rejected. The official name of the Entry-Exit policy is "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents". Elisa invites us to dream, dance and dare Unity on the 26th of October at 8 pm, Kalabhumi. Read more

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New Colors Masala Stage
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by Patrick   
Monday, 14 October 2013

New Colors (Photographer: Youri)New Colors is a learning and social support center for underprivileged children living in and around Edayanchavdy. Nikadass, alias Kumar, opened it in 2002. He was born in Auroville on March 9, 1979 and is an Udavi School Grade 3 teacher of Sports, Tamil and additional subjects. In 2006 Kumar married Israeli native Renana. They live together in the village. Renana has a high school diploma in agricultural geography and economics, a degree in civil engineering, and a degree in architectural and interior design engineering. Read more

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Masala Stage
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by Clara   
Thursday, 10 October 2013

Navaratri  - Garba Dance at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone (Photographer: web)In today's news we are featuring Renana, one of a team of volunteers at New Colors. She invites us to Masala Stage this Saturday 12th of October at 4pm at New Colors, Edayanchavady. This weekend we are also invited to participate in Navaratri-Garba Dance on October 11th and 12th, at 7:30pm, at SAWCHU, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. The General Meeting on a land exchange proposal in the North Eastern Greenbelt is postponed to October 23rd. On Wednesday 16th at 5pm at Unity Pavilion, a GM on Entry-Exict Policy Read more

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AV Women Sound Artist Project
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by Caroline   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Auroville Women Sound Artist Project -Anne, Anungla, Buvana, Caroline, Chitra, Kalsang, Nadia, Surya, Yumi (Photographer: Caroline)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

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ANGIRAS - talks
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by Zoe   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013

ANGIRAS - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living in Remote Areas (Photographer: Zoe)

The afternoon session of ANGIRAS - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living in Remote Areas - started with Toine talking on sustainable energy solutions, raising the question if sustainability is not first and foremost about choosing a life style that takes into consideration the environment and already badly depleted natural resources. Nick continued with a SEDAB presentation, focusing mainly on the bio-region and its development. Gijs shared an interesting story about organic cotton and its value chain. At the end of presentations, Chamlaji Gupta from the ashram shared some thoughts on the beginning of a search for "unconventional sources of power". He said that the Mother, in 1966, after the construction of the first solar device in Ashram, commented " ...blessings for the efficacy..."

 
Iniki malarkey, nalaki anarchy
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by Tabitha   
Saturday, 05 October 2013

INIKI MALARKEY, NALAKI ANARCHY by Miraculous Production (Photographer: Tabitha)A new kids play by Miraculous Production of shy but wildly imaginative Randolph McZozo, supported and well advised through all his endeavours by his faithful companion, the stuffed toy lion Wittgenstein, filled up the Kalabhumi Amphitheater last night. Randolph and Wittgenstein faced a barking dog, crossed a busy road, fished for dinner and delighted the audience. All simple tasks perhaps but alluding to something bigger. As usual with a Miraculous Production there was... Read more

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