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Presentation on GST

Mr. Rajendra Kumar P, an expert on GST from Chennai shared his insights at Unity Pavillion.

How magic happens!

How it feels when you finally ‘realise’ that this is what you’ve been looking for…
On Tuesday, 18th April 2017, SAVI hosted a volunteer presentation in Tibetan Pavillion, two volunteers Jyothirmayee and Mayank, working in “Kenji’s Japanese Carpentry workshop” shared their life experience and how Auroville managed to give them what they have been looking for their whole life. They shared how they managed to deal with all the problems , how they managed to keep their basket full of questions aside and have an empty basket for answers on them. Jyothirmayee told a story how she felt magic happening when her 40 year plan started in like a snap. Mayank shared his love for wood, how they speak to him. After years of struggle inside out, they found something they have been looking for.
All you need to do for yourself is keep cleaning the stream of your flow and to put mind, body and heart in harmony and the magic will happen. This is how one can find that one “thing” they are looking for.
The applaud at the end of each talk spoke how everyone was so deeply touched by their stories.

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Apr 2017

LFA2017, Comm4Unity, Youth

MM executives – Deadline to propose new members is Friday April 7th

Thursday, April 6th, 4pm at the SAIIER Conference Hall.Concerning the possibility of receiving scholarships to study at AURO University they would like to invite all interested students, parents and teachers to an information and Q&A session .

Within LFA2017 – Litter Free Auroville 2017 campaign –
Tuesday 4th at 4.30pm at Kalekendra Talk with Natacha from Free Store. About free store activities, followed by Talk with Margarita from Eco Duties. About a resource Center Project.
On Thursday 6th at 4.30 pm – Talk with Ok from Upcycling Studio. About material ant truth. followed by Talk with Anandi from PTDC.
On Saturday at Kalekendra
at 11am Demonstration by Shradhanjali. From seeds to Jewelry.
at 2pm Demonstration by Bamboo Center. How to work with bamboo roots?
at 5pm Performance by Bamboo Center. Mohanam Trashband
at 5pm Parade by Unicorn Collective

On Saturday 8th of April Youth Link invite us to Youth Centre between 5pm to 9pm for their new monthly event called “COMM4UNITY”.

On Saturday 8th of April at 6.30pm at Bharat Nivas Auditorium, Pavilion of India, International Zone we are invited by Auroville Youth Activities to a demonstration of about 100 children and youth with their progress in dance, sport, art and music.

There is no other consciousness than the Supreme Consciousness. There is no other will than the Supreme Will. There is no other life than the Supreme Life. There is no other personality than the Supreme Personality.
The Words of The Mother , Vol. 14

Nature Music Culture

Last night Visitor’s Centre was, despite the possibility of a rain, packed with music lovers anticipating natural sounds of Vayali Bamboo Orchestra from Kerala performing with Svaram Music Ensemble.
Stage packed with bamboo instruments of different shapes an size along with Svaram percussion instruments, and through songs we have heard the water, frogs, thunder, soundscape of the life in villages and rituals.
Vayali Babmoo Orchestra is trying through their music bring awareness of a nature in Kerala, especially the river Nilla.

All for All in Collaboration

In today’s news we are featuring Josh inviting us on Friday 9th of July at 3pm at Town Hall 1st floor meeting room to a meeting – fresh fruit putlock – All for all

On Saturday 9th at 8pm at VC we are invited to a Creative Traveling School Concert..

Special Course Bamboo Building & Self Awareness Camp 11th of July to 30th of July.

You must never forget that the outer person is only the form and the symbol of an eternal Reality, and that, passing through the physical appearance, it is to this higher Reality that you must turn. The physical being cannot become truly expressive of the Eternal Reality until it is completely transformed by the supramental manifestation. And until then, it is by it passing through it that you must find the Truth.
The Mother

Scene from Mahabharata

The Ilaignarkal Education Centre has given us the beautiful opportunity to see Tamil folk Theater Theru Koothu performance of a scene from the Mahabharata.
For the very first time have we seen this kind of folk performance; credit goes to the Mohanam Cultural Centre which is providing space and training for young students to dedicate themselves to the revival of folk theater. While watching the performance one could notice the intense work of the students, musicians, and mentors because every detail, all the way to the elaborate costumes, was done by the group.

Koothu means dance or performance in Tamil, it is a folk art originated from the early Tamil country. But more precisely Koothu refers to either Terukuttu or Kattaikkuttu. The terms Terukkuttu and Kattaikkuttu are often used interchangeably in modern times; however, historically the two terms appear to have distinguished, at least in certain villages, between two different kinds of performance: while Terukkuttu referred to mobile performances in a procession, Kattaikkuttu denotes overnight, narrative performances at a fixed performance space. Koothu as a form of entertainment reached its peak hundreds of years ago in Tamil Nadu, as mentioned in the Sangam texts about the development of iyal (literature), isai (music) and natagam (drama). Going beyond just a means of entertainment, koothu educates the rural people about religion and their history.
Koothu is an informal dance structure, the performances generally depict scenes from ancient epics like Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Tamil other classical epics. There are traditionally no dialogues, instead only songs. Artists are trained to sing in their own voice and in a high pitch to reach the entire crowd, since no amplification technology is used. The artists are dressed up with complex heavy costumes and have a very bright elaborated makeup. They put on towering head dresses, sparkling shoulder plates and wide colorful skirts. Traditionally this theater form has been predominately male, though in modern times more females have been included (e.g., Girl’s theater at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam).

Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge

The Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge (PEC) 2016 has been organized for two weeks at the RED EARTH RIDING SCHOOL, Auroville. Many riders from Bangalore, Chennai, Cuddalore, Tirupur, Pondicherry and Auroville have participated in the wonderful event.

The local residents and guests and visitors of Auroville enjoyed the Jumping Challenge at this PEC 2016. Events like these make youth energized says a visitor.

Parents should make sure of making their children involve in various sports and extra curricular activities which helps their growth in an inclusive manner rather than forcing them to stick to books alone. Books provide knowledge and wisdom and activities like these promotes holistic development.

Cash prizes were given to the winners in three categories. CAT A: 135 Cms, CAT B: 120 Cms and CAT C: 110 Cms.

The interesting thing about these competitions was that students of grade 8 have taken part. Therefore, there were various levels of competitions depending on the height of their strengths.

Programs like these should be encouraged by governments and the civil societies to develop a spirit for Equestrian culture, says Sri, a resident of Auroville.

Some photos courtesy by

Comments: 1 Date: 07 Mar 2016

Documentary on Heritage

Culture, tradition, heritage, values. This is what defines the third Auroville and Puducherry heritage festival. Organised by Mohanam and supported by the Department of Tourism, the festival focuses on keeping alive the local Tamil cultures. This is a documentary on the thoughts of the coordinator Mr.Balasubramaniam, craft stall owner Mr.Karthikeyen and Mr.Walter from Belgium, who helped coordinate the festival.

Interview with Madhu

Auroville and Puducherry Village Heritage Festival which was held on the 13th and 14th February was organized by coordinators who were Indians as well as foreigners, working for the development of the villages and the culture. This is an interview of one of the coordinators, Madhu.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2016

Revival of heritage seeds

The 3rd Auroville and Puducherry Village Heritage Festival – 2016 hosted at Bamboo land, Kottakarai witnessed various traditional and heritage stalls from villages around Auroville. Mr.Kavithai Ganeshan who is involved in heritage seed planting has shared his experience with us regarding heritage seeds and the importance of returning to traditional lifestyle.

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