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Yatra & Meenakshi Book Interview

Yatra Srinivassan and Kavingar R. Meenakshi dropped by to speak with AurovilleRadio about the upcoming release of Srinivassan’s book of Tamil short stories, “Yatra Sirukathaikal”.

They speak about the inspirations, production, impact, and purpose of the book as well as their long-standing mentor relationship.

Listen in and attend their book launch event:
Auroville Ilaignarkal Education Centre (Near Town Hall)
30th November 2017, Thursday, 5:00pm

Book Title: Yatra Sirukathaikal
Author: Yatra Srinivassan
Illustration: Kalaimamani Ravi
Cover Illustration: S. Priyadharshami
Famous Writer: K. Raja Narayanam


Comments: 0 Date: 29 Nov 2017

Deepawali 17th Oct 2017

The yearly Deepawali celebrations were a huge success. The numerous crowd filled the Solar Kitchen ground this year due to the fact that Bharat Nivas is under the construction (where our annual celebration occurs).
AV children and adults brought us different styles of performances going from traditional folk, classical dance to contemporary dance and hip hop singing.
The evening concluded with inviting all the artists on stage.
Thanks to the team of Sangamam and all the Aurovillians who took part in this wonderful celebration.
Till next year…..


Comments: 0 Date: 25 Oct 2017

Dance is Universal

This interview is based on Vjay dance classes at New Creation for any languages and there will be a dance performance on the 15th of August at Visitor’s Center. Hope to see you.I was inspired by Vijay’s life story, and path of dance, karate, and kick boxing.

Vijay gives classes at New Creation for dance on Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3.30pm,
classes for kick boxing are going on at SAWCHU on Saturdays and Sundays at 6.30am.
You can contact Sundar on 9786167917.

Some A R Rahman (Hindi Playlist)

AR Rahman, who hails from Tamil Nadu, is known to be one of the world’s greatest music producers. This playlist features a wide variety of songs by him but all possess his signature harmonious melodies.

Tracklist
Jiya Jale – Berklee Ensemble (Cover)
Dil Se – Berklee Ensemble (Cover
Khwaja Khwaja
Roja (Cover)
Ranjhanaa (Cover)
Kaise Mujhe
Tere Bina
Masakalli

Celebrating Tamil New Year 2017

A collaboration of Ilaignarkal Education Center and Mohanam Cultural Center, brought together the Tamil New Year celebration in Auroville hosted by Visitor Center.
The Ilaignarkal Education Center is involved with teaching and bringing together the Tamil workers of Auroville. The Mohanam Cultural Center experiment with making different sorts of instruments (mainly percussion, string and wind instruments) out of local material.
Almost like a harvest festival many seasonal fruits and vegetables were presented in honor of the Tamil New Year. Astrological predictions were announced as what the coming year would bring. Live traditional Tamil music and dance enhanced the event.

'Accessible Puducherry'- Workshop

Satya Special School organized a Workshop on “ACCESSIBLE PUDUCHERRY – A STEP TOWARDS AN INCLUSION” on 21st October 2016 at Convention cum Cultural Center, Pondicherry University (A Central Univeristy). Department of Social Work has taken a profound initiative by hosting the event.

India has an estimated 70 million disabled people. Most of them remain confined to their homes due to complete lack of accessible infrastructure. Any attempt to travel, enter buildings, parks, shops etc can be impossible, unsafe or humiliating. They, therefore remain unseen, unheard, unaccounted and are rightly called – an invisible minority.
Accessibility has been one of the most neglected issues in the disability sector in India and is probably one of the crucial factors that can free up the potential and availability of opportunities for disabled people.

The Disability Act (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) was passed by the Indian Parliament in 1995. The Act mandates non-discrimination in transportation and the built environment. However, there has not been much progress so far on these aspects, in India.

Access and Accessible refer to the freedom of choice to enter approach, communicate or make use of a situation or environment without assistance and undue difficulties.
Keeping the above, the following objectives were focused at the workshop:

1. Create awareness on accessibility among various stake-holders
2. Current status on accessibility in Puducherry
3. Road map towards an inclusive Puducherry

And the distinguished Speakers for Accessibility workshop are:

Dr. Chdambaram for the topic ‘Accessibility in Educational institutions – Pondicherry University’ ; Mr. Alkahj for ‘African Perspective on Accessibility – CIAI Pondicherry’ ; Mr. Sudhakar for ‘Accessibility Aids and its Importance – Mobility India’; Dr. Srinivas Murthy for ‘Accessibility for persons with mental disability’ ; Ms. Susmita for Accessible Auroville and Dr. Gulam for ‘Accessibility in Developed countries’ – Pondicherry university

Jazz Cafe

In today’s news we are featuring Amando and Dhani inviting us to Jazz Cafe on Saturday 22nd at 8pm at Visitor’s Centre.

Tuesday 18th of October from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI) is presenting Lecture:on Tamil Culture: A Curtain Raiser

18th October, Tuesday, 5 – 6:30 pm within BHAVISHYATE talks at Sri Aurobindo Center of Studies – Bharat NivasI NDIA: past, present and future challenges Next session By Professor S.Swaminathan, with Topic: Indian painting tradition – Ajanta to modern times

Joy of Learning team (Alan, Lalit, Mike, Mila, Min, Sophie) announcing Tuesday October 18th 4.30 to 6.30 pm at SAIIER Auroville and Beyond….Exploring Auroville’s Bioregional Activities

Within Peace Month a Peace Walk on Saturday 22nd October Early Morning around 6:30 AM ~ 1 hour walk, starting at Visitor’s Centre.

If the growth of consciousness were considered the principal goal of life, many difficulties would find their solution.
The Mother

Mr. Lakshminarayan from SLI

Mr. Lakshminarayanan shares his views about various aspects of the upcoming local body, panchayat elections for neighboring villages of Auroville. He emphasis on the power a voter has, as member of the graham sabha and educates of the new amendments in seat reservation. He informs about 50% seats being reserved for women in the upcoming elections and points out as a good sign. He believes Women as administrators can do a much better job and is feeling rather optimistic about the upcoming elections. The panchayat elections play a major role in Auroville life as well, as Auroville is surrounded by at least 7-8 local Panchayat bodies and hence, elected officials will play a crucial role in maintaining and even strengthening the relations with the local villagers. Sustainable Livlihood institute SLI , is doing a commendable job in bridging the information gap between the villagers and Auroville and is playing an important role in guiding the locals to a better lifestyle and providing better means of livelihood.

AVAG Women's festival

On the 8th of September, AVAG organized a women’s festival that was attended by hundreds of women from the villages. The pompous event showcased these talented women in a new light. They danced away to glory, sang melodiously, acted like professional movie stars as well. Their talent was lauded by the community members and the event was a platform to showcase their hidden talents. The festival was organised by the women and the second half of the festival would be conducted in October. The event was attended by Mallika Sarabhai as the women danced away to various dance forms that are central to Tamil Nadu. The festival threw light on how empowered these women are and their various talents as well.

Sree Mahaleeswarar Temple Dance

Past Sunday Sree Mahaleeswarar Temple in Irumbai hosted Auro Amsathvani Group to give dance performance. Six girls – P. Swarna Poorani, N. Shalini, S.Sharmi, M. Domian, M. Roshani and N. Harini shared with the numerous audience classical dance program of Bharat Natiyam Dance. The event started with official address of present dignitaries from the villages and from Auroville who have lit the oil lamps. The dance performance started with the prayer song to Lord Ganesha….

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