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Mana Fashion Design Studio

The Mana Fashion Design Studio is a project created and run by a team of 3 Aurovillians, Claire, Rv, and Julie. Each one of them carries an artistic background (painting, graphic designing, music) and they take their inspiration from traditional arts and crafts from around the world. All their products are entirely hand made and every piece is unique with its’ own delicate embroidery and special fabrics. At the moment, they open their studio (Located at Sukhavati) every Wednesday and Saturday between 9;30 and 12 for women to come and find the perfect piece of clothing or one of their gorgeous bags as well as interact with the artisans themselves. Mana has a website on which you may look through their designs and learn more about the whole project:
manaauroville.wordpress.com

Basketball Semi Finals

Jyoti and Ratnam of the Auroville Basketball Family discuss the results of the semi finals of the Puducherry State Level basketball tournament. Held at the New Creation sports ground, the event was jointly organized by LOTUS and FRATERNITY basketball clubs along with the Auroville Basketball Family on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 30th June as well as on 1st and 2nd July, 2017. They discuss key players, challenges posed by more experienced players to the juniors and their expectations from the matches.

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.

Art and Culture Workshop

It was a three days workshop organised by Bharat Niwas, it was conducted by artists from SEWA (Self Employed Women Association), Gujarat. They taught people the almost lost art of block printing and tie and dye which was used earlier for cloth printing and now it is getting replaced by screen printing and other techniques. This workshop was to make people know more closely about Indian culture.
A lot of people from all age groups took interest in the workshop.
We had an interview with Seema Majumdar from Darpana Acedmy, Gujarat and she talked about the work they do and how they are taking efforts to educate people about the art and culture of India.

Africal tribal dance

At the very beginning of Hibiscus festival this band played just one song, Louis and Patrick on djembe, Joel on bass while Audrey was involving the dancers.

African Cosmology and Our Roots

An interesting interview with Aunkh H. Chambalala, who visited us this morning to invite us to the first of his talks. The talk will be on African Astronomy and Cosmology, and was scheduled for today at the Unity Pavilion.
Aunkh gave us an insight in ancient African knowledge of astronomy, cosmology, and affairs of life. Amongst others we were talking about today’s youth, and his passionate involvement in education them.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jan 2017

Nalaikki Fair – Temple Rock

Despite that traditional Christmas Fair at Youth Centre was held yesterday 7th of January 2017 with the appropriate name “Malaikki Fair” the Christmas spirit was present …. maybe also due to the fact that in some parts of our planet, like Ethiopia it was last night the Christmas evening …. anyhow, all was fine, joyful cheerful, as many Christmas fairs in the past…
Musical part of the fair started in the middle of the afternoon with Krishna Temple Rock with Krishna, Matthew and Shanks.


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jan 2017

Jazz Night at CRIPA

Jazz music lovers have came on their expense last night at Cripa with the Jazz Night. Audience had a chance to hear some jazz standards of Joao Gilberto, Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock…played by the visiting jazz guitar player Sid Jacobs, accompanied by “home” musicians Matt Littlewood on acoustics piano, Holger Jetter on bass and Srinath Srinivasan on drums.

Bantu Ubuntu at the Youth Centre

United Nations International Youth Day is three weeks from now, but the young volunteers of Auroville have come together to express their emotions, as logical and physical and imperfection; in the triangle which is “Be creative, Be conscious and Be sharing in the Peaceful City (the Youth Centre of Auroville)”.

Samy, a Rwandan student is currently a volunteer at the Youth Centre,  and the Tree house Community. He has been a part of Auroville community for two years now and is seeking a transformation of the Human heart. He has initiated a three day fundraising event for his safari(journey) on the way back to his home country, during which he will be doing research on “What is the relation between drums and humans” and “Dance movement therapy”.

Samy says, Bantu Ubuntu is the language of Humankind in Zulu and therefore has taken it as an agenda for this event mainly to symbolize human relations and transformation, like a rhythm of drums.

A pizza night, bonfire, candle crafting, macrame, body psychology workshop, Korean dinner with kimpap and isombe from Rwanda were all part of this spectacular summer monsoon – Bantu Ubuntu Infinity.

“Integration, togetherness, coordination, expression and engagement of the youth in the various societal activities would definitely bring peace and harmony to the world we live”.


Comments: 0 Date: 25 Jul 2016

Puducherry Police Brass Band

At the Gandhi beach, every weekend there is a brass band playing music near the Gandhi statue and no, they are not regular musicians. They are the rough and tough police force of Puducherry. The Puducherry police band was started in 1974  by the then Inspector General of Police,Mr.Nikhil Kumar. It was first called the Sepoy band. The band now performs at all ceremonial parades especially Independence day and Republic day. They perform a variety of genres and entertain the public. Their committee includes DGP,S.I, Head constables and Police constables. Their public performance is mainly done to give the tourists a good feeling about Puducherry and to tell them that Puducherry police are very friendly and helpful.


Comments: 1 Date: 04 Jul 2016
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