Posts Tagged ‘women’
Que sienten los huespedes de Auroville cuando visitan el parque de la Unidad del Matrimandir? Que experiencia vivencian cuando ingresan a la camara de concentracion?
Mientras cenamos entre amigos en un restaurante local, entrevistamos a Jimena, una Argentina. Aqui les compartimos esta entrevista informal, que surgio espontaneamente.
My Life in Revolution with the Princess Constance de Polignac.
The life of the Princess Constance de Polignac is the exceptional journey of a Woman’s Life, crossed since early childhood by extraordinary trials and experiences, which led her from the sophisticated spheres of a princely aristocracy linked to the history of France … to deserts and Virgin forests of the First Peoples who initiated it, and immediately recognized as master and healer.
This unique experience, integrated in consciousness in each of the cells of her woman’s body, places at the heart of her life path the status of the Feminine and her recognition by the Masculine, “a crucial stake in the construction of a completely new world”.
Presented by the French Pavilion.
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.
Auroville women celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting traditional music, dance and ‘kolam’ (chalk art) competitions at Swachu Building at Bharat Nivas on 18 March 2017.
The United Nations theme for International Womens Day 2017, focuses on Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. While the women in cities were occupied in either organizing or participating in various conferences and meetings, Women at Auroville have celebrated the day by promoting the local culture in three forms viz., music, dance, art by spreading the theme of gender equality and women civic participation in the society.
Grace, Usha and Mathi from Auroville have taken a lead role in organizing various cultural activities which includes music and dance competitions and also performances.
Bregette (from Hollande) has been at Auroville and serving at Matrimandir for five years now and in talking to the Auroville Radio she expressed her excitement of being part of this community in rendering various services mainly to the ‘art and culture’.
Mayawati, from La Farm has been the instructor for the ‘kolam’ art competition. Many young girls, students and women participated and filled the floor of the building with amusing and colorful art.
Paula Murphy, who has been practicing as a mid wife for many years, conducted a survey here in Auroville regarding the health and safety of women. Two hundred and eighteen women participated in this and the presentation of the results was given in Saiier on the 16th March by Paula and Michiel Mussies.
On March 8th Unity Pavillion invited 12 women from different nationalities and different cultures to share their stories as a part of International Women’s Day celebration. They talked about love, fights, fears, insecurities, inspirations, and a lot more, shared their journeys, the struggles they had been through all of their lives, problems they faced being a woman and how they kept moving on in their lives with or without support. They expressed their views on feminism, gender equality, etc. In the two hours a million stories were told, all different but still one thing common in all of them and that is the high spirits women possess.
After the talk there were beautiful cultural dance performances (including, Odissi , Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, and contemporary), all were prayers to the ‘Devi’, not any physical being but the feminine side embedded in nature.
And this session of sharing ended with a fun pot luck dinner.
Monday, 2 January 2017, from 6pm onward we are All invited for a Salangai Pooja dance performance by the Isai Ma(i)yam Dance group Sri Mahakalishwara Siva Temple at Irumbai
Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 8 pm In CRIPA, Kalabhum CRIPA Jazz Night
Sid Jacobs (guitar) & Matt Littlewood (Trio)Holger Jetter (bass)Srinath Srinivasan (drums)
Wednesday 4th of January at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Odissi Dance by Kanchana’s Group
Saturday , 7th of January, 2017 Youth Center invites us to this year’s Nalaikki Fair! Open to all from 10 am to 10 pm .
Sunday , 8rth of January at 8pm at the Visitors Center “Bossa Nova and Rock Concert” Bossa Nova from Eliane and Band.Rock from Amando Israel, Dhani and Suresh
An aimless life is always a miserable life.
Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.
Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.
But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.
The Mother , “On Education”
This morning we had an interesting conversation with Dr. Amina Ather who is visiting Auvorille just for couple of days. During her stays she is giving workshop at SLI to women of rural Tamil Nadu. Her knowledge and rich experience are empowering women wherever she goes.
From the web:
Dr. Amina Ather , Presently working as Scientific Director, TSM (Traditional System of Medicine), Medizin Park Ruhr, Dusseldorf, Germany. Done her Bachelors in Unani medicine and Surgery,MD (Pharmacology – Clinical trial with single herb of Unani medicine, PhD ( Empowerment of Muslim women through green pharmacy) and MCA (masters of computer Application) . She Has been nominated for guinness book of records for creating database of medicinal plants from 12 countries and recoding photography digital source. Has been working in the field of TCAM since 2001 , has been awarded by ford foundation to create 24 entrepreneurs from zakat money . Has covered more than 700 schools and 300 villages in india and around the world on educating women in health education , she has 17 patents of herbals cosmetic products with halal certification , and 2 from FDA . At present she is working with Medizin Park Ruhr , Castrop Rauxel , Dusseldorf , Germany as scientific director for TCAM to develop opportunities for TCAM fraternity in academics , research and training in Europe with the support of EMA and EPMA (European Medical Association and Association for predictive preventive and personalized medicine).She would be the first unani physician to start her practice in Europe as a physician with the support of MPR.
…or Ladies in Jazz featuring some of the famous jazz singers
Beyonce Etta James cover – At Last
Nina Simone – Felling Good
Lupe Fiasco FT Jill Scott – Daydream
Brenda Boykin – Hard Swing Travellin Man
Nina Simone – I put a spell on you
Erma Franklin – Piece of My Heart
Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure Don’t Mess with a Good Thing 1965
Nina Simone – Work Song
The Puppini Sisters – Crazy In Love
Sarah Vaughan – Lover Man
Anita Wardell – Travels – The Road
Chaka Khan – Stormy Weather
Ella Fitzgerald – Mack The Knife
The Puppini Sisters – Spooky.
Dinah Washington – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Julie London – When I fall in love
Billie Holiday – All of me
Ella Fitzgerald- It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing