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Category Archives: Free Economy

The After Meeting Debate: GST

After the presentation at Unity Pavilion on GST held by CA. Rajendra Kumar P, (a practicing chartered accountant and senior partner of Sanjiv Shah & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Chennai, who is the Head-Indirect Taxation Practice of the firm) we stop some residents and ask their opinion about the new Goods and Service Tax for Auroville.

GM on Economy

AT SAIIER yesterday RAS facilitated General Meeting with the topic on Economy, with subtitle Where Are We? The Residents’ Assembly Service was trying to convey of this important community update from the working groups:
• The Budget Coordination Committee
• The departing FAMC
• The Unity Fund

Varuna- Electricity (part 1 of 3)

This is the first of three topics presented by Micheal Bonke on Sep. 1st at the Unity Pavilion on the Varuna concept for Electricity and the energy in kind scheme- with Q&A session at the end. We have separated the 3 hours into three seperate 1 hour sessions based on each topic. Topics: - status of Auroville wind park and Energy-in-Kind scheme - status of the desalination project - status of the research on Matrimandir Lake project - questions and answers

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Sep 2015

La Maison de Jeunes

La Maison e Jeunes - House for the Young, new alternative housing project just next to Citadine is coming up. Louis Cohen talks in featured interview about that project, and what inspired him to start it. Fully dismountable rooms will serve future volunteers to reside even when they are limited with the budget. On the other side this can could be also  an example in some other areas for the temporary, and affordable housing. Briefly he also talks on Habitat in International Zone which would serve to bring life into the zone with more permanent housing.

Comments: 1 Date: 28 Oct 2014

Sharing Space with Service Space

Nipun! Just as the name means, 'a clever man', Nipun Mehta was like a Santa Claus with fresh ideas. In an introduction meet, organized by Manoj Pavitran and friends. The Participating Aurovilians got a treat this christmas when Nipus, whose name literally means Rishi, talking about 'Gift Economy'. As Nipun suggests, we have many kinds of capital amount, to trade and deal in, money need not be the only option. Nipun along with his wife and brother started an organization, leading successfully in the world, 'Service Space'. The core principles of this organization are: 1. Totally volunteer operated 2. No fund-raising 3. Focus on small He emphasis on the point of positive volition is what is required to create the desired ripple effect. When we create the correct atmosphere, the desired mind set within society can be achieved. The meet ended with a BIG group hug and people signing up for the 21 day kindness challenge. Smile cards and other positive symbols where distributed amongst Auroville as a gesture of love, for all of us to Pay-It-Forward.

Comments: 0 Date: 26 Dec 2016

Our Economy and Youth

Interseting interview with Natsha who works as secretary at Integral Entrepreneurship Lab and is a link between them and Youth Link.
At the end of the last month they have organized workshop on economy for Youth. How is Youth involved in economy? When the Youth Link was trying to organize the management apprenticeship for youth, they have discovered that our youth does not know much about our economy landscape.
Natasha shares with us how was the workshop organized, and amongst other tells also that youth was very interested in the topic. For that reason they will prepare the next sessions on it.

PTDC – Collective Experiment

Pour Tous Distribution Center celebrates today 9th birthday; place is decorated by many flowers, cakes are on any corner and open doors to new storage space at the back in shape of two containers generously donated by member of the community inviting us in .... Anandi shares with us grateful thoughts on that collective experiment which was established nine years back with aim to provide for basic needs to members of the community. From 156 members in the start, now the family of PTDC counts almost 1500 members who obtain their daily  food and some household items there. Team of almost 20 service us with joy and love.

Comments: 2 Date: 14 Mar 2015

CAT 04 – Economy 2

At the Unity Pavillion, on the 19 December 2016, CAT (Create Auroville Together) brought together a collaborative space for innovating a new economic paradigm to help manifest the Dream.
After the initial presentation, the atmosphere became quite heavy with Aurovillians and Guests strongly voicing their negative feedback, at this point the recorder strangely crashed and upto that point the audio was lost ...... But later after the small groups of Guests, Volunteers, New Comers and Aurovillians had sat together sharing visions and ideas the atmosphere changed and a feeling of hope arose into the space ..... listen to what they had to say....... the Divine speaks through many mouths.

Auroville Radio is 11 years old!

Today Auroville Radio turns 11! Lets hear from our listener Armando in the US what this service means to him as we launch our 2015 Fun(d) Drive. We look forward to your collaboration and we thank you for your support! Mother's Agenda - June 1958 “"We are preparing upon earth the connecting-point, that point of communication and junction between the mental and terrestrial human consciousness and the supramental and superhuman Consciousness. It is a whole intermediate world that is being worked out, a new creation manifesting and materializing. In order to be realized here upon earth, this creation must utilize the already existing material means and powers, but in a new way, adapted to the new needs. One of the most essential powers is the financial power.”"

Comments: 2 Date: 05 Dec 2015

Decentralization and Future

Karthik Iyer talk with the title "Decentralization and Humanity's Future" despite very cold and abundant monsoon rain attracted quite a some this morning to SAIIER conference room.
In his overview of history Karthik looked at the forces that they shaped and caused the big shift from decentralization to centralization and touched the current forces shaping the new wave towards decentralization.
Listeners had many interesting questions after the talk, especially touching sharing economy, spirituality movement...

Comments: 0 Date: 29 Nov 2014