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Adishakti`s Hindu Nov 2017 Fest Tour by Lail Arad and JF Robitaille

A guitar, two voices, a handful of songs, a warmly lit theater, good acoustics, and a welcoming audience are all it takes for an intimate successful evening show. As I enter the candle lit area, I feel as though I am coming home to a warm and wordly nest settled in a flourishing garden. Adishakti is a beautiful  place.

Lail Arad (London) and JF Robitaille (Montreal) brought their “We Got It Coming” Tour presented by the Hindu Nov 2017 Fest to Adishakti tonight. These artists and so much more theater is hidden between Pondicherry and Auroville. They set in with a Simon & Garfunkel song, “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend”, which sounds quite funny and right to the point at 7 pm. Short songs followed – as individuals and as a duo – such as “We Got It Coming”, some of the old masterpieces from Joni Mitchel, Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right”, Smokey Robinson’s “You Got A Hold On Me”, and Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On A Wire” – all performed with artistry, beauty and wit.

Thank you so much.
I can’t wait to see the weekly Adishakti Happenings next February 2018.
So long, Adishakti!

Comments: 0 Date: 18 Nov 2017

Update Mentors on New Entry

On Monday 13th of November 4:30 pm at Unity Pavilion The Residents’ Assembly Service encourages you to participate in a General Meeting to discuss Youth Link’s Hive & The Pumphouse:Developing Systems for the Harmonious Growth of the City.

On Saturday, 18th of November between 9:30 am – 12 noon at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone Aspiration Team invites Mentors and potential Mentors: to and Update on the New Entry process and their impacts on newcomers and mentors.

On Thursday 16th of November at 7pm Adishkati invites us to a concert of Lail Arad and JF Robitaille – We Got It Coming.

On Saturday 18th of November at 8pm at Pitanga, Cultural Centre Concert Tribute to Latin America.

Vaasal (Entrance), a new magazine in English about Tamil art, culture, language and society in Auroville. Feedback, suggestions to
downloading link :

All depends on what you want. If you want Yoga, take all that happens as the expression of the Divine Grace leading you towards your goal, and try to understand the lesson that circumstances give.
The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14

GM on Hive, Concerts, Forest Work

On Tuesday, 14th of November 4:30 pm at Unity Pavilion The Residents’ Assembly Service encourages you to participate in a General Meeting to discuss YouthLink’s Hive & The Pumphouse:Developing Systems fort he Harmonious Growth of the City.

RAS informs us on outcome of 3 days selection process for our working groups: Working Committee, Auroville Council and FAMC. In-depth report and Welcome Celebration are coming soon.

On Saturday 11th of November at 3pm at Anderooni Women’s Retreat,Thaivazhi, Greenbelt Forest, near Auroville.a presentation Symptothermal method: cultivating your secret garden or How do you apply permaculture principles to being a woman? by Julia Schindler .

On Saturday 11th of November at 9am at Verite presentation of Holoenergetic from Dr Laskow with 3h introduction .

On Thrusday 16th of November Adishkati invites us for the start of the season to a concert We Got It Coming of Lail Arad and JF Robitaille, who would be offering solo songs, duo songs, some folk covers of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, June Carter.

On Saturday 18th of November at 8pm at Pitanga – Cultural Centre Concert Tribute to Latin America.

From Monday November 13th to Wednesday the 15th at 8.30am at Minati gate- Action days in a future forest!. FS#252598, info Island at 7598103616.

All that is he, and he is the More than all that is, and we ourselves, though we know it not, are being of his being, force of his force, conscious with a consciousness derived from his; even our mortal existence is made out of his substance and there is an immortal within us that is a spark of the Light and Bliss that are for ever.

Sri Aurobindo
The Synthesis of Yoga

Thought for Goodby, Peace

In today;s news we are featuring some thoughts of Governing Board members while saying goodbye to the community past Thursday, 8th of September…..

The Auroville Council is presenting the draft document of the “Appeal Process} against working groups’ decisions” elaborated by its sub group.

A {Message from Thiru Mohan Verghese Chunkath, IAS (Retd.),Secretary of the Auroville Foundation

RAS invites us on Tuesday 13th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion to a General Meeting on Residents’ Assembly Decision Making System (RAD) to hear and discuss a:Proposed New Decision-making System for Auroville

Saturday 17th September at 5pm at MMC THE FRENCH PAVILION
presents Toward an alternative complementary economy for Auroville and its surroundings”A Conference in French byYves Laborde (

The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfillment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapiidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneoussness of the supreme divine Transformation
Sri Aurobidno. The Stnthesis of Yoga

Twelfth Night at Adishakti

A Five times National RJ award winner RJ Mantra was interviewed by Intern-Journalist of Auroville Radio Mr. Stephen Anurag. RJ Mantra is one among the performers with the character Sir Andrew Aguecheek for Piya Behrupiya a Hindi version of the William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” which was performed by The Company Theatre at Adishakti.

Before the performance RJ Mantra who was part of Auroville Radio shared his excitement and experiences working at Auroville Radio. He said “You are where I was, and You will be where I am now”. He meant that to the interns/volunteers of Auroville Radio that they shall grow for sure from the position they are at present as Auroville Radio gives an amazing exposure to its part takers and for those who have voluntarily decided to help the Auroville Radio.

The play was directed by Atul Kumar and it was an amazing time for all visitors at Adishakti to have an experience to one of the greatest pieces of Shakespeare recited in Hindi. The crowd was comprising of guests of Auroville, visitors from abroad and other states of India, government officials, university professors, students and many music and drama lovers.

This event was hosted in commemorating 400 years death anniversary of the William Shakespeare, a greatest English writer, poet, dramatist and an actor and also as a part of month long “‘remembering Veenapani Chawla’.

“If music be the food of love, play on” – William Shakespeare

Theatre Festival in Adishakti

April 9th, 2016, the 2nd annual Remembering Veenapani theatre festival at Adishakti commences. Artistic director Vinaykumar K.J. met with Kaeridwyn to talk about the festival, Veenapani Chawla, and the history and future of Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research.

Listen to hear about the beginnings of Adishakti, the significance of Veenapani’s work, and the wide array of artists (including visual artists and musicians) that will be performing at Adishakti from April 9 to May 1.

Nangiar Koothu by Smt. Usha

Akrura’s Journey – Nangiar Koothu performance was held at Adishakti here at Auroville, Tamil Nadu. The evening of Monday was blossomed by the performance of Smt. Usha and her crew. The tempo of the drum beats and the cymbal mixed with the amusing moves of Smt. Usha put the eyes and ears of the audience constant at the performance.

Koothu is a stage performance and a famous form of orating old Indian epics. The Nangiar Koothu is a mime and the idea in the basic script is conveyed through an elaborate theme of intricate hand gestures. Every moment, of the hands, feet, eyes and facial muscles is controlled and is based on the science of stage acting.

This performance was on an Indian epic of Akrura’s journey back to Vrindavanam after getting lost in the course unaware of journey. He finds Krishna’s footprints at various places and finds it very sacred and feels happy as they helped him reach back safe.

If Usha Nangiyar is performing , if VKK Hariharan is performing .. its worth traveling the distance… we had enjoyed to drums and the magical dance to the fullest ” – A visitor at Adishakti

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Mar 2016

Drums as rhythm

Vinay Kumar, a senior artist of the group Adishakti says, “We are glad to be part of the Auroville culture and we do these plays to make the contemporary world understand the vitality of rhythm and that was performed here through drums”. He later added, “We dedicate this play to Veenapani Chawla, the director and the chief mentor of the group who passed away last year”.

Affrodable Housing, Thoothuvarkal

On 22nd August at 5pm at the Multimedia Centre, Town hall Complex
Ashok Lall will give a talk “A critique of the current belief and accelerating trend toward high-rise high-density as the panacea” by followed by Q&A with a panel comprising of Sanjay Prakash, Tamnay Tathagath and Dean D’Cruz; all well know in India for their work in Sustainable Habitat. This talk is organized as part of a two day meeting 22nd and 23rd held in Auroville by the Gubbi Alliance for Sustainable Habitat. and the meeting topic is “affordable housing “.

Sunday, 23rd August Time: 7pm Venue: Adishakti Patchwork Ensemble’s ILA

Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 7p.m. at Yatra Multimedia,Yatra Multimedia invites you to the release function of the short film THOOTHUVARKAL Written and Directed by *Yatra Srinivassan* Near Newcreation Sportâ??s Ground.

Sunday, August 30th at 4.30pm at  Sankalpa Art Dome, International Zone (Next to Tibetan Pavilion and Canadian Inuksuk we are invited to Yaroslava’s Flowers: New Children’s Book Launch and Planting!

Play at AdiShakti

Tonight at 7pm Adishakti is hosting a performance by the reputed theater and film personality, Ms. Suhasini Maniratnam with the performance of a theatrical play called ‘Reading Between the Lines’, and they are announcing Source Of Performance Energy a 10 day workshop AdiShakti in August which is the distillation of the unique performance methodology developed by Veenapani Chawla and the faculty at Adishakti.

On Friday 19th June at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion The Residents’ Assembly Service and l’Avenir d’Auroville would like to invite you to an Open House City Planning Session.
It is planed to have regular meetings like this in the future to improve the possibility for the residents to be active and participate but this one has no particular agenda, just SPACE for GRACE.

NESS School will be hosting a Pudhucherry state level basketball tournament for boys and girls at New Creation sports ground from 25th to 28th of June.

What Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action direct from the Supreme.
– The Mother

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Jun 2015
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