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Nandanam Open House

On Monday morning the parents of Nandanam kindergarden kids were invited to its open house. The program ran for an hour and involved circus acts, plays, dancing and group singing by the cheerful children. They dressed up in brightly colored suits with matching painted faces. Even a unicorn was spotted among the numerous tigers! After the performance and snacks the classrooms were open for wandering through the beautiful exhibition of drawings, bags, paintings and installations. Enjoy the joyful voices captured in our short soundscape of the performances.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2009

Between Kalabhumi & Future School

The first school’ built in Auroville the Mother named ‘Last School’ as it was to be the last school of its kind, of the old way of teaching children.’ Located near Aspiration Community, Last School is a middle school/high school which has existed in Auroville since the year 1985. Last School students need to be self motivated, and can – if they wish – be involved in the decision-making process and changes affecting the school, since their opinion and feedback is very much respected. Recently Last School’s team decided to relocate its campus to the center of Auroville.

Comments: 0 Date: 25 Jan 2009

Des serpents à l`école!

En plus de la vingtaine d’lves scolariss Deepanam School, depuis quelques mois, l’cole compte desormais dans ses rangs quelques serpents, lzards et autres bestioles, pour le plus grand plaisir des enfants. Dans le laboratoire cr par Rajiv, les enfants dfilent pour prendre soin de leurs nouveaux camarades. L’occasion aussi d’en apprendre un peu plus sur les animaux qui peuplent les alentours d’Auroville.

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Nov 2008

Thamarai Celebration

Everyone was warmly invited to Thamarai on the evening of 23rd October. The children of Thamarai community centre, Edayanchavadi, were sharing with us the songs they love to sing, along with Anicca, Tiago, Jivan and Sangara. They even recorded a CD which will travel and be sung by children all around the world. It was an unforgettable evening, with an unbelievable amount of energy in the air.

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Nov 2008

Living Routes

An interview with Ally, Melissa and Erin – three students of the Living Routes program at the College Guest House. They talk about how long they have been in Auroville, the kind of work they have been doing during their stay here and how popular such programs are in The United States. They also talk about some of the difficulties they have encountered, some of the positive things they have seen and the ideas and memories they will take back home with them.

Comments: 0 Date: 31 Oct 2008

Caring for Village Children

Sathyamurthy and Anbu are from Ediyanchavadi. They both work at Thamarai in the role of social worker. Sathyamurthy also works at the Botanical Garden as an environmental teacher. He explains Thamarai’s activities: what they are doing for the people, children and adults. Nearly one hundred children attend, learning different classes such as dance, drama, yoga, pottery, sports, mathematics, and so on. Kathy and Bridget are the two main persons who started Thamarai in Edaiyanchavadi; they have worked hard to develop its activities.

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Oct 2008

Amigos de la lengua Española

Desde hace unos meses el Pabellona Espaol ha comenzado un nuevo proyecto llamado “Amigos de la lengua espaola.
Este consiste en encuentros semanales donde todas aquellas personas interesadas en conocer la lengua y la cultura espaola puedan reunirse, esto se realiza en La Terrace cada viernes a partir de las 5 de la tarde.
Esta idea va ha ser adoptada proximamente por el Pabellon Frances y esperamos que pronto otros paises se hagan eco tambien.

Friends of the Spanish language
Every Friday people who wants to know the Spanish language and culture are meeting in La Terrace at 5 pm.

Comments: 0 Date: 04 Aug 2008


The University of Human Unity is an attempt to create in Auroville an integral approach to higher education.Rod, a long time aurovilian who was present at the inauguration ceremony in 1968, has a long practice in education.He is one of the founders of UHU.You can check the site

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Jun 2008

Summer carving workshop

This week there is no Tamil program but there is a sweet and interesting interview: from the Auroville kids who took part in a summer carving workshop. To name a few, there were Aris, Perceval, Eden, Bharathy, Mia plus many more. All the children ranged between 5 and 10 years old. Incidentally, during a heat wave the body has to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Excessive heat can result in serious health threats by pushing the human body beyond its limits, so sit back and listen to the program.
To listen to the interview click on the logo play.

Comments: 0 Date: 10 May 2008

The Bridge of Tamarai

Ulli, who works at Thamarai, is featured in an interview. Thamarai is a cultural center, founded one and a half years ago by Aurovilians Kathy and Bridget. Its purpose is to create a bridge between the culture of the West and the culture of the village. This center is situated in Edayanchavadi; it proposes numerous activities including womens workshops, evening homework support for students and creative activities for children. Tamarai also organizes events to promote Tamil culture.

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2008
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