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Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

AV Safety and Security

Yesterday’s Information Meeting of Auroville Safety & Security Team at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India was not well attended from the side of community.
Current AV Safety&Security Team , consisting of Samuel, Indra, Srijita, Mattheiu, Peter, Carlos, and the guards, which took its place about year and a half ago, shared intensively with us what are they going through, changes they have implemented in their work, obstacles, scope of work, and future plans. In all they also emphasized the importance of prevention rather than intervention. In this aspect collaboration with the community is of utmost importance. They would like to have wider interaction with the members of the community from sharing of information to the appropriate attitude of each of the member of the community. Just for an example – in past year 90% of thefts occurred due to the fact that people leaved the doors unlocked!

Ecological Sanitation

Yesterday’s presentation of Lucas from EcoPro was trying to show what are the downfall of classical sanitation versus ecological sanitation.
Presentation was illustrated with power point slides with many examples of life cycle, and sanitation, either the one that is most commonly used, and the ecological, and field examples. Lucas , for the start, elaborated on the cycle of nutrient, on entrophication of water bodies and nutrient – poor wastelands, reflection current sanitation systems, on the purity – pollution gradient in a caste-based society.

Selections par Gangalakshmi 227

Une serie hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Francais) de selection d oeuvres sur ou de la Mere et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week Sri Aurobindo s Savitri, Livre I, Chant Cinq ? Le Yoga du Roi; Le Yoga de la Liberte, Et de la Grandeur de l?Esprit. Part 3.

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

Book Which Sees the Future

Since Prof. Makarand Paranjabi was very inspired by Anu’s book he has received by Anu last month, he decided to return to Auroville and talk about it, and about the future.

Yesterday it was lively discussion regarding Anu Majuda’s Book – Auroville: A City for the Future at Bhumika Hall in Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies – India and the World in Bharat Nivas.

In conversation with Makarand were Suryamayi, Deepti, Bill, Aster, and others in the presence of Anu, herself.

Wisdom and Ethic of Ancient India

Yesterday afternoon the events room at Pavilion of Tibetan Cuture was fully packed with all those who wished to listen to an inspiring lecture by Michel Danino on “Can Ancient India help today’s India?”. In a very compact, yet packed with facts, lecture Michel offered some aspects of ancient (or not so) India in governance, environment management, education, ethics… and their applicability to today’s lifestyle and polity. India, despite colonization, still stands firm in their uniqueness of enveloping the unity in diversity up to today; where concepts of minority and majority take it’s own stand (or not take stand at all).
Since the audience was reluctant to leave, and thirsty for more, Michel Danino has answered some questions.
The event was made in collaboration of the French Pavilion and Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.

Michel Danino (born June 4, 1956) is an Indian author, originally from France.
He participated in the translation and publication of the works of Sri Aurobindo and of The Mother. Danino also edited India’s Rebirth (a selection from Sri Aurobindo’s works about India, first published in 1993) and India the Mother (a selection from the Mother’s works about India). He engaged himself also for the preservation of tropical
rainforest in the Nilgiri Hills. In 2001, he convened the International Forum for India’s Heritage (IFIH) with the mission of promoting the essential values of India’s heritage in every field of life.

At present, he’s a guest professor at IIT Gandhinagar and a member of the Indian Council of Historical Research. On 25 January 2017, Government of India announced “Padma Shri” award for his contribution towards Literature & Education.


Comments: 0 Date: 05 Oct 2017

Michel Danino on History

This morning we were graced by the visit of Michel Danino, who actually has started his life in India in 1977 in Auroville, where he was active with writing, and translating of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
In short interview we talked about his very active life , and projects he is passionate about. And indeed the passion of history of ancient civilization might have lead him to come to India in the first place.
Today he will share with the community at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone a lecture -“Can Ancient India Help Today’s India”.


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Oct 2017

Ghandi and Non Violence

Today, 2nd of October is Gandhi Jayanti, and it is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is unofficially called the “Father of the Nation”.
The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated asthe International Day of Non-Violence.

Today at 5.15 at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure homage to Krishna Tewari . On 2nd October, Krishna would have turned 95. To celebrate his rich and eventful life, we invite all who wish to remember him to a slide presentation and conversation about him .

CAT on Friday 6th October at 4:30pm at Unity Pavilion Restorative Circles in Auroville with L’aura, Janet, Shanti, Helene and Kati.

On Wednesday 4th of Ocotober at 5pm at Pavilion of Tibetan CultureThe French Pavilion and the Pavilion of Tibetan CulturepresentA lecture by Michel DaninoCAN ANCIENT INDIA HELP TODAY’S INDIA?

On Sunday 8th of Ocotober at AVAG in Irumbai from 10am onward we are all invited to 21st edition of the Annual Bio-regional Women’s Solidarity Festival with the best cultural performances from the pre-events; including dance, singing, drama, speeches, stories and an endless pool of female energy to bathe in! Special guests – human rights activist Ovia and V. Shruti, from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a specially abled person .

On Tuesday 10th of Ocotober at Unity Pavilion Desh Videsh Sanskriti Series GUJARAT GATHA
Surrender is the decision taken to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine.
The Mother

Anu's Book, Kalabhumi Live

CAT on Friday 6th October at 4:30pm at Unity Pavilion on Restorative Circles in Auroville with L’aura, Janet, Shanti, Helene and Kati.

On Thursday September 28th at 4.30 pm at Unity Pavilion we are cordially invited to the launch of Auroville: A City for the Future By Anu Majumdar Published by HarperCollins India In conversation with Inge van Alphen & Mandakini Gupta Book release by Deepti Tewari Tea & Cake Books will be available courtesy Wild Seagull Bookshop.

Kalabhumi goes Live on Staurday 30th of Spetember form 7.30pm onward at Kalabhumi studio. Kalabhumi Studio musicians and friends invite you to an evening of live music featuring jazz, pop, blues and fusion music. The concert will be held inside the music studio, therefore even in case of rain the show will go on!

On Wednesday 4th of October at 5pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure The French Pavilion and the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture present a lecture by Michel Danino “CAN ANCIENT INDIA HELP TODAY’S INDIA?”

On Sunday 8th of October at Auroville Village Action Head quarters, Irumbai The Annual Bio-regional Women’s Solidarity Festival from 10am onward with a grand showcase of the best cultural performances from the pre-events; including dance, singing, drama, speeches, stories …..

The Governing Board in its 50th meeting held on August 13 and 14, approved the Code of Conduct for all Trusts and Units of the Auroville Foundation, which has been slightly amended by the office of the Secretary to tone down the unnecessary legalistic language as requested by the Board.

Friday 29th of Septmeber Saraswati Pooja, and on Monday 2nd of Ocotober Gandhi Jayanthi.

Go deep inside the temple and you will find me there.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.13

Peace Day, Universal Mother

CAT – On Tuesday 19th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion – The Universal Mother according to Sri Aurobindo With Deepti Tewari .

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 5pm Citadines – Centre d’Art -The French Pavilion presents LA VERTU HÉROÏQUE The French Pavilion presents LA VERTU HÉROÏQUE

On Saturday , 23rd of Spetmeber at CRIPA at 8pm RIP by Savit Rani – A funny touching deep monologue about being a Woman in India Today.

On Thursday 21st of September from 2.30 pm onward Unity Pavilion invites you all to International Peace day celebrations.

Action days in a future forest!Learn the basics of what forest stewards have to do to reforest the land in Auroville by working alongside them. meet them on 22nd of September at 7.50am at Minatti gate.


Comments: 0 Date: 18 Sep 2017

Sustainability with Hemp

Controversial, yet very hot topic on use of hemp or cannabis (marihuana) …was in the spotlight  of today’s interview with Viki Vaurora and Deblina Chowdhury. Fighting with his own illness,  Vicki got across with medicinal properties of cannabis, and amazed by results he dive into the topic. In 2014 The Great Legalization Movement was established, and along with others Viki also initiated Indian Hemp Research Institute which is in process to be supported by Indian government. However both, Deblina and Viki do see sustainability of the country in the use of industrial hemp which versatility could replace many materials , from our homes, clothing, food, to bio plastic, and fuel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English
hænep) typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses.[6] Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Sep 2017
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