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Pongalo Pongal

At the occasion of Pongal celebrations we are featuring special mix of hand picked Tamil songs for Pongal, and some devotional

tracklist
Pongalo Pongal
Nattupura Pattu Onnu
Eradhuthu Eradhuthu
Rasa Magan Raasanukku
Adi Kezhukkaala
Poranthachi Poranthachi
Harvest dance
Poopookkum Maasam Thai Maasam.
Valli Valli Ena Vantha
Mata Jaya Om Lalithambikai
Senthamaraiyil
Thaamaraipoovil
Thiruvilakkai
Vani Aarulvai
Om Aadhi Parasakthi
Solladi Abhirami
Navarathiri

Pongalo Pongal

At the occasion of Pongal celebrations we are featuring special mix of hand picked Tamil songs for Pongal, and some devotional

tracklist
Pongalo Pongal
Nattupura Pattu Onnu
Eradhuthu Eradhuthu
Rasa Magan Raasanukku
Adi Kezhukkaala
Poranthachi Poranthachi
Harvest dance
Poopookkum Maasam Thai Maasam.
Valli Valli Ena Vantha
Mata Jaya Om Lalithambikai
Senthamaraiyil
Thaamaraipoovil
Thiruvilakkai
Vani Aarulvai
Om Aadhi Parasakthi
Solladi Abhirami
Navarathiri

Happy Pongal!

Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun. The day marks the start of the sun’s six month long journey northwards (the Uttaraayanam). This also corresponds to the Indic solstice when the sun purportedly enters the 10th house of the Indian zodiac Makara or Capricorn. Pongal is a four days long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.

On Friday, 19th of January at 4pm at Cinema Paradiso (Town Hall) “Ecology in the Anthropocene Human evolutionary heritage facing recent environmental challenges” (Presentation and Discussion) Join us on Dr. Mark Frenzel from the German Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

On Friday, 19th January at 7:30 pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture – Taiwanese Culture Night.

Matrimandir on Tuesday 16th, Pongal Karinal day will remain open from 6am to 8 am and from 4.30 to 8 pm only for Aurovilians and Newcomers.There will be no visitors’ hour and no visits for Auroville schools and children either.The Park of Unity will remain closed from 8 am to 4.30 pm.The Visitors Centre will remain closed for the day.We regret very much the inconvenience.Happy Pongal!

The Solar Kitchen and La Terrace will be closed on 15ht and 16th,

Auroville Bakery & Garden CaféWill be closed on Tuesday 16.th and they are asking you to collect your Tuesday order(s) on Monday 15th

PTDC will be closed on 16th, and they wish us Happy Pongal.

All Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and greater and diviner being.
The Synthesis of Yoga
Sri Aurobindo

Roots and Culture

In today’s musical podcast we are traveling back memory lane again, featuring Roots music
Roots as a subgenre of reggae deals with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring Jah It also is identified with the life of the ghetto sufferer, and the rural poor. Lyrical themes include spirituality and religion, poverty, black pride, social issues, resistance to government and racial oppression, and repatriation to Africa.

tracklist
Bob Marley -Forever Loving Jah
Mc Woner – No Fires It
Ronnie Davis – Strange Things
Bunny Wailer – Rise & Shine
African Princess – Jah Children
Dennis Brown – Revolution
Gregory Isaacs -Feeling Irie
Matthew Mcanuff – African Chanting
Enos McLeod -By The Look
Yabby You – Fire, Fire
African Son – Dread Red Dread
Don Carlos – Young Girl
African Brothers – Youths of Today
Billy Boyo – One Spliff a Day
Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile
Peter Broggs – International Farmer
Peter Tosh – Mystic Man
Alton Ellis – Rasta Spirit
Dawn Penn – You Don´t Love Me (No No No)
Fu Manchu – Dreamlets
Johnny Osbourne -Love is For Jah
Horace Andy & King Tubby -Zion Gate Dub
Mikey Dread – Roots & Culture

News – Pongal Celebration 2018, Singing Kirtan, Buddha Garden Farm Tour

– Pongal Celebration At Auroville Village Action Group – Irumbai
9th of January 2018 From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

– SINGING KIRTAN Tomorrow at 7:00 PM at Butterfly Barn at Sve-dame

– Buddha Garden FARM TOUR Wednesday at 10:00 AM

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – Nat King Cole


Comments: 0 Date: 09 Jan 2018

Auroville Food Festival within AVFF17

AVFF17 starts on 16th of Decmeber, and within it also the Auroville Food Festival will be going on.. This morning we had a chance to talk to Aneeta who is a main leading force behind it.
Although the idea on food festival was dormant for quite some years, it came forward at this moment at the time of Auroville Film Festival17 as a natural flow; in connection to make the festival better, richer, a true series of events for the community. Aneeta also mentions that food festival might happen next year, regardless that AVFF is a bianual event.
Team of dedicate avilians, along with volunteers came up with cuisine theme for each day, yet they strive that each dinner would be affordable to all members of the community regarding the source of sustenance, being price between 70 to max 100 Rps.

AUROVILLE FOOD FESTIVAL BRINGS YOU DIVERSE DELICIOUS CUISINES AROUND THE WORLD IN TOWN HALL.
16th December- African cuisine ( African Pavilion)
17th December- East Asian cuisine (Korean Pavalion, Chinese & Japanese Aurovilian community)
18th December- North Indian Community
19th December- European (Hungarian and other community members)
20th December- Raw vegan (Anandi KOFPU along with other members)
21st December- Vegan (Sadhana Forest)
22nd December- Middle East (by Well Cafe and other community volunteers)
23rd December- South Indian Community.

Dinners by Pre Booking.
They will give out the dinner tokens on Wednesday (13.12.2017), Thursday (14.12.2017) & Friday (15.12.2017) at Solar kitchen from 12.00 to 2.00 pm.
email – anveshan@auroville.org.in

#Auroville50


Comments: 0 Date: 13 Dec 2017

GM on IZ, CAT on Progressive Economy

In Today’s news we are featuring a short excerpt of German Zuluaga‘s presentation on Sacred Message from Colombian Indigenous Tribe.

AVFF17 starts on Saturday 16th at 5pm at Town Hall Plazza Welcoming, announcements, musical interludes, followed by Swaha Blues Band at 6.30pm.

Today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion General Meeting on International Zone.

Tomorrow, 12th of December at 4.15pm at Unity Pavilion CAT on progressive Economy (in English) by by Yves and the Lotus group on”Progressive Integral Economy- An Economy with Engagement Steps for all”

Today at 4.3pm at Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas inauguration of The Grain of Thought: An Exploratory Exhibit.

He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and to God only.
The Sythensis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

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.

Open Mic night at Solitude Farm

An Open Mic night at Solitude Farm Cafe. Local grown organic food, and home made icecreams.
The event was warmed up by Rolf and Shanks with an instrumental jazzy Bossa Nova version of Autumn Leaves.
Joshua came on stage presenting a few of his own compositions.
The charm of the evening was brought by three young girls: Luna, Lola and Chandini whom told each a joke.
Then Devinj and Barnika sang together blending English and Hindi Pop songs.
Maytria walked on stage on his own, without a guitar, but only with his Beatboxing.
Meenakchi read a couple of original poems (in English) about love and life.
Rohit played a selection of popular Hindi songs.
Then it was the turn of Sudakar, a Solitude Farm volunteer accompanied by Maytria on Beatbox. Sudakar sang a couple of Hindi Pop songs of the ’90, a popular Tamil song and more.
The most festive atmosphere was created by the Akash Jacob Superstar quartet accompanied by Rohit on guitar. The Indian audience joined the singing, while somebody in the audience even kept the rhythm on a metal basket.
Preetusha, an internship architect student, read a beautiful original poem on ‘thought’ (in English).
Shanks and Rolf came back on stage for a couple more pieces, this time Rolf’s own compositions: ‘Fun Zone’, ‘Don Quixote and Dulzemia’, ‘Fruitstall’, and ‘Kids From Above’.
Finally Joshua presented one last original song, and the night was closed with an original Hindi poem by un unknown student volunteer.

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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