Finally after a whole year. SALAD is back in the Solar kitchen menu. 🥗 fresh salad for the past year was sorely missed. The past year was just carbohydrates … Carbohydrates…. carbohydrates.
Trash is being thrown indiscriminately all over Auroville and Tamilnadu. #returntrash is the concept of finding clues to who the trash belongs to and returning it. #returntrash
The annual Mountain bike race by Aurovelo bicycle stores will be on February 16th 2020.This race will be a fun 30 Km race on single track trails and forest paths, and ending up at an exhilarating brand new race track at Aurovelo. The race will have riders from all age groups. From up coming young enthusiastic riders to the aging gracefully novice riders. It’s going to be an epic race.Aurovelo MTB Raceday 2020 online registration. it’s going to be a fantastic ride… scan QR code or click on link bellow.
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As the new year has just started. Either we can see the horrible side of everything or we can see the goodness and opportunity to progress in every situation. The choice is yours.
In Auroville there has been so much mud slinging by residents towards each other and there are those non residents who are desgrunted by Auroville for some reason or the other that use the negative venom to harm Auroville’s path.
An Auroville fairy tale…..
AVES recently wanted to put a cable through a spot close to my house. They had to use a path near my house because of the intransigence of nearby residents. I agreed, subject to a “credible guarantee” that a road would not follow. Silly of me.
In my absence, work on the cable started- without the guarantee, of course. ( which finally manifested as a soppy and meaningless statement in the News and Notes). I stopped the work until the AVES executive, and one from TDC came to see me to assure me that they didn’t know how this happened, it would never happen again, blah, blah …. this only happened about four times! Love these guys, they really know how to make you feel good after basically “doing” you over!
I was therefore slightly surprised to see the following statement in the N & N after all the work had been completed:
“The TDC gave a short update about the laying of the high tension (HT) cable from Kailash to Bharat Nivas (receiving station). Laying of the HT cable required talks with many individuals; generally the cable follows “right of way”; some adjustments had to be made. In Aurodam one Aurovilian was blocking the work. Mr. Bala Baskar said this behaviour is unacceptable and if his office is asked, he’ll talk to the individual. The Working Committee member made note of the offer.”
On Aug 26, I wrote to the FAMC asking whom they were referring to. Of course I never got a reply from FAMC- I’m still waiting.
One of the TDC members on the FAMC personally wrote back saying it wasn’t him, and said the meeting took place the same day I’d reached an agreement with them. The other member hasn’t replied.
Lets think of why TDC lies, openly, to the community. Its in their genes. They do it for money. One of the executives of of TDC was booted out of the Auroville Service he was in, after an inspection found missing GPS’s, hard drives and even a jeep. Three other vehicles were found being used by people who were not supposed to have them, and a mere 10 lakhs had been diverted to a unit in which he had an interest. Worse still, 20 years of data, meticulously collected by dozens of people, had gone missing. FAMC, of which he’s also a member, refuses to act. On asking one of the members of the FAMC why they hadn’t acted, I was told that “he’s given most of it back”.
If all it needs to escape any consequences, is to give everything back, is it surprising that theft has become an honorable profession in Auroville?
Lets stop this nonsense and clean up all these criminals from our committees.
Auroville will become what is must be:
Only if and when the people living there will stop lying.
The Mother, 18.3.1973
And so it is… “No such thing as a free lunch” Giving “FREE” electricity does not mean you have the right to go around and force your electrical cables or what have you, on to people.
It reminds us of the days when there was meant to be “FREE” internet for all in Auroville, Just so that some people could have their way around. Give the common folk some goodies and you can get away with allot. sorry folks. that’s not the way of the future. better get back to the drawing board.
Almost after 15 years…..
The Older Auroville Cricket Team played a serious cricket match with the present Auroville Cricket team. Match organized by the present team. It was a fun time all the way. Hoisting the Indian flag, sharing lots of old memories, Drinking Green coconuts and eating chicken Biryanis.
Coming back to the match, It was very very tough. The Auroville Seniors scored 117 runs in 20 overs with Partha and Subramanian Kathiravan being the top scorers. And I scored 10 runs with a nicely Hit boundary. Chasing 118 to win, the Auroville Juniors had to face some not so hostile and fierce fast bowling from Senthil. In his second over Senthil removed one of the top order batsmen with a well timed bouncer. Then started the panic for juniors. In my first over and in the first and second ball took wickets and almost had a hat trick almost missing it by a whisker. From there onwards it was all the way the Auroville Juniors with Shani from Aurodam who had 7 lives hit some mighty sixes. It was actually the bat which did the Talking. It looks like that Shanti carried a very expensive (around Rs.20000) bat. Auroville Juniors comfortably won the match by 6 wickets and 3 overs to spare.
Auroville Seniors will officially lodge a complaint with the Auroville Council and Working committee and would push for an investigation to check if there were special spring inserted inside Shanti’s bat. We will wait for the result of the inquiry in 3 years until then, Shanti would be banned from playing all forms of cricket. 🙂
Auroville Senior Cricket Team would like to thank all the Juniors for all their hard work in organizing such a memorable event…… thank you guys.