Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Aurovillians are innovating in applications of solar technology, design of handicrafts and architecture

Auroville : where material and spiritual innovations flourish
Posted on December 23rd, 2008 by avikroy

This weekend the road trip in southern India was particularly rejuvenating. This trips are part of my practice to immerse myself in the realities of the aspirations , challenges and progress of the people in the Indian countryside. I reached Pondicherry from Bangalore by road on Sunday night . I decided to spend Monday in Auroville , a global city in making whose purpose is to realise human unity.

Auroville never fails to inspire me . It rests deeply on spiritual foundation of creating an environment where citizens of the world live to pursue the truth and give free expression to their inner calling and at the same time be of value to the community of Aurovillian . It balances the call for spiritual seeking and care for progress. This care for progress gets reflected in the material innovations they are supporting and trying to find practical applications. I had stimulating discussions with Aurovillians who are innovating in applications of solar technology, design of handicrafts and architecture. A day well spent in a place which vibrates with a creative and spiritual energy , in the evening i again hit the road to go to the temple town of Madurai. Filed under: Asia, India Avik Roy’s expertise includes business strategy, business modeling, process design and operations management.

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