Voice of Auroville
News & Highlights from the Auroville Community
Issue 01, April 2023

Our new journal, Voice of Auroville, aims to inform well wishers and friends of Auroville across India and the globe with factual updates and crisp articles on what is unfolding in Auroville.

Latest News & Press Releases


Lack of transparency and due process in public works by Auroville Foundation Secretariat

Last update: 05.09.2022



Since the appointment of a new Secretary of the Auroville Foundation in 2021, the development of Auroville has come to a standstill due to intimidations and a takeover of Auroville institutions, resulting in several court cases brought by Auroville residents. Read more


A cutting-edge school programme from Auroville in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu School Education Department is helping combat climate change and marine plastic pollution. Read more


Visa as a weapon

After the residents resisted the tentative plan to destroy a big chunk of the Auroville forest, Jayanti Ravi, the new Secretary, started to get revenge with the power she had: Her signature. Read more


Do you live in a city obsessed by the rat race, scrabbling for money, possessions and power? Discover a city that created an alternative lifestyle, from dawn to dusk.​ Read more


After months of peaceful struggle against an attempted takeover, Auroville residents strongly raised their voice to affirm their unity and their key role in the future of Auroville. Despite threats, allegations and false claims, despite the hijacking of all internal communication platforms and a very short time to vote, all hurdles have been overcome through the power of unity. Read more


Over the last two weeks, the famous Tamil media Galatta published interviews with various Aurovilians. They speak about their life in their heart country, and about the current crisis that threatens their very existence in India. Read more

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What is Auroville?

  • A UNESCO project endorsed 5 times
  • Over 3,000 people from 60 countries
  • An experiment in human unity
  • A small town managing its school system, health clinics, waste…

What has Auroville achieved over the past 50 years?

Discover some of Auroville’s achievements and realizations over the past 54 years of its existence.

A call to all Auroville well-wishers: We need your knowledge, your skills, your time, to shine more light upon Auroville achievements.

Discover how Auroville contributes to solving the world's challenges​​​

With dedication, creativity and a spirit of experimentation, Auroville strives to help humanity solve critical challenges in education, research & innovation, socio-cultural issues, food security, ecology, economy and many other cross-disciplinary fields.

Recognitions and Awards

Over the years, Auroville has been praised globally for its achievements.

Around the world

The reach of Auroville projects has always been international. Here are two examples we personally hand-picked for you:

National Geographic

Educating Young Kids on Waste
Ribhu Vohra | #OneForChange

Ever Slow Green

In the light of current events in Auroville the award-winning documentary film Ever Slow Green about Auroville’s unique reforestation work is being made available for free.

Local News


As announced at the beginning of this month, we are pleased to warmly invite all Auroville residents to an Open Gathering to Meet and Greet with the Working Groups recently selected by the Residents’ Assembly. We would like to introduce ourselves and listen to whatever you would like to share with us. Read more


On July 16th, around 1,000 Auroville residents gathered for an all-community potluck aimed at fostering a sense of togetherness and reaffirming the strength of the Residents’ Assembly.  Read more

Art in rough times

The upside down car, an iconic Auroville landmark, was repainted overnight to express the artist’s view on the current situation. By fear of legal consequences, some residents repainted it a few hours later