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January 20th, 2009 was a special day. The United States of America witnessed the inauguration of its 44th President, Mr. Barack Obama. On the other side of the planet, in Auroville, His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. He also addressed residents of Auroville and others on the theme of ‘Human Unity and Universal Responsibility' at a public function behind the Pavilion. The visit of His Holiness formed the core of the February 2009 issue of Auroville Today with the speech of the Dalai Lama, the exclusive interview with Auroville Today and an interview with Claude Arpi who, more than anybody else has held the vision and been responsible for the manifestation of the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture.
The February issue further carries an interview with newly appointed member of the International Advisory Council Julian Lines; with former Aurovilians Alain and Patricia who revisited Auroville for a brief while; and with Doris , who spoke about the remarkable vibrations of Auroville.
In the section Auroville surroundings there is an article on the Irumbai temple, its restoration and how the connected legend of the Kaluveli Sidhar was translated into prose and dance. Finally we report on the crisis at the Auroville library and on the fatal attraction of Auroville
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The main article of the January 2009 issue of Auroville Today is about the social and environmental business programmes of one of Auroville's commercial units, Upasana. We further report on Auroville's work towards child protection in the Auroville area and about the activities at Auroville's Youth Centre. In the section environment we report on the canyons of Auroville, in the section farming, on the success of Annapurna farm. We further present the memories of Jan Allan, a forecomer at Fertile; a review of the play ‘The King's Stag'; and a portrait of Tewa, Jivan and their children. Guest editor B writes about ‘A hyperlink to Human Unity'; and Allen reflects on the forest as a living being.
Here follow a few of the articles. We wish you happy reading. Please subscribe if you want to read more, or ask for a free copy. Details are elsewhere on this web page. Subscriptions can now also be ordered and paid on line through www.auroville.com/auroville-today .