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... task because we quickly discovered that this intimate community has their own currency system. Auroville does not accept paper or coin currency, but rather payment must be made using an Aurocard. After being turned away multiple times because of our lack of acceptable currency, we finally found a small cafe that catered to both locals and visitors. For the first time since arriving in India, I did not feel out ...
... creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - ...
... Funny, there was no big grand entrance sign, no “welcome to paradise” as we expected, just some red dirt roads, village settlements and a scattering of French architecture. Strange, we thought to ourselves, not what we were expecting, although to be fair we didn’t quite know what to expect! After the obligatory re-haggling of the taxi price, which was agreed a week before (and printed out as back up for this inevitable and inevitable tryst) we checked into our guesthouse ...
... to get all the visa applications submitted – an unbelievably bureaucratic and expensive process!
W for Whities
Okay, that is not politically
correct, but what we mean to say is that for the first time in a long while we saw quite a lot of Western tourist. Since Varkala about a month earlier, we had been off the beaten track and so had mostly seen only domestic tourist. But now because of the French influence and the ashram ...
It’s Jacko again so high in that tree
Silhouetted dark against a new morning mauve – like yesterday
And so many chatters and chirpings, shrills and screams
Brain-fever birds incessantly shrieking to each other
Against a low rumble like a distant rolling train -
The sea - roiling and churning in the otherwise quiet dawn.
Dark Jacko, though, still ...