Nathalie

Nathalie Painter, Illustrator, Author, photographer, sculptor. Born in Paris, Nathalie moved to India at the age of 7 when her family came to live in Auroville in the early days, as devotees of Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Growing up in Auroville has brought on a profound sense of exploration, adventure…

Noel Parent

Noel Parent is a writer of poetry, children’s stories and other contemplative and inspirational articles. He moved to Auroville from the U.S. in 2007 and has worked at the Matrimandir Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Unity Pavilion and other projects in support of the community. Love and Light to All. contact: e-mail:…

Abha Prakash

I'm drawn to life-writing and memoir. My poems (published in poetry journals and anthologies) are usually in first-person and almost all are informed by subjective responses to my lived reality. In prose I have been working on autobiographical texts related to my living and working in Auroville (since 12 years)…

Rod Hemsell

From 2005 to 2013 Rod has lectured regularly on philosophy and poetry at the University of Human Unity in Auroville, where he also has worked as Principal of New Era Secondary School from 2007-2012. During May-August 2013 he presented a series of workshops on the Kena Upanishad and Savitri in…

Jill Navarre

Auroville is a spiritual endeavor, and creating theatre in Auroville involves heart, mind, body… and lots of spirit. In fact, the work on stage is a reflection of a process that may have started with a text into which one dives, tempted by its call… The goal becomes then the…

Jocelyn

I have lived in Auroville since 1969, and wrote the only non fiction novel about the beginning of Auroville, Antithesis of Yoga. In 1998 I began working with master Ganessan from Thanjavur and other artists here at Janaka House Ravena on a research in spiritual art using traditional Thanjavur techniques…

Anandi Elba Fernandez

Poet, before knowing the meaning of the word, playing at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I have written my first poem. Arts, in general are from childhood, my way of expression: dance, music, photography... And as a teacher, "Creative Expression" is my favorite workshop, to help the kids to find themselves.…

Akash Kapur

Akash Kapur is a writer who grew up and lives in Auroville. He is the author of one book, India Becoming, and his work has appeared in various publications, including The Atlantic, Auroville Today, The Economist, Granta, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Outlook. contact and link: www.akashkapur.com…