sampradayak Says: June 11, 2008 at 11:48 am e You are so right! Auroville is a neo-colonialist village occupied by the foreigners who enslaved the local Tamil populations! Every foreigner has a personal Tamil amma or gardener now. But the French woman Mira Richard who founded Auroville said that there must be no personal servants. 95% of Matrimandir was build by the hands of hired Tamil workers from villages. But Mira Richard said that Matrimandir must be built by Aurovillians. Not by hired labor. Bharath Nivas, Pavilion of India, was to showcase the best of India culture. The Central Gov. spends crores of rupees each year on it.
At the cost of Indian tax-payer the French and Germans do their salsa, jazz and western ballet/theater shows&workshops.The French Aurovillians occupied Pavilion of India. There are almost no programs about Indian culture. But even these rare Indian cultural programs mostly are staged by foreigners who can pay the rent! SriAurobindo auditorium rent fee for showing French and German films is 10 times more than the rent fee for Indian cultural programs!!!!!!
joywave77 Says: June 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm e it’s a bit more complicated, there are progs about Indian culture, -what progs, eh? are they the best of India culture? no, 1 french told me frankly - they don’t want the best, they allow only the worst (uncultured locals, awkward oldies, graceless v.i.p.’s from delhi), to show that indian culture is junk!
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balachander cv said...11:16 AM 7/Jun/08 It is true. Tamil culture is very much discriminated against in Auroville. Proof of it is for example this. The Central Government gives generous grants to maintain the Bharat Nivas complex, and to conduct activities in Sri Aurobindo auditorium. Jazz, salsa and hip-hop workshops? In Bharat Nivas, pavlion of India, only 5% of activities have some connections with Indian culture. But even in these 5% mostly foreigners are allowed to perform Indian cultural shows! As per Bharat Nivas rates, for showing a French movie, the French managers of aurofilm pay rs.400.For organising bharathanatyam programmes it costs rs.4000 -10 times more than for showing a French movie! Is Auroville is still a French colony?
mallikacute Says: June 12, 2008 at 4:33 am e Large amounts were stolen by the former treasurer of Matrimandir: a French man who calls himself “Divakar”. The scam was very easy to discover as Divakar, contrary to India’s laws, didnot keep the bills for most expenses. No bills! A former Police Liason officer of Auroville publicly accused this French man of siphoning of huge amounts, and called for a thorough investigation of Divakar’s criminal activity. The donors to Matrimandir were not informed that the crores were stolen! Divakar, who never pays the Indian income tax, does not have a job, officially “no income”, now enjoys a very rich lifestyle, often travels around the globe, stays in 5-star hotels, buys very costly gifts for his friends and girlfriends. How? Leave a Reply
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