The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Creativity and Values

April, May and June are academically critical months.  The responsibility of teachers are increasing day by day.  In this technologically driven age, how will they educate the younger ones who are veering towards electronic devices and have lost their creative skills and human values? Values and creativity are the two pillars of developmental learning. This article examines how to incorporate these two vital factors in our systems of learning.  

Lights on Life

Pulses of truth that clears up life’s pathway and makes it a joyful and confident journey

Questions and Answers

Our ordinary life is fraught with doubts, confusions and questions on its various aspects. Our Questions and Answers section is a compilation of questions on multiple subjects, asked by aspirants to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and the answers given by Them. Please visit - an answer may be awaiting you, even if you do not have a question.


Make a firm resolution to overcome your weaknesses and you will see that it is not so difficult as it seems. – The Mother


On life’s journey, we are sometimes struck by a distressing obstacle in our path, numbing our strength and capacities to move ahead. Or it could also be a strong aspiration that blindly seeks an expression. At these times, if we concentrate and sincerely search for an inner guidance, it does somehow reach us through some means and a path opens up, almost like miracle! If you are in a situation like this, try our Guidance section and see if it helps. Do share your experience with us.

Events and Announcements

Glimpses of recent activities at SAS

BalSamskriti: Towards Creativity & Integral Development

This two-day workshopfocuses on the integral development of children with a special emphasis on nurturing skills through various activities, including Storytelling, Craft, Theatre, Art, Music, Culture, Meditation, Group discussion, Team building and lots of fun. This workshop will also focus on teacher-parent relationships with the objective to explore the real secret of a child’s happy learning. Register and hop in to Society House @ 11, St. Martin Street, Pondicherry from 17 to 19 May 2023 and make this summer worthwhile.

Practical Parenting with Nitasha Sharma

This four-day online workshop from 2 to 5 May 2023 facilitated by Nitasha Sharma will align us with the endless opportunities that come to us as parents, which often appear disguised as challenges or uncertainties. Let us re-discover the world over these days through the child’s eye, and we might find out something about ourselves as well as our children. These sessions aim to make an imprint. In this journey, let us learn and grow together!

Palm Leaf Crafts

Svarnim Puducherry brought in a time machine at AuroVanam on 17 and 18 April 2023.With the help of this machine, this workshop’s participants were taken back to yester-years where crafts made out of palm leaves were at their peak. Shri Manoj Kumar from Thaaipanai taught a wide variety of craft items to the enthusiastic participants which brought back lots of memories. This is one of our initiatives to revive the dying arts.

SARVAM this Fortnight

A workshop on theatre skills was conducted for AuroSakhis. It is believed that this workshop will help AuroSakhis to interact with the children and the elderly with more confidence and patience. On April 22, the students were taught the significance of environmental protection for human survival by observing Earth Day. Around 100 students took part in this programme and pledged to save Earth. Meanwhile, around 35 adolescent students and 10 mothers participated in an online workshop organized by SARVAM in association with Shanti Ashram, Coimbatore. They were educated on the nutritional needs and care to be given for HIV patients.

Seeds of Light

Seeds of Light is an artistically produced booklet containing 101 inspiring thoughts compiled from the writings of the Mother. As an offering on her 145th Birth Anniversary, AuroMedia has taken the initiative of converting this print media into visual media. You are invited to watch the sixth video of this series. Stay with us to watch the other videos which will be shared in the future.

Sri Aurobindo: A New Dawn

An inspirational animation film ‘Sri Aurobindo: A New Dawn’ is being made by Sri Aurobindo Society for the youth of India and the world, on Sri Aurobindo’s life, as an offering for the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.

In order to see the progress of the Animation Film and appreciate the process behind the Film-making, the Project Team from Puducherry visited Studio Eeksaurus in Mumbai. 

Tune in to see the young artists at work!

Join hands to make this inspirational film!


AuroPublications, the publications division of the Sri Aurobindo Society, publishes spiritually themed books and creates multimedia and audio-visual products with deep insights and values. There is a special focus on Integral Yoga and the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

The Mother – A Short Biography (Audiobook)

On the auspicious day of 24 April, when the Mother arrived for the final time in Pondicherry in 1920, AuroPublications is glad to launch its first audiobook, The Mother A Short Biography, rendered beautifully by Malcolm Boyer.

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The Readers’ Column

A regular reader, Sushmita Mukherjee is back with her next contribution to AuroNews. Welcome back, Sushmita!

Re-turn Gift

This, that we call “Life”, seems to be, of the unnumbered things and aspects, formed of ‘ends’ and ‘turns’ as well… grossly, as also subtly, the Subtle subtly governing and guiding the gross, staying behind the scene, successfully keeping us quite engrossed in the gross…

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Dose of Sunshine

(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)

Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers?

He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.

Why did the tomato turn red?

Because it saw the salad dressing!

What do you call an alligator in a vest?

An investigator!

Why did the scarecrow win an award?

Because he was outstanding in his field!

Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself?

Because it was two-tired!


Courtesy: Many sources

A Capsule of Good News

India’s First Lady Train Driver

Sometimes it is very hard to move on, but once you move on, you realize it was the best decision, this holds good with SurekhaYadav, India’s first woman train driver with 30 years of experience.  Hailing from an agricultural family, she feels proud to have excelled in this so-called male-dominated industry.  She emphasizes that gender should not be used as a trump card, when the end results produced by men and women are the same.

Courtesy: The Better india