did it all begin? A little about yourself?
I came to Auroville
in 1973 after having written to, and being accepted by, the Mother
in the previous year. My first time working and learning in Auroville
has been with Narad and Alan Klass in the Matrimandir Nursery.
From there on, together with two other friends, Dany and Guenter,
we then started Discipline and from 1976 onwards I was primarily
involved with Charlie in Aurogreen and later in Neelatangam. In
1991 I moved together with Sabine to Aurobrindavan and there I
is a lot of controversy about the Palmyra Project, could you give
us an idea of what exactly you do with the money you were given?
I don't know about
any controversy, except certain allegations and points of view from
the side of Harvest (Water Service -Tom) which I have documented
separately and where I don't want to get into in this letter. If
there are other controversies you would have to tell me. The money
which we receive for our projects are all applied and accounted
for in their individual sections and again: any details if so desired
can be given if needed.
a five year project, how do you see your future after that?
We have more projects
than the five year ICEF Project and certainly we will have lot more
activities after that, so time doesn't really come into our picture.
do you participate in AV life?
In all kinds of ways..
As you know I have been two years in the previous Working Committee
and another two years before that. That's quite a handful since
it includes participation in many other activities as well.
do you like to do in your free time?
If I have any free
time I like to spend it with Sabine, reading, playing cricket, watching
movies. However, my life isn't really sliced up into sections, all
activities are blending into each other.