Issue No. 378, January 2021
Auroville Children – Generation 2.0
Everyone here knows the expression “Children of Auroville”, but they’ve grown up since, and some now have children themselves! As various waves of ‘children of Children of Auroville’ – i.e. youth that has grown up in Auroville to parents that have themselves grown up in Auroville (monikers: GenZ, iGen or even Zoomers) – are born and grow up here, the older ones now represent a category that is starting to be more vocal in the community. In the search for a potential ‘X Factor’ that makes the second generation of Aurovilians different from the rest of us, here’s a compilation of thoughts from grandparents (Baby Boomers), parents (Generation X and Millennials) and children (iGen) from several different families in Auroville, as well as teachers. Upbringing Growing up in Auroville in the 1970s certainly wasn’t an easy feat. Life was tough, be it with regard to the weather, the environment, the food or the job at hand. As Jaya put it: “For the first generation, Mother said that i...