Auroville – A place which no nation could claim as its own

The first time I visited Auroville was in 1998. I was merely in the eighth standard when my grandma held my hands and took me to see the Matrimandir, which according to her was a must see place. The place was still in the construction phase at that time, the construction of the Matrimandir was still on process. I could see huge golden plates being put on a huge globe. As a 13 year old, I was quite awestruck with the architecture. So was I, when we entered the meditation chamber in the Matrimandir. The serene atmosphere had an...

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