Accepted abstract, IGYS-2022
Author: Kum. Khushi Tanishka Kollipara, Kum. Akshavikaa Mariappan, Chi. Gaurav A R
We recently visited Puducherry for a vacation. We had a good time there. We visited serene beaches, the French colony, Aurobindo ashram, and tasted varieties from street food to signature dishes.
With lots of tourists, although it was chaotic, it was colourful and exciting as well.
On the second day, we went to Auroville and visited Matrimandir. From what we experienced the day before, the experience was completely different. It felt like we were living in two different worlds within the same city.
After understanding the lifestyle of Auroville residents, one thought and many questions relating to it ran through our minds. How can we find peace? Is it attached to a location/place or system?
Peace is truly a diversely interesting topic as it means something different for every person, what peace means to them, is how they obtain it and how they spread it. We all know that peace is happiness. Lack of peace has effects on the various systems in the country and they would collapse.
Hence, it is important to understand what peace means to people and how places, their neighbourhood, behaviour towards others and nature, among other things, bring peace. In this current world of technology and fast-paced living, it has become imperative for us to find both inner peace and harmony in society.
So we look at the geography behind peace.