What Would Manoj Do?

Manoj Pavithran

Our current project, developing a web-based central information hub for the coordination of tsunami reconstruction, has had its good days and its difficult ones; but one aspect that has brought us nothing but pleasure is our partnership with the folks from Auroville.

I have already written a bit about Hemant Lamba — diplomat, choreographer, strategist, cheerleader, catalyst, philosopher – who directs and coordinates the impressive contributions Aurovillians are making to the tsunami relief and reconstruction efforts. But there are many more deserving of mention. Folks like Doris, whose only concern in life seems to be making others more comfortable. Folks like Auralee, who took us into her home without a moment’s hesitation when we arrived in Auroville on short notice and with no accommodations prearranged.

But our principal joy comes from working with our collaborator-in-chief, Manoj Pavithran. A native Kerelan and a graduate of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Manoj has called Auroville home for the last ten years, forsaking a career in product design to run Auroville’s impressive intranet. Like our friend John Siliphant, Manoj possesses that rare double-whammy of stunning creativity and analytical incisiveness. Also like John, Manoj is unfailingly gentle, vastly compassionate, amusingly reflective, serenely humble, and way too skinny.

But Manoj has something going for him that not even John can match: he looks like Jesus.


1 Response to “What Would Manoj Do?”

  1. 1 ankitatiwari022 10 October 2019 at 2:55 am

    In the invasive and therefore the busy town Kolkata very nice work this one really fantastic work i love it and thanks body

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