Dhangari Dhol-World Culture Festival Experience

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The Dhangar (Dhangad) are a herding caste of people primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Dhangri Dhol is the Drum of the shepherd clan in Maharashtra. The Drums also come out during their New Year known as the Gudi Padva. About 1100 Dhangaris beat their drums during the World Culture Festival. The Co-ordinators… Read more »

Known & Unknown Facts of World Culture Festival

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The World Culture Festival 2016 is a celebration of the Art of Living’s 35 years of service to humanity. The festival will bring together people from different cultures, nations, and faiths as a one world family in a resounding message of peace.  But there are few known & unknown facts about this cultural extravaganza called the… Read more »

World Culture Festival – Celebration of Spirituality

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“Celebration is the nature of the spirit. Any celebration has to be spiritual. Celebration without spirituality does not have any depth. Silence gives depth to celebration”   These are the words of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the humanitarian leader whose single motto is to put a smile on every face. Striving tirelessly to help people… Read more »

How Art of Living changed my life

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It was almost 18 years ago that I chanced upon a poster with the mesmeric face of a spiritual master on it. Despite my self-censure about following a ‘Guru’, I was drawn to it and the very next day found myself, almost magically, enrolled in the basic course (now called the Happiness Program), which was… Read more »

The World Culture Festival Celebrates 35 Years of Healing

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What does Art of Living’s World Culture Festival seek to celebrate? Among many things, it seeks to celebrate 35 years of healing through love and knowledge. Here is a poignant story of healing from a deep and personal loss. 60-year old, Jawahar Lal Gupta runs a small paint business in Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Some time… Read more »

Two-time World Karate Champion says “Just Meditate”

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Bangalore: In 2013, when Alman Timofeev won the World Karate Championship again, he achieved a feat very few sportsmen in the world had. He became a World Champion at the age of 35.   So what gave the Russian sportsman the edge over competitors half his age, given that the sport of Karate demands high speed and agility?  … Read more »

Why the world needs an event like The World Culture Festival

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In the age of digital connectivity where everyone is connected to everyone else with the push of a button, the initial reaction to a world culture festival that brings millions of people together in one place to celebrate different cultures was ambivalent to me. A television broadcast would reach millions more with lesser effort, was… Read more »