The World Cultural Festival-2016

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I came into Art of Living very late in my life when I shifted to Pune from Delhi in 2009. I was staying alone in a Flat in Pune and had no job to give me a sense of belonging. However, through God’s grace I came into Art of Living, which gave me a big… Read more »

2016: When the world visits India

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The best half of the year 2016, is going to be in March when the world comes visiting India. People from around the world will be marching miles with loads of smiles and celebrations to look forward to, at the World Culture Festival (WCF) to be hosted by the Art of Living in New Delhi…. Read more »

The Perfect Gift !

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The perfect gift for Gurudev on his 60th birthday All birthdays are birthdays but then 18th, 21st 50th are all special. And if you are in the South India, the sixtieth birthday is exceptional. For us his disciples, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whom we fondly call Gurudev, his Sixtieth Birthday, which falls on May 13th… Read more »

Salaam Kalaam

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Powerful were his missiles More powerful were his words Most powerful were his thoughts and dreams…. to transform India into a prosperous nation Avul Pakeer Jainulbadeen Abdul Kalam. Former President, eminent scientist, researcher, author and humanitarian Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam breathed his last on 27th July’15 bringing an end to a selfless life dedicated to… Read more »

Nepali Topi Diwas

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Nepal is a country rich in heritage and tradition. It is endowed with mountains as high as the Everest and plains of the tarai. The Nepalese (Gorkhas to many) owe their origin to various surrounding geographies, be it Tibet or north India. The Shah dynasty which ruled Nepal for most part of its existence could… Read more »

Volunteer for a Better India

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After our picnic party was over there was just too much food left over with us. We saw two tribal boys fighting to get hold of an empty wafer packet. Seeing their skeletal dark bodies we threw the food packet towards them from a distance. The whole group of tribals pounced on the food and… Read more »

A tale of one Jayanti and two Stalwarts – Part 2

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In 1956 CE, 1168 years later another boy is born in Paapnasanam Village of Tamil Nadu. His Birth time/date matched with that of Adi Shankaracharya i.e Shukla Paksha Panchami of Baisakh Month( Indian Lunar calendar) . The Boy was named Ravi Shankar. This later got changed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (name changed because a particular Musical maestro felt… Read more »

A tale of one Jayanti and two Stalwarts – Part 1

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Jayanti of Adi Shankaracharya Bhagwan is celebrated every year on Shukla Paksha Panchami of Baisakh Month (Indian Lunar calendar). He was born in 788 CE in Kaladi village of Kerala. He is regarded as a Spiritual and Philosophical giant who re-established the Sanatan Parampara (Lineage) by establishing Advait Vedanta as the highest truth amongst all… Read more »

The saint who never sells his smile

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The story of the monk who sold his Ferrari made it to the list of Best Sellers! The story of the saint who never sells his smile touches the hearts of millions and beckons as the hope for the humanity! Here’s a moving chapter from the book yet to be written! The occasion was momentous…. Read more »

Sri Sri at Kumbh Mela 2013

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Fond memories of Allahabad Maha Kumb Mela 2013 on Feb 12-12-14th in presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Meeting with saints: The Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela was visited by saints from all over India. During his three-day visit, Sri Sri met many of them including Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Puri Shankaracharya, Chidanand Muni, Pragyachakshu Swamiji, heads… Read more »