World Culture Festival – Celebrations Galore !

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When I think about my time at the World Culture Festival in Delhi, and savor the memories, the feeling that stands out, is the feeling of AWE and WONDER and PEACE. What I experienced was nothing less than magic!     The magic, which drew millions from all over the world, from all religions, from… Read more »

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 »

2000 Veena`s to tug at your heartstrings

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The Queen of the string instruments – The Veena, is all set to reign the country on March 19th 2016. In a spectacular initiative to mark the closing ceremony of the World Culture Festival (New Delhi, March 11th-13th), an estimated 2,000 Veena musicians are all set to shower grand musical notes at the Naadotsav program… Read more »

Miracle of Enzymes – Yamuna

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Delhi has 22 drains carrying 2500 million litres of waste and polluted water into Yamuna river daily. One of the drains popularly known as Bara Pullah drain emanates near Ashoka Hotel and flows through Lakshmi Bai Nagar, Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Kale Khan, Bara Pullah and merges into Yamuna River. All these drains emit deadly… 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 »

New Year begins with a Glimpse of Divine Power

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The year 2016 arrived with hundreds of people from over 46 countries doing the silence course in the beautiful Art of Living retreat centre in Black Forest, Germany. On the morning of Jan 1st;  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whom we fondly call Gurudev; left the ashram to conduct a Happiness Program in Berlin. Some of… 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 »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-IV

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In a humorous yet profound way, Rishi Vidyadharji gave numerous precious tips to walk on the path of happiness and freedom. Some of the things told by Rishiji were so subtle that those might be bit difficult to understand for someone who is a novice to ‘Art of living’ or has no exposure to ‘Ayurveda’… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-III

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What creates bondage? Every living being naturally wants to move from bondage to freedom. On the physical or gross level ‘bondage’ is very easy to understand but on a subtle (mind) level it is a bit difficult to understand. We can define ‘bondage’ simply as anything that restricts our freedom. On subtle level, freedom is… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-II

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Rishi Vidyadharji beautifully revealed the mechanics of happiness. He told that, “Happiness (Sukh) is moving towards the ‘Self’ or uniting with your ‘Self’ and un-happiness (Dukh) is going away from the ‘Self’”. Naturally question arises in the mind, why moving towards the ‘Self’ gives us happiness? What is the nature of this ‘Self’? Sri Sri… Read more »