Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi

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It was evening time, around 7.30pm. The meditation hall at Art of Living International Centre was packed with devotees waiting for Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to arrive. I was doing my first Advanced Meditation Course with a couple of my friends and we were sitting right at the back of the hall, very close… Read more »

I want a better India

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The recent brutal gang-rape of a young female student in Delhi, while extreme, is by no means an isolated incident. Violence, of varying degrees, against women happens across the country on a daily basis. The statistics are staggering. If anything, the ghastly event in Delhi became a tipping point for the nation to pour onto… Read more »

Let spiritual people take the bull by the horns

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As I pen my thoughts inspiration engulfs me again and again on the clarion call given by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Volunteer for a better India. Hundreds are lapping it up. India`s youth line-up to sign-up. For it’s the call of a spiritual man. Peaceful at its very foundation. Non-violent at its peak. Devoid of… Read more »

Volunteer for a better India, it makes sense

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We, the intellectual, the elite and the convent educated may just like others be sometimes clouded with doubt and cynicism on many issues that confront our nation. Its either an attitude of `who cares` or `so what`s new` or `what are we going to get out of it` or `why should I be bothered`. This… Read more »

Do it NOW : A child knew it long before NIKE

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As we celebrate Children’s Day in India today, let’s salute a precious quality that makes a child a child. Their ability to live in the present moment without any effort! This is one quality which all adults desperately want to emulate. We tend to postpone while a child wants it NOW The one who postpones… Read more »

Art of Living Tribal schools in Jharkhand

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THE BEGINNING In 1999, Shri Brij Bhushan Chawla was blessed by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living, to start tribal schools in Jharkhand, one of the most backward states of India. Today, Art of Living is running ten tribal schools in Ghatsila Block and twenty more in the… Read more »

Assam is on a time bomb

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And the clock has been ticking for a long time. Assam was originally home to a number of indigenous tribes, who had been living there for centuries.  A few years after independence, the government of India, while giving Scheduled Tribe status to these indigenous inhabitants had divided the region in tribal belts and blocks. That… Read more »

N E Exodus: Art of Living Ashram turns a safe haven

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The mass exodus of thousands of north-eastern people from various parts of India, coming on the heels of Assam riots and consequent displacement of hundreds of thousands of families, is a huge blot on the country. It is time to rally around our North Eastern brethren and open up our hearts and homes to assure… Read more »

Three villages shimmer in the gloom of Assam Riots

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The recent spate of large-scale riots in Assam, according to conservative estimates, has claimed 58 lives and rendered 400,000 people homeless in various districts of the north eastern state. We, as members of the Art of Living Family, and believers in the principle of One World Family, extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones… Read more »

Yoga in Islam : A form of ibaadat (prayer)

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Rajaque Rahman, a Practising Muslim talks about how blinkered interpretation of what’s permitted and forbidden in Islam is making the Muslim world hesitant to take advantage of universal healers like yoga and meditation. Even as I was persuading a group of Muslim elders in Itanagar — the capital city of eastern-most Indian state of Arunachal… Read more »