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 »

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 »

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 »