How I became a vegetarian!

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Krishan Verma, our favourite Yogi shares with us, a moment that changed his life forever! Many years ago, I used to go to the temple to attend their weekly service. One day it so happened that the priest couldn’t come, and for some reason, the management of the temple asked me if I could lead… Read more »

Project Pavitra – A small time business woman helps women through awareness about menstruation

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In India, menstrual cycles are still mentioned in a hush-hush tone. The taboo restricts urban women to discuss menstrual cycles openly. In a lot of places, women are considered impure during this period. They are restricted from entering the kitchen, cooking, touching pickle, touching or getting close to Holy books or Puja room or even… Read more »

Lighting homes, lighting lives

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Chatargaon, a tribal village amidst the Darbhanga forest of Assam had barely seen light for years. The faint sunlight through thick tall groves was the only source of comfort till the project “Light a home” by the Art of Living enlivened the utterly simple lives of the villagers. With 60 households and a population of… Read more »

Rebuilding the lives through Prison Smart Program

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Both crime and criminal are treated as unpardonable in any society. Solitary confinement of criminals was thought to be an effective way to help offenders become penitent resulting in transformation. Hence, prison system emerged as the formal way of punishment and is being followed in India since Eighteenth Century. To bring about a real transformation… Read more »

Do you know that India had over 1,10,000 varieties of rice in the olden days?

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Have you thought beyond these common varieties of rice – Jeera, SonaMasuri, Basmathi, Steamed and Raw etc. Meet Mr. Mahesh Anand from Chidambaram, an ex-techie, converted into a farmer since 2.5 years. His passion to find and revive the traditional paddy varieties! He works with traditional paddy varieties – Kitchili Samba, Konakkuruvai, Katarniyam and AruvadhanKodai…. Read more »

Hulimavu Lake Cleaning

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This is the story of how a stinking, neglected water body was changed into a beautiful lake due the initial efforts of a single man who inspired and helped others to help themselves and were able to rejuvenate the Hulimavu Lake. Mr. Saurabh S Nair, a resident of Bannerghatta Road passed the Hulimavu lake often… Read more »

Kannada Rajya Utsav

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Art of Living International Center situated in Bengaluru on Kanakapura Road celebrates Karnataka Rajyotsava in the divine presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on 11th of Nov 2017. An array of cultural extravaganza depicting the rich culture and heritage of Karnataka is planned by the volunteers. The invitees include the luminaries of the state.  November 2017,… Read more »

Urdhva Ganapati, Ekakshara Ganapati and Vara Ganapati

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It’s Day 6 of Ganesh Utsav and it’s time to understand three more more of Ganesha. The Urdhava Ganapati, Ekakshara Ganapati and Vara Ganapati are the 16th, 17th and the 18th form of the 32 forms of Ganesha. Let us understand what they signify and the shlokas to invoke each of these. Urdhava Ganapati: Seated… Read more »

Maha Ganapati, Vijaya Ganapati & Nritya Ganapati

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The festivities and celebration of the Ganesha Utsav have stepped into the 5th blissful day. As we pray in gratitude to the elephant head god, let us understand 3 more forms of Lord Ganesha. Maha Ganapati: Maha Ganapati is the 13th of the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. Maha means “the Great one” literally and… Read more »