Art of Living Volunteers Make ‘Goodness go Viral’ in India

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India is slowly coming to terms with the government`s move to demonetize its 500 and 1000 rupee notes in a massive effort to curb black money, corruption and terrorism. While this move has been hailed by many as a rightful masterstroke by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the rush for new currency notes and smaller… Read more »

Volunteer for what was it, again?

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When Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched Volunteer for a Better India, many people asked, “So what is it for? It’s a good idea broadly, sure, but what is it specifically about?” This question dwelt in their minds, and there were some very sincere attempts at finding out answers through discussions. But everybody had their own… Read more »

Nirbhaya – a tribute

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She is known as Nirbhaya, the fearless one. It was exactly one year ago that the world was shocked at the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh, the 23 year old physiotherapy student who was thrown away from a moving bus to die. The brave-hearted girl gave a statement with horrific details, before she died… Read more »

Vote for a Better India

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I vote for a better India  In our country the real meaning and context of the word ‘Politics’ is completely lost. We think that ‘Politics’ is something dirty and ‘Politician’ is someone who plays this dirty game. The word ‘Politics’ comes from the Greek word ‘politikos’ meaning – “of, for, or relating to citizens”. It… Read more »

From King to Beggar: Shivaji as a true disciple

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Recently in a satsang at the Art Of Living International Ashram in Bangalore, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji said, “Power is poison for the one who uses it for personal gain.” Spiritual guidance is so important for all, but more so for people who are entrusted with power. When one expands his/her awareness and… 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 Ramlila ground, a show of Cow Culture

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The venue was the same. The mission almost identical. Even the crowd was quite similar. It is tempting to dismiss the clarion call given by Sri Sri at Ramlila ground, to volunteer for a better India, as a mere show of strength which is doomed to fizzle out. After all, wasn’t this the fate of recent confluences… Read more »

Sri Sri brings dignity to social activism

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Sunday the 3rd of February 2013 will be long cherished in the history of social activism for several reasons. The world witnessed a new order in social activism on that day. Peaceful and musical yet strident and meaningful.  The occasion was the launch of the Volunteer for a better India (VBI) movement at the Ramlila grounds by Sri… Read more »

Volunteer for a better India

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Such a multitude of religions, castes, Gods, cultures, cuisines, languages, scriptures, music, rituals  etc… all are part of vibrant whole. This is India. I am fortunate and proud to be an Indian. I salute all the freedom fighters, who fought together without any barriers of caste and religion and got freedom to this country. They were… Read more »

Volunteer for a Better India, says Desi Videshi

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A few years ago I watched the film Slum Dog Millionaire at a seaside theatre. My family were the only Indians in the movie hall. When the film was over I was shocked and ashamed at the way the harsh reality of living was portrayed in the film about my homeland, India and her citizens…. Read more »