Free Press Journal
  • Be calm and composed

    Aeons ago in ancient China lived an old farmer who had worked on his land for many years. He was blessed with a perspicacious mind. Abruptly, one day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, a motley group of neighbours came to commiserate with him. “Such misfortune, such ill luck,” the agitated group of villagers reacted. “Maybe,” nonchalantly replied the farmer. A few days later the horse returned, accompanied by three

  • Indore: Group meditation rejuvenates body and mind, say practitioners

    Indore: Many professionals have included meditation in their daily routine to overcome stress and achieve peace. Though meditation is a solo activity, it is being taken up by people in groups. About 200 participants from Indore joined one such group meditation organised by Art of Living for three days in Saket Nagar that concluded on Monday. Meditation instructor Manoj Rao said most people know the importance of meditation.

  • Ayodhya dispute: Our priority is to join hearts of people, says AIMPLB

    Bengaluru: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Friday, in regard to Ayodhya dispute, said that our priority is to join hearts of people. Executive member of AIMPLB Maulana Salman Husaini Nadvi talked to ANI here on his meeting with the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. “We held meeting so that all issues around the matter especially that of Ram Temple and Babri Masjid are discussed and

  • Inner strength and a mature mind

    Only self-power and a full-grown mentality transfigure an individual to establish contact with the source of our inner energy, writes RAVI VALLURI

  • NGT court holds Art of Living responsible for Yamuna floodplains damage

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday held Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living responsible for damaging the ecology of the Yamuna floodplains during the three-day cultural extravaganza held last year and asked the organisation to pay for the restoration works.

  • Art of Living Yamuna festival damage cost Rs 42 crore

    New Delhi : It would take Rs 42.02 crore and a decade for the ecological rehabilitation of the Yamuna floodplains from adverse damages caused by the Art of Living’s (AoL) World Culture Festival, says the report of an expert committee.

  • Indore: Art of Living to celebrate Shivaratri today

    Indore: The Art of Living Indore is celebrating Shivaratri on Friday in a very special way. It will be celebrated in Gandhi Hall from 6 pm. First rudra puja will be performed by Swami Param Tej, from Bengaluru ashram. According to information, after puja some cultural actives like dance (Shiv tandav) have been organised. After dance bhajan sandhya and satsang would follow for which bhajan singer Goutam Dabir is coming from Vadodara.

  • Indore: Art of Living to celebrate Shivaratri

    Indore: The Art of Living Indore is celebrating Shivaratri on February 24 in a very special way. It will be celebrated in Gandhi Hall from 6 pm. Rudra puja will be performed first by Swami Param Tej, who will be reaching here from Bengaluru ashram.

  • Keep At Bay: Stave of depressing thoughts

    Depressed individuals are plagued and agonized by a double whammy. They lose interest in life and suffer from physical and mental disabilities, writes Ravi Valluri.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    SETBACK TO SRI SRI: AOL damaged Yamuna floodplains, says panel

    New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) to submit its response within three weeks on the inspection report of Yamuna flood plains here by an expert committee which has concluded that its three-day ‘World Culture Festival’ extravaganza has caused damage to the riverbed.

  • Yoga not just about physical exercises: Ravi Shankar

    Brussels: Yoga is not just about physical exercise and it seeks to bring harmony in one’s environment, Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar told the European Parliament here.

  • ‘Cultural Czar’ BJP now using soft approach

    What used to be a tenuous, undercover tie between the BJP and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) organisation, blossomed into an openly flaunted friendship when Narendra Modi graced the spiritual guru’s vaudeville on the flood plains of the Yamuna in Delhi last Friday.

  • Sri Sri’s show a blow to ‘secularists’

    Late afternoon last Friday, I switched on the TV to a ‘national’ channel, hoping to catch up on what has been happening in India, if not the world, before stepping out for dinner. Imagine my utter astonishment when I found the entire focus of nearly all the English-language channels on the traffic in Delhi.

  • Sri Sri charlatan, show-off: Swaroopanand

    BHOPAL : Launching a blistering attack on the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,  Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati said that Sri Sri does not promote Indian culture. “He only teaches music which does not serve any purpose”, Swaroopanand said, adding that “ Ravi Shankar Cultural fest was a show off”.

  • Cameron invites Sri Sri to House of Commons

    New Delhi : World leaders on Sunday hailed Art of Living (AoL) and its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for holding the World Culture Festival and invited him to their countries.