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Madras HC stays Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living event at UNESCO site

The temple, where the supposed event was to be held, is a UNESCO World Heritage site where private functions are prohibited.

Video on Art of Living YouTube channel calls report by NGT panel on World Culture Festival baseless

A video released on the the youtube page of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation in May this year claimed that the Expert Committee of the National Green Tribunal made false allegations against them in relation to the World Culture Festival damaging Yamuna floodplains.


Under NGT scrutiny, Art of Living to train Environment Ministry staff

The Environment Ministry has nominated 36 officers from different states and asked the state forest departments to ensure that “they are relieved in time” for the course.

Problem in protecting India's wetlands: Technically, there aren’t any to protect

Art of Living argument in NGT is hinged on a catch: wetlands get their identity only through notification by govt under Rules. The Rules have been around since 2010, but not one wetland has been notified yet.

Expert panel trying to "mislead" NGT on Yamuna damage: Art of Living

On the issue of rehabilitation of the floodplains, the Art of Living said the committee itself was not aware of the actual condition of the event site before the world culture festival.

Damage to Yamuna floodplains: Found no violation by AOL, DDA tells NGT

The Art of Living also released a statement highlighting DDA’s admission


Art of Living festival on Yamuna floodplains: Before NGT, all authorities take same line - Not our fault

Both the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Water Resources told the NGT that they were “not responsible” for the damage to the floodplains

Keep just one hour for yourself and practise yoga, says Kamlesh Barwal, Director, Art of Living

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be in Chandigarh on June 9 for the inauguration of the Yoga Festival, which will officially set the tone for the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 in the Tricity.

AOL refutes allegations that its event damaged Yamuna floodplains

AOL claimed that there has been no scientific assessment of pre and post situation of the floodplains till now

World Culture Festival: Finally, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pays compensation amount to NGT

The NGT had refused to prohibit the World Culture Festival, but slapped a fine of Rs. 5 cr on the foundation for damaging biodiversity of the ecologically sensitive floodplains.

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Sri Sri's World Culture Festival kicks off despite rain, hailstorm on Friday

World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation on the banks of Yamuna will witness people from over 40 countries.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's top quotes: 'Ego dissolves in love'

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living will kick off its grand World Culture Festival on Friday.


World Culture Festival: Here's a sneak peak into the grandeur

The World Culture Festival, March 11-13, is claimed to be attended by 3.5 million people. It has stoked a controversy because it is being organised on the floodplains of the Yamuna in New Delhi.

Art of Living Videos

Sri Sri Event: What Transpired On Day 1

At 2 pm Friday, standing still in the scorching sun, octogenarian Ram Nagina, a vegetable farmer from the Yamuna floodplains, held on to his walking stick near the railing that separated the 1,200-feet stage at the World Culture Festival (WCF) from the audience enclosure. “This is a big event happening in our country so I […]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar On Spirituality, Life & Religion

A February 2016 edition of the Express Adda held at Indigo, One Golden Mile, New Delhi, hosted spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In a discussion moderated by Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, and Prasoon Joshi, lyricist and Chairman, Asia Pacific, CEO and COO, India, McCann Worldgroup, […]


Sri Sri Event: Clearances Pending But Delhi Police Prepares To Ensure Law & Order

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has written to Delhi Police that the stage of the World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living is unsafe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with many foreign dignitaries, is set to attend the opening function on Friday evening. In a March 9 letter to […]

Sri Sri Event Gets NGT Go-Ahead: The Details

THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) Wednesday cleared the three-day World Culture Festival to be organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living on the floodplains of the Yamuna from March 11 but imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on AOL as an interim compensation for the event’s impact on the environment. A bench […]

World Culture Festival: NGT Asks Centre To Explain Clearances Given

FROM temporary structures to pontoon bridges, the impact of lakhs of visitors to available parking space — and a quick U-turn by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). On Tuesday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) questioned governments at the Centre, Delhi and UP about various clearances for the World Culture Festival to be held by the […]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: No conflict between being a world citizen and a good subject of your state

Spiritual leader and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was at the Express Adda held in Delhi, where he spoke about freedom of speech and sedition, the need for dialogue and why Section 377 needs to go. It’s important that freedom of speech be honoured at all costs. Everybody has the right to freedom […]


Sri Sri Ravishankar On The Arrest Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar

IT’S IMPORTANT that freedom of speech be honoured at all costs. Everyone has freedom of expression. But sedition and saying things like ‘Bharat ko barbaad karke rahenge’ will not be tolerated by any democracy and any civilised society,” said spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Express Adda in Delhi on Monday. A Padma […]