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World Culture Festival


AOL refutes allegations that its event damaged Yamuna floodplains

June 06, 2016 10:32 pm

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

June 06, 2016 12:33 pm

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.

NGT orders Art Of Living foundation: Deposit balance Rs 4.75 cr compensation with DDA today

June 04, 2016 7:21 am

On March 9, the NGT had ordered a Rs 5 crore compensation for damage caused to the floodplains, of which the foundation has paid Rs 25 lakh so far.

Art of trifling

April 25, 2016 12:27 am

The National Green Tribunal has been brushed off, and it is its own fault.

World Culture Festival: NGT pulls up Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's AOL for barring panel from site

April 22, 2016 2:06 am

At the hearing on March 9, however, the NGT charged AOL with a Rs 5-crore “initial compensation” to be adjusted against the final amount determined.

Month after World Culture Festival, stage on Yamuna bed finally dismantled

April 13, 2016 3:21 am

The area is now barricaded and boards that stated, ‘Property of the Delhi Development Authority, trespassers will be prosecuted’ can be seen across the venue.

World culture festival: Stage yet to be dismantled, AOL seeks extension to pay ‘fee’

April 05, 2016 1:49 am

On April 1, the day the fee was due, the foundation filed an application seeking permission to submit a bank guarantee in place of the payment of the balance amount of Rs 4.75 crore.

World culture festival: Two weeks later, a look at who is cleaning up the Yamuna

March 31, 2016 5:15 am

In an official email, AOL had listed the agencies that would be involved in cleaning up the Yamuna floodplains, the festival venue, and said a team of volunteers would participate in the exercise.

2 held for stealing mobile phones during World Culture Festival

March 20, 2016 3:56 am

As many as 21 expensive mobile phones have been recovered from the duo, said police, adding that most of them were stolen during the festival.

World Culture Festival site: For the civilian team, dismantling bridges is livelihood, for army personnel a drill

March 19, 2016 4:44 am

For the task, the Army has deployed one company comprising at least 100 personnel, who are further divided into sections of 10 men each.


Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena protest against NGT for fining Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living

March 12, 2016 12:51 pm

Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena members protest against National Green Tribunal (NGT) for fining Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation Rs 5 crores for conducting 'World Culture Festival' on the ecologically sensitive banks of the Yamuna.

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

March 12, 2016 12:49 pm

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'

March 11, 2016 11:01 am

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

March 08, 2016 12:51 pm

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.

Words of wisdom and spirituality from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

March 10, 2016 6:41 pm

At an Express Adda session, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spoke about the true meaning of spirituality and its relationship with science and religion. Here are some nuggets of wisdom to keep in mind.