SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR

  • Smriti Irani invited for German envoy's 'satsang' November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: German Ambassador Michael Steiner is organising a 'satsang' on his birthday on Friday to which he has invited Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, a gesture that comes in the midst of a raging row over government replacing German with Sanskrit in Central schools. Steiner, who is organising the...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar slams Rampal, says no leader is above law November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday slammed controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal over law and order issue in Hisar district of Haryana. Rampal has been evading arrest and according to the police, he is still inside his Satlok Ashram at Barwala in Hissar district. His supporters continue to...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar optimistic about new Indian government June 25, 2014

    Washington: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has exuded confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be able to deliver the promises he made to the people during his election campaign. "That's what his track record says. In the past he has done like that," he said, hoping that...
  • RSS chief praises Modi government, denies being 'a remote control' June 13, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday rejected the suggestion was the organisation exercised "remote control" over the BJPled NDA government at the Centre and said that the Narendra Modi dispensation was initiating some good changes. "RSS is not a remote control... The change has brought new hopes from the government...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar against coalition government April 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Virtually criticising Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's idea of a federal front, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said any coalition government would not be good for the nation. "When there is a coalition government, the partners waste time in fighting among themselves and it leaves no time...
  • Arvind Kejriwal 'deeply hurt' by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's criticism April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar hit out at Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal in an editorial, Kejriwal has said that he is 'deeply hurt'. Kejriwal has said that he only wants to work for the country and has no selfish motives. "Pujya Guruji Sri Sri Ravi...
  • Never endorsed Narendra Modi for PM, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that it was time to shed the baggage of 2002 riots, the spiritual guru has now taken a U-turn and claimed he never endorsed the Gujarat CM for the post of PM. Sri Sri Ravi...
  • Art of Living yoga centre set afire in Pakistan March 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Unidentified armed men have set ablaze an Art of Living yoga centre established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who once offered to hold talks with the Taliban to usher in peace in Pakistan. The centre, which is based in Peace Street in the upmarket Bani Gala area, was set...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds first Twitter town hall, Bollywood stars ask spiritual questions February 27, 2014

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) recently held a live town hall session on Twitter. The spiritual guru made good use of the social media platform's conversational nature. The Twitter town hall was held under #AskSriSri on Sunday. More than 65,000 tweets using the same hashtag were generated around the live...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lauds Narendra Modi as a 'good man' January 17, 2014

    Chandrapur: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar praised Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a "good man" but said he has no opinion about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as he was not acquainted with him. Answering a specific question about his opinion of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appeals to Asaram's son to surrender, says don't be afraid October 22, 2013

    Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appealed to the son of selfstyled godman Asaram who is absconding in a sexual assault case to surrender before court and present his case "boldly". "Narayan Sai should not be afraid of police if he is right," said the founder of the Art of Living,...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Modi, says time to shed the baggage of 2002 June 20, 2013

    Panaji: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that it's time to shed the baggage of 2002 riots. "I don't think it is wise for us to hold onto something that happened in 2002. He was a new Chief Minister then, so he was...
  • Sri Ravi Shankar leads meditation to mark Africa Day May 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led thousands of people gathered in 23 countries via a live weblink in a special meditation session billed IMeditate Africa to mark Africa Day on Saturday. "Let's pray for a violencefree, stressfree and prosperous Africa where nature is preserved, with its wildlife...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Bollywood stars lead miserable lives March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lodged a spirited counter attack on Bollywood stars and the film industry at a gathering of followers, retaliating against the premise of popular 2012 Hindi film 'Oh My God ' that criticized institutionalized religion and rampant corruption in temple trusts. He mocked actors...
  • Mindset and law should change: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar February 20, 2013

    While speaking to CNNIBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that alcohol is the root cause of crime against women. Below is the full transcript of the show: Sagarika Ghose: Hi there and welcome to the CNNIBN special, after the brutal Delhi gangrape and subsequent protests,...
  • FTN: What role should spiritual leaders play in raising awareness on women's safety? February 19, 2013

    While speaking to CNNIBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that alcohol is the root cause of crime against women. ...
  • Treat Afzal Guru as Indian first, not just a Kashmiri, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar February 19, 2013

    Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has entered the Afzal Guru hanging debate saying Kashmiris should see Afzal as an Indian and not just a Kashmiri. He added that death penalty should be abolished while speaking to CNNIBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose. ...
  • Foolish to say that women should be homebound: Sri Sri January 10, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rubbishing the view that if women remained homebound much of the violence against them could be avoided, Art of Loving (AOL) guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday said in a civil society women enjoyed all rights that men are entitled to. "It is so foolish...
  • India a land of scams, slums: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday expressed dismay over political parties giving tickets to people with criminal records due to which, he said, India has become a land of scams and slums. "The country has become a land of scams and slums and it is ironical...
  • Remove derogatory content against Sri Sri: HC May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed Google to remove, within 36 hours, derogatory content posted by a blogger against Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Justice Manmohan Singh, hearing a defamation case filed by followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, also issued notice to Google and Jitender...
  • Jaipur court to hear case against Sri Sri April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A Jaipur court is likely to hear a case against spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The Art of Living founder had alleged that government schools were breeding grounds for Naxalism. The petitioner wants the court to direct the police to lodge an FIR against the spiritual leader. "It's...
  • FTN: Is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar being unfair to Govt schools? March 22, 2012

    The spiritual leader said that often boys from government schools are into Naxalism and violence. ...
  • Sri Sri offers to negotiate between Maoists, Govt March 22, 2012

    Jaipur: Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has offered to negotiate between Maoists and the government in the issue of abduction of two Italians by Naxals in Odisha. He said that he is always ready for peacetalks anywhere and in the recent case of kidnapping of the foreigners by Naxals,...
  • I studied in govt school, I'm not a Naxal: Sibal March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal slammed spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his comment that government schools were a breeding ground for Naxals. "Sorry to hear his comments and this is not true. I studied in a government school and I am not a Naxalite," Sibal said. Earlier...
  • Govt schools breeding ground for Naxals: Sri Sri March 21, 2012

    Jaipur: As Odisha struggles with the Italian hostage crisis, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has come out with a bizarre statement. The Spiritual leader said that government schools were a breeding ground for Naxals. "It's often seen that boys from Government schools are into Naxalism and violence. Those from the...
  • Ready to broker peace with Taliban: Sri Sri March 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Art of Living (AoL) founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has offered his "good intentions and services" to the Pakistan government and said that he was ready to broker peace between the Pakistan government and Taliban. Back from a trip to Pakistan, Sri Sri told IANS that during...
  • Spiritual leader Ravi Shankar to visit Pakistan March 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Hindu spiritual leader and The Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will visit Pakistan on a threeday peace mission from March 12, his office said on Friday. This is his second visit to the neighbouring country. The first one was in July 2004, an AoL release said. Ravi Shankar...
  • 'All govt officials will be brought under Lokpal' November 10, 2011

    Amethi (UP): Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong Lokpal Bill would be brought in the coming session of Parliament and advised those demanding it to remain patient. "Experts are working on the draft for a strong Lokpal Bill...after looking at all aspects, it would be brought in...
  • Face The Nation: A clarification and an apology November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: On Wednesday night on our Face The Nation programme aired at 10 pm "Should spiritual leaders participate in anticorruption campaigns", we carried a prerecorded interview of the Art Of Living Founder and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar without explicitly mentioning that the interview had been recorded a...
  • Skipped Amethi due to political pressure: Sri Sri November 8, 2011

    Chandauli (UP): Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said he could not visit Amethi during his ongoing anticorruption yatra in Uttar Pradesh as the Ashram which had extended him invitation was pressurised not to call him. "I was invited by Sri Hari Ashram to visit Amethi during my yatra...