Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar against coalition government 08-04-2014 09:55 PM

    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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal 'deeply hurt' by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's criticism 04-04-2014 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Never endorsed Narendra Modi for PM, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 22-03-2014 07:37 AM

    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...
  • Art of Living yoga centre set afire in Pakistan 10-03-2014 10:06 AM

    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 27-02-2014 05:27 PM

    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' 17-01-2014 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appeals to Asaram's son to surrender, says don't be afraid 22-10-2013 07:51 AM

    Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appealed to the son of self-styled 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...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Modi, says time to shed the baggage of 2002 20-06-2013 01:13 PM

    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...
  • Sri Ravi Shankar leads meditation to mark Africa Day 26-05-2013 02:47 AM

    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 I-Meditate Africa to mark Africa Day on Saturday. "Let's pray for a violence-free, stress-free and prosperous Africa where nature is preserved, with its wildlife...
  • FTN: What role should spiritual leaders play in raising awareness on women's safety? 19-02-2013 11:59 PM

    While speaking to CNN-IBN'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 19-02-2013 12:03 PM

    He added that death penalty should be abolished while speaking to CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose. ...
  • 'All govt officials will be brought under Lokpal' 10-11-2011 05:20 PM

    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...
  • Face The Nation: A clarification and an apology 10-11-2011 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: On Wednesday night on our Face The Nation programme aired at 10 pm "Should spiritual leaders participate in anti-corruption campaigns", we carried a pre-recorded 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 08-11-2011 06:34 PM

    Chandauli (UP): Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said he could not visit Amethi during his ongoing anti-corruption 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...
  • Gujarat: Close door meet between Modi, Sri Sri 29-10-2011 03:52 PM

    Anand (Gujarat): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had a close door meeting at the latter's ashram in Anklavdi village on Saturday. According to officials of the Chief Minister's office, the meeting, which lasted over 40 minutes, was held to discuss programmes to celebrate...
  • Digvijaya cautions Sri Sri on links with BJP, RSS 29-10-2011 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is keeping up his attack on spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, calling him a BJP-RSS agent. Digvijaya pointed to the fact that Sri Sri launched the book of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, sharing the dais with RSS members. The...
  • RSS using Team Anna, Sri Sri : Digvijaya 27-10-2011 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh now targetted Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and alleged that the RSS was using Team Anna. The spiritual guru though refused to be drawn into an exchange with the Congress. It's seems like the drama of the absurd. Even as Anna Hazare continues...
  • Don't get involved with RSS: Digvijaya to Sri Sri 27-10-2011 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said that the RSS was trying to bring in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in their campaign against the government. Digvijaya also claimed that the RSS had earlier brought in Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare in the campaign. "First they brought Baba...
  • End fast by 6 pm today: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 27-08-2011 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday urged Anna Hazare to positively end his hunger strike by 6 in the evening. "Sri Sri insists that Anna breaks his fast at any cost before 6 pm today, whether there is a (Parliament) resolution (on Lokpal bill) or not,"...
  • Ex-CEC Seshan prepares his own Lokpal Bill 26-08-2011 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan has submitted a draft of the Lokpal Bill and Lokayukta to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He said that if the Government and Team Anna agree on his proposed draft than it can implemented soon. "I have send a draft bill on Lokpal...
  • Lokpal not a cure of all the ills: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 24-08-2011 05:45 PM

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said the Art of Living has been involved with Anna's anti-corruption movement from day one. ...
  • Anna defiant as Govt looks for escape route 22-08-2011 10:34 PM

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, with its back against the wall, is still in a bind on how to deal with Anna Hazare's protest fast against corruption which entered its seventh day on Monday. Despite losing 5 kg in the last seven days Hazare is still talking...
  • Cong in touch with Sri Sri to mediate with Anna 22-08-2011 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Even though Anna Hazare has ruled out negotiations with any non-government nominee, the Congress is unofficially in touch with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to help mediate with him. "Hopefully you will get good news soon," said Ravi Shankar while going to meet Hazare at the Ramlila Maidan on...
  • Berlin gala marks 30 years of Art of Living 04-07-2011 10:56 AM

    Berlin: Thousands of people, including Indian Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai and BJP President Nitin Gadkari, braved showers and chilly winds in the German capital to attend yoga performances and riveting Indian dance and music shows as part of the World Cultural Festival celebrating 30 years of Indian spiritual guru...
  • Baba Ramdev ends fast, Congress taunts him 12-06-2011 09:01 PM

    Dehradun: After eight days of confrontation, defiance and then some coaxing by the saints and spiritual gurus, Baba Ramdev finally got the face-saver to break his fast with a sip of orange juice. His disciples were ecstatic and the government heaved a sigh of relief. Ramdev's aide Acharya Balakrishna said,...
  • Ramdev's health worsens, advised to end fast 10-06-2011 12:17 PM

    Haridwar: Baba Ramdev's health is deteriorating rapidly as his fast-unto-death against corruption and black money entered the seventh day on June 10. Doctors say Ramdev must break his fast as he has been losing weight and his blood pressure is also dropping. The yoga guru has also been advised to...