Lady Gaga mentions Osho in a press conference in Delhi today before her first concert there
Update Oct 28/30, 2011
During a press conference in India where, with shades, a number of small blonde buns on her head, a ladylike dress and jewelry, Lady Gaga talks about how India influences her music and her clothes, and mentions Osho at great length: “I read a lot of Osho’s books. I believe Rebellion (The Rebel ?) was my favourite so far. I have been reading a lot about rebellion, how creativity is the greatest form of rebellion in life. It is important to stand up for what we believe in and to fight for equality. Equality is the most important thing in my life, social equality, political equality, economic equality. These are all things that I fight for in my country as a citizen. I read Osho not only because I love his work, what he writes about, but I am also – I guess – an Indian hippie.”
Gaga is in Delhi and will perform on Sunday, on the occasion of India’s first ever Grand Prix.
Gaga mentions Osho at around 10 min, i.e. at the end of the video above. You can see this video on NDTV as well which shows her full answer about Osho at 8.29 min.
Also read the articles on:
The Hollywood Reporter (28.10.11): Lady Gaga Reveals Love of Books by Indian Philosopher Osho: ‘I Am Kind of an Indian Hippie’
Zeenews (30.10.11): Hindus welcome Gaga’s interest in Hinduism
Thanks to Dhanyam of Viha Connection for the tip, Atul, Mega, Mahana Devi, and Kul Bhushan for the links to more articles.
Our first article dated Sept 1, 2011
The creative and vibrant female artist known as Lady Gaga won big at the 2011 Video Music Awards, being represented with two awards for ‘Born This Way’ – one for the ‘Best Female Video’, the other for ‘Video With A Message’. A few days before, she was given a silver shoe from the VH1 Do Something Awards, where her work with The Robin Hood Foundation was honored by Facebook.
American-born Lady Gaga appears to reinvent herself on a daily basis and has been included in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Her latest public declaration during the acceptance of the MTV Video Music award was her sharing a quote by Osho with her fans through her Twitter account:
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Osho, The Goose is out, Ch 9, Q2
We have heard myriads of young people are now googling to find out who Osho is.
You can read the full question here: Creativity and Discipline (Osho, The Goose is out, Ch 9, Q2)