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Osho inspired my movie scenes, says Subhash Ghai

Movie producer Subhash Ghai gave an interview to Press Trust of India at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 about his new movie project. Published in The Tribune on May 17, 2018.

Cannes 2018: Subhash Ghai presents ‘Osho, Lord of the Full Moon’

A new Osho movie is in the works, declared producer Subhash Gai and director, Lakshen Sucameli. Amrita Tanna reports from the Cannes Film Festival 2018 in BizAsia on May 15, 2018. [...]

Osho in Oregon 1985

Archive documentary on Rajneeshpuram following Osho's and Sheela's arrests. Broadcast originally in October 1985 by KGW 8, the NBC TV affiliate in Portland, Oregon.

Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then you need to see The Rajneesh Cookbook

Stay away from the salad bar and make some Nachos Zorba, Nut Loaf, or a nice Coconut Salad instead, writes Melissa Locker. Published in Bon Appétit on May 4, 2018.

The other side of Osho

While makers of the Netflix show Wild Wild Country focus on the controversies around Osho, ardent follower Sangita Kathiwada speaks about what they missed. Published in DNA, May [...]

Stunned by Netflix’s jaw-dropping incredible doc ‘Wild Wild Country’

A review in First Showing by Alex Billington, May 2, 2018: "What an honor to get a glimpse into this world of religion and government, and to learn so wonderfully about this [...]

‘Wild Wild Country’ – Interview with Mutribo and Anando

A podcast from Australian North Coast Positive with Nyck Jeanes, on BayFM 9-11am; two long-time Osho sannyasins talk about the film on Netflix you're all talking about – Wild [...]

Osho was a clear mirror, he reflected back your thoughts: creators of Netflix’s WWC

Wild Wild Country, though a documentary, runs like a thriller Hollywood film and is very addictive and totally binge-worthy, writes Simantini Dey. Published in News18, India, on [...]

WWC: And now the monochrome retro look

Viewers of the docuseries Wild Wild Country are in awe of the coloured clothing sannyasins in Rajneeshpuram were wearing. It is presently even trending!

Bhagwan’s doctor gives his take on Wild Wild Country

Anna Silman spoke with Amrito about the events in Rajneeshpuram, shown in Wild Wild Country. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 24, 2018.

The wild, wild ways

Being lauded for its storytelling amid the revelations related to this cult... read this review and launch into a riveting tale, writes Mihir Rebello. Published in the Deccan [...]

9 Rajneeshpuram residents on what Wild Wild Country got wrong

Anna Silman talked to former Rajneeshpuram residents. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 19, 2018.

29 conflicting feelings I had watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’

"Am I... into cults now?" asks Alex Naidus at Buzzfeed. Published on April 21, 2018.

What ‘Wild Wild Country’ didn’t say  – 57 answers from a teenage resident

Dickon Kent, son of Veetasmi (aka Persephone) comments to questions asked of him about living as a teenager in Rajneeshpuram. Published in Medium on April 17, 2018

‘Wild, Wild Country’ reveals a brawling, messy microcosm of our brawling, messy world

Steve Bramucci in Uproxx on April 13, 2018: "The tale of the Rajneesh commune in Oregon is a tale of regular people (and some extraordinary ones) in all of their beautiful, [...]

Of outer and inner worlds

A strong spiritual vein runs through the art of Pratiksha Apurv, a national award-winning painter and niece of spiritual master Osho, who is presently showcasing her collection of [...]

A conversation about ‘Wild Wild Country’ with a news cameraman who was embedded on Rajneeshpuram

Cameraman Milt Ritter, who covered events at Rajneeshpuram for KGW News, is interviewed by Steve Bramucci for Uproxx, published on April 6, 2018.

WWC’s Pinks and and Reds

Article in The New York Times shows that the original sannyas colours have become a new fashion trend in New York.

‘Wild Wild Country’ depicts an American construct of Osho – incomplete and superficial

Despite all the amazing qualities that make 'Wild Wild Country' an interesting watch, the creators of the show, Chapman Way and Maclain Way, fail miserably in doing justice to the [...]

Wild Wild Country: Cult doc directors answer all your burning questions

Filmmakers Chapman and Maclain Way dissect the hit Netflix series’s most memorable moments, give the sannyasins the “where are they now” treatment, and re-examine its [...]

‘Wild Wild Country’ directors say they are ‘definitely’ open to a sequel

The brothers Chapman and Maclain Way spoke to Nathan McAlone in a recent interview for Business Insider. Published on March 30, 2018.

Making the child too ambitious is dangerous

Pratiksha Apurv writes on the dangers of instilling ambition into children. Published in The Times of India, March 16, 2018.

Paradise lost as guru flees  - “It’s all a joke.”

Nick Licata remembers visiting Rajneeshpuram after Osho had left and been arrested in Charlotte, just before the Ranch closed. Published on Medium, March 23, 2018.

Makes you go, ‘Hey Bhagwan!’

Miraculously, Wild Wild Country, a documentary series, is what everyone around me is binge-ing on. So must you, writes Mayank Shekhar in Mid-Day, India. Published on March 27, [...]

Not Ranveer Singh, but Aamir Khan to play Osho Rajneesh before his Mahabharata film? Or maybe not?

And this may happen before he embarks on his ambitious Mahabharata, writes the Deccan Chronicle on March 26. (This rumour has been dismissed by an article on Pinkvilla, March 28, [...]

I love his teachings

Sifu Freddie Lee, a Kung Fu teacher and practitioner, speaks about Osho's impact on him and the message given out by the media.

Wild Wild Country: The story behind the story

Osho International's statement in regard to the docuseries 'Wild Wild Country', posted on Facebook by Pratap.

Interviews with the directors of Wild Wild Country

A phone interview conducted by Matt Novak of Paleofuture-Gizmodo with the directors on the docuseries Wild Wild Country, Chapman Way and Maclain Way - plus video interviews by [...]

Meditative strokes

Pratiksha Apurv writes of the transforming effect that her uncle and master, Osho, had on her, and how that paved the way for insightful expressions on canvas. Published in [...]

Wild Wild Country: 8/10 stars

Review by Adam Patterson, published on Film Pulse, March 12, 2018. Release date of the docu-series: March 16, 2018 on Netflix.

The Divine Yogin

Pratiksha Apurv introduces us to mystic women who became enlightened and in the process, spread the fragrance of divinity around. Published in Speaking Tree, India, on March 4, [...]

A silsila of awareness

Sleep is also a mini death, though a man can dream in sleep that he is alive, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on March 5, 2018.

Ranveer Singh to play maverick guru Osho Rajneesh in Karan Johar’s film?

Padmaavat actor is likely to play the role of spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh, who had a huge impact on Bollywood celebrities such as Mahesh Bhatt and Vinod Khanna. International [...]

Wild Wild Country (trailer)

A new Netflix series, to be shown starting on March 16, will take you behind the controversial history of Osho in their upcoming documentary. Published in the Hindustan Times, [...]

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk [aka Dhyan Peter, ed.] has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic, writes Thomas Meaney in 'The New Yorker'. [...]

Body – the real temple of God

On the other hand, many so-called saints have been teaching us to ignore our body, and let it starve, says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on February 19, 2018.

Rising, Not Falling, in Love on Valentine’s Day

Kul Bhushan's advice for the popular yearly event. Published on Happy Ho on February 12, 2018.

My Wake-up Call

When we walk, sleep, or even perform a mundane activity with awareness, it becomes meditation and the centring of our being begins, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking [...]

Observe and awaken your intelligence

Ordinarily, within us we have two currents - one is of thoughts, which is very dominant, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Asian Age, published on February 6, 2018.

Totally together: could communal living suit you?

From self-sufficient communes to cohousing schemes, people are opting for a shared lifestyle. Published in The Guardian, February 3, 2018.

Small is truly beautiful: A tiny organic set-up and lessons in minimalism

Small, sustainable and serene, SOS Organics workshop in the hills offers salvation of a kind to the locals it touches, writes Anjuli Bhargava. Published in Business Standard, [...]

Don’t fall in love, rise in love

Keerti writes about Osho saying, "Love should come out of your silence, awareness, meditativeness." Published in the Deccan Chronicle, January 31, 2018.

Wild Wild Country (announcement)

Netflix's documentary series (to be shown on the weekend of March 16) about a guru cult's Oregon expansion in the '80s is full of unbelievable twists and intriguingly short on easy [...]

The lessons Osho taught me about love, life and relationships

Richa Anirudh, well-known Indian radio jockey and television personality, writes about Osho and some of the lessons she has learnt from him and has tried to imbibe in her life. [...]

The new dawn

"Just open the window of your inner world and allow the beautiful experience of sunrise to blossom within," writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on January 6, 2018.

Swami Rama Tirtha and his secret law

"Talking on the phenomenon of happiness and contentment, Osho introduced a certain law that only some mystics have known," says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on January 8, 2018.

2018: Make it the Year of Laughter and Happiness

The 2018 Osho calendar and desk diary, themed around Laughter, inspired K. B. Ganapathy of the Star of Mysore, to ponder on Happiness. Published on January 1, 2018.

Live this moment

The moment you are in the present, enlightenment is the by-product, writes Osho’s niece, Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on December 10, 2017.

Love is beyond duty

Love moves higher on the wings of understanding, on the wings of awareness, meditation, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on December 15, 2017.

No saint no sinner!

A biography of Osho's first disciple, Laxmi, is an illustration of how to deal with life's adversities, writes Nivedita R. in The Statesman, Delhi, December 20, 2017.