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Therapeutic meditation: a protective aura

Keerti writes about the increasing suicide rates globally and the obvious need for meditation. Published in Businessworld on July 11, 2018.

A lot of control but no heart at commune, says former spokesperson

Michael Gonsalves interviews Swami Chaitanya Keerti with questions about the Osho Commune in Pune. Published in mydigitalfc.com, India, on July 1, 2018.

Keeping Osho’s legacy alive

Financial Chronicle's Michael Gonsalves spent two days inside the secretive Osho Commune in Pune where the godman once stayed to bring a story of devotion, intrigue and a death [...]

Tathata – the way of tathagata

One who lives in that space of tathata (suchness) is called tathagata, which is also one of the names of Buddha, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on May 28, 2018.

The soundtrack to striking Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country released on vinyl

"Wild Wild Country‘s original score is being released this September," announces Gabriela Helfet on Vinyl Factory Limited, June 28, 2018.

Suicide or sannyas

As a sannyasin, one has to learn the art of meditating and creating distance from the mind that is suicidal, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on June 14, 2018.

Journalist Anke Richter goes inside the cult of Netflix’s Wild Wild Country

Inspired by the docuseries Wild Wild Country, Anke Richter visits Osho International Resort in Pune and writes about her experiences during a week's stay. Published in stuff, New [...]

Ready, set, grow

Investment consultant and advisor Namrata Durgan (aka Prem Namrata) changes women's attitude about money and finances. Published in both the print and online edition of eShe, [...]

The Scot who was the sex guru’s bodyguard

In the wake of Netflix's 'Wild Wild Country' showing, Myles Bonnar and Steven Brocklehurst from BBC Scotland News report on Hugh Milne (aka Shivamurti). This post includes the [...]

Subhash Ghai: Many policymakers of our country read Osho but hide it

Subhash Ghai, in collaboration with Rome-based Navala Productions, is all set to produce a biopic about the controversial Indian guru Osho. Published in The Indian Express on June [...]

Pearls of Wisdom: Joy, Osho, Mother Nature and Roots and Wings

"... I paid a lot of attention to tiny things, and I still do - maybe I pay more attention now than I did before," says Upendra Mishra, quoting Osho and what one can learn from [...]

Meditation is not an instant coffee

People are hard pressed for time, in particular when it comes to devoting space to meditation, writes Keerti in this excerpt. Published in Happy Ho.

A divine artist

On Pratiksha Apurv's painting career. Published in Delhi Diary, May 16-31, 2018.

Pratiksha Apurv: The meditative artist

Pratiksha Apurv’s recent exhibition highlights her journey into mysticism, writes Parul Leekha. Published in The Hindu, March 27, 2018

The Peepal tree therapy

A man who lives a natural and a meditative life may not need any of the therapies available in the modern world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on May 1, 2018

‘Wild, Wild Country’: How this holocaust survivor became Guru Osho’s right hand

She [Hasya] survived the Holocaust, lived on a kibbutz, helped to produce 'The Godfather', and finally found satisfaction as a follower of the guru Osho. Her role in the hit [...]

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, [...]