Deva remembers a visit to the movies with his daughter, Gyana – a story from the memoir, The Pieces of My Heart.
Part 3 of Premgit’s photo essay, Earth, Love, Divine, honouring Mother Ganges in the timeless city of Banaras.
Amrita Chengappa moved to a small village in Uttarakhand in 2002 in search of a simpler life, writes Divya Sethu. Published in The Better India, April 17, 2021
Part 2 of Premgit’s photo essay, Earth, Love, Divine, documents the festival celebrating Murugan, the warrior son of Shiva.
“Our own imagination is our last barrier. Once we are without imagination then reality is there face to face,” says Osho.
OZYMA (no relation to OZY) is a new martial art based on the teachings of Osho, the late controversial Indian guru featured in the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, writes Devyani Nighoskar. Published in OZY on December 18, 2020.
In these times of social isolation due to coronavirus, my mind travels to India, where I once lived swathed in its jasmine perfume, writes Florencia Varas in pressenza.com, Chile. Published on 29 June 2020.
Nepal, the eternal Himalayan abode of Shiva and Gautam Buddha is gradually being lured into a lethal trap by the atheist communist party of China, writes Chaitanya Keerti.
‘Mela’ is new project from Chinmaya Dunster and producer/DJ Ben Fordham, who met last year at the Devon Steiner school where they have a child in the same class.
Vandana Shiva speaks about her new book and the destructive global impact of billionaires in an interview with Marc Perelman on France 24 TV network. Broadcast on October 23, 2019.
Dharti Ma – A Tribute to Earth – Official Music Video by Earth Day Network. Premiered on April 18, 2020.
Nadeen describes the events a few weeks ago that forced him to leave the Osho Meditation Resort and India.
Millions of people have become stuck in the muck of their religions, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on March 2, 2020.
At Pune’s Osho Commune, every new international arrival is being screened. Ma Amrit Sadhna, spokesperson of the commune, said anyone who is unwell or has a temperature is being asked to stay outside until they are well. The Indian Express, 12 March 2020.
Inspiring 68 year-old woman desperately needed funds for her ailing husband and found a solution. Published on BBC, February 10, 2020.
… to former Indian engineer whose floral headpieces went viral. Published by BBC on February 6, 2020.
A splendid colourful display of India’s troops, highlighting the amazing four-legged creatures as an important part of the military.
A Delhi winter week! Deva Priya joyfully describes the end-of-the-year event at Oshodham which includes a video. It was held from 26 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.
Birmingham cameraman films unusual rickshaw run for charity across India. Published on BBC, December 21, 2019.
Kul Bhushan reports from New Delhi about the Inkpot India Conclave on Indian culture, with emphasis on gender equality.
Suha met Nabil Ghandi at Osho Tapoban in Nepal and introduced us to him. We asked a few questions about his passion – and profession: photography.
Keerti writes on the significance of dharamshalas that have been in existence for thousands of years in India. Published in the Asian Age, 2 October 1019.
On yet another visit to Rishikesh, Pankaja, with Subhuti in tow, looks at the changes that have happened since and documents the plight of the children growing up in the middle of garbage mounds.
Never take advantage of power. This is the way India has always lived. This was not her weakness but feminine strength, states Keerti. Published in The Asian Age, August 20, 2019.
Most days, there are articles about or mentions of Osho, and his disciples, in the Indian media. Here are the ones we selected from last week.
As an answer to this question filmmaker Neal Howland replies with a glorious short film, or rather cinematic poem, filmed in New and Old Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur. With narration by Osho.
Osho says, “India is the only land in the whole world, strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort to see the truth and to be the truth.”
Rashid stays at the Osho Sannidhi Meditation Centre near Mysore (officially called Mysuru) for a month’s retreat.
The Dalai Lama talks to a group of seekers led by Deepak Chopra at his residence in Dharamsala/McLeodGanj, HP, India on February 11, 2019.
Osho, What is this dream of yours which you have been working so hard to realize for the past twenty-five, thirty years, ignoring all kinds of hindrances and obstacles?
A committee of village elders in southern India has banned women from wearing nighties during the day. Geeta Pandey has the story, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan. Published on BBC on November 22, 2018.
Rahibai Soma Popere lives in the tribal village Kombhalne, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Realizing that less and less of indigenous crops were growing and not longer available for consumption, she single-handedly began to collect and protect seeds throughout her environment and eventually became known as Seed Mother. Published on BBC on November 25, 2018.
The discovery of rock carvings believed to be tens of thousands of years old in India’s western state of Maharashtra has greatly excited archaeologists who believe they hold clues to a previously unknown civilisation, reports Mayuresh Konnur. Published on BBC Marathi on October 1, 2018.
Plastic waste is a serious problem not only in India but all over the globe. We encourage word to be spread far and wide about these two new inventions. Published by BBC on September 27, 2018.
Last week, India’s Supreme Court delivered no less than 20 news-making judgements affecting the lives of most 1.2 billion Indians. This was due to the outgoing Chief Justice Dipak Misra leaving his mark on India’s legal history, writes Kul Bhushan.
An excerpt from Steve Small’s book, ‘Mind the Gap’; impressions of his arrival in India and Poona and doing the Enlightenment Intensive.
Osho speaks on a very meaningful parable by Chuang Tzu, and in particular about the phrase ‘the phoenix that never grows old’.
Sex still being a touchy and often even taboo subject in many cultures and religions to this day, a mother and daughter from the Punjab have the courage to ask each other various questions about it. Published on BBC on August 31, 2018.
Osho speaks on the meaninglessness of boundaries and nations: “It is a mad world. All boundaries are absolute nonsense. Anything that divides man from man is inhuman, uncivilized, uncultured.”
On the occasion of International Widows’ Day, Kul Bhushan reports on the plight of an estimated 258 million widows worldwide (46 million in India alone), who face an uncertain future and poverty.
Justin Rowlatt, frequently also featured on Osho News, looks back on his three years on assignment reporting for the BBC from South Asia and, in particular, India. Published on June 16, 2018.
From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground’: “I understand the thrill I experience when I get off the plane, that feeling of mystery that surrounds the visitor and sets her heart pounding, as when coming near a sacred space.”
Indian English is a living, practical language, used by millions every day, writes Shashi Tharoor in The Week. Published on June 3, 2018.
A true story about three and a half years in an Indian prison by Mark O’Brien, aka Swami Alok Preetam; reviewed by Carolyn Boniface.
The statement caused a public and media uproar, with the minister being mocked and ridiculed. But there is much more to this story, writes Bhagawati.