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.
A symbol of triumph of good over evil, Holi marks the onset of spring. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and March 21. A quote by Osho.
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.
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.
The impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history. Kaiyum reviews Larry Brilliant’s autobiographical book.
An excerpt from the autobiographical book, ‘Sometimes Brilliant’ by Larry Brilliant, were he recounts a meeting with Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba).
Does Holi open the lid of the pressure cooker to release our suppressed steam? Strange, the whole year people are miserable and on Holi suddenly they break out of misery, singing and dancing, writes Kul Bhushan in Happy Ho, March 1, 2018.
A hot debate has gripped India, after Satyapal Singh, India’s minister for higher education, emphatically stated that Darwin’s theory of evolution is wrong. Published in The Guardian, on January 23, 2018.
A look at the current education system in India but similarities can be found world-wide. An inspiring and challenging video that calls upon all those concerned to bring out the human potential in every child.
A rare collection spanning two million years of history is on display -until 18 February 2018 – in an exhibition in Mumbai. It is a collaboration between CSMVS, Mumbai, The National Museum, Delhi and The British Museum, London. Published by BBC on January 1, 2018.
Mumbai matriarch, Amla Ruia, is one of the most prolific dam builders in the world, writes Aamir Rafiq Peerzeda on BBC on December 12, 2017.
About an extraordinary journey that was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced. Explained by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum.
Not for the faint-hearted – a road with toe-curling vistas! Can you watch the 5-min video to the end?
Prof. V. Santhakumar tries to fathom the origins of this, for women, very uncomfortable trait of Indian culture, that does not seem to die off even after years of modernisation and growth of the middle classes.
“Indians are so obsessed with money: money seems to be their god. No other country worships money; in India it is worshipped,” says Osho.
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.
Savita Devi is leading a group of 10 Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) women who have broken stereotypes by coming together to form a drum band. Published on BBC on October 2, 2017.
For seven decades now, travelling cinemas have been transporting the magic of movies to audiences across rural India. Published on BBC on September 27, 2017.
Osho states, “… zero is the root of all mathematics and of all science; you cannot conceive of an Einstein without the concept of a zero.”
Neeti shows a selection of her paintings in our online gallery. “When I am able to let go, a peaceful calm takes over and the painting flows through me.”
Participating in a kirtan event in Australia before leaving for India, Shazar experiences the place of joy and bliss and interconnectedness: “I come home to myself.”
Sujatha Gidla, who was born into the Dalit caste and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway, wrote a remarkable and candid memoir, ‘Ants Among Elephants’. Sudha G Tilak on BBC, July 25, 2017.
The Western young generation is ever happy to come to India and nourish their soul, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on August 16, 2017.
Always long-awaited, a collective sigh is heard once monsoon starts in India. The rains are an annual blessing yet often resulting in floods, hardship and death.
In India, the sharing of food with others is an ancient important concept; yet sharing does not stop there, writes Naina.
Kul Bhushan reviews this photo book that shows stunning images of a sanctuary – India’s National Park in Uttarakhand – named after Col James Edward ‘Jim’ Corbett (1875 – 1955).
On the occasion of the release of a short movie on Sir Cyril Radcliffe about the drawing of a border line in 1947 that was to separate millions of people in India, Bhagawati takes a look at this historical event.
Osho talks about Italians, and Indians, “I must have been an Italian; otherwise whatsoever I am now today would not have been possible.”