In ‘Nothing To Lose: The Authorised Biography of Ma Anand Sheela’, Manbeena Sandhu writes about the struggle to get enough land for ‘Osho’ or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s ashram in India.
Attempts to enforce sexual participation at the Pune ashram did not always stop at psychological pressure. Sometimes it allegedly extended to use of violence.
Despite their yoga and Ayurveda, most of the top-tier holy men lead an incredibly frenetic life in India.
Rajneesh was a pleasure-peddler, an entertainer par-excellence, and a wordsmith. Netflix series Wild Wild Country feeds on that star power of his.
Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.
The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.
What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.