Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Osho

When Ma Anand Sheela met Indira Gandhi to talk of ‘land woes’ and Osho’s ashram

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.

Osho Rajneesh used sex and promiscuity to keep his cult loyal only to him

Attempts to enforce sexual participation at the Pune ashram did not always stop at psychological pressure. Sometimes it allegedly extended to use of violence.

India needs to talk about stress because now even gurus are killing themselves

Despite their yoga and Ayurveda, most of the top-tier holy men lead an incredibly frenetic life in India.

I was part of Osho’s spiritual whorehouse cult & flushed his mala in disgust: Mahesh Bhatt

Rajneesh was a pleasure-peddler, an entertainer par-excellence, and a wordsmith. Netflix series Wild Wild Country feeds on that star power of his.

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

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.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

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.