# ‘half an acre of stinking, sweating devotion’ where ‘men
performed weird love dance together and women shared wild
Nobody we know did.
Did some of the press men go to another event?
In the press room at Café Royal the most common single line
of enquiry, with a few exceptions, was sex.
The above extract shows the obsession and fixation the
British press from daily newspapers, radio and TV stations had
about Osho without knowing him, reading him or meditating with
These reporters were not interested in meditation sessions on
four floors nor the singing and dancing in the main hall, all
they were looking for was sessions of group sex which they never
found simply because there not there.
It takes guts to write truly what was going on and one
reporter who did got his story killed by the editor who wanted
Similarly, a distinguished photographer was assigned by a top
magazine to get startling photos but got some divine shots of
people dancing and meditating which were again rejected.
Despite all this, some media did report The March Event in
their own light.
The highlights were interviews with Swami Anand Teertha and
Ma Prem Aneeta who flew in from Poona to face questions about
Teertha said it was all in the past and the ashram has gone
Aneeta said, "For me, sex is just a very beautiful natural
part of life, not something that needs to be discussed."
The media was frustrated. But not the participants who had a
whale of a time.