On Beatles 50th anniversary, recalling a stopover at Rishikesh!

By Hindustan Times

On October 5, 1962, four lads from Liverpool, England, released their first single - Love Me Do - and took nano steps toward being living legends.

Early 1968, having already given the world a new word, 'Beatlemania', thanks to the intense fan frenzy never seen before, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came thousands of miles way to a till-then-nondescript Himalayan town called Rishikesh. Their aim: to learn transcendental meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Fifty years on, as the world gets set to celebrate the momentous occasion of Love Me Do's release on Friday, the Uttarakhand government has proposed to open 'AYUSH village' at Chaurashi Kutia, where the band members lived during th