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Father Kills Son to Appease Goddess

A crazed father killed his eight-month old son as a sacrifice to Kali, the Indian goddess of destruction. The man claimed he had been ordered to do the act by the goddess, which involved bathing the child, taking him to a temple for a prayer, and then striking him with an ax twice on his neck. After attempting the flee, he was apprehended by members of his village. Apparently the man was planning on killing his son at the time of his birth. He believed the sacrifice would bring happiness in the lives of childless couples that visit the temple. The police said the man did not show any regrets over his inhumane act. Unfortunately, human sacrifices continue to be made in certain tribal parts of India where people continue to consult traditional healers and witch doctors.

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Posted by on October 13th, 2013 No Comments

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Stop Being a Chicken, Eat Eggs

As hostilities continue near the border of India and China, Bangalore’s state minister has a secret weapon…Eggs. He believes that young adults in India are not healthy enough and claims that eating eggs would make them strong enough to take on the Chinese. The state minister took the quote from Gandhi “A sound mind is a sound body” and interpreted it as Gandhi being pro-egg. He then went on to promote eggs in other ways. The state minister quoted a study that women in Bangalore spend more than 25% of their income on cosmetics. He recommended using that money to apply raw eggs on their head for hair growth. Not sure how that makes them stronger though… The state minister especially encouraged vegetarians to start consuming eggs. To make his point, he personally fed the vegetarian Vice Chancellor of a Karnataka University an egg. I wonder how he felt about that.

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Posted by on October 13th, 2013 No Comments

Tough Trains

Here you can see the local police helping passengers into the train.

Posted by on October 9th, 2013 No Comments

Indian Soap Operas

Indian soap operas often have very interesting story lines. Here is the description of this week’s suspense-filled episode:

Posted by on October 5th, 2013 No Comments

Indian Baywatch

There is a beach in the east India state of Orissa where locals take it upon themselves to be lifeguards. Their uniforms are hard to miss.

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/India/East/Orissa/Puri/photo295713.htm

Posted by on September 28th, 2013 No Comments

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Family Assaulted for Feeding Stray Dogs

A local woman and her children were beaten up by their apartment society residents for feeding stray dogs. The family was slapped, kicked, and abused. After the family filed a complaint, it took 3 weeks for the police to arrest the attackers. And this was only after an animal rights group approached the senior police officers. The apartment society residents defended themselves by saying that while they love animals, feeding the dogs made them aggressive. This is interesting because these same residents would also instruct the watchman to hit the dogs with a heavy bamboo stick. Maybe that was making them aggressive.

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Posted by on September 28th, 2013 No Comments

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Killed for Eloping: Girl Lynched by Family, Boy Beheaded in Haryana Village

Two normal young adults wanted to elope because their parents did not approve of their relationship. The girl was an art student and the boy was pursuing a technical degree. Their parents persuaded them to come back and promised not to do any harm. After returning home, they were both tortured for hours. The girl was beaten to death in public. The boy had his arms and legs broken before he was beheaded and tossed in the public square. The girl’s family was allegedly caught in the act of cremating her when the police arrived. Relatives of the boy and the girl are on the run. What is insane is that these medieval-style killings are common occurrences. It was done in the name of “Family honor” because local laws forbid marriage within the same village.

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Posted by on September 19th, 2013 No Comments

Special Morning Surprise

Today I woke up and opened the door to get my morning paper. As I was bending down, I noticed that something was on the floor not too far away.

After getting a close look, I saw that somebody had taken a shit outside my door. I felt a little bit like Bob Saget in the movie “Dumb and Dumberer.”

At first I thought it might have been a dog. Then I remembered there are only 2 units on my floor, and my neighbor does not own any pets. So it’s possible that a dog took the elevator up to the 12th floor, dropped trou, and then took the elevator back downstairs. Or maybe some drunk guy was roaming the floors and felt the need to squat. The world may never know

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Posted by on September 18th, 2013 No Comments

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 I was Helped by Jail Staff: Serial Rapist Jaishankar

A serial killer/rapist was arrested last Friday after escaping from prison. In order to escape, he paid the jail warden an enticing bribe of 1,000 Rupees (~$18) for a spare set of keys. After leaving his cell, he went outside and scaled the 30 foot wall separating him from his freedom. After making it over the wall, he injured himself and hobbled a distance to a deserted shed. He survived the first few days drinking water from a lake and buying food. (How did he had money). When the pain got too bad, he had local boys purchase buns for him. It’s unclear what the real story is though, as he the serial killer/rapist kept changing the details of his whereabouts. It’s also suspicious that he was found clean shaven. It must have been a 5 Star fisherman’s shed he lived in for 6 days. And I’m not sure he is in the best shape to be able to scale a 30 foot wall…

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Posted by on September 14th, 2013 No Comments

Taking Things Personally

First impressions are extremely important in India. If something goes wrong, they will never let you  and everyone they know forget it.

Here is a fine example of a customer complaining to a Bottled Water manufacturer on their Facebook page. My favorite part is where he tells other customers that they will repent their whole life for choosing this brand. And you better watch out for the “Rogue Distributors.”

But then at the same time, their Facebook page has posts praising the brand.

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Posted by on September 13th, 2013 No Comments