Archive for ‘india’

August 18, 2017

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way

by duncanr

Photo: Sreekesh Raveendran Nair/The News Minute

63-year-old Melethuveettil Sasi started work climbing coconut trees when he was 15 yr old but was left semi-paralysed down the right side of his body and unable to work following an accident 18 yrs ago

determined to feed his family, however, he applied for help to build a road through the hill by his house to enable him to reach the nearby town and earn some money there

when no help was forthcoming, he decided to do the job himself

disabled, and using just rudimentary tools, it took him . . .

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August 16, 2017

Rickshaw Run

by duncanr

2,500 km trip from Kochi, in the south, to Jaisalmer in the north of India in an auto-rickshaw (aka tuk tuk) for charity

looks like a lot of fun!

more pics here – http://tinyurl.com/yb2hebny

and a short video . . .

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July 25, 2017

Murder over Chapatis

by duncanr

ghee, I think masala, it would tikka lot more than the shape of her chapatis – (that’s not a euphemism) – to drive most men to this extreme

perhaps she had a big ghobi, was giving him a raita mouthful and what started with a chat led to a big biryani ?

http://tinyurl.com/y8pz5p3b

July 19, 2017

Taking the Dogs for a Ride

by duncanr
July 17, 2017

Menstruation: a Period Drama

by duncanr

produced for Menstrual Hygiene Day back in May, this video features a mum pranking her son after overhearing a conversation between him and his friends speculating what a pad is for . . .

p.s. who knew pads had so many uses?

more about video here – http://tinyurl.com/yd6sch9a

July 7, 2017

North, South Divide

by duncanr

I thought it was a joke . . . so I tried it myself‘ – Roshan R

This is so sick. I couldn’t believe it but tried it myself‘ – Akshata

Google needs an urgent update‘ – Prasanna Kini

do a Google Image search for ‘north indian masala‘ and google returns – as one would expect – images of food

change the search term to ‘south indian masala‘ however and google returns a somewhat different pattern of results – http://tinyurl.com/yc4ez546

June 24, 2017

Beware a Woman Scorned

by duncanr

let’s talk this over, eh ?

Madhatters would like to issue the following PSA to all guys . . . think very carefully before rejecting a marriage proposal from a womanhttp://tinyurl.com/y7232tso

May 29, 2017

Women Watch Men Peeing

by duncanr

over 500 million folk in India lack an indoor toilet and must piss and poo in the open – http://tinyurl.com/yd4arwav

having to do their ‘business’ in the open exposes females to the risk of sexual assault by males

one company in India has produced an ad in which a group of women shame men into building toilets for them

May 17, 2017

Armed Woman Gate-Crashed Wedding

by duncanr

an arranged marriage in India didn’t quite go to plan – [well, the bride’s plan anyway] – when another woman kidnapped – [did she really?] – the groom at gunpoint

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/kmv4675

May 8, 2017

Penis Privilege, Marital Rape, and a Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender

by duncanr

based in Mumbai, UnErase Poetry is a newly-formed community that promotes and produces spoken poetry in Hindi and English

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the Legal Rapist . . .

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