Archive for ‘india’

October 3, 2018

You had me at “giant Technicolor squirrels”

by allthoughtswork

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Yes, India’s giant Malabar squirrels are real. Think of the nuts.


September 18, 2018

Try This at Home BUT . . .

by duncanr

don’t blame me if you make a mess!

July 9, 2018

We are Humanity

by duncanr

The Jarawa are the last descendants of the first humans. They travelled from Africa to Asia, 70 000 years ago. They are the ancestors of the Asian people and the American natives. There are only 400 people left and they are in great danger. –


June 28, 2018

Woman Adds Poison to Dhal

by duncanr

some folk don’t take kindly to criticism, no matter how justified it may be

clearly this woman is one of those –

May 27, 2018

BBC Fact Check

by duncanr

May 26, 2018

Sikh Langar

by duncanr

I have several times enjoyed the free vegetarian meal provided to visitors, regardless of faith (or lack of), when invited to a local gurdwara by some Sikh friends, and often wondered how the kitchen manages to produce so much food for so many folk, so I was fascinated to watch this video and see how it’s done in this Delhi gurdwara . . .

May 25, 2018

Sorry, Boss – I’m Busy

by duncanr

Rameshchandra Fefar. an engineer in Gujarat government’s Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency (SSPA) has only shown up for work 16 days in the last 8 months

when asked by his employer the reason for his poor attendance record, Rameshchandra replied he was too busy being a god to spare the time to come into work!

read all about the 10th avatar of Vishnu, as Rameshchandra calls himself, here –

March 20, 2018

Indian Ménage à Trois

by duncanr

a novel solution to a tricky problem –

February 22, 2018

Stoned to Death

by duncanr

high in the Himalayas, in the northern part of India is a small lake – frozen 11 months of the year – known as the ‘skeleton lake’ because of the 200+ human remains found there

it is also known as the ‘mystery lake’ because no-one knew who these people were, how long they had lain there, and how they had died

until, that is, a National Geographic team shed some light on the mystery in 2004 –

February 5, 2018

Desi Shotgun Wedding

by duncanr

in the Indian state of Bihar, they call it “Pakadua Vivah” – the kidnapping of young men by a girl’s family or friends and forcing them at gunpoint to marry the girl

and it’s on the rise –

hhmmm, kidnapping and coercion doesn’t seem a very promising basis on which to found a stable, and happy, long-term relationship

wonder how many of these . . .

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