Archive for ‘india’

April 27, 2017

Chandro Tomar

by duncanr

she may be getting on a bit now (she’s 84 yr old) but this gran can kick ass . . .

April 26, 2017

The Mother With 1,400 Children . . .

by duncanr

282 sons-in-law, 49 daughters-in-law and hundreds of grandchildren

read more about Sindhutai Sapkal here

April 20, 2017

Fewer Blind in India

by duncanr

the number of blind folk in India has been substantially cut – not by any great medical advance but by a change in the way they are counted

India previously classified a person as ‘legally blind’ if they were unable to see the number of fingers held up by a hand 6 metres away, rather than the 3 metre distance used by other countries

by dropping the 6 metre and adopting the more stringent 3 metre rule, the number of ‘legally blind’ in India has fallen by around 4 million and the country does not now compare so unfavourably with the rest of the world –

of course, India could reduce the number of legally blind in the country still further and . . .

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March 23, 2017


by duncanr

knowing my family too well, thank f**k I don’t live in Tamil Nadu ! –

February 12, 2017

Woo with a Loo

by duncanr

toilet-for-bridevillagers in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have adopted a drastic measure in a bid to curb the widespread practice of ‘open defecation’ due to lack of indoor toilets . . .

[in other news, weddings in these states are going to be a lot less fun due to other cost-cutting measures announced at the same meeting]

full details –

January 5, 2017

Community Policing Mumbai Style

by duncanr

flower-powerusually, when cops arrive at one’s doorstep unannounced, it’s a cause for alarm, but not for octogenarian Mumbai resident Lalita Subramanyam – for the cops, armed with cake and flowers, were there to mark her 83rd birthday

Mumbai police have a . . .

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November 28, 2016

Flirty Messaging League

by duncanr

October 13, 2016

Bed Blocking Solution in Uttar Pradesh

by duncanr

hospital-queuea major headache for hospitals in the UK is too few beds – – resulting in long waits for folk needing medical treatment

the problem of insufficient beds is compounded by so-called ‘bed blocking’ – where folk who are ready to be discharged from hospital continue to occupy a much needed bed while waiting for family, friends, or social services to make provision to look after them on leaving the hospital –

a novel way of tackling the problem of ‘bed blocking’ – which the NHS might do well to consider adopting – is that being . . .

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August 27, 2016

Nude Monk Addresses Assembly

by duncanr help us if our parliamentarians emulate this fellow

August 18, 2016

Raksha Bandhan

by duncanr

rakhitoday is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan when sisters tie rakhi round the wrists of their brothers to symbolise the bond of love that binds them together – and brothers, in return, give gifts to their sisters and promise them their life-long support and protection –