Archive for ‘India’

November 19, 2019

Sanam Marvi : Hairaan Hua

by duncanr

great voice – love this!

November 8, 2019

Gaay-Gauri Puja

by duncanr

the Cow is sacred to Hindus

a day after Diwali (festival of lights), in the Indian village of Bhidawad, villagers celebrate Gaay-Gauri Puja when cows are decorated, venerated, and encouraged to trample some nutters devotees prostrated on the ground

November 4, 2019

Narayana Reddy: Goodbye Grandpa

by duncanr

Narayana Reddy (aka Grandpa Chef) died on 27 Oct., aged 73 – http://tinyurl.com/y4n6bz3k

I’m a big softie, I know, but I cried buckets watching this video of his funereal journey. He was a good man
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I’ve been watching Grandpa Chef’s youtube videos, in which he cooked huge meals for orphaned children, for some time now. This was the

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October 2, 2019

How to become a Canadian

by allthoughtswork

September 21, 2019

Around the world in 14 accents

by allthoughtswork

Linguistic tour starts at 1:31

I gotta say, Dunc, that little Canadian spud might be more Scottish than thu.

September 14, 2019

Ouch!

by duncanr

[be sure to unmute volume on video]
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August 25, 2019

Sticky Situation

by duncanr

Bumblebees?

a man in India found himself in a somewhat embarrassing situation when a queen bee looking for a new home took a fancy to his arse – within minutes, he had a swarm of the buggers hanging around his backside

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July 14, 2019

Lion dancing

by allthoughtswork

June 12, 2019

That Indian food ain’t Indian, Murkha

by allthoughtswork

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(sigh) My favorite cauliflower pakora recipe was never real. The whole world is a lie.

May 31, 2019

‘Raju’

by duncanr

a homeless man – known locally as ‘Raju’ (not his real name) – in the Indian state of Kerala is drawing crowds painting beautiful murals on walls and buildings using plant leaves as brushes and plant saps, mud, charcoal and natural pigments as paint.
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apparently, ‘Raju’ was a talented artist and designer who . . .

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