Archive for ‘India’

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.

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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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April 13, 2019

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

by duncanr

I have mostly employed the category ‘arseholes’ when putting up posts regarding the man-child trump on Madhatters

on this occasion, however, that term seems most appropriately applied to Colonel Reginald Dyer of the British Army who – 100 years ago today – ordered his troops to open fire, regardless of women and children present, on a peaceful political protest meeting of Sikhs in Amritsar, which resulted in hundred of dead and wounded
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March 3, 2019

Poppy Pecking Parrots of Madhya Pradesh

by duncanr

peeved planters in Madhya Pradesh are getting pissed off at pesky parrots pecking and pinching their poppies to feed their opium addiction – http://tinyurl.com/y3rf5582

January 3, 2019

3 in a Bed no Fun

by duncanr

in some circumstances, the idea of 3 in a bed would be quite a pleasing prospect – not so much, however, in this case ! http://tinyurl.com/ybczrrq8

November 14, 2018

The Right Place at the Right Time

by duncanr

A group of boys were playing on a street – in Pusad in Maharashtra, India – when their kite got stuck on the third floor balcony of a building. Swapnil Zagre, 11, went up the building and managed to free the kite, which fell to the ground.

His friend Amol, also 11, who was on the ground, rushed to pick up the kite and bent over. At that exact same moment Swapnil fell from the third floor and landed on Amol, breaking his fall and saving his life

[neither boy was seriously hurt]

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November 7, 2018

Happy Diwali 2018

by duncanr

today Hindus and Sikhs across the world celebrate Diwali – the Festival of Lights – marking the victory of light over dark, good over evil by lighting lamps inside and outside homes, shops, and public spaces, and exchanging food and presents with friends and family

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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. –┬áhttps://organicthejarawas.com