Posts tagged ‘India’

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 1, 2017

Bats for Brides

by duncanr

like so many places in the world, women in India commonly experience violence/abuse at the hands of their partner or relatives – http://www.refworld.org/docid/55681b04a.html

combating this domestic violence involves changing the criminal justice and legal system to provide greater support and protection of women, and changing the patriarchal social, cultural, attitudes and practices that regard the female child to be of less value than the male, and a married woman to be the ‘property’ of her husband

if Indian politicians were serious about . . .

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April 29, 2017

Desi Veggie Wedding Beef

by duncanr

a wedding in Uttar Pradesh was called off when the groom discovered there was to be no meat on the table

all was not lost, however.

one quick thinking guest, decided to tikka chance and grab himself a tasty morsel, by offering himself as an alternative dish now the groom was no longer on the menu – http://tinyurl.com/lbo9fc3

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 herehttp://tinyurl.com/k7oxrhx

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 – http://tinyurl.com/mpeuam4

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

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March 23, 2017

Thalaikkooththal

by duncanr

knowing my family too well, thank f**k I don’t live in Tamil Nadu ! – http://tinyurl.com/mw2sts2

February 21, 2017

Sleep with One Eye Open

by duncanr

wtf-coffinthat’s my advice to any heavy sleepers living in India lest your relatives set about burying or cremating you – http://tinyurl.com/jjxhb7e

February 13, 2017

Panel to Study Panchagavya

by duncanr

gobshitethe Indian government is setting up a group of scientists and health experts to examine the effectiveness of a traditional purported health cure – Panchagavya – in healing ailments

personally, if anyone tried to administer me a concoction of cow shit and piss, mixed with milk, curds, and ghee, I’d forget any ailments I had and be out of that bed in a shot and down the road running !

http://tinyurl.com/zllw6yk