Posts tagged ‘India’

January 29, 2019

Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani

by duncanr

it is reckoned that Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani planted around 5 million trees in his lifetime – converting the barren landscape around his native village into a lush forest

read more about Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani here –

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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September 18, 2018

Try This at Home BUT . . .

by duncanr

don’t blame me if you make a mess!

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 –

June 28, 2018

Indian Man worships a Turd

by duncanr

most people in Bussa Krishna’s village think he is crazy’ and have ‘advised him to see psychologist about his obsession’

while his parents have reportedly ‘left his house and moved in with some relatives‘ because of his bizarre behaviour

so why is Bussa Krishna worshipping a pile of shit –

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 –