Category Archives: Amazing and shocking

In India, eating human flesh is a way to gain spiritual powers

Here is some publicity for a video : http://www.ceveni.com/2009/01/aghori-sadhus-eating-human-flesh-video.html It’s about cannibalism, “aghori sadhu” and what faithful people can do… It’s gruesome but there are people who like it ! For those who don’t know, “sadhu” are hindu men who renunce everything … Continue reading

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India : urine is good for health

Among the medicines recommended by the ayurveda ( the main indian traditional system of medicine, the other one being the siddha), most of them are made out of plants. Nowadays, more than 1.000 plants are used for medical reasons. In the … Continue reading

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India : about sex whitening, kamasutra and domestic violences

Since long, Indians are obsessed with purity and whiteness. But recently, a TV ad has raised a scandal. It’s about a soap whose use enable the women to whiten their genital areas… in order to be more sexy, to be desired by their … Continue reading

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India : finding a job 16 years after applying and…

In Rajasthan ( one of the Indian states), a man tried in 1992 to enter the Border Security Force ( an army batalion watching the Indian borders) but failed the medical test. Amazed by the decision of the army, he … Continue reading

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India : where men crash coconuts on their head as a sign of devotion

At Dasanur, 35 kms from Coimbatore ( in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu), men belonging to the Kurumba Gownder caste break coconuts on their face to please their favourite deity, Banma Mahali Amman. (Kurumba Gownder are a caste of shepherds … Continue reading

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India : the Godhra carnage

Gujarat is a state in western India, once famous for its cotton fields and its salines. Gujarat is also the native land of Mahatma Gandhi. Like him, Gujarati are an audacious and traditional minded people. But despite being devot hindus, these efficient businessmen … Continue reading

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India : an unusual way to solve the violence in schools

In the Idukki district ( Kerala state), a school principal caned herself before the students to know who stole the prize money set aside for the winners in a sports meet. Her new model to handle students paid off as one boy came forward … Continue reading

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Punishments and torture in ancient India

Ancient India was not a safe place to live. Many groups of thieves existed already at the time of the Buddha( 6°century BC). They were bandits from generation to generation, robbing and killing their victims like the Thugs did later. These … Continue reading

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India : a traditional art form to get rid of the monkeys

Since centuries, indian villages and towns have been visited by untouchables street performers called “bahurupia”( like the man seen on the photo ) who dress and make up like hindu deities. And of course the favourite deity is Hanuman, the monkey-god, one … Continue reading

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India : about people who feed rats… and others who eat them

In the temple of Karni mata at Deshnoke ( Rajasthan state), rats are venerated because they are believed to be the incarnations of people belonging to the same caste Karni mata belonged to, the “charan”. ( Karni mata was a … Continue reading

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