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Nepal : the mystery of the yeti is still alive

The yeti  (“man of the rocky places”) has been a staple of Sherpa and Tibetan folklore for centuries, but stories of hairy, ape-like creatures roaming the Himalayan snowy mountains first came to the attention of the outside world during the … 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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Animals in the Indian towns

There in India, animals are free to wander anywhere, something amazing for westerners accustomed to keep their dog on the leash and pick up after them. It’s because hindus believe any living being as to be respected. Since long, religious scholars have taught that … Continue reading

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In India, cow urine is used as a cosmetic

For dazzling teeth, glowing skin and a slim body, cow urine is recommended by hindu nationalists. They claim to have indigenous remedies for conditions ranging from diabetes, to skin disease, constipation, asthma, pimples and even cancer. In specialized shops, they … Continue reading

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