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Among the Bonda, one of the most primitive tribe in India

The “Bonda” are one of the many tribes living in the jungles of Orissa ( an eastern Indian state), one of the most primitive undoubtedly. Though few in numbers ( something like 6.000), they have successfully retained the distinctive features of … Continue reading

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India : on astrology, new-borns…and the will to control life

Consulting an astrologer, that’s something common in India. Practising a caesarean operation too. After all, surgery (“shalya kriya”) was already known in ancient India due to Sushruta, a surgeon who lived in the 4°century AD. But now, many Indians are mixing both. Indeed, whatever their … Continue reading

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India : where women are married to young boys…

Through most of the day, Usmail carries sandstone slabs at a quarry in the Thar desert ( Rajasthan, India). It’s a back-breaking work under the unforgiving sun and anybody would be happy to return home when the day’s work is … Continue reading

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India : children married to puppies

In Jharkhand ( one of the indian states), man’s best friend sometimes become his lifelong partner too. Recently, three boys and two girls ( all of them are tribals) were married to puppies in a village. Salu, the mother of one of … Continue reading

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India : I’m your child but I’m older than you

According to hindus, a newborn is not a new being who has to be educated; he is not a white page that has to be filled. In the contrary, his soul has already lived many lifes, may be many more … Continue reading

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Every three seconds, one child dies in India.

In India, over 2.1 million children die annually before reaching their fifth birthday, 50 % of them even not surviving 28 days. Globally, the number stands at 9.7 millions annually. The statistics are equally shocking among neonates ( newborns to … Continue reading

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India : child marriages are still a common practice

Every year in april-may, thousands of young boys and girls are given in wedlock in the indian state of Rajasthan. Sometimes, the girl is as young as 2 years old ( and the boy not much older ). The law … Continue reading

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