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India : the vultures are back

Twenty years ago, the parsis living in Bombay used to offer to the vultures their own dead. Since centuries, that’s the way parsis got rid of their dead. By respecting this tradition, none of the sacred elements ( air, earth, water, fire, … Continue reading

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India : About the extinction of the tigers

Despite well-tomtomed conservation projects, tigers ( and other species) are facing an uphill struggle for survival. Since the acceleration of the Chinese economy in the 80’s, neighbouring India has lost out on ecological  conservation. The Chinese, be they in mainland … Continue reading

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India : more and more farmers are killing themselves

The Indian economy is booming. Yet, more and more farmers are killing themselves because they are over-indebted, victims of drought or insufficient harvests, or because they are bankrupted. Indeed, they can’t repay their loans. According to the ministry of agriculture, more than 200.000 … Continue reading

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The “parsi” : a community threatened with extinction

“Within 50 years, may be we will no more exist” worry the last 67.000 “parsi” of India, almost all of them living in Mumbaï, the economic capital of the country. This tight-knit community left Persia ( now Iran) in the … Continue reading

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India : Mother Teresa’s hospice

Calcutta is the Indian city where misery is the more visible, the tougher to put up with : famine, tuberculosis, leprosy, crippled members,… Nothing spares these thousands of poor who agonize or survive on the pavements. “The poorest among the … 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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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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