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Nepali food

Nepal lies at the intersection of two great culinary traditions, Indian and Chinese. The simple cooking of the hills – Nepal’s heartland – is essentially a regional variation of north Indian food, comprising rice, lentils, curried vegetables, meats and chutneys. … Continue reading

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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 has chosen GMO’s to feed its population

In a country where the population is increasing by 20 millions every year, GMO’s are considered by the indian political leaders as a solution to maintain the food self-sufficiency. Vegetable and cereal productions have reached a maximum yield level. So, GMO … 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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India : “religious fencing” to save the forest

It’s a strange sight so early in the misty morning. Draped in a tiger skin, a man walks ungainly along the hills. He is followed by a group of villagers who are beating drums, some of them are even chanting incomprehensible “shloka” (“shloka”are … Continue reading

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