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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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Witch-hunt in tribal India

Within the country where women are worshipped as goddesses, there is another India where women are branded witches and slaughtered. In 2005, a woman from a village in the state of Jharkhand was hacked to death by villagers for being a cause of illness. … Continue reading

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India : the invisible woman

How many Indians on earth ? Tough question because there is no accurate data on births and deaths. Indeed, census figures are flawed : a majority of households, especially in the rural areas, do not reveal how many daughters they have. … Continue reading

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Dawoodi Bohra

Indian Islam is multiform : it counts many sects and divisions. The above photo shows grooms ( there are 108 !) participating at a collective marriage. They are parading in the streets of Udaipur before reaching the mosque where the … Continue reading

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India : family ties beyond death

While traveling in India,  many times  I have seen  a strong relationship between fathers and sons.  It can be explained by religious and cultural reasons.  An hindu like to feel he is one with the universe, in harmony with the … Continue reading

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Buddha : How Gautama became a catholic saint.

Among the many saints of the Catholic Church, one is perhaps the greatest saints of all times : Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, the “awakened one”. In the christian scriptures, he is hidden under the name of saint Josaphat whose life … Continue reading

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