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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 : sallekhana, a noble way to face the death

At the time of writing this, a 85 year-old jaïn woman has entered her 29° day of fasting. For the past seven days, she has even stopped having a drop of water leave alone a grain of food. And she is … Continue reading

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India : Where women used to burn themselves alive…

In the medieval times, “jauhar” was a collective suicide, women belonging to the Rajput clans did ( Rajput are the princes and warriors class in the Indian state of Rajasthan) to protect their code of honour, of duty and of … Continue reading

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