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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … 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 Anglo-indians, a community that is fast disappearing

The Anglo-Indians are one of the many communities of India. They are the descendants of European men who had relations with Indian women when India was under the control of European colonial powers ( Netherlands, France, Portugal and of course Great … Continue reading

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India : about female emancipation and family duties

Once, I heard a young woman from Delhi saying : ” One of my friends ( a woman too) has had sexual relations with 16 different boys within a year.” That’s something unconceivable, impossible for almost all the Indian women. … Continue reading

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Pakistan : at the junction of different worlds

Many people think the Partition of India and Pakistan could have been avoided, they think Pakistan is an artificial construction. In 1947, Pakistan represented 23 % of the surface of British India and 18 % of the population of the Raj. … 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 : 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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