Category Archives: Bizarre

Parenting skills and children – American vs. Chinese, Indians and others

An article in the Wall Street Journal has generated a lot of debate. The article, titled ‘Why Chinese Mothers are Superior‘ by Amy Chua who is a professor at Yale Law School explains the differences in the way Chinese (and … Continue reading

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Rats in Mumbai City

MSNBC has this story about the proliferation of rats in Mumbai and the people who catch rats for a living. The competition for rat catcher jobs in Mumbai is stiff. Only men aged 18 to 30 need apply. They must … Continue reading

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Saudi Hospitals Are Asked to Maim Man as Punishment

New York Times: A Saudi Arabian judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man’s spinal cord as punishment for his attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, the brother of the victim … Continue reading

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Burn a dead man to get rain

In a bizarre story, villagers exhumed a buried man and burnt the body in the hope of getting rains. Praying for rains is not new. People do yajnas, organize special poojas at temples, etc. But this one takes the cake.

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