Here comes the 13th instalment of Incredible India with those only-in-India stories.
* India is one of those uniqueÂ countries where humans are routinely treated worse than pigs. But dogs are now being treated better than humans. So what if several hundred million Indians lack proper homes and live in crumbling structures amidst filth and squalor. Who cares how people live when we can all feel proud that pets like guinea pigs, dogs and fishes now have fine guest houses in India. Â Here’s an excerpt from the Times of India story:
A client of one of the pet guest houses who had gone to visit his in-laws in Assam this winter said he was totally satisfied with way his dog was cared for.
“My dog was treated like a VIP,” says Ankit Desai who had kept his pomeranian junior at the guest house while he and his wife had gone for more than 15 days on vacation.
* If Tamil melons like Khushboo and Namitha can have temples, why not clowns like Lallu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi. A temple is being built for Lallu and Rabri in a village in Kaimur district. The temple will have life-size idols of Lallu and Rabri and cost Rs 5.4 million.
* Notorious Indian thug and Member of Parliament Pappu Yadav has always left a trail of disaster in his wake – murder and a host of other crimesÂ are only some of the disasters he’s inflicted on Indian society. Now out on bail, this Bihari goonda has morphed into a student leader and claims to be doing a course in disaster management at IGNOU. Only in India, folks.
* India is home to a thousand different kinds of protests – Hartals, bandha, rasta roko, relay fastÂ et al. But two prisoners of the Saidapet sub-jail in Chennai took their protest to newÂ heights by climbing a tree, refusing to come down andÂ refusing to eat anything. Apparently, it took quite some effort to get the two monkeys to get down.
* An 18-month-old infant was charged by the Indian police with insulting someone with the intention of breaching peace. Folks, we are not making this up. Read this story in Bihar Times.
Mera Bharat Mahaan.