Folks, here comes the 22nd instalment of Incredible India, with those only-in-India stories.
* This one is straight out of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not book and weÂ were tongue-tied when we first heard this. Mahesh, a follower of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, cut his tongue at a Hindu temple as a bribe for his leader’s victory.
Mahesh can’t talk now. Read this excerpt:
An ardent follower of chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy sliced his tongue on Wednesday as an offering to God for the success of the latter in the coming elections.
C Mahesh, 30, from West Godavari district, resorted to this act at Venkateswara temple besides Satya Sai Nigamagamam at Srinagar Colony around 11.30 am..
…..Mahesh was later shifted to the Osmania General Hospital by the locals from the temple. OGH resident medical officer (RMO) Dr Ashok Kumar Vaidya told TOI that Mahesh had lost the tip of the tongue and was unable to talk.
* Yet another foreigner has been raped in India. Anyone really surprised. The American girl, a student at the TISS, was gangraped while she was unconscious, according to the police.
The victim says the Indian police initially refused to help her. Again, no surprise. India is after all the rape capital of the world and the police there are but pigs in Khaki.
* People in Bihar still live in the lantern age. Read this story in Bihar Times.
* Miracle, Miracle. Media reports from India show an unbelievable miracle – just 17 people were killed in the first phase of India’s parliamentary polls. Who would have thought this possible? Here’s an excerpt from an Indian media report:
[I]t was a bloody start to the ambitious exercise with Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Maharashtra seeing violence and intimidation as Maoist guerrillas tried to implement their election boycott through the barrel of the gun.
At least 17 people were killed as cadres of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, which seeks to carry out an agrarian-based revolution, targeted polling officials and security personnel across the insurgency hit states.
Since we have four more phases of the elections still to go, you can expect a lot more violence and many more deaths. The clowns will end up with at least a century by the end of the whole poll process.Â
* Indian IT crook Satyam has a new name – Weeping Orphan, given to it by the country’s Company Law Board.
Mera Bharat Mahaaan.
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Shiva, shiva. Enna asingam! (dirty) 😉
Probably the most shocking part of the rape story was reading the comments left by readers. The vast majority of them blamed the girl, with comments like, “Why the girl went to a night party with people who are not her cousins, neither relatives, nor batchmates?”
The only comment left that provided any sort of insight was, “The number of foreign girls/women living in India as residents or visitors is very little compared to the number of Indian women/girls living in almost all the ountries [sic] in the world. just imagine the men of other countries kept on doing so to our women there. shame, shame.”
But after that it was more or less nonstop with she shouldn’t have been out alone, why was she drinking with a group of men, etc. Are women supposed to just be locked up in a room forever?
There’s a callous streak in humans that leads us to wonder if we are Homo Sapiens or Homo Vicious.
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Even the juducial sytem in India sees a rape victim as a potential suspect, in order to protect the ‘innocent’ rapist.
The theory of indian men is simple here, we Indian men are nothing but a bunch of rapists, if you come out with out protection you will be raped. Just imagine if you dressed in a peppy / glamour way we loose even the smallest amount of self control and will rape you.
This is a country where the cine actors are considered as public properties so when such a girl is in public she being molested brutally is very common.. next day news papers will read ‘rasigargalin anbuthollayil sikkinaar thamanna’.. and if you are not ready for this you should not come for acting…
@JOE:we loose even the smallest amount of self control and will rape you
Speaking from experience? 😉
That’s not just Indian men.. All men are pigs. Transplant American men to India, the population (and the resultant maladies like corrupt cops, inept judicial system and many more) will abet American men to rape as frequently as or more frequently than Indian men.
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Why not if it can provide a ray of hope for the girl, a passport to a decent life out of the fetid slums?
The shame is that none of the bids for adopting the girl came from India. Beneath all their moral posturing, Indians just don’t care. With a few exceptions, most Indians just want one more beta (male child).
Ho ho ho, raping is common only to India???????? 😉 Are Indians the only idiots with raging hormones, I don’t think so. Please google and find out!
Sire, in the same google result page, I found out that India was the third highest, but then considering that India has a population of more than 1.3 billion and also that America is atleast 3 times less populated than India, I infer from a simple math that the ratio of males committing rapes is higher in America than in India. And I thought we were the worst offenders, same on us and SAME ON US!
Actually, in our view Indians are the worst offenders.
In India, our belief is that many rape cases don’t get recorded because the family doesn’t want to or the police don’t want to or it’s hushed up because the perpetrator is well-off.
Indian police are notoriously indifferent to rape cases. Just the other day, the police in Mumbai refused to assist the TISS student rape case victim.
In the U.S., rape is a serious offense, gets registered by the police and action taken. Even after release from jail, the perpetrator has to live according to heavy restrictions imposed by Megan’s Law.
Plus, keep in mind the tropical heat, lot of idle time and the faith men have that they can get away with it.
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