Man, it’s been a month since SI’s last installment of Incredible India, those only in India real-life stories.
Here we go with another episode.
* All these years, we deluded ourselves into believing that the way to get strong is to eat nutritious food and visit the gym regularly.
Hell, what do we know!
SI blog reader Rohit Reddy writes to inform us that in some instances the road to good health and strength is paved with blood in India.
A native of Madhya Pradesh with a yearning to be strong took a different tack to achieve his goal – drinking his wife’s blood regularly.
Bizarre as it may sound, we are not kidding.
Here, read this excerpt from the Times of India:
A 22-year-old woman in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh has told the police that her husband drank her blood for the past three years. “He used to take a syringe and draw blood from my arms,” Deepa Ahirwar said. “He would then empty it in a glass and drink it. For three years he did this on a regular basis, threatening me of dire consequences if I revealed this to anyone.”
Deepa was married to an agricultural labourer, Mahesh Ahirwar, in Shikarpura village in 2007. A few months after the marriage, Mahesh started drawing blood from his wife’s veins and consuming it. He said it made him strong and did not stop even when Deepa was pregnant.
* We’ve heard of accounts being presented to the government at the end of the financial year.
But at the famous Tirupati temple in South India the officials presents the annual accounts to ‘Lord Venkateswara,’ the presiding deity of the temple every year on July 16 in annual Anivara Asthanam festival.
Weird, these practices of the Hindus.
* In India, being taken to the police station for questioning is full of risk for the suspects, who disappear, are encountered, blinded, raped or just tortured to death, irrespective of the fact that all suspects are innocent until a court declares otherwise.
Fayaz Usmani, a suspect in the recent Mumbai blasts, was taken by the police for questioning on Saturday and before you know it the man’s dead!
The Mumbai Police say they didn’t kill him! 😉
Man drank wife’s blood for 3 years in Madhya Pradesh
CID probe ordered into death of blasts suspect
what about the stupid Netas who’d been drinking people’s blood for several years????
That should come under Stupid India!
RGV might make a movie on this too!!!
Rakta Charitram 3? 😉
i always wanted to go to tirumala but dont have enough laxmiji…
I have been to the balaji mundirs in chicago and pittsburgh though.
The balaji one in chicago has some nice south indian food but a word of caution:every time i went to the place,i ended up either getting pulled over or lost for a while trying to find it,and yes i DID use my gps but it ended up taking me to freakin church (lutheran) instead. if anyone on SI is planning to go to there, better to carpool with someone who lives around aurora,trust me you’ll be glad you did
1. You write: i always wanted to go to tirumala but dont have enough laxmiji…
We’ve been there (several decades back) and didn’t think much of it.
2. What a coincidence. We too got lost while going to the Chicago Balaji Temple in Aurora.
I live 15 minutes from Chicago Balaji Temple now. Ask me for directions next time 😉
Maybe, you should review the Balaji Temple Canteen. 😉
That is one thing I will happily do. 😀
Go for it.
Sooner the better!
Let’s see whether the food there has Balaji’s ‘blessings.’
Saturday afternoon. That is when they have full service in the canteen.
Wow!! What a neanderthal.
There was this good bolly movie about another indian superstitious practice, “The stoneman murders”.
Watch it SI if you haven’t. This was another good (but by no means a masterpiece, and it has it’s own share of flaws) movie that apparently went un-noticed while our bollywood aficionados were drooling at junk movies like Ready, dabbangg, tees mar khan, etc..
We think you’re referring to the Mumbai nut (a genuine nut not figurative nutcase) Raman Raghav.
Let’s see if we can get hold of the DVD.
I think this was based on the 1983 murders of footpath dwellers stoned to death in their sleep. The killer has not been nabbed till date..
Are you sure you are not talking of Salman Khan?
Didn’t Salman Khan too use a big stone-like thing (Toyota Land Cruiser) to kill footpath dwellers in their sleep. 🙁
Oh, wait. Salman Khan used his ‘stone’ in 2002, right?
Well, then we must check Salman’s whereabouts in 1983.
LOL…u r funny 😉
Yeah, I wouldn’t rule out Salman either…maybe he used stones in the 80s, then upgraded his weapon to Land Cruiser 🙂
Sweetie, it’s one of the great tragedies of the Indian (in)justice system that Salman Khan has gotten away with Murder.
Emran Hashmi getting away with Murder 2 (lift of Korean film Chaser) is bad but Salman Khan getting away with Murder is a tragedy.
OT: India turns generous!
1. We were horror-struck when we saw the above news item this morning.
People still die of hunger and malnutrition in the benighted land and the stupid mothaf*ckas want to bailout Europe!
Only in Incredible India. 🙁
Manmonhan Singh’s head is truly a Khali-stan!
2. You think this had anything to do with Hilary’s visit to India last week?
It is quite possible. India has been constantly aspiring for greater recognition in the global space and obviously they need to pay for attention. I bet these are steps to help get the permanent UN Security Council membership.
Should UN permanent membership figure in India’s top 10 priorities? I believe it should not. It is hard to justify India’s elevation to that stage based on facts. But then when Comedian Vivek can be awarded Padmasri, Obama gets Nobel then India has every reason to aspire for anything.
We doubt China will ever let India take a seat at the Permanent Members table unless it extracts a very heavy pound of flesh.
There’s already talk of China forcing India to distance itself from Japan.