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! 😉