Incredible India 12 – Hungry India

Folks, this edition of Incredible India focuses on the hundreds of millions in India who go to bed hungry every night in India’s countless villages. We present below an excerpt from the recent Report on the State of Food Insecurity in Rural India jointly prepared by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and MS […]

Incredible India – 11; Get Molested or Die

The latest instalment of Incredible India with those only in India stories begins with a tragic, depressing tale and ends with an inspiring account. * Submit to Molestation or Die. After failing in his attempts to molest a 14-year-old girl, a thug in Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh state) set the girl on fire causing her death. Here’s an […]

Incredible India 10

Time for the next instalment of Incredible India, those Only-in-India stories. Here we go: * Holy cow, unholy representation in the Holy City. What does it take to be the BSP’s Lok Sabha candidate for the holy city of Varanasi? Over two dozens cases including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion, loot and land grabbing. […]

Incredible India – 9; Pigs in Khaki

The latest instalment of Incredible India focuses on the atrocities by the Indian police and starts with an Only-in-India story of the rape of a rape victim by the police (no typo there, we mean rape of a rape victim). * Anyone who is the least bit familiar with India knows that many members of the […]

Incredible India – 8

Lo, here comes the eighth instalment of Incredible India. * Shahrukh Khan has shaved the word ‘barber‘ in hoarding ads for his upcoming movie Billu Barber following protests from the barbers. Here’s an excerpt from the TOI story: After courting controversy days ahead of its release, Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film ‘Billu Barber’ will see […]

Incredible India – 7

India is truly fertile soil for a cornucopia of those weird only-in-India stories. Here’s instalment 7 of Incredible India. * A sick man in the South Indian state of Kerala died after the dilapidated stretcher on which he was placed broke into two and he fell to the ground. If the end result wasn’t so […]