Execution by Elephant: Ancient Capital Punishment in India

The death penalty is one of the oldest methods of criminal sentencing. Although different countries have had equally gruesome methods of inflicting the highest form of punishment, India had one of the…

Weird Religous Statue from Southern India

Most Indian gods appear to have many hands, with each hand holding something or effecting a specific gesture. Some believe this is because Hindus had a hard time creating a representation of a deit…

UNICEF India Introduces ‘Mr. Poo’ Ad Campaign

Imagine waking up to a poop mascot one morning. It doesn’t stop there. Wait until the poop chases you until you’re out of your breath. UNICEF has developed a very interesting and at the same ti…

For 25 Years, Indian Man Walks Backwards for World Peace

World peace is what everybody wants, and yet it is very hard to achieve. In India, Mani Manithan started his “peace walk” back in 1989. If we try to count, we can say that he has been doing his…

India’s Transgender Community Serenades and Blesses Motorists

While being LGBT is considered taboo in many Asian countries, a certain group in India is being treated as sacred. Transgender people, also known as “hijras” in India, are known for their clapping…

Revenge Rape Sanctioned by Village Council in India

A 14-year-old girl from the Bokaro District in Jharkhand, India, was raped in retaliation for a sexual assault committed by her brother. Adding to the horror of the experience, the rape was allegedly…

Controversy over Whether Hindu Spiritual Leader Meditating or Dead

How would you know if a person is still alive? India is known to have religions that practice the art of meditation. Recently, the Indian court has been asked to rule if a Hindu guru is really dead…

Indian Man Holds Guinness Record As Fastest Nose Typist

While other people compete to be named the fastest typist in the world, here is 23-year-old Mohammed Khurshid Hussain, who likes to take things to another level. Currently crowned as the fastest fi…

Police Feed 96 Bananas to Suspect to Recover Swallowed Gold

Eating bananas on a daily basis is good for one’s health. But eight dozen in a single day is a totally different story. In India, a gold chain thief was forced to eat 96 bananas to help flush out…

The Man with the 14-Foot Mustache

Some men prefer to keep their faces clean by shaving, while others prefer to grow mustaches or beards and spend a lot of time with their upkeep. In India, Ram Singh Chauhan spends a lot of time pre…

Leopard Attacks Indian Village

In India, a leopard on the loose has been recorded on camera by nearby residents. It emerged from one of the rooftops of a residential area, and it even attempted to attack frightened bystander…

Indian Painter Puts a New Spin on Artistic ‘Taste’

Artists are long known for being eccentric. And it's fair to assume that many are this way at least somewhat in order to promote their own image, as artists, in addition to their creative works. B…

Leopard in India Roams Freely, Attacks Two

A leopard was seen roaming freely on the busy streets of Meerut, in India, causing a ruckus among the people. The leopard was first spotted coming out of a restroom in a merchant’s warehouse.…

Parrot in India Rats Out Murderer

Who would’ve thought that a parrot would be the key to identifying the suspect of an almost perfect crime? In India, the police were investigating a case of robbery and murder of a lady. Ashutosh…