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#1 Dec 18th, 2009, 15:24
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this thread is NOT about one particular news item.
rather, i have always felt the need for a thread, where news trivia could be posted - without having to open up a new thread.

as the thread title says - trivia/interesting/aweinspiring news items about india - AND your views is what this thread is all about.




Indian Sect Members Vow to Marry Sex Workers
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More than 1,000 followers of a multi-religious sect in northern India have pledged to marry female sex workers who want to escape exploitation.



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Great idea for a thread, I can see it being used to discuss all those interesting bits of news that don't really fit anywhere else.

To be honest I don't even know what a multi religious sect is, but what an amazing thing, that people are prepared to go so far to help women escape such a tough life.

I wonder how it will work in practice? I mean, I wonder if people will meet first or if the religious organisation will just "allocate" someone for them to marry, and I wonder if they will be HIV tested before the marriage arrangments are finalised.
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Tamil Nadu teachers told to mind their blouses

I am moving to Chennai. My education is incomplete.



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CHENNAI: Teachers in government schools are unhappy over a recent circular sent by the school education asking chief and district education officers to instruct teachers to ‘‘dress decently”.
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The communication apparently was issued after parents of students in government schools complained that female teachers came to school wearing blouses that were too fashionably cut
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...ow/5345859.cms
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More than 1,000,000 followers of a multi-religious sect in Tamil Nadu have pledged to marry female teachers who go to school wearing blouses that are too fashionably cut.
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Nice idea brishti! I've some doubts though, how do you eliminate cooked-up
stories passed on as "news" items? An example comes to mind. Some
time back the largest media house in Kolkata came up with a "news"
story about the ghost of a police officer haunting Kolkata streets
at night! This is a blatant example. But more subtle examples
abound. Especially stories that have anything to do with politics.
Do you leave it to individual posters' judgment? Do you rely on
other members just ignoring such posts? Maybe some good guidelines
are in order?
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Originally Posted by suricate View Post Maybe some good guidelines are in order?
IndiaMike has a rule that says text quoted from another website must include the link.

I'm sure that anyone with half a brain has figured out by now that you cannot believe everything you read in the papers - and that just because it's on the internet, the things that complete strangers say on message boards aren't necessarily any more true than something any other complete stranger you met in the street would say.

The idea is to have an interesting discussion, if it moves away from that I'm sure the moderators will deal with it.
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Originally Posted by suricate View Post I've some doubts though, how do you eliminate cooked-up stories passed on as "news"
suricate - i appreciate your concern
this thread aint about visas though


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offer brooms - sweep away them ailments
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At the Shivpataaleshwar temple in Beehajoi village near Moradabad, some 250 km from state capital Lucknow, people offer brooms in the belief it will appease Shiva and ward off skin ailments, heath disorders and also make their wishes come true.

'The temple is believed to be over 150 years old and the practice of offering new 'jhadus' (brooms) to Shivji has been for a long time,' Pashupatinath Giri, 56, one of the temple priests, told IANS on telephone.


for sometime, i read it as - offering grooms... which made sense
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In Kolkata, red roses are being distributed to traffic offenders to draw attention to road safety:


http://ibnlive.in.com/news/in-kolkat.../107843-3.html
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22-yr-old kidnaps self for Rs 20L (lakhs)

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NEW DELHI: Had his improvised self-kidnap gone to plan, Pawan Verma would have been in Macau with his girlfriend, free of debt and ringing in the new year with a couple of lakhs to spare
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ow/5389654.cms
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In Kolkata, red roses are being distributed to traffic offenders to draw attention to road safety:
no roshogollas ????
i wonder if this is working - the reverse psychology.
heck - some may be breaking the rules, just to get a rose... who knows


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NEW DELHI: Had his improvised self-kidnap gone to plan, Pawan Verma would have been in Macau with his girlfriend, free of debt and ringing in the new year with a couple of lakhs to spare.
too-much-too-easy-too-soon. the story of india shining



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too-much-too-easy-too-soon. the story of india shining

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As compared to citizens of which country?

Too-much? Who has too much except for a few schmucks?

Too-easy? Yes, I can see that - family dinars being passed down. But where doesn't that happen?

Too-soon? Gosh, how many more centuries till we're justified to have a few bucks of our own?

And brishti, I guess you have reclaimed one virtual Grey Goose: but you still have to pay up on 3! And none-too-soon, either. Some us want lots of it, want it easily, and want it NOW!

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Originally Posted by AwayFromHome View Post As compared to citizens of which country?
Perhaps the user brishti meant, 20 lakhs is too much, 22 years is too soon & faking his own kidnap is too easy.

So, the guy should have asked for 2 rupees, after 35 years and kidnapped (fake-or-not) the neighbor

On a kind-of OT note, I truly am amazed after seeing a Bentley Arnage and a Lamborghini Gallardo in the same week in Delhi. Chances are this guy in the news was a son of one such gun.
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Originally Posted by Indojingai View Post Perhaps the user brishti meant, 20 lakhs is too much, 22 years is too soon & faking his own kidnap is too easy.

So, the guy should have asked for 2 rupees, after 35 years and kidnapped (fake-or-not) the neighbor
Yeah - but the India-shining thingy struck a (very minor) chord.

And I love your suggested kidnapping plan.

Whaddya say, Brishti? More up your alley?
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Originally Posted by AwayFromHome View Post Whaddya say, Brishti? More up your alley?


however... i am non violent!
kidnapping - cheh!


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Originally Posted by AwayFromHome View Post I guess you have reclaimed one virtual Grey Goose: but you still have to pay up on 3! And none-too-soon, either. Some us want lots of it, want it easily, and want it NOW!
them geese have flown southward ho for winter AFH!



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OT, but just FYI - read this and this. old articles, nontheless, relevant.
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