"It Happens Only In India". This Blog is a Directory of Weird & Odd Indian Things, Weird & Odd Indian Facts, Weird & Odd news stories, Weird & Odd Indian Stuff, Weird & Odd Indian Culture News & Weird People of India. Posts in this Blog are a window to the world about those Weird & Odd Facts about India & about Amazing, Strange, Bizarre, Unusual Interesting Stories that actually happen in India.
Chennai: At the office of 'The Musalman', the oldest Urdu daily in the country, and possibly the only handwritten newspaper in the world, no one has ever quit. They work, says Rahman Husseini, the chief katib or copywriter of the paper, till they pass on. Read more......................Each page of this Urdu newspaper is handwritten by 'katibs'
The next time you take your pedigreed dog out for a walk, make sure the leash is securely held in your hand. A businessman in Suraj Mal Vihar opposite Cross River Mall in east Delhi's Anand Vihar area got a rude shock when thieves snatched the family's beloved pug from his domestic help and carried it away on a motorcycle from right outside the colony gate. Read more.........................Thieves take a fancy to pug
A six-year old Dalit girl (low caste girl) was set on fire by a man in Mathura because the girl and her mother chose to walk through a path reserved only for upper caste villagers. Read more......................................6-yr-old thrown in fire for walking on 'upper caste' road
This village is for sale. Is there any buyer please? The name of the village is Dorli; district Wardha, Mumbai in Maharashtra state of India. The posters, urging the buyers, are visible all through the village.
The villagers are desperate to leave because they are totally sold out to the mahajans but do not want to commit suicide. They want to live by selling out the whole village and square up the loans and start a fresh lease of life, may be by begging, elsewhere. They are all cotton producers in the Vidarbha region of western India, which is now known to the world as ‘farmers’ suicide zone. Read more.........................A village in Vidarbha for sale, any buyer please?
When Humayun Nagar police station sub-inspector "R Chandra Kiran Reddy" in Hyderabad city in Andhra Pradesh state of India was caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while taking a bribe of Rs 4,000, he did something that left ACB sleuths gaping: Reddy swallowed all the 8 notes of Rs 500 and took to his heels. Stunned ACB officials soon ran behind. Read more....................Cop eats money to save himself
If you think that post of "CFO" is called "Chief financial officer" in an organization then you may be wrong this time as in India in one company it is called 'Chief Fun Officer’. Yes, in another case co-founder of a company is called "Gardener" Read more....................................Techies sport unusual designations to take on unusual challenges
In a weird religious tradition a village in Solapur,in Maharashtra state of India, has a dangerous tradition of throwing newborns from a height of 50 feet onto a sheet, which is held by devotees.
The infants are thrown off the roof of the Baba Sheikh Umar Saheb Dargah in Musti village in Solapur. This is an age-old tradition practiced by couples who are blessed with a child after taking a vow at the dargah. The devotees also believe that this ritual is good for the health of the child. Read more..............................Incredible India! Infants thrown off roofs to thank God
In a horrifying incident, three educated sons of a UP Power Corporation engineer, along with a cousin, punched, kicked and beat their mother to death with a rod believing that she had been possessed by the spirit of a dead relative. Read full story......................3 young men beat mother to death in exorcism ritual
In India, there are millions of people who live below poverty line & are unable to get two square meals a day to fill their stomach. Many of these are beggars & many of those live in Slums in inhumane conditions. As per earlier report India not Shining around 26% of India's population lives below the poverty line, which is defined as 12 rupees per day (0.3 US$ per day).
Here below is a video depicting the plight of those poor people of India & it is prayed to God that we all & Indian Government do something for these less fortunate people.
If you are using Internet & Email for quite some time then you must have received so many Chain Mails in your life time. Many of these Chain Mails might have invoked you to make some wishes before forwarding those "Ganesh Vandana", "Tirupathi Balaji" pics etc...etc. & at the end of that chain mail here below notice might have been there...........
If you do not send this e-mail to at least 12 people in the next 10 seconds............... guess what could happen?? & due to fear in your mind due to that warning, you might have forwarded that email to exactly 12 of your friends & so have done your friends too in turn & hence due to that fear factor in your mind that Chain Mail might have traveled across the Globe many times.
O.K. that is Internet & all together a different domain than one's real life. But what if something similar happens in real life. Yes exactly that happened in Kashmir Valley in India when hundreds of couples offered rice and money at a shrine here following rumors that a Sufi saint had asked all couples with a lone son to donate generously.
The story spread across the Kashmir Valley was that Ahad Sahib, a popular Sufi saint from north Kashmir's Sopore town, had a dream and asked all parents who had a lone son to offer rice and money at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, known as Dastgeer Sahib, situated in Khanyar locality of Srinagar city.
To add to it, the rumor also had it that unless the offerings were made immediately, the couple would soon come to grief.
Hundreds of of people took the warning seriously, thronging the shrine with offerings of rice and money. The devotees who landed up Dastgeer Sahib included educated Kashmiris as well as peasants from the countryside.
'It's alright even if it was a rumor. There is no harm in making the offering,' said Sheikh Bilal, an agricultural scientist who had come from Ganderbal district to make an offering at the shrine.
The shrine management engaged additional staff to cope with the rush of devotees.
'I heard the news in the afternoon. I hired a taxi as my wife was keen to make the offering today itself,' said Abdul Salam Wani, 56, who came all the way from Kokernag town in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Though by evening there were reports that the saint denied asking people to make offerings, the crowd at the shrine continued to swell. At the day's end, the shrine had received hundreds of quintals of rice and millions of rupees.
'Faith doesn't allow any chances to be taken. It hardly matters now whether the news was a fact or a rumor. I have made the offerings,' said Manzoor Ahmad Gora, another agricultural scientist here.
In yet another case of mob violence, a tea shop owner was beaten to death by a group of youths for delay in serving tea in Bihar's Araria district, the police said on Thursday.
The police said some youths were angered by the delay in serving tea. They first beat up Qayum's son Bittu. When Qayum intervened to rescue his son, they severely beat him with bamboo stick and bricks, they said. He died on the way to hospital and his son was admitted to the hospital for treatment, the police said.
Here is the story of a man, "Tekeshwar Sahu" who vanished soon after his marriage ceremony to Manisha in village Nimora, 25 km from Raipur in Chattisgarh state of India. There was feasting and music with a live band arranged by the bride's father Arjun Singh.
'Everyone has his or her reason for the incident. Villagers, particularly the women in the area, are saying some ghosts or evil spirits have carried him away, but others say he ran away probably because he had not consented. Police also largely agree,' as per G.S. Bhambra, the city superintendent of police over there. Read more...........................Spectre of ghosts haunts runaway groom
It's only Weird Mentality of Police force in Jharkhand state of India in eastern India that they want to display in a museum the head of a woman decapitated after she was accused of practicing witchcraft, hoping it will be a lesson for those who persecute innocent women. How weird & rather horiffic is the mentality of the police force over there!!!!!!!!!
As per Sunit Kumar, a senior police officer from Jharkhand state of India, "I think displaying this head in a museum will create a sensation in society and could be helpful in preventing people from taking to such heinous crimes,"............Read more.....................Indian police want to put severed head in museum
MUMBAI: The young singer, a resident of Nerul, has actually set out to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by singing continuously for six days and nights. Read more.................................Nerul man seeks to sing into Guinness
In Bihar state of India, hundreds of villagers have flocked to a remote village to see a baby girl who was saved by stray dogs after she was abandoned in a mound of mud by her mother.Read full story........................Dogs "rescue" girl abandoned by Indian mother
In India one has heard of marriages getting cancelled over demands for dowry. It is seldom that a marriage is called off over an issue as trivial as the demand for serving a specific delicacy, in this case "Aam ras", to the relatives of the groom.
However, this did happen at the Shivshankar marriage hall in Mukundgenagar area of Pune city in Maharashtra state of India during a marriage function involving the city-based Bhise family and the Botalji family from Talegaon-Dabhade. Read more......................................Wedding called off after row over menu
As per one Unicef report released on Tuesday, India is losing about 7 000 girls daily because of the traditional preference for sons, which causes many people to abort female foetuses.
"Nationwide, 7 000 fewer girls than expected are born each day, largely due to sex determination," said the report. Really weird statistics. Read more........................India: 7 000 girls killed daily
Marriages are made in heaven - one wedding in Pune city in Maharashtra state of India came pretty close.
Pune adventure sports enthusiast Shital Mahajan got married to Vaibhav Rane, working as a software engineer with Nokia, around 600 feet above the earth in a hot air balloon.
Hindu priest Milind Bildikar Guruji and Shital's father Kamlakar Mahajan accompanied the young couple in the small basket dangling below the huge multi-hued balloon. Read more..................................Pune girl weds NRI boy in hot air balloon
Here below are a few of the silly reasons for which couples filed Divorces in India.
The divorce petition filed by husband Sanjay Sinha said, “Despite several requests, my wife does not wear modern lifestyle clothes. I just can’t bear the comments from my friends that my wife is not stylish.”
Last year, a man dragged his wife to the Delhi High Court after the session’s court rejected his divorce petition calling the reason invalid. The man had filed for divorce because of what he called his wife’s arrogance. She had refused to serve tea to his friend and a quarrel ensued.
Husbands often allege that spouses do not have table manners or do not interact with colleagues or refuse to drink at parties.
Manisha Jha, a lawyer who deals with marital disputes recalls that a wife who once filed for divorce from her husband after six months of marriage alleged that he neglected her and spent more time in office.
In Hyderabad city, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh state of India, a chain-snatcher's ingenious ways to get out of police custody ended in a comic show with the men in uniform laughing all the way.
The thief, who was kept in the rural police station premises, pleaded with the police to let him off. As his pleas fell on deaf ears, he thought of other ways to get out of the police station. Then the thief climbed atop a huge tree inside the police station compound.
Even before the sentry could look for help, the thief let out a victory cry and jumped from the tree to the other side of the compound. Little did he realise that on the other side was a jail! Read more............................Chain-snatcher escapes to jail!
A saffron-clad monk entered a reputed math in the heart of the city Kolkata on Wednesday evening and stabbed to death two sanyasins, one of them the head of the order. Read more....................Monk kills sanyasins, gets lynched
In Jharkhand state of India, a son beat his mother to death after she refused to give him Rs.5 (US$ 0.125) to buy liquor.
Sunaram Mahli of Mosabini block in West Singhbhum district, around 230 km from Ranchi, also injured his seven-year-old daughter when she tried to rescue her grandmother. Read more........................Son kills mother over Rs.5
Residents of Thiruthaveli village near Guduvanchery in Tamil Nadu state of India beat up a notorious goon K Siva using iron bars, stones and wooden logs, killing him on the spot.
Siva's face was disfigured in the attack after the mob beat him for nearly half an hour. Police have detained five persons. Read more..........................................Villagers lynch history-sheeter
Need to halt an unruly elephant. Apply the 'Brake'.
That's what a smalltown innovator from Thrissur District in Kerala state of India has come out with: a metallic 'brake' to halt unruly elephants, which the mahout can apply sitting atop the jumbo to stop the animal from running amok.
Bhaskaran, who designed the elephantine brake, claims that the device could rein in even the mightiest of tuskers. Read more.......................................A jumbo 'brake'
In Jharkhand state of India, in a ritual to propitiate Lord Shiva, some residents have been "transforming" themselves into ghosts throughout the Hindu month of Chaitra (mid-March to mid-April) during religious ceremonies to get their wishes fulfilled.
The ritual, part of the Koka festival, is observed by thousands in Tamar block, 70 km from state capital Ranchi, and nearby villages. The festival is celebrated over three months. Read more..................People turn into 'ghosts' to appease Lord Shiva
Here is this 8 yr old Boy, Ravi Singh, from Nangal city who is just addicted to the taste of wasps - the poisonous insects, five of which can kill a grown man. The kid is so enamoured by the feel of wasps in his mouth that he finds them "sweet". He especially gets the kick out of the wasp's sting on his tongue. Ravi, is looking forward to the summer when more wasps will buzz around and many will eventually find their way into his waiting mouth. The only regret he has is that he is unable to win friends. They invariably flee from him in horror.
A woman was rescued by an NGO from the clutches of her father who kept her tied with a cot for last two years due to her mental illness in Chival village of Navsari taluka in Vadodara in Gujarat state of India. Read more........................Father tied daughter with cot for 2 years, rescued by NGO
The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested an 80-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh on charges of smuggling marijuana. Akun, hailing from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, was arrested from Raipur railway station while waiting for someone to hand over 7 kg of contraband, which she kept in a bag along with chocolates and biscuits. Read more...................80-year-old woman held for smuggling drugs
In Gaya city, 112 km from Capital city Patna in Bihar state of India, an insane man slashed throats of three of his children aged between 18 months and six years. While two of the children, a girl and a boy died, the third kid is battling for life at the Patna Medical College Hospital. Read more........................Father slits throats of three kids, two die.
How do you define 'youth'? The median age of our nation is 24.8, and those below fifteen are 31.8 per cent of the population. China, our nearest neighbour, has a median age of 33.2 and only 20.4 per cent of its people are under fifteen. Whichever way you look at it India is a very young nation, something known to Dr Manmohan Singh, who made his living by dabbling in statistics.
So whom does our scholarly prime minister appoint as minister for youth affairs and sports? A man who faces 72 candles on the birthday cake two months from today! Can you think of anything sillier?
Actually, 'silly' is not the word for this particular appointment; I think 'dangerous' might be the better choice of word. Because the man in question is none other than that former Chief Election Commissioner Dr M S Gill, and in appointing him the prime minister has crossed a line. Read more..........................Our minister for youth affairs is 71!
In Kollam city in Kerala state of India, a 75-year-old woman believed to have been dead was found alive a fortnight after her children cremated a body taken from a hospital mortuary. Read more............................. 'Dead' woman found alive fortnight after 'burial'
In India's capital city New Delhi, a 100 yrs old woman was apparently dumped by her granddaughter outside a shopping complex on the JNU campus. She blindly followed the guiding hands of her granddaughter — only to be abandoned on Wednesday morning.
Shopkeepers found Karma Devi, who claims to be 100 years old, sitting huddled under a tree, clutching on to a plastic bag that contained a few clothes. The woman, who can barely walk without support, was apparently dumped there by her granddaughter, Ameeta. Read more..........................100-yr-old woman abandoned in Delhi
In a shocking incident near Cuttack city in Orissa state of India, three young men beheaded a 60-year-old man, who they believed was harming people by practising witchcraft, at Abhyapur in Tangi, about 25 km from Cuttack. Read more.....................60-yr-old beheaded for 'witchcraft'
In Ambala district, upset with the state government's failure to supply regular electricity, at least 25 panchayats or village bodies in Haryana state of India have issued an order to villagers not to pay power bills.
The decision to ban payment of electricity bills by residents in 25 villages was taken at a meeting held at Barada village, 20 km from this district headquarter town.
Have you ever heard of any city in the world which celebrates "No-honking day" . Yes, Indian City of Mumbai holds that distinction as it celebrated "No-honking day" on April 7. Do you want to know why people honk horns so much in India, here is a good post about that............Blow Horn
Though Great Khali has got fame & lots of money in WWE & Hollywood but this Dalip Singh Rana alias Khali is still on the pay rolls of Punjab police in India.
Earlier back home in his Himachal village of Sirmour District in India, he did odd jobs to fill his great appetite - as night watchman, construction labourer, waiter at road-side dhabas - but still craved for things to eat. That was before the 7 feet 3 inch-tall Rana metamorphosed into a 200-kg muscled monster the world now knows as The Great Khali, one of the WWE's most compelling fighters and global icon for battle-and-blood lusting teenagers and youth across continents. Read more........................................Khali still on Punjab police pay rolls
The three-week-old baby from Saini village in Uttar Pradesh state of India, 30 miles north-east of the capital New Delhi, is being hailed as a "miracle" child.
The parents of a baby girl born with two faces say that they have no plans to seek treatment or surgery for their daughter.
The girl, who has yet to be named, was born in a north Indian village and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of the Hindu god, Lord Ganesha. Read more.....................Baby with two faces won't have surgery
For a society often seen to reflect a deeply ingrained bias for "fair skin", a Supreme Court ruling sentencing a man to two years in jail for driving his wife to suicide following taunts over her "dark" complexion will serve as both a warning and a mirror to its uglier traits.
In most of the Indian states not wearing a helmet can lead to a fine, but in Nagpur city in Maharashtra state of India, 210 citizens were fined for wearing them in the past 10 days. Read more.......................People fined for wearing helmets!
In Dhanbad district in Jharkhand state of India a widow was forced to wear a garland made of shoes and her face was blackened after she defied a ban on her to offer prayer at a temple. How weird?????????? Read more..................................Widow garlanded with shoes for praying at a temple
Prasad, a ghee trader from Bihar state of India had kept all his savings, cash and kind, in the bank locker of Central Bank of India's Naya Tola branch here. But recently, when he opened the locker, he found to his horror that all his cash and fixed deposit documents had been destroyed by termites. Read full story.............................................Termites eat up cash, FDs in bank locker
In Uttar Pradesh state of India a ghastly Blood Racket has come to the fore in which poor people were drained off their precious blood time & again.
By the time he was rescued, the father of two weighed just 84 pounds. It took him and the others three days to regain enough strength to stand. Read full story........................................... Blood Racket Drained Poor Indian Workers
In India most of the TV news channels are making a mockery of themselves. In fact these news channels which run for 24 hrs around the clock do not have enough stuff to broadcast all through 24 hrs in a day. That is the reason that these news channels at times are showing humor shows/comedy shows than actual relevant News.
These channels at times are showing all other irrelevant stuff nowadays. They show any damn news & the height of it is that they call all this irrelevant stuff as "Breaking News". Most exemplary weird stuff of all is shown here below in which one of these channels is calling "Breaking News", which is just about the lost Dog of a Commissioner in India. It's high time that these prestigious news channels take a cue from BBC etc. & show only relevant news programs than showing Comedy shows on news channels or all other irrelevant stuff that these channels are showing nowadays.
In Amravati Division in Maharashtra state of India, a vehicle-lifter, thief tried to 'abduct' a Cop when the latter tried to round him up. Read full story..............................When a thief tried to 'abduct' a cop
An eight years old girl from Pathanamthitta District in Kerala state of India has been found hanging from an iron bar placed across a window. The eight-year-old girl died while enacting before her younger brother, the scene of a suicide she saw on television. Read more....................8-year-old girl found hanging in Kerala
In Chennai city in Tamil Nadu state of India, a vegetable burger, that ordinarily is priced at Rs.42 (around one US$) was sold for a whopping Rs.400,000 (US$ 10,000) at McDonald's first Chennai outlet.
Kick-starting its first outlet at Ascendas IT Park, McDonald's auctioned its first burger and donated the proceeds to the Banyan, a city-based NGO.
In Manipur state, alongside fighting a dozen insurgent groups, Indian Army has just finished its successful campaign here against an unknown enemy - a band of rodents.
"The Army was called in to fight the rat menace in Henglep and Thingat subdivisions of Churachandpur district in Manipur," said Group Captain R K Das, Army s spokesman in Eastern Command. Read more.................Army fight against rodents in Manipur
In Ludhiana city in Punjab state of India, a 34-year-old woman — in a desperate attempt to save her ailing husband — decided to put her five-year-old son and herself on sale here. Read full story....................Wife on sale to save husband in Punjab
Here is Romil Shah from Ahmedabad city in Gujarat state of India who's age is just 21 but he weighs a massive 215 kgs (474 Pounds) and is claimed to be one of the few in India to have piled up such a huge fatty load at a young age!
On Monday, Romil, who underwent a gastric bypass surgery three days ago wherein his stomach was reduced to one-tenth its size and major part of intestine bypassed, to help him lose weight, recounted his story of how fat took control over his entire youth. Read more......................................At 21, he is weighed down by 215 kg
A New Delhi court has sentenced an 80-year-old woman along with her son in a five-year old dowry harassment case, to life imprisonment for the murder of her daughter-in-law. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 4,000 each.Read more...............80-yr-old gets life in dowry case