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Sunday, July 26, 2009

When the rain begins to fall does not fall

Thu Jul 23, 2009

PATNA, India (Reuters) - Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.

"They (villagers) believe their acts would get the weather gods badly embarrassed, who in turn would ensure bumper crops by sending rains," Upendra Kumar, a village council official, said from Bihar's remote Banke Bazaar town.

"This is the most trusted social custom in the area and the villagers have vowed to continue this practice until it rains very heavily."

Source: Reuters

And what's about us? This whole region has been hit by droughts for several years now. It's just about time for our unmarried young women to do something for the environment. And elderly women should stay at home, there will be no shortage of volunteers to help.

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Proclaimed un monstruooo muy monstruoso at 7:52 PM