Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bizarre Facts

I have heard so many bizarre things in my life and looks like I have to read in the news too daily now...
Here is one strange one I saw:

Cereal, bananas make baby boys?
That’s the exact way the title of the news article was and as I read on it was funny indeed. If moms eat cereal and bananas raises the odds of having a baby boy. Well if women eat like it’s mentioned in the article; let me tell you they would be damn over obese moms. Well it might be true too but the amount of calorie level that increases the chances for a baby boy are not good. Ya I know that most parents in this modern age too want a baby boy and that the female gender is not the first preferred choice. I don’t think anyone can disagree on that fact because, studies have shown that India has high rates of female infanticide and that too it’s growing at an alarming rate. Sad state of events na? And god knows where all this is going!

Phewwww what all do we have to know daily....
Ok here another one:
Severed head to be put in museum
Police in eastern India want to display in a museum the head of a woman decapitated after she was accused of practicing witchcraft. (Well at least they say that seeing this will be a lesson for those who persecute innocent women). Is that so??Will it be a lesson?
A villager in Jharkhand state attacked the woman and chopped off her head at the weekend. The police think that displaying the head in a museum will create a sensation in society and could be helpful in preventing people taking to such heinous crimes.
In rural India, villagers often accuse women of being witches and blame them for natural disasters or for an illness, death or theft. Hundreds of them are killed every year and most incidents take a long time to come to light.
:(
Looks like animals are better than humans, want to know why?
Hundreds of villagers 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. The child was saved after they saw three dogs barking near a baby covered with mud. The dogs removed the soil around and began to bark and the baby started crying which drew the attention of the local villagers.
Luckily the girl is now safe in the lap of a childless couple who adopted her. Female feticide, though illegal in India, is widespread as boys are traditionally preferred to girls as breadwinners, and families have to pay huge dowries to marry off their daughters. The United Nations says an estimated 2000 unborn girls are illegally asborted everyday in India.
well such crimes are increasing at an alarming rate too and India is on its way to be super power...
Where ever we look now, strange things are happening and the crime rates are also sky high. The world, as it jumps to being ultra modern seems to be the most unsafe place to live, even for an infant or an unborn baby.

11 comments:

sansmerci said...

I dono about rural india much but every friend of mine wants a gal baby and i really think i wud say the same too ... but yea i read bout this royapettah hospital thingie.. a proof that we have not got over both female baby discrimination as well as the hindu muslim endless war.. neways the cereal and banana baby thing is funny, the babys sex is decided rite wen it is formed is what i was taught! but yea i ll stop takin bananas rite away if thats true!

hey btw if bananas create baby boys do mangoes create baby gals? (pun intended) :D

Enigma said...

@sansmerci

well that might b just the few odd couple...everywhere i look people want baby boys and can u belive that its officailly found that 2000 female fetuses are being aborted daily...this is of wat get found...there r so many thats goes unreported na....and in north rural areas they bury the feamle baby alive...

heheh abt the banana part, well its part of some studies that scientists r conductng...u have to eat too much of ceraelas and pottassium..noty jus the odd amout..well god knows wat else...

Keshi said...

if bananas create baby boys, and if many women start eating bananas, who'd be there to marry these boys when they grow up? :)

Keshi.

Enigma said...

lol thats true...people dont think abt the steep difference in the gender ration..and ya i wann c them suffer...smirk!!

Vinni said...

its a strange world, and we seem to never stop running out of this. and better still, we want more. there are countless examples, but whats the point? there will still be one better than that.

Keshi said...

**and ya i wann c them suffer...smirk!!

lol Enigma!

So maybe then Gay marriages will be very popular :)

Keshi.

Enigma said...

@vinni

ohh ya i really hav to agree with u on that...starnage world and all of us just keep wanting more...the sad fact is everyone is losing even the basic facts of being a human being...they dont understand the pain of others anymore, no feelings of empathy etc....

Enigma said...

@keshi

hehe ya i guess they will hav to resort to that and ya fit themselves with utresses too :P

even yesterdays papers had reports abt how the level of female feoticide is going up..the know cases are more than 5laks a yr it seems....

Meghna said...

Hi Enigma,
Yeah....Many bizarre things are happening around India! I'm glad you wrote this post and brought it to light!

Enigma said...

@meghna
ya so true...wat to do thats the way this world is goin now....thanks

addict said...

On Severed head to be put in museum, i thought women are the symbol of prosperity. After i got married i got a good break in terms of career, my brother's wedding got confirmed (quoting this just as an exapmle!). Its ridiculous and pathetic the way women and children are treated...