1. The village where BOUNCERS are born..
a young age to
e bouncers, over 200
a village near
work at pubs, bars
and nightclubs of the national capital, act as bodyguards to local
dignitaries, or secure private colleges, hospitals and upmarket
hotels. Starting young, most of the aspiring bouncers, and
the seasoned ones spend their spare time training at the gym
or mock wrestling each other to meet the demands of their careers
2. The village that
produces the MOST TWINS...
every 1000 births turn out to be twins in Kodini, a village in
Kerala. And while India has one of the lowest twinning rates
internationally, Kodinhi has a rate that’s at par with the highest
twinning rate in the world. This phenomenon, which is only three
generations old, has been accounted to a natural anomaly rather
than a genetic mutation. According to villagers the twin phenomena
has only been happening since 1949.
3. The most trustworthy Village in India...
village of Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra is certainly the most
trusting village in India. Why? The village has a local tradition
of not installing doors and locks in its houses. Their faith in
the local deity, Lord Shani leads them to believe that anyone
stealing, would face the wrath of the local deity. The village
does indeed have a low crime record, so perhaps there’s a lesson
in honesty and trust for the rest of India.
4. The village where
PEOPLE LIVE WITH COBRAS...
Shetpal in the Sholapur
goes one step ahead
when it comes to living in harmony with nature. Each household not
only worships cobras, it lives with them. The villagers provide a
resting place for the cobras in the wooden rafters in the ceiling.
The cobras move around the houses freely like members of the
family. Reportedly, there hasn’t been a case of cobra bite in the
village to date.
5. The village that was
Now a ghost village,
Kuldhara, near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan was once h
e to a thriving
munity of Paliwal
Brahmins 300 years ago. According to local legend, Salim Singh, a
debauched prime minister of the state, fell in love with the
daughter of the village head and threatened to marry her by force.
Instead of submitting to the order of the tyrant, the villagers
decided to deserted their ancestral h
es and vanish
overnight. And that was not all – before leaving, they put a curse
on Kuldhara that no one would ever be able to settle in the
6. The village where women beat men on HOLI...
Barsane, a village near Mathura,
celebrates Holi most unusually.
part of the celebrations, men playfully taunt the women
and, consequentially, get beaten up by the women with
a lathi or a staff – which gives rise to the name Lathmar
course, the process is more playful than violent. Before playing
Lathmar Holi, the men are also plied with food and drinks.
men protect themselves from the Laths by wearing
on head and holding improvised shields.
7. The village with the
MOST UNUSUAL NAMES...
Coffee, English, High
Court, For, British, Mantri, Glucose, Bus, Train,
, Military, Hotel,
Jailor and Dollar. Believe it or not, these aren’t just regular
words, but actual names of people fr
Bhadrapura, a village,
on the outskirts of
. The Hakki-Pikki
tribe who live here are n
adic peddlers and get
their name inspirations fr
their daily life –
objects around them,
the places they visit, film actors, food and more – often with
8. The village that builds
Mawlynnong, a village
in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, has the acclaim of being the
cleanest village in
in 2003. It’s also
for its most popular
Eco-attraction – living root bridges.
The Khasi villages are
connected by a network of pathways known as
the King’s way.
Throughout this network, hundreds of living root
bridges are formed by
intertwining roots of Ficus elastica.
These root bridges,
e of which are over a
hundred feet long,
take ten to fifteen
years to bec
e fully functional.
They are also extraordinarily strong — s
e of them can support
of 50 or more people at
Indian village WITH AFRICAN NATIVES..
African by origin,
Indian by nationality and Gujarati by language,
the Siddi tribe
Jambur in Gujarat, are
originally Bantu people of
inantly brought to the
as mercenaries or
slaves by Arab and Portuguese merchants, they
exist today as an
ethnic group in various states all over
While being more or
less Indian-ized, they rigorously follow
a rule of marrying
within the Siddi c
10. The village that plants
111 TREES FOR EVERY GIRL BORN...
country that still favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in
Rajasthan not only embraces daughters but has created a tradition
that benefits the planet. This endearing village plants 111 trees
girl is born. The village also collectively contributes Rs. 31,000
it into a 20-year fixed deposit for the girl. Parents also sign an
affidavit stating that their daughter will receive proper
education and that the girl will be married only after she reaches
Truly an exceptional and inspiring