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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Another libinous suggestion from Valladares

I'm desperately busy at the moment but I couldn't resist relaying the latest from my friend Daz Valladares.

He works with lots of tourist boards - in fact knows more about the subject than anyone I know. Or maybe he just has a deep streak of cynicism. Or perhaps the first simply begets the second.

"The Monsoon rains have fallen heavily on the west coast of India but not in Bihar. Farmers there are so incensed that they have decided to embarrass the Gods.

Their young unmarried daughters will plough the land in the nude, chanting ancient hymns to invoke the celestial beings responsible for rain. They vow to continue till their prayers are answered.

Could this be a ruse to attract tourists?"

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