Afterall India is incredible and we Indians can come up with anything to diss the government, break norms or make a statements.
Lets talk about the strangely stupidest things that have occurred in our India this year.
Pollution Mask for Gods
At the famous Shiv-Parvati temple in Sigra, Varanasi, the faces of Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali and Sai Baba have pollution masks. “Varanasi is a place of belief. We treat our idols as living deities and take pains to make them happy and comfortable. In summer, the idols are slathered with sandalwood paste to keep them cool and in winter, we cover them in woollens. Likewise, to save them from pollution, we have put masks on their faces,” Harish Mishra, a priest at the temple told the media.
Police Arrest Ghosts: Prank Gone Wrong
Seven Youtubers were arrested by the police of Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru as they tried scaring passers by, by putting on ghost get-ups. “It’s not acceptable to ghost-prank. Who is responsible if something goes wrong, or someone meets with an accident or has a cardiac arrest,” is what the police said.
Your Motorcycle Might Not Be Most Precious
The new Motor Vehicles Act imposes rigorous penalties for breaking traffic laws. So rigourous that you might think twice about having a car itself. A resident of south Delhi set his motorcycle on fire in Chirag as he was charged with a fine of Rs 16,000 for drunk driving.
Onions this year gave genuine reasons to shed tears. But at the same time, there were times when we lolled with different media and public propaganda especially when people started gifting onions as wedding gifts. Several weird protests took place where politicians wore onion garlands, onion distributers wore helmets to save themselves from onion-hungry people etc.
A story on oddities won’t be complete without fun wedding stories and 2019 had no end to it. A groom in UP was kicked out of his own wedding, a ‘baraat’ was sent back as the groom abused some women from the bride’s side for stealing the shoe, which is a wedding ritual. In more shocking news, a 35-year-old man remarried his wife and then also tied the knot with her cousin at the same wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district.
There’s no height of being Indian. Apna Bharat Mahaan!