Staying in India for another blog, this year the country has suffered droughts during its worst start to the monsoon rains in eight decades.
In a bid to embarrass the weather gods, farmers in the east Indian state of Bihar have asked their unmarried daughters to plow the fields naked!
“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.”
Apparently the villagers have vowed to continue this practice until it rains heavily, so I’ve checked out the price of flights to India at the moment and it’s not that bad. Lets hope the rain comes for them, but maybe waiting just another few days won’t do any harm?