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Throw your kid for good health

Yeah, you heard it right. Throw your baby fifty feet below onto a sheet / mattress so (s)he can have good health. Bizarre, I know. But it’s what they believe, and have been believing for over 50 years now in some remote village in India. The absurdity of it gained enough attention to feature it on BBC world news! Apparently, however, no kid has ever been hurt in this age-old practice. I saw the video too, and it looks as crazy as it sounds. The parents go to some rooftop and chuck the kid down, 50 feet in the air to where a whole bunch of people are standing, holding a white sheet. Of course, there are a bunch of surprised, horrified on-lookers. Obviously something that weird must attract attention. I wonder how the parents are brave enough to do it though. They believe it makes their kid brave. Really? Probably I guess. If a ten year old kid is told he fell fifty feet and survived without a scratch, he’ll most likely think he’s invincible, hence the bravery. But seriously, FIFTY feet and a little baby?

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Over 3 years ago, I gave up my home, sold most of my stuff, stored some in the boot of a friend’s car, and started calling the road home. Thanks for coming along virtually on my adventures! I’m always eager to hear your thoughts; leave me a comment and let me know how your travel dreams are shaping up and what you’d like to hear about more on my blog. Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.

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