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Manwath is a taluka in #Maharashtra's #Parbhani district. It is located around 500-km from #Mumbai. This obscure place was rocked by a series of 10 gruesome ritualistic murders in the 1970s. These killings were the result of #superstition.
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Five girls who were about ten years old, an year-old child and four women in their mid-thirties were murdered between 14 November 1972 and 4 January, 1974. These murders had a similar modus operandi and pattern. They were committed at night. These incidents shocked #Maharashtra
The time and location of the crime,use of women as victims, nature of injuries caused to them, pvt parts of some of the victims being cut to extract blood, the absence of motive for the killings, the attempt to dodge the police and the extreme brutality made the case macabre
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Ooh itchy palm, is that money coming in or out? #superstitions
Crap. Left is money out... I am clearly superstitious. I still throw salt over my shoulder if I spill it, won't walk under ladders or cross on stairs. The weirdest one is that I must have an 8 in the numbers when I fill up with petrol... what's your weirdest #superstition?
Would you open an umbrella in the house?
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I have been missing my lucky wrist band for the last 3 games 😭
Getting CHIGGY wit it 🔥
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Bihar, Gaya distt. Rita Devi, 45 yr woman, attacked by a mob of around 200 and burnt to death on suspicion of #witchcraft. If RSS-BJP, Hindutva groups want India to progress and be Vishwaguru, shoudn't they focus on getting rid of these superstitions? All they do is Hindu-Muslim.
Attacks, mostly on women or widows, on suspicion of witchcraft are sometimes reported from remote regions of the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam, despite an act which bans witch hunts. NCRB estimates around 2,100 such murders between 2001 and 2012.
Instead of running daily trends attacking this and that business knowledge center teachers on fake Hindu-Muslim issues the likes of @Sadhvi_prachi should focus her energy on raising awareness about #witchcraft #honourkilling #childtrafficking etc. I think right wing will agree.
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A tweet thread on AYUSH.
I think these traditional medicine systems are here to stay. They are of course pure junk, totally unscientific, snake-oil, voodoo medicine.. call it whatever pejorative term you like.. but they are here to stay.
Why are they here to stay?
Well they are here to stay quite simply because many many people have faith in them. The source of this faith and whether it is faith backed by research is debatable but the fact is people have faith in them. Mainly upper caste Hindus when it comes to Ayurveda,
But homeopathy, Unani and Siddha have their own adherents.China is promoting its #TCM - traditional Chinese medicine and the English speaking world has its #AlternativeMedicine movement. On TCM see:…
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This #superstition has versions from all over world
(& none of them end very well!)

In Turkey, its believed when you #whistle at night you are calling on the Devil.

It is also believed in Estonia that whistling indoors may bring bad luck & set your house on fire. Image
A Few more whistling Superstitions are:

Japan - people believe that whistling at night might disturb the quiet & bring danger to yourself

Russia - whistling indoors is superstitiously believed to bring poverty. Theres even the proverb: "whistling money away."
China - yoga practitioners believe that they can summon supernatural beings, wild animals & weather phenomena with a whistle.

Sailors - to whistle is to challenge the wind itself, and that to do so will bring about a storm

& many, many more!
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I started playing #guitar in college. Some of my friends back home played, so I thought I'd learn. It's been years since I kept up with it. With no job and an empty house, I had time. Plus, I could crank up my amp. Ava would have hated it. All the more reason to do it.
Strumming a few chords or playing a riff through a loud amp usually makes me feel better. It's more of a distraction this time. My amp is a little old. Even a #ragpicker might pass on it. "If you're not going to play it, sell it," Ava nagged. Life always got in the way.
Or I got in the way. Not even ten years ago I kept getting sick all the time. Painful stomach cramps would radiate weakness throughout my body. I learned how to wash it away like healing #rainwater. That's when I really started to figure out who I was and what I could do.
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.…

Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.…
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