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Lucknow Residents Scared Sleep Will Turn Them to Stone

Wednesday January 4th, 2012 in India, Myth, Travel Humor, Travel News | Be the first to Comment »

There are plenty of reasons why we sometimes struggle to sleep, but being scared of turning into stone overnight is rarely one of them. That fear, however, kept dozens of people awake in Lucknow and other parts of India’s most populous state this week.

It all started with a message late Monday, claiming that anyone who slept that night would turn into stone. Word spread across the state of Uttar Pradesh through cellphone messages, phone calls, and eventually even local television flashed it.

In Tundla, a small town near Agra, 18-year-old Rachna and her family of eight were woken by a neighbor at 3 am. The neighbor had received a call from someone in Kanpur saying that several people who were sleeping had turned into stone. Other people got such calls from state capital Lucknow and elsewhere, Rachna told India Real Time on Wednesday.

This news, twinned with doomsday predictions of the world ending in 2012, was enough to scare everyone, said Rachna. She and her family, including two children, joined the rest of their colony to sit out in the cold, apparently unaware of the irony that sitting in freezing temperatures was the most likely way for them to end up in frozen, stone-like form.

Rachna said her family remained outside for just a quarter of an hour before returning home, where they stayed awake till 6 am.

In Lucknow, people patrolled the streets chanting slogans in a bid to stay awake, according to a report from The Pioneer newspaper, which added that even those from well-educated communities were panicking.

The rumor began in the state’s Unnao District and quickly spread to other areas including Varanasi, Rae Bareilly and Kanpur, according to a police spokesman.

D.P. Srivastav, a public relations officer for the state’s police department, said in an interview that he saw groups of 10 to 20 people standing at several crossroads on the streets of Lucknow on Monday night. The next day, the police tried to calm people by telling them that no one had, in fact, been turned into stone.

Mr. Srivastav said the police are actively looking for the source of the rumor and plan to take strict action against the perpetrators. He didn’t elaborate on the form of punishment, but stoning won’t be an option.

The rumor wasn’t limited to residents of Uttar Pradesh. Dharmesh Jaiswal, a 31-year-old living in Delhi, got a call from his sister in Lucknow at 3 am on Tuesday asking him to wake up everyone in the house. Mr. Jaiswal said he was “very angry” at being woken up, and at the fact that his sister believed the rumor.

For many people, the event was reminiscent of a frenzy in the mid-nineties, when idols of Lord Ganesha were reportedly drinking milk offered to them by devotees, prompting hundreds of people in different parts of the country to line up to feed the elephant god.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/01/04/lucknow-residents-scared-sleep-will-turn-them-to-stone/


09 REASONS for choosing TRAVEL Industry

Wednesday July 20th, 2011 in Travel Humor | Be the first to Comment »

01. I Already enjoyed my life in childhood

02. I Love tension

03. I Don’t want to spend time with my Family & Friends

04. I Hate sleeping in night

05. I Love to work on Sundays & Holidays

06. I Want to take revenge on myself

07. I Don”t want to attend any family functions

08. I don’t want hair on my head

09. I hate love stories

But kuch bhi ho kaisa bhi ho

I LOVE my work


Funny English names of Indian cities & states!!

Tuesday May 24th, 2011 in India, Travel Humor | Be the first to Comment »
LARGE STATE
Maha-Rahstra

KING’S PLACE
Raja-sthan

QUEEN’S FIELD
Rani-khet

MR. CITY
Shri-Nagar

RISING CITY
Udai-Pur

RHYTHM OF EYES
Naini-Tal

FACE
surat

UNMARRIED GIRL
kanya-kumari

GOD’S GATE
hari-dwar

BRICK CITY
Ita-nagar

ST.HAIR
Rishi-kesh

CALL END
kol-kata

NO ZIP
Chen-nai

COME ON SUN
arun-aa-chal

COME IN EVENING
aa-sam

GO & COME
go-a

DO DRAMA
kar-natak

Incredible India!!

Top Ten Signs You Have a Bad Travel Agent

Thursday August 26th, 2010 in Travel Humor | 1 Comment »

Top Ten Signs You Have a Bad Travel Agent

10. Books hotel stay for six days and two nights
9. Accepts payment in the form of personal check, credit card or freshly harvested kidneys
8. Won’t let you go on vacation for more than a week because he’ll miss you
7. When you’re in New York, he recommends you see a taping of “The Late Show”
6. Instead of the Ritz, you’re staying at the Ratz — hi-oooo
5. Your “plane ticket” is a post-it note with the handwritten message “Please admit one to the airplane”
4. You have a layover at Laguardia Airport…an 8 day layover
3. No number 3, writer is on vacation
2. Forget the restroom, you’re riding in the JetBlue wheel well
1. Asks you to deliver a brown paper bag to a guy named Nikoli