Meet Ziona Chana. He is head of the world’s largest family and says he’s “blessed” to have 39 wives. He also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They all live in a 100-room, four-story home in the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal [...]
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Wish your home were a little bigger? Well, you’ve got nothing on Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man. Ambani, his wife and three children have moved into a new, 27-story, 570-foot tall home called “Antilia”. It’s been named after a mythical Island. The home has its own gym, dance studio, a ballroom, guestrooms, and a 50-seat [...]
Sheila Dikshit (pronounced Dixit) is the chief minister of Delhi, India and her name has been in the headlines recently. New Zealand newscaster Paul Henry seems to get a kick out of mispronouncing it, and it’s gotten him into quite a bit of hot water. UPDATE: Henry has resigned over the incident.
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys says he is feeling “healthy, strong and hopeful” that he has beaten cancer, according to a message he shared with the group’s fans this week. *** BREAKING UPDATE: ADAM YAUCH HAS DIED *** Yauch sent the e-mail out to the Beastie Boys’ official mailing list after coming back from [...]
One of France’s greatest chess players showed up drunk to an international tournament in Kolkata and dozed off after just 11 moves, losing the match on technical grounds. Grandmaster Vladislav Tkachiev (pictured to the right) turned up for Thursday’s match against Praveen Kumar of India in such a drunken state that he had trouble sitting [...]
The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean, about 160 miles north of Port Blair in India’s Andaman Islands. A tsunami watch is now in effect for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh. The Andaman Islands earthquake is said to have occurred about 20.6 miles deep, the U.S. [...]
In a truly bizarre move, farmers in eastern India have forced their unmarried daughters to plow the parched fields completely naked. They are doing this in an effort to embarrass the weather gods into bringing some much-needed monsoon rain. Various witnesses have reported that the naked girls did indeed plow the fields while chanting ancient [...]