Thought you guys might like to see these two things....
This is a man working on a telephone/electrical line outside my hotel window. I noticed him because as I was watching TV I heard a loud crash, and then the power went out. Notice all his fancy equipment. If you look closely, he simply has looped a rope around his waist and the telephone pole to support himself. And only using a single pair of pliers. Also, he is barefoot. Only in India.
This, my friends, is a setting on my phone. Now I have a list of religions to hear prayers from.... I believe this is part of most Indian phones and you can set it to go off at a certain time, on any day of the week. It shows a wallpaper picture of your chosen god, and plays a little repetitive prayer loop.
For instance, the Christian one shows a big picture of Jesus and says "Hallelujah" over and over until you turn it off.
I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this. I hope it makes some of you chuckle as well. But the reality of the situation that religiosity as well as spirituality is so ingrained in this country it's everywhere... even in the phones.