• Thursday, June 30, 2022

INDIA

India seeks divine intervention to deter serial spitters

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India has sought divine intervention to rid its government buildings of the scourge of spitting- wall tiles imprinted with the images of gods. Officials in Uttar Pradesh state have installed tiles with images of Hindu gods and goddesses in “vulnerable” corners of government buildings where reddish brown sprays from chewing tobacco mixtures are a common sight. Few public spaces are spared from spitting in India. Those chewing the hugely popular handmade paan mixtures of tobacco and betal nut are serial offenders, leaving a pungent stain on any surface coated with the residue. In Shahjahanpur district, roughly 225 kilometres from the…

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