Bengali bride defies tradition in marriage, says no one can repay parents’ debt
In Hindu marriage ceremonies, there is a tradition known as Kanakanjali, where the bride is supposed to repay her parents’ debt by throwing some rice, before leaving for her in laws’ house. This Bengali bride was brave enough to defy that. When asked by the relatives to do so, she said, “no one can ever repay their parents’ debts.” She leaves her parents’ home smiling and promises to return whenever she wants to. The footage has been shared widely on social media and the newlywed has garnered praise for speaking out her mind.
Japanese youth dates cockroach for a year, calls her hotter than any other girl
Yuta Shinohara, a 25-year-old Japanese insect enthusiast, claimed that he dated a cockroach for one year. According to him, the bug was hotter than any other human girl in the world. He went on to name his insect girlfriend Lesa. Ask him about his breakup and he said it was due to Lesa’s death. Following her death, he ate Lesa and now believes that she lives inside him. The youth works with edible insects and creates his own insect dishes from the scratch.
People in Japan can now rent uncles for Rs 700 per hour only to rant
One can rent cars, interiors and even a home! But ever heard of renting an uncle online to rant? Now, one can rent uncles for Rs 700 per hour to listen to rants. A company in Japan is letting people rent middle-aged men, Ossans, to bare your heart out to. Fashion consultant Takanobu Nishimoto’s online startup Ossan Rental lets you rent an ‘Ossan’ - a middle-aged man or uncle in Japanese - to lend you a patient ear for all your moaning. The word ‘ossan’ is known to have rude connotations in Japanese. By 2016, the service was getting around a thousand requests for ossan a year, and it continues to grow.