The Magnet Boys of India Who Have Figured Out a Way to Survive Financially, Indian Death Hotels, Sexual Violence in India During Bathroom Use, the Fecal Toxicity of the Ganges River, and the Doms of the Funerary Pyre Trade

Groups of children in Varanasi, India have developed an ingenious way to generate income. As trains pass over the Raj Ghat Malviya Bridge above the River Ganges, passengers throw coins into the river as an offering and a means of obtaining good fortune. Some children continually purchase magnets from old electronics and tie them with string to a long stick which allows them to effectively make a dragnet for magnetic coins. This allows them to row a boat across the river and pickup coins on the r...

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