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Lady takes big risks with live cobras 3m39s

Lady takes big risks with live cobras

This lady works as a keeper and guide at the Kolkata Snake Park in Badu, West Bengal, India. She hopped over the wall into the snake enclosure and started pulling cobras out of their hiding places. Notice that the cobras are near her feet, but she's wearing only sandals. She is speaking to the onlookers in the local language - Bengali.

Ancient Tughlaqabad Fort in Delhi, India4m13s

Ancient Tughlaqabad Fort in Delhi, India

Tughlaqabad Fort, now in ruins, is an amazing site to visit in Delhi, India. It is a large sprawling fortress stretching over 3.5 miles (6 km). It was built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, founder of Tughlaq dynasty, in 1321. This considered the third historic city of Delhi, that was later abandoned in 1327. It's hard to believe it was abandoned with all the hard work that went into it.

Malwid parade in Kolkata, India57s

Malwid parade in Kolkata, India

On a shopping trip to Burrabazar in Kolkata I came across this colorful parade in progress. I learned that it was Malwid, a Muslim celebration that honors the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

Fantastic 250 year old cemetery - Kolkata, India4m53s

Fantastic 250 year old cemetery - Kolkata, India

The South Park Street Cemetery in central Kolkata is one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world. It opened in 1767 and was in use until about 1830, despite the plaque on the entry gate claiming it closed in 1790. Although Europeans started not to use it as much after that time. 1600 grave sites or tombs are located there with a vast array of fascinating architecture. Many of the tombs and monuments are of a size rarely seen in more modern cemeteries. The oldest grave is of Mrs. S. Pearson who died in 1768. Many of the markers are touching, especially of young women and children who most likely followed their husbands and fathers to India and then met with premature death from tropical diseases.

Villagers in India rescue a sick buffalo1m19s

Villagers in India rescue a sick buffalo

Villagers near Kolkata, India heroically load a buffalo into a truck parked along the Kalyani Expressway. The very sick buffalo was then driven to a veterinarian for evaluation and treatment.

6-year-old girl performs amazing tightrope act 3m51s

6-year-old girl performs amazing tightrope act

Watch as this 6-year-old girl in Kolkata, India pulls off an impressive tightrope walking act. It's hard to believe her age! She worked without a net, but thankfully her father was there to catch her in case of a fall.