I love the late summer… the temperatures get milder, the days get just a little shorter, the leaves start to change ever so slightly, and people in India whip rocks at each other until dozens of people are injured:
NEW DELHI, India (CNN) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ At least 60 villagers were injured as they hurled rocks at each other Friday in central India as part of a 200-year-old ritual, police said.
Crowds gathered before noon along a stream dividing two villages and began pelting each other with stones to mark the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Got MarÃ¢â‚¬Â festival, K.T. Waife, the deputy inspector general of Chhindwara district told CNN.
According to one belief, the stone-throwing is carried out to commemorate a couple killed in a similar attack from the two sides two centuries ago, Waife said.
So it’s kind of like what would happen if the Hatfields and the McCoys met up in a quarry in Mumbai.
By the way, “Got mar” is Hindi for “Oh f*#k that hurts!!”
Here’s a dramatization of how the event went: