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The mysterious mass suicide of 11 members of a family from Burari in New Delhi has the entire nation gripped. With each passing day, the deaths are becoming increasingly baffling. Every day, new secrets tumble out from the house of horror where the entire Bhatia family inexplicably took their own lives by hanging themselves. Circumstantial […]

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The mysterious mass suicide of 11 members of a family from Burari in New Delhi has the entire nation gripped. With each passing day, the deaths are becoming increasingly baffling. Every day, new secrets tumble out from the house of horror where the entire Bhatia family inexplicably took their own lives by hanging themselves. Circumstantial evidence points to the possibility of a suicide pact with a mystical angle. But despite investigators’ best efforts, mystery still shrouds the reason why all members of this seemingly normal middle-class family decided to commit mass suicide. While people search for answers, we have compiled a list of 7 of the most creepy mass suicides from around the world that still remain a mystery and continue to haunt us to date.

1) Town of Demmin, 1945

Nearing the end of World War 2 back in 1945, almost 1000 people, mostly women, and children, from the German town of Demmin took their own lives. It is believed that they didn’t want to fall into the clutches of the Russian army marching on Berlin as Hitler’s Third Reich collapsed. People used everything from guns to razor blades and poison, slaughtering their own children and loved ones instead of enduring the pain and humiliation from a ruthless army known for committing inhumane atrocities. Although the exact death toll was never ascertained, it is believed to be the largest mass suicide ever recorded in Germany.

2) People’s Temple, 1978

How far will you go following a religious leader’s footsteps? For some 900 odd members of the now infamous cult of People’s Temple, even death wasn’t a step too far. On the fateful evening of November 18, 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana, 909 members of this cult and its leader Jim Jones killed themselves at his instructions. Among the victims were 276 children. In an attempt to escape fascism, the congregation drank a deadly cyanide-laced grape flavored drink. To kill their kids, parents were instructed to inject them with the same poisonous drink.

3) Solar Temple, 1994

Some twenty years ago, the otherwise peaceful nation of Switzerland made headlines for all the wrong reasons when numerous members of a religious cult by the name of Solar Temple committed suicide. In what can only be described as a gruesome scene straight out of a horror movie, burnt bodies of 74 of the sect’s members were found in Switzerland, Canada and then France. Several had been shot in the head or asphyxiated, and many had been drugged, in what were apparently ritual murders. That said, many were found to be willing participants in the supposed mass suicides. The two founders of the Solar Temple, Luc Jouret, and Jo Di Mambro were among the dead. It is believed that they convinced their followers that they must die by burning in order to attain salvation.

4) Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists, 1993

This was a sect created back in 1959 when one guy announced the second coming of Jesus on a Texas hilltop (which obviously never happened). But like most cults that are delusional and blindly follow their leaders, members were unfazed. Over time, more people joined in but in 1993 the FBI got a tip that the sect’s activities were murky. Fearing arrest, members barricaded themselves in and when FBI attempted to subdue them with tear gas, they lit their own building on fire and 76 people committed mass suicide.

5) Heaven’s Gate, 1997

All of USA was rocked back in 1997 when the nation witnessed what appeared to be one of the largest mass suicides in the country. On a tipoff, the police department in San Diego stumbled upon the gory site of 39 corpses — 21 women and 18 men ranging in age from 26 to 72, all members of a Star Trek inspired cult by the name of Heaven’s Gate. All of the dead had shorn heads, were dressed alike and carried the exact amount of money in their pockets. A video left behind by the cult members explained that they were “exiting their human vessels” and going onboard an extraterrestrial-piloted spaceship.

6) Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, 2000

A deeply religious Ugandan group of over 1,000 people that believed the doomsday is coming committed suicide and shocked the world in March of 2000. According to the group’s interpretation of biblical scriptures, they believed that the beginning of 2000 would mark the start of a “new world” where the kingdom of God would begin and everything else will be destroyed. When this prophecy failed to materialize on January 1, 2000, members started leaving the group. In a state of panic, the group’s leader set aside March 17, 2000 as the date for the beginning of a “new world”. When the day arrived, there were celebrations followed by a great feast but soon after, the entire communion exploded and all inhabitants burned to death. It was uncovered that the cult’s leaders planned the mass murder and suicide, and boarded up the doors and windows of the church to prevent anyone inside from escaping when they set it on fire.

7) Burari, 2018

And finally, in a bone-chilling incident reported from the capital of India, 11 members of Bhatia family in Burari were found hanging inside their own house with their limbs tied and faces covered. The only one found alive in the house was the family dog, Jacky, who had been left on the terrace. Ruling out the possibility of murder, investigators are relying on multiple diaries found in the house that have detailed instructions for “mass salvation”, including how hangings should be conducted. Prima facie it seems the Bhatias followed the instructions as is, even conducting a “havan” hours before committing suicide. Despite all the clues, police is yet not able to ascertain how no relative had even an inkling of what was going on inside the Bhatia household. Another question is how the teenaged children were convinced to partake in the gruesome act? And finally, if they were planning on committing mass suicide on a date they had set aside, why did the family fix their eldest daughter’s wedding and even celebrated her engagement?

Mysterious as these may be, all of these incidents are highly unfortunate. One can only wonder what went on in the minds of these victims and what drove them to take such an extreme step. Let’s just hope that we don’t witness a repeat of these sad incidents in the future.

If you or someone you know is distressed and showing suicidal tendencies, talk to someone to seek help or reach out to a suicide helpline. Remember, suicide is never the answer.

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15 Interesting Facts About Yoga That Will Surprise You http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-yoga-that-will-surprise-you/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:33:46 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=14662

India contributed to the world in endless ways. Be it groundbreaking discoveries that led to the existence of number system or invaluable inventions that gave birth to Wireless Communication. But one exceptional Indian finding that revolutionised health culture all over the world is Yoga. This more than 5000-year-old practice can vaguely be called a mix […]

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India contributed to the world in endless ways. Be it groundbreaking discoveries that led to the existence of number system or invaluable inventions that gave birth to Wireless Communication. But one exceptional Indian finding that revolutionised health culture all over the world is Yoga. This more than 5000-year-old practice can vaguely be called a mix of mediation and exercise, which connects your mind and body. It does more than just calming you down and making you flexible, it builds strength, relieves pain and smoothens other health parameters.

So, here are some interesting facts about Yoga that will surprise you.

1. Yoga connects!

2. Keeps your mind at peace

3. Builds your health

4. No to overeating!

5.Woof Woof!

6. The sun and the moon

7. Are you Yogi or Yogini?

8. The massive asana

9. Let the face do the Yoga!

10. Beyond 100!

11. The energy flow

12. Happy dating!

13. Say no to OCD!

14. Can you do it?

15. Goodnight, sweet dreams

Regarded as one of the most breakthrough recognition of Globalization, Yoga improves your health holistically and makes you more stable. It may seem like a challenge to master asanas but once done, you reap their benefits throughout your life.
Namaste!

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19 Interesting Facts About The Treasured Telangana http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-telangana/ http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-telangana/#comments Thu, 31 May 2018 14:59:38 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=13917

Rich in art and infused with culture, the South Indian state of Telangana is an abode of alluring architecture that speaks volume of ancient India. Earlier, a part of Andhra Pradesh, this region hosted many dynasties and empires—which is evident in the monuments and historical sites that the state is famous for today. To tell […]

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Rich in art and infused with culture, the South Indian state of Telangana is an abode of alluring architecture that speaks volume of ancient India. Earlier, a part of Andhra Pradesh, this region hosted many dynasties and empires—which is evident in the monuments and historical sites that the state is famous for today.
To tell you more, we bring you a bunch of interesting facts about the tranquil Telangana.

1. Newest addition to India

2. Why do they call it Telangana?

3.Shares her capital with Andhra Pradesh

4. State of 31 districts

5. Has a Ganges of her own

6. Talk about a swim!

7. 12 could be the lucky no. of the state

8. Let’s go back in time!

9. Shined bright like a diamond!10. Not 10 0r 20, but 1000

11. Neighbouring states

12. Nature at its tallest

13. Land of farmers

14. Breaking the agrarian image

15. Bi lingual state

16. Claiming a separate identity

17. You know this wonderful athlete

18. Praising architecture

19. What do people preach here?

 

History and nature are the pillars that Telangana stands on. With many revolutionary movements, this beautiful state boasts of unity. It’s a place of naturally pleasant sites mixed with manmade wonders.
Here’s to Telangana for bringing such variety to the nation.

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20 Facts About Goa You Probably Didn’t Know http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-goa/ Thu, 17 May 2018 12:09:57 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=6340

Good things come in small packages, which is true especially if you talk about Goa. The name is synonymous with pristine beaches, trance parties, cheap alcohol and seafood. Treading into its culture a little further we can see Portuguese traditions of its past that still peak from the contemporary Indian ones, be it in its […]

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Good things come in small packages, which is true especially if you talk about Goa. The name is synonymous with pristine beaches, trance parties, cheap alcohol and seafood. Treading into its culture a little further we can see Portuguese traditions of its past that still peak from the contemporary Indian ones, be it in its palatable cuisine, architecture or the Goan lifestyle.

So, we bring you 20 interesting facts about Goa you probably didn’t know.

1. The headphone party

 

2. Eccentric traditions

 

3. The indigenous alcohol of Okhla 

 

4. Just a tiny state

 

5. Lots and lots of alcohol

 

6. Asia’s largest

 

7. The delicious Goan cuisines

 

8. The Portugal era

 

9. The Pilot taxi service

 

10. The rich history

 

11. What do Goans talk in?

 

12. The one of a kind museum

 

13. The Portuguese influence

 

14. The curious case of St. Xavier

 

15. The Goan Civil code

 

16. The Goan art form

 

17. The Pandava Caves of North Goa

 

18. How are Goans, Portuguese?

 

19. Goan or Goesa?

 

20. The oldest building

A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea and sand, Goa is the beauty that mesmerizes!

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8 Interesting facts about Lal Bahadur Shastri we bet you didn’t know http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-lal-bahadur-shahstri-we-bet-you-didnt-know/ Fri, 11 May 2018 11:01:08 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=12283

The date 2nd October will instantly ring a bell in people who possess an obsessive enthusiasm for our motherland. And, it is the way it should have been because it’s day when India’s greatest statesman Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born. But, what most of us tend to forget (let’s assume we don’t ignore) is the […]

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The date 2nd October will instantly ring a bell in people who possess an obsessive enthusiasm for our motherland. And, it is the way it should have been because it’s day when India’s greatest statesman Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born. But, what most of us tend to forget (let’s assume we don’t ignore) is the fact that on the exact same date after 35 years of Gandhi’s birth, that is in 1904, a boy named Lal Bahadur, who later grew up to become the second Prime Minister of India, was born in Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai town.

Just like not giving much thought before forgetting the fact that 2nd October also marks the birthday of India’s second and one of the greatest Prime Ministers ever, most of us also remain oblivious to the extraordinary things Lal Bahadur Shastri did to bring a change in our society.

So, here are some of the most interesting facts about  the man we bet you didn’t know

 

1. He was a believer of equality and considered caste system a social evil that creates divide. Therefore, Lal Bahadur Shastri gave up his family name at an early age. It was only after joining the Kashi Vidyapeeth and after getting a degree in Philosophy, he received the epithet ‘Shastri’

 

2. Caste system was not the only social evil Lal Bahadur Shastri was fighting against. He also raised his voice against the dowry system and refused to accept anything from his wife’s family at his wedding. It was only after repeated requests from his father-in-law, he took few meters of Khadi cloth as a wedding gift

 

3. Taking inspiration from Mohandas Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lal Bahadur Shastri gave up his studies to join the freedom movement in 1921

 

4. Being a part of the freedom movement landed up him in jail quite often which is why he had to be on parole of 15 days when his daughter fell sick. He was there with her when she succumbed to the disease. But, without waiting any longer and even after having some parole time at hand, he went back to jail soon after performing his daughter’s last rites

 

5. After India’s independence, Govind Ballabh Pant took over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and he appointed Shastri as the Minister of Police and Transport Control. As the in charge of the transport department, Shastri brought about a meaningful change by appointing women as conductors for the first time. As the in charge of the police department, he replaced the traditional lathis with water jets to put crowds under control. He was also successfully able to control communal riots of 1947

 

6. When Shastri was completing his term in prison, his wife received a pension of Rs. 50 every month. Once, when his wife visited him in the jail and told him that she was able to save Rs. 10 from the pension, he got annoyed and asked the Servants of People’s Society to cut down his pension and give that Rs. 10 to someone needy family

 

7. When his son received an undue promotion at his job, it irked Lal Bahadur Shastri and he immediately released an order to reverse the promotion

 

8. A man with high self-esteem and morals, Shastri did not own a car even after becoming the Prime Minister of India. After pestering from family members, Shastri finally asked his secretary to find out the price of a Fiat car. The cost turned out to be Rs. 12,000 and Shastri was short of Rs. 5000. As a result, he applied for a car loan which was sanctioned to him in a jiffy. The bank officer was immediately summoned and inquired whether the bank was equally swift in sanctioning of loans to other customers also

 

It’s evident how important principles were to Lal Bahadur Shastri, he always followed the right and wasn’t slightly biased even to his family. We thank him for his actions that shaped the future of India. This exceptional scholar and leader must be remembered dearly by the nation for his efforts and just nature.

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20 Interesting Facts About Mizoram http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-mizoram/ Tue, 08 May 2018 10:25:03 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=11737

Mizoram literally means Land of the Hill People. Nestled along the mountains that run through the state, Mizoram is known for its pristine hills and caves. Culturally, this region is liberated from cast and gender bars. Let us have a look at some interesting facts about Mizoram 1. Becoming a part of India   2. […]

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Mizoram literally means Land of the Hill People. Nestled along the mountains that run through the state, Mizoram is known for its pristine hills and caves. Culturally, this region is liberated from cast and gender bars.

Let us have a look at some interesting facts about Mizoram

1. Becoming a part of India

 

2. Home of many diverse tribes

 

3. Any football fans out there?

 

4. Mixing culture with art

 

5. Jumping on bamboos!

 

6. Education is important here

 

7. Kukis & kream?

 

8. This is how a district became a state

 

9. Prior to British rule

 

10. Rats causing havoc

 

11. Spot of geographical significance

 

12. Delineating a cave!

 

13. Cave of the dead!

 

14. Commodifying bride!

 

15. Guess nobody told him about family planning!

 

16. Where does the water go?

 

17. Serving the planet right!

 

18. Can you swim like a fish?

 

19. Spooky?

 

20. Celebrating Spring!

 

With charming valleys and distinguished architecture,  Mizoram remains an ever beautiful Indian state. Not only scenic landscape but also deep-rooted culture makes this state a must visit destination.

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21 Interesting Facts About Tripura http://www.scrolldroll.com/21-interesting-facts-about-tripura/ Tue, 08 May 2018 09:56:18 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=11808

All good things come in small packages so does, Tripura. Despite being among the smallest states of India, this place is full of the mystic charms of the hills, the tales of hinterlands, the hunters and quintessential Indian-ness. Let us unravel some of the unknown and interesting facts about Tripura. 1. One highway to connect […]

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All good things come in small packages so does, Tripura. Despite being among the smallest states of India, this place is full of the mystic charms of the hills, the tales of hinterlands, the hunters and quintessential Indian-ness. Let us unravel some of the unknown and interesting facts about Tripura.

1. One highway to connect them all!

 

2. Major rice producer

 

3. What existed before?

 

4. Ancient stone carvings of deities

 

5. Floating grand palace

 

6. It’s free to go to school

 

7. Home to music legends

 

8. The poorest CM of the country

 

9. The 500-year-old temple of Tripura

 

10. Epitome of architectural brilliance

 

11. This museum showcases heritage of Northeaster Indians

 

12. The fascinating tribal culture

 

13. Revered temples around Ujjayanta Palace

 

14. Home to a massive wildlife sanctuary

 

15. Saying no to gender gaps

 

16. The ancient architectural site of Jolaibari

 

17. Story laced rock carvings at Chambimura

 

18. Temple of not one or two, but fourteen deities

 

19. How this state connects to Rabindranath Tagore?

 

20. Who saved the Bengali culture and language in Tripura?

 

21. The lustrous Buddha idol of Pecharthal

 

Despite its small size, Tripura doesn’t lag behind when it comes to the interesting quotient of Indian states. This fascinating region is home to an ancient tribal culture and magnificent temples. Who wouldn’t wanna go to a place like this to have a fantastic experience.

 

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20 Interesting Facts About Sikkim http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-sikkim/ Tue, 08 May 2018 07:28:26 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=11785

Sikkim is synonymous with sheer magic and wonder. It is serene and at the same time cleanest and safest place to be. Diverse flora and fauna, bounties of nature, the snow-capped mountains and at the same time fast-paced development of the state leave people in awe. Let us look at some of the lesser-known facts […]

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Sikkim is synonymous with sheer magic and wonder. It is serene and at the same time cleanest and safest place to be. Diverse flora and fauna, bounties of nature, the snow-capped mountains and at the same time fast-paced development of the state leave people in awe.

Let us look at some of the lesser-known facts about Sikkim.

1. And the spirit lives on

 

2. Many many languages of Sikkim

 

3. Shares a special bond with nature

 

4. Fancy some Cardamom?

 

5. Keepin’ it clean!

 

6. Nepal influences

 

7. Family planning, spot on!

 

8. In the name of Jesus

 

9. The pious Dham of Siddheshwar

 

10. Home to the lush Rhododendron

 

11. Eccentric ceremonies to predict future

 

12. From independent country to an Indian state

 

13. The first mixed world heritage site

 

14. Saving the planet!

 

15. International neighbors of Sikkim

 

16. The grand Rhubarb flower

 

17. Abode of one of the largest mountain peaks

 

18. Comforting hot water springs

 

19. Worshiping the mountain

 

20. Beautiful Buddhist monasteries

 

With the diverse atmosphere, beautiful mountain peaks and purposeful natural phenomenon, Sikkim remains an interesting state. Visit this alluring hub of nature and traditional culture, to have an experience of a lifetime.

 

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21 Interesting facts about Nagaland http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-nagaland/ Fri, 04 May 2018 12:18:58 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=11759

The present Nagaland is a poetic folklore, that has traveled beyond centuries. Surrounded mostly by hills and hillocks, the pristine and rustic state is home to many tribal and sub-tribal groups. Even today most of the tribal customs are preserved and preached here. Let us look at some of the interesting facts about Nagaland. 1. […]

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The present Nagaland is a poetic folklore, that has traveled beyond centuries. Surrounded mostly by hills and hillocks, the pristine and rustic state is home to many tribal and sub-tribal groups. Even today most of the tribal customs are preserved and preached here.

Let us look at some of the interesting facts about Nagaland.

1. Birthday of this magnificent land

 

2. The mountain in between 

 

3. More tribes mean more culture

 

4. Only state among 29 to report this phenomenon

 

5. Christianity prevails all the way here!

 

6. Celebrating Nagaland!

 

7. Taking matters into their own hands!

 

8. No head chopping anymore!

 

9. Talk about sugar rush!

 

10. Saving the culture!

 

11. From two to many celebrations

 

12. Home of magnificent birds

 

13. State of many festivals!

 

14. Airport with a history

 

15. The martyr ground

 

16. Fancy some frogs?

 

17. From the smallest bible to tribal artifacts, this museum got it all!

 

18. Ancient ruins of a grand palace

 

19. Bet there’s no WiFi here!

 

20. Nagaland Mao Massacre?

 

21. Best of both worlds!

 

Nagaland is one of those few states that is heavily influenced by its ancient culture. The old ways and customs are still practiced here. A region so rich in heritage and surrounded by beautiful valleys while homing storyful tribes should definitely be visited not just once but many times.

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13 Interesting facts about Punjab http://www.scrolldroll.com/interesting-facts-about-punjab/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:27:06 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=6502

The Present day Punjab was created out of Punjab Province of British India that was divided between India and Pakistan. Homeland of the Sikh community of India, it is one of the most dynamic, homely and hospitable states. It’s a land of lush, green hilly areas and fields full of crops throughout the year represent […]

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The Present day Punjab was created out of Punjab Province of British India that was divided between India and Pakistan. Homeland of the Sikh community of India, it is one of the most dynamic, homely and hospitable states. It’s a land of lush, green hilly areas and fields full of crops throughout the year represent rural India in a true sense.

Let us look at some of the interesting facts about this wonderful state..

1. What does this state mean?

2. Birthplace of Sikhism

3. The Punjabi Jawaans

4. The first to host President rule

5. Connected all the way!

6. Haryana and Himachal were a part of this state, once

7. Major steel manufacturer

8. A major producer of essential crops

9. The oldest alma mater

10. The hub of tourists

11. What did they call it during the ancient time?

12. People here are in good health!

13. The pretty pretty Chandigarh

 

The yellow land of rivers has a beauty unmatched. It needs no monuments, the fields are enough!

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