Parents In India Scale School Walls To Help Their Kids Cheat At Tests
In the state of Bihar, India, cheating on school tests has become the world's most elaborate game of "the floor is lava."
They're building siege towers just outside the shot.
Every year, exams in Bihar become a life-or-death affair, when parents literally scale the sides of school buildings in order to pass notes through the windows. Although this kind of thing is all technically against the law, local police just think of it as payday, since the bribes are so rampant. It's rare that anyone is actually charged for this behavior, and any attempts at cracking down on the situation have resulted in minor riots.
The Bihar Education Minister best characterized the whole situation: "What can the government do to stop cheating, if parents and relatives are not ready to cooperate? Should the government give orders to shoot them?"
We hope that's just a rhetorical question.
A Bar Built A Maze To Get Around A Poorly Written Zoning Law
In April of 2017, India passed a law stating that no business could serve alcohol within 500 meters of a highway. As you would imagine, an awful lot of bars, pubs, and liquor stores instantly went out of business. One bar, however, survived on a loophole -- the law specifies walking distance, not direct distance.
The owners of Aishwarya Bar shipped in a ton of wooden panels and built themselves an elaborate entryway that is, in effect, a half-mile-long maze. Since you now need to walk further than 500 meters from the road to enter the premises, the bar is still operating within the specified regulations.
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And if you're thirsty after your trek, they have the perfect solution for you.
According to the authorities, who no doubt quadruple-checked the legislation to make super-sure you could slip around a law with zany shenanigans, the whole situation is legal, though they do intend to fine the bar owners for "altering the entrance." Otherwise known as the "whatever, fuck you" compromise.
Aishwarya Bar will be allowed to continue to operate where it stands, although there's a natural catch -- after weaving your way in there and drinking half your weight in alcohol, you have to find your way back out again. Good luck!
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