Monday, September 5, 2011

The brave tribes

In certain countries certain tribes are held at high esteem. Two countries at distance apart have two unique communities which are referred very highly with respect to bravery. One is the Maasai people of Kenya and the other Gurkhas of Nepal.


They simply explain a Gurka by the phrase by saying that,
"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha."

They are supposed to be parts of elite squads in Armies around the world and have their own regiments in the Nepali Army, British Army and Singapore Army.  Their acts of bravery and the toughness was unprecedented, they were a fighting squad which stood tall against the English and forced the English to sign a peace agreement. Even today GURKA is indeed considered a brave heart.

The Maasai people

The Maasai's were the only few people who had not entertained slavery and resisted from being taken away for slavery by the Arabs and the others. Its said that even a wild lion would never challenge a Maasai man and it would opt to retreat. In Maasai tradition its said that the kids leaves home when he is about 14 and learns to live in the wilderness and returns home with the skin of his best kill as trophy.

Now are you a Maasai person or a Gurka?

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