NEW DELHI — Like consumers around the globe, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves these days. But there’s one unusual item flying off the virtual shelves: Online retailers say cow dung patties are selling like hot cakes.
An Indian villager makes cow dung patties on the bank of the River Ganges. In India, cow dung has been used for centuries as fuel for heat and cooking or for use in Hindu rituals. Many urbanites now buy it online and use it as a way of remembering their rural roots.