Indian villagers walk a dozen miles to charge cellphones

While we've even seen politicians in India text citizens pleading for votes come election day, some remote locales of the nation still don't have electricity -- but that doesn't mean those messages aren't being received. Reportedly, about 30 to 40 individuals living in a Dalit village some 50 miles from Sagar in Madhya Pradesh are trudging around 12 miles per day just to get their mobile phones juiced back up for the next 24 hours of yappin'. Unfortunately, there's no sign of electricity being piped out to this remote region in the not-too-distant future, but considering how handsets enable the aforementioned denizens to contact outsiders in case of emergency (or to pass along the latest gossip), it doesn't look like they'll be ditching the hike anytime soon.

[Via OnlyGizmos, image courtesy of Temple]