Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fair and Lovely in Mumbai

A usual sight in Mumbai, crows hanging out , contemplating on the wasteful tendencies if the human race.

MagicEye posted this photo in his Camera Critters series, on his blog .

Something unusual about this contemplative crow.

Then , since I watch on TV, some of the same things that this crow does , :-) , I found out.

(photograph by MagicEye)
Years and years
of
soaring
between houses,
alighting
on balconies
and glaring
at the smart lady applying stuff.

Years and years
of
hanging out
on telephone poles,
peering
into living rooms
and watching
commercials
on afternoon TV soaps....

He tried.
He really tried,
crushing open the tube,
with his claws
and rubbing
his neck in it....

And now,
misguided,
remorseful,
he ponders,
over why he believed
that "Fair and Lovely"
was an answer.

Time to go
caw
at the Unilever building......

5 comments:

  1. Read this on Mumbai Daily and was impressed so I came to find out who wrote it.

    Lucy

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  2. Awesome read. Perfect click for the write-up.

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  3. Ha ha ha! Loved this one Suranga :)

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