It does not take much effort to go on with our lives without
having to care about what we avoid. One such example which proves the above
statement is the terrible condition of the river flowing beside the Tura
Bazaar. One will find every type of non-biodegradable waste, piles of garbage,
discarded cartons. Thermocol plates lie stubborn, wedged between the rocks are
discarded cartons or plastic and polythene is found clogged at the sides. The
population of Tura don’t seem to care and nor does the local government. In
this age of inconsideration and insensitivity, we are speeding towards
achieving the destruction of the very system which sustains us. We are reckless
and no matter how educated we are, old habits just won’t die.
I have been bit, chased and accosted (trust me) by dogs.
Dogs are very psychological beings, and since I believe I understand their
psyche a weeny bit, here are a few steps towards warding off the dog phobia.
1.Dosti Ka Haath
Make the first move,
call out, whistle or make kissing sounds. Let the dog know you mean no harm.
Their response will depend upon their past experience with humans. It also
differs from breed to breed. You can’t blame the mongrels much as they have had
a tough time on the streets; the neighborhood doesn’t want them around, kids
throw stones and play pranks (often quiet brutal), and he isn’t even allowed
tidbits from the garbage (the flies are our friends).
Bless the hand that
feeds! Now don’t go feeding them Bourbon and Milano- It’s going to kill them!
The simplest of biscuits would do- marie, rusks, cream crackers (for diabetics)
or the simple horlicks or glucose biscuits. Even though it parches their throat
but better thirsty than hungry- water can be found; ‘the gutters are our wells’
(Dog Anthem). And bless you for keeping water bowls- yours will be the ‘Kingdom