Who knows its value better than us Indians? Our ancestors (especially a bald man with a loin cloth)have fought hard to give us what we now think as part of our regular life - The right to choose, to change, to defy...
Would it be then right to intentionally do what the Brits did to us? Enslave a fellow God's creation?
I feel so guilty but the proposition looks so damn attractive. If I do a Google to justify my sadistic pleasure to clear my conscience, Google's on my side. It apparently is a great stress buster and brings you cheer.
You wondering what I am talking about? Lovebirds.
I never thought I'd ever want a pet. Especially those fleabags with cold noses who are ever so happy to smell your crotch and those devil eyed super costly Persian cats.
I don't know what came over me yesterday evening to leave my tandoor tea unfinished and walkover to the pet store on the other side of the road. I think its the sales girl at the store. No, she's not a looker but she sold me the idea of Lovebirds as pets without the baggage of high pet maintenance and care. They eat nuts I was told. They don't have good speech as them parrots but they could do a nice version of Calum Scott's Dancing on my own if you keep them next to your BOOM box for hours listening to calum on heavy rotation.
And with just 450 bucks for a pair, it just costs a wee bit more than the world's fav bird - The Chicken.
I'd have had them hanging in my balcao today but for the 'if looks could kill' eyes of the sister.
No way, she said. Birds are meant to fly free, under the blue skies. Imprisoning them in a cage is bad energy and we are not paying for bringing that. Its like asking for bad luck.
Well, whaddya think? Should I use my VETO? Flare my nostrils,flex my muscles and tell them folks in ' Schwarzenegger' style, I'll be back.
And when the man is back, the birds will chirp hanging from the balcony grills, happily for me(I think)?