We, the animal

Today, I went to a park purposefully and the rationale for going there was certainly not the recreation, rather to have contemplation one specific subject. Since I knew, I may stay there for hours; hence I had some snacks and a bottle of water in my bag pack.

Half an hour would have been passed, but I was not able to concentrate on the subject and hence started looking towards surrounding, listened the chirps of the birds and felt the cool gentle breeze of December.

Since I hadn’t had my breakfast, soon I started feeling hungry. I unpacked the snack (a Haldiram product precisely ;-)) and started consuming it. Suddenly a squirrel came very close to me. It was very adorable! I thought I will take few pictures of it. But when I was positioning myself to click some photos, due to my abrupt movement, it got scared and ran away. I was not able to click. But tiny creature had already captured my attention. Then I tried to use a ploy, which generally hunters or a trappers uses, even my intention was same as them, to capture that tiny little creature, but only through my mobile phone camera.

I scattered some of the snacks which I was having, while sitting on the floor of the stoned wall. The same squirrel got lured by it and started enjoying it. It came very near to me on several occasions. It came so close and surrounding being very calm that I could hear it’s nibbling sound.  I clicked few images of it with great difficulties, as it behaved in the exactly in same fashion which I also behaved, when I was told by my elders to sit at a place for having study for even an hour 😉

After a few minute, to my amusement, one more squirrel came to the party and then one more. But the sad part was that I had almost finished the snacks, hence I couldn’t able to scatter more. But whatever was dispersed there, they were having it. They all were erratic and frantic due to my presence. So I decided to move from that place.

But as soon as I moved to other place and sat down on a public chair, few Myna Birds landed there and they tried to usurp whatever little I had distributed there. Squirrels,  being timid, soon backed off the scene. But then another twist came in the story. Two crow, who might have also watching all these events from branch of the trees, came to the picture. This time Myna birds were helpless in front of the size and supremacy of their adversary. Crows evicted the Myna birds from that place and established complete control over the possession. I was watching all these happenings from a distant and felt, as long as I was there, squirrels were eating what was meant for them. But as I left the place, more powerful, dominant and superior species usurped their share.


Then spontaneously I recalled the doctrine of “Rule of Law” and its importance in our society. The event which surfaced there was equally comparable to our human social order also. Government allots various goods and services for the common people, but as its supervisory function is weak and sometime absent, those having muscle power/ money power, deprives the weaker section from their dues and captures their shares for self consumption through corrupt practices. But when “Rule of Law” prevails, then rule itself becomes the protector of the weak and maim and even the weakest enjoys their life with dignity and happiness.


13 thoughts on “We, the animal”

  1. अच्छा पोस्ट अभय जी ……बहुत बढ़िया.
    जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस
    बहुत सुन्दर कहानी और सन्देश मगर आज भी बहुत कुछ नहीं बदला ….. कौवे रूपी इंसानआज भी अपने पंजे मार रहे हैं जिनके डर से गिलहरी और मैंने जैसे इंसान अपने अधिकार खो दे रहे हैं…..सच है कानून उन्हें अधिकार दिलाती है मगर उनके गुजर गए जीने का पल कहाँ से लौटा पाएगी ? आज भी वे कौवे जातिवाद,धर्मवाद और क्षेत्रवाद के रूप में विद्यमान हो निरंतर हमले कर रहे हैं और हम कातर आँखों से पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी देख रहे हैं साथ ही कानून के राज में बेहतर मुश्कान तो जरूर है.

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    1. धन्यवाद मधु भाई! घटना को देखते ही समाज मे व्याप्त समानांतर परिवेश पर निगाह गयी और सोचा की आप सब तक पहुँचा दूँ!

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  2. What a pragmatically wonderful observation Abhay! Thousands of scenes daily play before our eyes but we rarely care and spend enough time to draw analogies and philosophies.I feel no other example could have sufficiently explained the Rule of Law!

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  3. We think that writing comes from our imagination, but you proved that the sequencing of objects and facts could be collected from the surroundings.
    Space, object, time, instance and module are well coordinated in your story. This is the knowledge rule of SOTIM for writing skill and interactive thoughts. Of course, nature is speaking in your story.

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    1. Thanks you so much, I always like your interpretation in scientific terms (here SOTIM). Well, I rely heavily on Imagination and observation while writing. Thanks again for your valuable input. 🙂

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