SACREDFIG

Tad(pole) Inconceivable

In India on June 25, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Bad Monsoon: some complain, and others do whaaa…aat?

So the Met department has revealed that it is going to be a ‘less-than-usual’ monsoon. A statistic I read yesterday says a whole seven percent less than ‘normal’. Already upset with the no-show, I thought this would be a time for all of us to go into some good old Amitabh-style confrontation with fate/the rain god about our impending water problems……

Instead, I open the newspaper today to find that this is what is being done to appease the rain gods!

Not only do the poor frogs have no happy puddles to splash about,  they also have to squirm in the hands of humans who had nothing better to do than to try making a pair of frogs monogamous for their next seven births by vedic rite!

We’re all for alternative world views, and the preservation of unique cultural perspectives….but this climate/water mess is hardly something we’re going to get out of by generating frog spawn! Its a tad(pole) inconceivable!

PS: I’m not sure how good the average person is at telling the gender of a frog……so this could well be a step forward for gay marriage in India.

Photo credit: AFP (on the Yahoo News post)



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