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Terminator : The Beginning

June 7, 2010 4 comments

There was this one time, while waiting for my school bus, I  tried to hypnotize a parrot. The bird picked itself to death the following week.

This was the beginning of my descent into the lowest infernos of clinical psychology.

Categories: animal planet, Psycho-Logy

Congratulations, it’s a bobcat!

March 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is putting up some of it’s animals for adoption. If you decide on it seriously, it also means that you could gloat to your friends that you recently welcomed an Axis, axis to your family.

In Guido Fawkes’ own words – I beseech you to adopt lions, deers and coyotes. (If the French haven’t turned them into soup yet.)

Here is the list of wild beings up for adoption –

ROYAL BENGAL TIGER (Panthera tigris):

Of the current lot of four tigers in the park, two were brought in from Van Vihar in Madhya Pradesh, while the rest were bred in captivity in the park. The adoption of each would cost Rs 3.05 lakh per year.

ASIATIC LION (Panthera leo persica):

Of the three lions in the park, two have been brought in from Bannerghatta Zoo at Bangalore in exchange of two white tigers from the park. The adoption of each lion for a year would cost Rs 2.5 lakh.

LEOPARD (Panthera pardus):

There are 24 leopards in captivity at SGNP, some of which had strayed outside the park and had been rescued from forest divisions outside SGNP. The 24 leopards include two cubs that were recently rescued from Shahapur forest division. The cost of adopting this endangered species would be Rs 1.15 lakh a year.

NILGAI (Boselaphus tragocamelus):

The two nilgais named by park officials as Seeta and Geeta, the biggest Asian antelope, were brought to the park last year. They were found abandoned on the road and were rescued from Shahapur forest division. The cost of adopting them a nilgai is Rs 30,000 a year.

SPOTTED DEER (Axis axis):

The four spotted deer that are put up for adoption had been rescued from around the park as calves or were injured. The adoption of this species would cost Rs 20,000 per year. 

via TOI

If you are here and have read this, then do spread the word. (And also tell people about this animal adoption thingie.)

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Wisdom as such

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Curses like rookses flies homes to nest in bosomses and barnses.

May you never forget that, said I to a friend who turned 30 today. Tragedy strikes at the most inopportune times. Though, to be fair, what really accounts for an opportune time anyway? Sometimes I’ll think its the perfect day to invade the small appliances section of the nearby supermarket with my hawk like ability to spot the cheapest and most useless deals. I’ll make my way to the said store only to realize that its closed. An entire day’s motivation fed to dust by the thoughtlessness of the store owner. However, this is not about my exciting life. It’s about my friend’slack of one. So, there she was, this poor wren, happily 29 and then *boom* she is suddenly 30. Miserable as a celibate hog. It seemed like only yesterday when we were teasing her about being a 29 year old spinister cat woman* and now this .

What is the appropriate way to offer consolation to a 30 year old for having turned 30? There is no easy way, I’d imagine. I hope she recuperates well.

*Think fur balls and a cackle of unsightly beasts named “Toffee” and “Pudding” not whips and leather body suits.

The perks of living in a fake amazonian township

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Primary new year resolution. Put the parakour training to some use. During my morning run today I encountered a mongoose. It seems that my life will burst at the seams with the surmounting quantities of rodents in it. The tubby little thing was awaiting a change in traffic lights before it crossed over from one side of road to the other. This raises two important questions. First, are mongoose entirely perceptive of color? The second one – why the fuck can’t people in Mumbai be more like the mongoose?
Maybe Skinner has something on this. I shall check up on it and let you know.