Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A very bigoted post is making the rounds - I mention it here to make an essential correction.


Two blind persons wanted to drink water at the Ragi Gudda temple, Bangalore.

When they were unable to operate the tap, this mother monkey opened the tap for them, allowed them to drink water, drank some water herself and then closed the tap before leaving the scene.

Prajavani Kishorekumar Bolar's photograph

PS: Do share this pic with your friends. It is proof that humanity does exist - even if we humans have forgotten it ourselves.

In my opinion, terming the quality exhibited by the monkey "humanity" is bigotry of a high order. And to associate with Homo Sapiens at large the quality of kindness is to fly in the face of the evidence.

I hope that the animals are never banished from the Hindu temples.

PS: Ragi Gudda is a Hanuman temple.

PPS: The Deccan Herald carried a photo from a few moments before or after the one above.