The title (Kabootar Ja Ja or Pigeon fly away) of this post aptly describes the feeling I have about Pigeons. These rats with wings have been hounding me everyday and have surrounded my house from everywhere. My house is under total lock down these days, with all the windows shut in the daytime, with only a little gap left for ventilation.
The pigeons in my society have lost all the fear of humans. Today, the kitchen window was left open by mistake and one wily pigeon took this opportunity and entered the house.It took a merry stroll all the way from the Kitchen to the Living room and even said a quick hello to hubs who was in the living room, before it got chased away.
I cannot figure out the usefulness of having so many pigeons all over the world. Apart from pooping everywhere, spreading diseases and troubling people like me, what do these birds actually do?
Pigeons are considered to be very intelligent (I have doubts) birds and were used to send messages in earlier time, especially during wars. I guess with Postal service and now because of Internet, they are jobless, except getting roles in Bollywood Movies.
Come to think of it, these nasty birds are there everywhere. They were even there in the UK where you can see signs posted everywhere, 'do not feed Pigeons' or 'Pigeons carry diseases'. Even then you could see people feeding them. Here too a family from the building opposite to mine keeps feeding these birds everyday. They get free food and keep producing even more pigeons.
Bollywood might wax lyrical about the Masakalli of Delhi 6, the beloved Kabootar from the Movie 'Maine Pyar Kiya' or the Pigeon in the song 'Chadh Gaya Upar re' from the Movie 'Dala'l, I dislike these birds. They are a nuisance, especially because they are foul and end up making me feel like a 'Jack-in-the-box' every time these birds are nearby.
Disclaimer: No pigeons were harmed during the writing of this post, though there was an intense desire to catch hold of one and....... rest I leave it to your imagination.