After posting for six days straight, I am already beginning to lose steam 😀 The clock is ticking away and I don’t know what to pen down. But I guess this is what a challenge is all about and I can’t allow it to get the better of me.
So today I will simply introduce you to the ‘holy cow’ or ‘gau mata’ as she is known as in India.
In a country where a majority of the population is Hindu, the cow is a symbol of wealth, abundance and selfless giving.
As you probably know, on Indian roads, cows have right of way.
It is quite normal to honk aggressively, yell out curses or display other signs of mutual disrespect towards fellow human beings. But for a cow, you must wait patiently while it crosses the street at its own leisurely pace.
Then again, India is nothing but a land of contradictions. So where a majority of the population sees the cow as divine, a significant minority considers a beef steak divine 😉
And while it is important to respect the sentiments of the majority, it is also necessary to uphold the rights of the minority. Holy cow! What a predicament!
This post is the seventh in a series of 26 posts that I am writing throughout the month of April as part of the A to Z challenge 2016.