05 Feb A mahout in the twenties was killed by an insane elephant he himself was tending.
A mahout in the twenties was killed by an insane elephant he himself was tending. The media carried visuals and words to sum up the end of life of a citizen who had every right to be alive and care for his family, like any other citizen of the country.
Unfortunately with the antique cultural baggage, we still follow like the maharajas, caparisoned elephants taking part in political rallies to temple festivities.
It is time that we as a society get ready and rebook at the necessities for the elephant led rituals whether it is in the temple or outside of it.
Interestingly the cultural and social leadership of the state always choose to look away from such episodes adamantly.
I wondered always about the commitment of such people to the ills or oldisms in the societal fabric.
Now there will be an order from govt. sanctioning some money to the residual family. The children in such families when they grow up hardly become useful citizens of the society as they grew up in a headless family.
No one seem to she’d even a drop of tear for such children.
Look at the paradox.