return to innocence

On April 13, 2014

little boy trying to put grain inside the mouth of a pigeon to feed it at kabutar khana dadar mumbai india

mumbai, india | 2014


kabutar khana or pigeon feeding enclosures are pretty common in india where generous people would throw some grain for pigeons to eat. one of these kabutar khana’s is located near the dadar railway station in mumbai – one of the busiest with 500,000 passengers per day. many of these on their way to/from the station would buy some grain and throw it in the enclosure for these birds. its probably a little act of generosity that helps us retain our sanity. but as most adults living in a busy world the entire process is a quick mechanical action designed to get them in time for the next fast local …

but then there was this little boy … he walked up inside the enclosure throwing the grains given by his grand dad towards the pigeons and enjoying their presence … then he innocently hunched down, picked some grain and literally tried to put it inside the nearest bird’s beak, as if someone would’ve fed him back at home… and as the bird ate it there was an immense amount of joy on his face …

its good to take a pause and thoroughly immerse ourselves in everyday experiences – there is so much happiness waiting for us

the birds looking for the boy after he had left
pigeons looking up at feeding ground (kabutar khan) in mumbai india

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