I spotted this cow on the way back from Shirdi-Nashik highway. Not sure what was on the mind of the miscreants when they hand printed this helpless animal. Though I do appreciate art more liberally, this definitely is not my taste of art.
It’s a perfect plot for a crime mystery, the culprits have left their most evident identity, but one still can’t nail them !
In Hinduism, the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life. Religious significance apart, one cannot overlook the fact that cow is as useful dead as when she is alive. From dairy products to its excrement, right upto it’s hide, cow has versatile uses.
The whole body of knowledge of ‘Branding’ as in Marketing , apparently had its origin in branding livestock. The objective being to indicate ownership.
But isn’t conserving and respecting mute animals more about collective ownership than just claiming ownership?
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