Animals in Nathupur village- Adorable & funny!

The focus of my fieldwork in Nathupur village is people, their stories, their experiences, their lives, their aspirations and disappointments and their physical conditions of living. It’s a fascinating checkerboard of ever-expanding scope, facets within facets and many hidden nuances I sense I need to dig into to really understand the churnings of life as a migrant and life as a landlord, those being the two overarching actors I intend to study.

Relatively simple and equally interesting, however, are the non-human inhabitants of the village. Ubiquitous, animals stare at you, lie in your way and follow you around. Villagers love them and domesticate them, ignore them and co-exist with them. I find it really amusing and here are a few clicks to share the hilarity of these creatures with you!

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One little monkey….sitting on a wall…

The whole picture!

The whole picture!

Bhaainns! They are everywhere, placidly chewing away...

Bhaainns! They are everywhere, placidly chewing away…

Or sleeping...

Or lazing away….

And of course, the stray dogs...

And of course, the stray dogs…

Ghodas too...a few homes have well groomed horses...

Ghodas too…a few homes have well groomed horses…

And gadhas....the man on the donkey thought I was crazy, taking a picture of him and his beast of burden

And gadhas….the man on the donkey thought I was crazy, taking a picture of him and his beast of burden

This one takes the cake! Chooze! These little chicks were being kept by a migrant family in a bucket in their one-room tenement. During the day, they took them up on the roof and left them in the chicken coop for a while...

This one takes the cake! Chooze! These little chicks were being kept by a migrant family in a bucket in their one-room tenement. During the day, they took them up on the roof and left them in the chicken coop for a while…

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on March 12, 2013, in Travel & Experiences and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wonderful captures all. I love the lazy bhains the most, seeing that my mother calls me that sometimes 😉

    • Ha ha! That’s mean of her, but it is such a wonderfully placid animal. Glad you liked them. I loved your Rajasthan post btw….am in love with the state, am married to a Rajasthani too….

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