What do you think some pigeons love to eat out here? Grains? Rice? Murmura(puffed rice)? Ah well, you're sooo wrong. They love to eat gaathiya.
Now, for those not 'in the know' about Gujarati snakes(read'snacks'), gaathiyas are lil long yellow pieces of fried besan-based snacks, forming a staple food(If you can call anything fried by that name) for many in my favourite Baroda and other places. See how to make them, right at this place, which,obviously, I googled for.
Alongwith jalebi,phaphda,gota,bhajiya,etc...haha!But,that's a post for another day.So, let's go to the pigeons. I observed this on a number of weekends(Fri-Sat) during my walk- outside this Gujju restaurant, there are two square zones where tree saplings are supposed to be planted.
But, as of now, one of them has grains scattered on it, of course, for the pigeons. The other has gaathiyas, at the bright and early hour of 730 AM or so. The first time, hardly 2-3 pigeons were busy nibbling at the grains(probably those who're on a diet, like me) when I neared the restaurant(the same one where I sometimes stop for masala tea). I took a small cuppa tea, and, was sipping it, lost in my own thoughts, when this guy from the restaurant scattered some gaathiyas on the other plant zone. And, would you believe it-at least two dozen pigeons materialized from nowhere and swooped down on it. Some gaathiyas fell on the three steps leading down to the pavement and the smart, experienced ones happily went to these rather than shop,err, eat in a crowd(Just like me, again). By the time I finished my tea, the gaathiyas were finished and the pigeons still didn't go, probably waiting for a second helping, and the guy obliged....the process continued, the same rush to grab a bite.
As an aside thought-I wonder- do pigeons get flatulence after eating these gaathiyas, just like humans do? Haha-can just about picture the scene, with the female pigeon telling the male' aaj kya khaa ke aaye ho?', when he lets off some phat phats.
Another funny noting, from my walks- the funny ads continue:
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Bachelors and family
Now, I wonder if the situation is so desperate that people are renting out people?LOL.
Joke for the day:
Till next time,keep smiling!