You must have heard the term, Holy Cow used often and sometimes derogatorily as well. In India, the cow is even sacred and there is a legal ban on slaughter of cows. You can see them wandering all over Indian roads after having been abandoned when they stop being productive.
They are great survivors and some of them can be quite comic providing unexpected treats now and then. Here is a scene from our famous state of Goa which is home to some fiercely competitive football teams.
Mr Paul Chambers let off some steam by twittering about his frustration with the snow bound world around him and ended up being arrested on suspicion of being a terrorist! Poor young man was just planning to fly to Ireland from the Robin Hood airport and see where he landed up!
We have our own Mr Chambers here in India, a suave relatively young politician who was a diplomat in the UN. He is currently a junior minister in the Central Government and belongs to the Congress Party. He is tech savvy unlike the barnacles that populate the Congress Party and has come under quite a bit of fire for his adventures on Twitter. I leave my readers with three links to see how comic the whole affair is with a man with a sense of humour and fluent in the use of English facing a Party full of self important humourless yokels. 1. Holy Cow 2. Cattle Class 3.Visa rules.
It is a remarkable country, India is. It provides free entertainment every morning in its newspapers for people like me with a twisted sense of what is right and what is wrong. Our cartoonists like Ninan and Laxman lampoon our establishment so well that they have become icons themselves.