Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Crow's Stories


C
rows have always fascinated me. Their togetherness and selflessness intrigues me. So, when a crow sat on our fence, I didn’t think twice to click some photos.
I think that crows would have been an integral part of our childhood days. Most of our bedtime stories had a crow in pivotal character.

·         A crow had vada (bun/cheese) in its mouth. Cunning fox was hungry. So, it looked at crow and said, “Dear crow, your voice is so sweet. Can you sing a song for me?” The crow was flattered and opened its mouth to sing. The vada (bun/cheese) fell down and the fox ran away with it.
Moral of the story – Don’t fall for false praises or flatters.

·         There is another variant to the above story. An old woman was making vada (bun/cheese). When she went inside to drink some water, the crow stole the vada and flew away. “The woman is old and fragile. She cannot catch me”, the crow thought. It sat on a branch and was about to savor it when a cunning fox came. It looked at crow and said, “Dear crow, your voice is so sweet. Can you sing a song for me?” The crow was flattered and opened its mouth to sing. The vada (bun/cheese) fell down and the fox ran away with it.
Moral of the story – Don’t steal. If you do, others will steal the same from you.

·         Once upon a time, a crow was thirsty. It flew across in search of water. Finally, it found a mud pot with some water at the extreme bottom. The crow could not reach the bottom as the pot’s neck was very narrow. So it started putting pebbles into the pot. Soon, water raised up and the crow drank the water.
Moral of the story – Be smart. Work hard. Never give up.


As we grow up, we would have associated crows with many beliefs.
·         If a crow caws in front of our house, a guest would come
·         Feed a crow. They represent our ancestors
·         If you see a flock of crows flying, you will get a new dress soon

I am sure that we would have also have observed that crows never eat alone. If a crow finds something, it would caw-caw until a group of crows joins. Thus, they come across as a selfless creature, which believes in collectivism than individualism. I have often wished that we human beings also learn this tendency to share from crows. Imagine how the world would be if we had the mindset to share everything we have!

Interestingly, I came across an article recently that said that crows can remember human faces!

12 comments:

  1. That was such a cute post Loco.. Seriously!! And I didn't know the new dress thing.. I'll try to find crows and have a new reason to buy another dress ;) :P :)

    Loved reading this one :)

    Cheers

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  2. A good post.
    Well, the bane the poor bird face eternally is its colour. Even we brown skinned prefer fair skin.

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    1. Aw... How I missed that perspective :(
      Thank you :)

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  3. Crows are very intelligent! Beautiful pictures! I too am a fan of Crows and have written some posts on them!

    Loved the way you quoted the stories with messages!

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  4. Crows are scavengers,as they clean the surroundings by picking the dirty food remains.Nice version.

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    1. Another perspective which I missed... Thanks Rudra :)

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  5. So crows remember faces? Now that's interesting. Good post.

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    1. Thats what the study says :P
      Thanks Rat :)

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  6. I am afraid of crows ! Because it followed me once for a long time .crows do remember faces . I used to throw stones on it when I was small and he took revenge on me ... Lol

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    1. Lolz... So its proved that crows remember faces!

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