Old Ahmedabad is a colourful labyrinth reminiscent of a quaint medieval Italian town, except with meandering cows and docile Indian dogs and donkeys everywhere. Here is a gallery of God’s creatures in Gujarat starting the day in their hood.
Already having breakfast downstairs
The calves have nothing to eat yet
A stranger appears to offer imaginary breakfast
I see random chapatis on the streets everywhere
Apparently chapatis aren’t thrown away for no reason in Ahmedabad
Meanwhile at the dog house…
The men are getting ready to go to work
While the bitch stays at home to take care of the newborn
Gujarat is a vegetarian state. No exceptions to the rule.
A sattvic vegetarian diet leads to a calm and gentle mind
In Ahmedabad, a pooch can drink milk from the same plate as Lakshmi the cat and she won’t claw him to smithereens
The only feisty critters are the urban squirrels and their rajasic diet of insects.
They are all up in each others’ territory like cray cray
Bovines trying to beat the rush hour traffic
Lining up for wheat grass shots before getting into the office
These supervisors are just lounging in the sun
Either a Brahmin or a supervisor
Here come the shudra donkeys
They’re the slave labour around these parts
Donkey’s aren’t dumb — they led all the caravan groups along the silk road.
It doesn’t mean that slaves can’t be stylin’. Rad henna forehead patch and ear-dye, bro.
The Indian workday is over before noon. Time for Happy Hour.