Cats: In Kolkata- I am a cat person... I had a pet cat so i pretty much understand what noises they make for what occassion. So here's the situation.. I am quietly studying for my exams tomorrow and I hear the sound of two tomcats readying for a fight. I tell Ashmita, those two cats are going to fight. For the next 15 mins I hear those cats making warning noises at each other. I finally reach the limits of my patience(anticipation???) and decide to investigate. What do you think i found??? In traditional Bengali syle, these two tomcats are standing at a foot distance from each other and growling away to glory. They are not even attacking each other... Not that i wante them to attack each other(Not a sadist) but I think after all that build up they should have at least left some scratch marks on each other.
The mumbai cats: I remember my cat,(stupid creature) always getting into fights. And he got into fights at exactly 6 in the morning, when i woke up because he knew i'd come get him out of it( For the unbelieving , I have actuallt hit another tomcat with a stick to get him to leave my cat alone...I think i was taking the girls getting into cat fights thing a little too seriously at that stage of life.. :P however coming back to the comparision without further digression, in Mumbai when these creatures decide to fight, they actually do that rather than have debates with each other like Bengali cats.
Similarly the dogs in Kolkata do not get off the road even if you honk at them. They continue sleeping and you have to drive around them. Because they are entitled to the roads you see. Thats the great thing about Kolkata, everyone knows their rights and stands up for them.... The dogs in Mumbai can usually be seen on the road only while crossing it. Which they cross after checking both sides I am sure.
And don't even get me started on the cattle in Kolkata. Crazy things come straight at you. I have not really observed the cattle in Mumbai because i guess they are too meek and like the dogs and cats of mumbai go about their business of grazing and producing milk in a quiet business like fashion.
Anyways, I am pretty sure by now you must have guessed my exams are around the corner, because thats when im at my nuttiest best. So im going to end this post as abruptly as I started it. And oh the cat's fight was finally split up by a stray dog who started barking at them. :P I love Kolkata....