A Tale of Two Crows

Posted on June 10, 2008
Filed Under >A for [Pine]Apple, Photo of the Day, Politics
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Asma Mirza

I came across this captivating photograph printed in Dawn a couple of days back. Left me in awe for few seconds.

Even the crows know that they can quench their thirst turn by turn; which is probably in their best interest. Unlike their human friends.

Errr… I don’t want to make this amazing capture political but the term “turn by turn” reminds me of our very own Senator Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif. An ex-senator who is so heartly called one even these days by PTV; and an ex-PM who is trying hard to enter the privileged class of parliamentarians. Do you think they are back for any good or are they just quenching their thirst too, on our money, turn by turn?

As a commentor on Islamabad Metblog aptly mentioned, “And please remember no matter how much you launder, clean and wash a leopard; his spots will never change.

Don’t let your hopes go sky-high. Hydrate yourself enough.

‘coz in the end, “Sab Maaaya Hay

22 Comments on “A Tale of Two Crows”

  1. Daktar says:
    June 10th, 2008 1:30 am

    It is a nice picture.

    For some reason it reminds me of a story my grandmother used to tell of the crow who put pebbles in the pitcher to make the water rise so that he could drink the water.

    Maybe crows are smarter than people after all ;-)

  2. Talha says:
    June 10th, 2008 1:33 am



    sorry, can’t think of any other word!!!

    P.S. No, crows are sweet, they taught us how to drink water from the low-level water pot, and initially they taught us the art of making graves na :)

  3. Manzoor says:
    June 10th, 2008 6:05 am

    There is proverb in my mother tongue, which says that a young crow is smarter than his parents. The crows of olden days taught us to make graves and how to raise low level of water in a pot and now new breed of crows are teaching us doing work at our turn, which has become a rarity in our society.

  4. bananafish says:
    June 10th, 2008 8:02 am

    Joshua Klein: The amazing intelligence of crows


  5. June 10th, 2008 8:22 am

    Fantastic picture!

    It’s interesting how animals are seen differently in different cultures. For instance in the UK crows are sometimes seen as not very nice animals. Obviously we do not realise how clever they really are!

  6. June 10th, 2008 9:10 am

    Someone said, Saow man saboon lagai kalai boon na hoosan bagai(what is saying that you may use tons of soap but black will remain black no matter what and will not turn white) These politicians are black and I dont understand why poor people go for them> Maybe because they have been trained by the pavlav’s dog. The moment they see these old kalai choors they start slivating.

  7. Eidee Man says:
    June 10th, 2008 1:00 pm

    Actually, I don’t think crows are seen as majestic or beautiful in Pakistani culture either.

  8. falcon says:
    June 10th, 2008 2:43 pm

    I don’t see any pictures of crows?

  9. Asma says:
    June 10th, 2008 2:48 pm

    @falcon: probably you need to refresh :~)

  10. Zaka says:
    June 10th, 2008 5:37 pm

    @ Author

    Have some faith and hope in politics of two of the largest parties of nation with huge mandates. Or Maybe you are inviting bigger crooks of army and her pet cronies (Q & MQM) for take over.

  11. Mir Tabassum Mairaj says:
    June 10th, 2008 11:31 pm

    Most of our leaders are suffering from kleptomania. And this is incurable.

  12. Asma says:
    June 11th, 2008 12:41 am

    @Zaka, Ironically its so hard to decide who are the worst of all from the lot of Q, N, PPP, MQM or even the army.

  13. Zak says:
    June 11th, 2008 6:53 am

    Way to go Asma Mirza… very well said.This is true they want to eat and grab all the sources of wealth of our pakistan turn by turn… and our people are so ignorant they are blinded by the PML, PPP, AND the biggest bastards (Lawyers)
    Untill these people are alive, our country will never be a developed country…. shame on us for following such crooks.

  14. Eidee Man says:
    June 11th, 2008 7:45 am

    no, completely disagree with you here. PPP, PML are not great, in fact, they’ve done a lot of harm over the past decades . But I would NEVER compare them with the likes of MQM.

  15. ShahidnUSA says:
    June 11th, 2008 5:38 pm

    Crows or Ravens?
    Definitely not the falcons or eagles but more like an intellegent
    American crows specially the migrated ones. ;)

  16. Ahmed Ali says:
    June 12th, 2008 7:49 pm

    I am not sure why people think that crows are intelligent. Apart from some children stories I am not sure there is any evidence for that.

  17. Asma says:
    June 13th, 2008 6:38 am

    Zak The country wont do any progress until we dare to take any actions too :\

    Eidee man I compared them all alike in response to Zaka’s comment =)

    ShahidnUSA American crows are intelligent? Because they are “Americans” or any other reason?

    Ahmed Ali See the ones pictured above … they seem to be intelligent, No =)

  18. ShahidnUSA says:
    June 17th, 2008 11:00 pm

    Dear Ms Asma,
    I used the term “migrated American crows” as a metphor.
    Now you can put 2 and 2 together. :)

  19. Asma says:
    June 17th, 2008 11:17 pm

    Ah han =))

  20. ahsan says:
    June 18th, 2008 9:27 pm

    You need to improve on the quality of your post. I do not find anything in this picture which I do not expect of animals. They definitely are at a higher degree of intelligence then humans, living in complete harmony with nature and living

  21. Asma says:
    June 18th, 2008 11:10 pm

    thanks … ur criticism noted :~)

  22. KK says:
    June 3rd, 2009 4:30 am

    This is a brilliant Post. The parallel drawn is quite appropriate.

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