kabootar‘s Leap of Faith

Posted on November 25, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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The photo, by Farhan Khan, shows sacrificial animals being brought to a market in Latifabad, Hyderabad for upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

I do have a question: Why would one name an ox or a cow as kabootar (pigeon)?

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12 responses to “kabootar‘s Leap of Faith”

  1. Paglout says:

    I have never understood why people name one animal the name of another…

    what trauma the poor animal must go throgh

    Like calling a cow a “kabootar” or (and I have seen this) calling a Dog, “Tiger”….

    yaar, they have a tough enough life now why confuse them!

  2. Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    – “Great picture. A cow called KABOOTAR flies… why be surprised :-)”
    – “Latifabad walon se answer pooch k bataongi :)
    (Me from Hyderabad)”
    – “lolx”
    – “kabootar naam kiyun rakha…. ab tou wo urray gi hi naa….lolzz”
    – “HAHAHA ITZ VERY FUNNY”
    – “cruelty to animals!! sad to see how these poor animals are brutally transported from interior to the cities in overcrowded trucks …many get injured in this process.”
    – “nice jump…….:P”
    – “Oye hoye What a kabootar. hahahahahah LOL :D,”
    – “lolz”

  3. Adam Insaan says:

    -looks like Salvador Dali was inspired at least to some extent by the pakistani cows…..

  4. Memoona Saqlain says:

    Perhaps his namer has seen him leap around more often. Another possibility is it has been named so due to its white colour. I dont think there is any reference to kabootar for its effecient mail delivery. The image is superb.

  5. Shazia R. Hussain says:

    Kabootar……. because…see how it can fly like a kabootar!

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