Advertisement
Monday, Sep 20, 2021
Outlook.com

Monkey Business

Monkey Business
Monkey Business
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
A feature noted by all who drive through the Doon is how the monkey population has increased and been forced by a shrinking jungle to beg at the roadside. Hundreds of them for miles together line up as Sivalik approaches awaiting a handout. Double-roti crusts are tossed out by passing truck drivers or more upmarket fare is shared by stopping Maruti passengers. In Mussoorie the monkeys are more aggressive and children sent to the local ration shop often return in tears, having had their bag of atta or rice snatched by the desperate primates. If you live under a tin roof, in the monsoons the cavorting monkeys loosen the bolts and let in the rain. Occasionally one gets over-curious and is electrocuted. In a heartwarming incident, as a young bander lay rigid on the road outside our house, apparently dead from contact with an overhead wire, a quick-thinking Nepali labourer demanded a nip of brandy from our neighbour and was able to revive the monkey. After a night spent in the labourer's warm blanket and a saucer of milk in the morning, the monkey was welcomed back by its troop who had...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Photo Gallery

Read More from Outlook

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month Under 'Vaccine Maitri'

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month Under 'Vaccine Maitri'

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

Charanjit Singh Channi: Councillor to Punjab's First Dalit CM, A Journey Of Three Decades

Charanjit Singh Channi: Councillor to Punjab's First Dalit CM, A Journey Of Three Decades

Three-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib Channi has become the first Dalit face to get the top position in the state government. In 2018, Channi was accused in a #MeToo case.

We Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption: Amazon's Response On Bribery Allegations By Whistleblower

We Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption: Amazon's Response On Bribery Allegations By Whistleblower

The e-commerce retailer was responding to a report alleging a certain amount paid by Amazon in legal fees have been used to pay bribes by one or more of its legal representatives.

KKR Vs RCB, IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore Opt To Bat

KKR Vs RCB, IPL 2021, Live Cricket Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore Opt To Bat

Virat Kohli will be playing his 200th IPL match for RCB today. Follow live cricket scores of KKR vs RCB here.

Advertisement