In the middle of a crowded Lajpat Nagar market a dog is heard yelping. The market halts, everybody is turning, and half the market is moving towards the dog. One leg lifted up but without any visible signs of injury, the dog continues to cry heartbreakingly.
One outraged voice asks, “Kisne mara isko?” (Who hit him?)
And then another still angrier, “Kisne mara?”(Who hit him?). Whoever kicked or hurt him stayed silent.
A vendor unloading huge bags from a rikshaw says, “Aaaja aaja, idhar aaja…” (Come, come here!) the dog stops crying and limps up to him. A woman offers him a kachori. The man unpacking his huge bags of woollen sweaters says (the way only someone from UP can say), “Yeh khayenge naheen!” (‘They’ will not eat!) The dog is no longer crying, wags his tail in response to the man’s proud declaration, and turns an adorably arrogant nose away from the kachori on the ground.
In another part of the cold, cold city somebody has wrapped this homeless dog in a cozy jacket 🙂 (Photographs taken by my daughter).
Another dog who found a loving human …this jacket matches with Gabbar Singh’s jacket 🙂
Somebody not only gave this dog a jacket, but also made sure it was secured comfortably.
And this is Gabbar Singh enjoying a sunny winter morning…
[Dilwalon ki Dilli – Delhi is a city of people with warm hearts (or large-hearted people).]
Vikas Gupta blogged about homeless dogs in Delhi winters too, here.