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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

The fig tree, at daytime, home for pigeons and crows

Fig tree at night, bats come to feed on figs

 

I’d Rather Be- Weekly Photo Challenge

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I’d Rather Be- Weekly Photo Challenge

If given the choice, what would you rather be doing, right now?

I would rather be playing with the pigeons.

 

 

Party Time! The Bloggers’ World Beach Party

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Party Time! The Bloggers’ World Beach Party

A photo to welcome all my virtual friends at the bloggers’ virtual beach party.

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything that Flies

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything that Flies

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 30

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 30

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Groups of Birds

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Groups of Birds

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Writing 101, Day Fourteen- To Whom It May Concern-

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Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern

 

My dear Soma,

I have already written in my previous letter that I have joined Writing 101 daily post assignments. We are given one assignment daily to write s a post on it.

Today’s assignment say “Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. Write the post in the form of a letter.”

The word jumped off the pages of ‘ The Oath of Vayuputras” by ‘Amish Tripathi’ was‘ Bird Courier’. 

 

It was a bit tough for me so I wanted to change it but visualized you saying ‘ No cheating Mai”

So I’m sticking to this word. After Google searching I came up with some facts which I would like to share with you.

As I’m writing you this letter, is it not surprising how far we have come from the time when messages were sent, apart from other modes, by bird’s couriers? Mostly pigeons, due to their homing ability or the tendency to fly straight home from wherever they may be, speed and altitude often used as a method of communication and military messengers.

In Mauryan period Emperor Chandragupta and Emperor Asoka used to keep contact with their provincial governors with the help of pigeons.

The mughals also used them as their messengers.

Do you know that the art of training the bird came from Persians?

There are many stories about pigeons playing an important role in war.

The most interesting of them is of A Blue Check hen named Cher Ami. It was awarded the French “Croix de Guerre with Palm” for its heroic service of delivering twelve important messages during the Battle of Verdun. Most surprising is the story about its final mission in October 1918, it delivered the message though it was shot through the breast. The crucial message which was hanging from a ligament of her shattered leg, saved about 200 US soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division’s” Lost Battalion”.

I hope you will like and enjoy my little research.

Love and Hugs. Mai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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