Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Crocodile & The Dragon!
By Manuwant Choudhary
The Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck's visit to Ranthambore isn't news...whats making news on Indian television is that soon after the monarch emerges from his helicopter in his traditional Kho at the Shergarh helipad at Sawaimadhopur...an Indian ghariyaal (crocodile) slips under the monarch's helicopter and it took the security personnel some shooing away to get the crocodile back into the nearby pond.
Just wonder why the crocodile chose to take shelter under the helicopter?
Indian reporters were worried as to what would happen if the King stepped onto the crocodile.
I had no such worry since I know he is a brave young monarch from the land of the Dragon!
Yet, I would be worried if the young monarch came in close proximity with our Indian politicians. Thankfully, all our Rahuls are busing campaigning in Bihar.
Yet, this got me thinking whether our Indian crocodile a distant cousin of the Dragon?
Did the crocodile want to enter the Kings helicopter and fly to Bhutan?
Or was it just trying to get some idea about Bhutan's Gross National Happiness.
Indian reporters who generally shout and scream at every little episode have no clue.
No Barkha Dutt around for this story.
My guess is simple the crocodile wanted some of the royal cuisine of red rice, red chilli and red meat..kept in the helicopter.