City Faith – Reading the Goat’s Mind, Gali Chamre Wali
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
It was the morning of the Muslim festival of Eid ul Zuha, or Bakra Eid, in which animals are sacrificed to commemorate the legend of a devout man’s complete surrender to his God.
While strolling in the Old Quarter, The Delhi Walla came across a brown-and-white goat on Gali Chamre Wali, or the street of the leather. The goat was tied to the blue shutters of an adjacent shop. She was silently gazing on at what appeared to be the skin of a newly slaughtered goat. The skin was neatly arranged on the roadside, and was laid out after the shape of a goat.
What was the brown-and-white goat thinking? Take your pick.
a) My friend must now be in heaven.
b) The beauty’s gone from this world.
c) She was such a miser.
d) Why should I care? She wasn’t of my faith.
e) My turn today.
f) God is great.
Seeing the future