(Monday, 27 February 2006)
[Background: Kassukos are gray African parrots. I have seen some kassukos that are more intelligent than some humans I have met. They are great imitators with strong memory and they can outlive humans.]
I was passing through a narrow lane with my 90 year old grandma in her ancestral town. There was nobody around on that hot day of Indian summer.
Suddenly I heard an eve-teasing passionate whistle. The target could be only the beautiful lady walking holding my hand – albeit slowly!
“Grandma, was that for you?” I was surprised.
“Oh, yes! It was for me because my father was a professional wrestler.” My grandma said indifferently.
“I can’t make a connection.”
“I was a beautiful young woman! There lived a young man who had crush on me. Because my father was a wrestler, he dared not whistle at me. So he bought one of kassuko‘s from an African. The man died before 5 years but the kassuko is still whistles from the window.