I really dont recall the last time i saw those brown-feathered petite birds.
It must have been very long back.
They say its the waves in the air that shooed them to near extinction. The waves that keep us cellular mobility.
And another strange but true analysis goes this way:
Apparently none of them woman clean the rice grains at home anymore.
We get cleaned, pakaged rice.
And hence, the birds have food grains no more.
So they all flew away to pastures where people probably maintain indigenous practices and live more natural lives and still winnow the rice.
The sparrows are said to be with them, in a land called far far away... from the reach of marketing ( the entire gamut of it included- branding, packaging etc...)
Len Deighton - The Bernard Samson series
11 months ago