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  • Of birds and birdsong

    Of birds and birdsong

    Some time ago I heard a caged shama sing in a by-lane of one of the most congested parts of Madras. Its owner, a Muslim artisan, had built his pet a roomy bamboo cage, considerately provided with two perches. He was careful to give it the kind of food it should get, and though he …

    July 1, 2017