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Buffalos in the Streets

October 14, 2012



Out doing some errands yesterday saw these cows – or buffalo, actually.  I came upon several other small herds walking the streets, one quite close to IBM buildings in downtown Pune.

Folks from US ask me this all the time – “Are there really cows walking around all over?”  Yes there are, but in the city at least they are not free-ranging.  They have caretakers who look after them, is the best I can say.  A common sight in the outer districts is a cow or cows browsing through trash piles for scraps.  Also there is a difference between cows, which are mostly white, and buffalos like those above which are black or dark brown.   The cows are the most sacred beasts, while buffalos are working animals.

I don’t yet understand everything going on here, but a few searches will show you there is considerable conflict centered on the cow, as seen in this example article.

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  1. Alexandra Brody Salazar
    October 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I guess this gives the phrase ‘like a herd of buffalos crashed through the place’ a new meaning, one not related to messy disorganized rooms.

  2. Paul Salazar
    October 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    and here I thought it was a post on Buffalo NY….

  3. Avshalom Houri
    October 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Personally I am not sure what social in business will be. It is very different form e.g. Facebook where the intent is to create social networks and some time Facebook becomes the more important “lives” of people. In business, people do not easily share their business contacts since a lot of them are actually their advantage in their ability to do their work and my contacts in business usually do not want me to “share” them.

    So I am a little bit skeptic about social collaboration in business… It will take a lot of time to find the equilibrium between sharing friends and data and protecting your own business. This is even more sensitive between people working in competing corporations where the corporations rules would not allow much of “socialization” between people of different corporations.

  4. October 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Comment was posted to the wrong post 🙂 Sorry.

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