Free range dairySo I’ve mentioned before how you find cows in the most unlikely of places in India.  

Many are free range – and even those that are cared for are allowed to wander about during the day. Often snacking on delicious garbage and getting in the way of traffic.

All well and good, it’s part of the India experience after all.

Well I came out of my housing complex the other day, on a particularly warm afternoon and was slightly startled to find a whole herd had congregated directly outside the main gate next to a shady wall.

Generally I’ve got used to cows wandering about – it’s such a regular occurance, it’s no longer a suprise. But somehow seeing eight sleek and shiny cows chewing the cud next to a big road and an open drain about a minute from my house… well, it seemed noteworthy.