Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Tigers Parked

Tigers Parked
When there are many things to attract in hill stations, there was something growing around are these Tigers. We take this picture last year in Ooty and these tigers were sitting at one hairpin bend near a tea factory. It’s obvious why tiger was kept at one of a turns, just to make people surprise and certainly it does, but later what surprise me was, these tigers are kept here for business. No, the tigers are not for sale, and who will buy those fade in sunshine and rain but some do business with them. To make clear it’s not a real tiger hehe...

One of us liked to take picture with tigers and when get down of vehicle to reach tigers, suddenly someone came run from nearby leaving his small carrot shop on a table top, asked 10rs if like to taking a picture with tiger. Then who stands there, and who are we? It seems he only had left the tigers on the small grass mound to pull money, along with the carrots he harvests around. There’re days we could remember, people who visit photo studious used to take pictures with apparent animals, film stars and leaders by standing beside and dropping their arms on there shoulders. This is something different, and I wonder were they getting this idea, but it’s a trick to get money and it seems it spread to other destinations. From this what I come to tell is... nothing! Just I remind this after seeing a picture from kodikanal lately, that someone had kept a beautiful tiger with little cubs alike and it easily attracts children to spend 10rs or more for taking pictures! He receives money only if someone sits beside tigers and sure someone will not miss this chance which would not happen in real.

13 comments:

Priya said...

Nice surprise for kids isn't it. Cool picture.

I think they shud not collect the money for kids.

ശിവ said...

What an idea! I think it is also an art of living....

tulipspeaks said...

i was not surprised but shocked to the photo at first glance. hehehe!


ammu.

Kavi said...

Nowadays all variety of tigers are becoming rare. so much so that it requires such parks to remind us of them..

Rakesh Vanamali said...

A very common site in Ooty! Great picture Jeevan!

Anya said...

Yesssss
I can see its no real tyger... LOL
Funny story :)

scrawls said...

For some reason I thought this post was going to be something to do with Tamil tigers. Anyway I think this is much better than having real tigers posing for pictures, with a chain on them tied to a 50kg weight.

krystyna said...

Thank you dear Jeevan for "tigers".
Great shot,
and great post!

Take care!

Keshi said...

At first glance they do look real! :)

Nice trick!


Keshi.

Indrani said...

Great marketing strategy. :)

Jeevan said...

Thank you all for ur great comments. I couldn't clearly remember how the tiger figured in real when i saw them years back in zoo.

humanobserver said...

:):)

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