Spies in the Sky


Spies in the Sky

Illustration: Rutuja Patil/ Arré


igeons, it seems, are more talented than you and I had ever imagined. Not only are they flexible enough to have sex and lay eggs inside air conditioners and shoot shit at your head faster than you can say coo, they are also capable of striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of men.

The Indian police’s feathers were ruffled this week when a pigeon was discovered in Punjab with a note attached to its leg, threatening the prime minister. The note, written in Urdu, said, “Modi, we’re not the same people from 1971. Now each and every child is ready to fight against India.” It was signed Lashkar-e-Taiba.