An unusual tribute

Prompt  …

Thank you Yinglan for this week’s prompt.
Ram Singh was a dog trainer par excellence. He trained many police dogs who earned honors. He also trained a popular dog who detected over 3329 kg of RDX explosives, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades, and more than 6000 rounds of live ammunition during the 1993 terror attack of Mumbai that left 257 dead and 713 injured. It is believed that the dog played a crucial role in saving 1000s of citizens from these explosives. The dog died in 2000 and was buried with full state honors.
Ram Singh continued to train sniffer-dogs for different squads in the country and finally passed away few years ago. Dogs were his love and donuts his passion.
A seminar on dog training was organized as a tribute to him. One of his younger assistants brought this clay donut-dog and placed it on the lectern.
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Thank you Priceless Joy



Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Tribute

Prompt ~ Cartoon

This Haibun prompt gives me an opportunity to pay my tributes to RK Laxman.

‘Common Man’ is probably India’s most famous cartoon created by one of India’s best known cartoonist, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer or R K Laxman. His Common man cartoon series has been a huge success and has been a regular feature of Times of India, a leading English national daily in India for over 5 decades. The official name of the series was ‘You Said it.’ and it was started in the early 50′s. The cartoons have the Common man as the central character who manages to land himself in satirical situations. The theme is usually based around current events and represents the hope and trouble of the average Indian. The Common man is a silent witness in his cartoons yet, is the essence of his drawings.


Laxman’s common man

captured the ruminations

of  India’s mind

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