Today I got talking to Suresh our chowkidar.His only child had had fever so he had brought him for evaluation. I saw that the little kid had pierced one of the ears and had put a ring in it.I asked Suresh, ‘Is it a girl or a boy?’ He answered, ‘it is a boy’. Why have you pierced his ears? Sahab,if I don’t then they will take my child. I asked ,who and where? To use as a sacrifice for building dams,etc. Open mouthed by now I asked ,so if he pierces his ears they will not take him? Yes sahib ,it means that the ear is already cut so he will not serve as a sacrifice. This is India,in the 21st century. I guess nobody has told them that the sacrifice has already been made.