The Digital Journalist
Photo by Miki Alcalde
Cows are one of India's most impressive symbols, venerated throughout the country as holy. Although India presently has one of the world's highest concentrations of poverty, with an estimated 400 million Indians living below the poverty line, thousands of holy cows are fed daily while people starve among them. Feeding both (cows and people) means good karma but somehow cows end up better off. Cows are not only a symbol of a dated tradition to some, but they are also a main source of dirt throughout the country.