Monday, May 24, 2010

Ants




There is this huge fascination that I share with ants. :-) ever since I was a kid I was fond of using all my boring summer afternoons either in deep naps :P or watching ants their lines, the way they walk talk with their little antennas. Aww…all my afternoon I would get those small bits of sugar for them and lie them on their way :-) . Some people like feeding fishes some like feeding dogs some feed cows BUT I Love feeding ANTS :-)

I never hurt them but there’s something that fascinates me about them. I keep wondering how the world would be for them how they see the world do they ever realize how much hard work they put in for such a little distance of food. No they don’t. They travel with twist and turns of 50-60 cms what can be directly reached in 10 cms.

They would perhaps travel the periphery of our drawing room and presume it to be the whole world…what might be just 10 steps for you and me. We are so huge in comparison to them that we can twist them, kill them, hit them, sway them away from their lines, we can presume to be (at least) their God yet irrespective of whatever happens in their lines they keep working…

I remember listening to the story of grasshopper and an ant. And as a grown up today find such startling similarities between a Bhogi person who is attached to the deepest level to his life and a person who performs Nishkaam karma…
Ants might be a part of our jokes with elephants, rats, hares etc yet they seem to picture a sense of dignity when I think about them…
They are small really small some ants might even be deadly and dangerous (those found in forests) yet they command a sense of respect when I think about them…
Small humble and someone who performs his duties irrespective of how many problems one faces is a person who can command a sense of respect and dignity from all of us and yet ants do not care what we think of them. It still continues to work.

Today as an aware science student I know about many characteristics of ants. Their categories, their behavioral pattern, mothers ants, their hierarchical system, family pattern etc yet I chose to view them as a Pattern of Dedicated workers whose work is tons of time more important than any competition..
more important than any jealousy…
above any greed to get first (rather once a food is found an ant collects all others to share)…
outdoes any results at end…

An Ant is someone or a collective group of someone we should learn from or at least remember when in times of trouble. Well back to square one I think I better get up and feed the ants I can see one line round my room… let me see what they are up to now :-) or where they are up by now :-)…

adios

P.S Feed ants at your risk ... i don not risk feeding red ants or fire ants :P I am happy feeding them from safe distance. So keep safe and do not blame it on me :)
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24 comments:

AMAN BAHL said...

Ants
Well there are thousands in my room, even they roam on my table and ma laptop screen, being lazy i do nothing....... they took ma packet of rasna with them :P even eat maggi and orbit chewing-gums. but i like feeding them too with sugar and biscuits.
i tell you one more characteristic of them, when they come on my table, I blow them away, but they come back and this time they just stick to table no matter how much effort i put on ma blow :P

Shreya said...

@Aman

wow take away your rasna with them too :P i have never heard them take so much weight :P :)

ants are mightier than men you see :)
I swear even i have tried blowing them away but they come back on the same way tried even wash them away with water but they are too stubborn to let go their food :)
Dedicated na !!

Anyways thanks for posting your comment ... if you come up with any more characteristics do lemme know ...

adios

AMAN BAHL said...

actually I put a rasna packet near ma keyboard and started playing street-fighter, then after some time I realized that it is 10 cm away from where I left, I continued ma game then I suddenly realized that it is moving, I picked the packet and saw their army below it........
and ants of ma hostel room, they even attack on ma water bottle.......strange na !!!! I never observe this at home.

Shreya said...

@Aman

Ha ha seriously ants in your hostel room seem like hungry fighters :D reminds me of animates Ants who wear dress like those kung fu fighters :) ....
Lagta hai hostel me wo bhi tang aa gaye hain :P isiliye they attack everything they see lol :)

btw my Grandmother used to say when you see many ants taking lotsa food or white particles with them in gardens(their tiny eggs) ... you must believe its going to rain in a day or two. Ants have a huge amount of sixth sense so they keep shifting their food and eggs now that's something we can never do !! strange is the way of nature.
:)

AMAN BAHL said...

I fully agree with you and your grandmother, ma mom say this too....and I have observed this too many times. one should not disturb them as they are harmless during this act and they move very fast carrying eggs.
I read in childhood days in "Nanhe samrat" that there are many types of ants in one group, some are soldiers and some are labors. when they have to pass some pit like region labor ants hold each other to act as a carpet.
there are many facts I do remember like these.

Shreya said...

@ Aman
see that is why i think ants are so much more interesting :) and there are endless things you can learn from them ... the list goes on and on..

AMAN BAHL said...

ants of my room???????? they attack on maggi, vim drop and even the scrubber, bhel, tomato flavoured chips and even ma allout liquid

Shreya said...

@ Aman

WHAT !! yuk ... leave your room soon they are really hungry ..

one day you will wake up in their ant hill with the way they eat everything in your room one day they will sure pick you up on their backs and take away :) to their home :D

go spray something drive them away ... they are REALLY HUNGRY :D ha ha ... :)

AMAN BAHL said...

naaa ...... i give them so much daily, but they still have the habit to poke their mouth here and there..............ya you are right may be someday they will thought of having some non-veg item and........and eat some body part of me :P

Shreya said...

@ Aman

somebody part !! i doubt the rate with which they are gorging they will pick WHOLE OF YOU someday on their back :P
BE AWARE... :)

AMAN BAHL said...

aap ne to sach me dara diya............ but what to do, they even eat allout liquid :P

Shreya said...

@ Aman

he he .. waise darne ki baat hai to .. anyways try some flit like baygon or something or call some pest control :P
wonder what these kind of ants are up to.. :)

btw let me know later on what happens..
till then be aware

P.S * somebody part = some body part..(typing mistake)

AMAN BAHL said...

ya I call sweeper daily, but when he comes, I am found sleeping :P
it had been a month my room was last cleaned. but these ants are still interested even in month old empty biscuit packets.........from past 1 week I daily call sweeper, Now even I feel ashamed of calling him again :P

Shreya said...

errggg... there is not much to say .. cleanliness is 1st priority.

AMAN BAHL said...

Na, Being a Lazy engineer............Actually ma room is dirty, some spiders are hanging 1 feet from ceiling, thousands of ants can be seen just in 1 minute after entering the room, laptop screen shows my photo darker due to dirt, I hate to walk on floor, its marble is gray, black, yellow now according to what was fallen there, tea, Maggie etc and...........I will write on my blog someday about this

Shreya said...

yuk !! no more words to comment ... ants sure find your room heaven :P and you their deity ..feeding them .. ya write a separate post on your blog some day.
The description of your room seems really long..

Anyways try some pesticide for safety sake and let me know if your stubborn ants are back later or not..

till then adios
thanks for posting so many comments and also thanks for following my blog :)

bbye for now

AMAN BAHL said...

last comment
bbye :P

Rashmi... said...

waow tats realy something!!
It will soon come as a feature??
wad say?

Shreya said...

@ Rashmi

you like this one :P lol it was like aaise hi likha tha just casual write up :)..

If you feel its good enough i have no problem publish it ..
Thank you :)

AMAN BAHL said...

Well, I feel it is still not good enough for publishing

Shreya said...

@Aman

No takes on my side, i did not write it with an intention of publishing. It may come up as some casual writing in some blog section depends if they wish to publish...

She just asked me for a say so i said no probs on my side :)

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Shreya said...

@maubrey

hii ..sorry for repling late. Sure shall it looks like a cool blog as its name says .. i shall read it asap ..thank you for dropping by and posting a comment. keep posting if you like any of my other posts too..

adios

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