Bull Smiling Competition

Until they know you, bulls generally show the side of themselves that is grave, aloof and even intimidating. Yet they have another side which is warm, friendly and even frivolous. During the interim between the monsoon and fall, when the days are hot and humid, the bulls decided to exercise their lighter side and inaugurate the first smiling competition. They hoped it would distract them from the discomfort of the season and help the days preceding Kartika pass quickly.

Lala, Bhima’s Junior and Senior began by curling their noses and encouraged the others to participate.

When Krsna showed his teeth, Padma and Mohan followed and the fever spread to the others.

Kamal and Baba brought the competition to a more humorous level while Kisor’s unique offering inspired approval and admiration.

Nakula, Balarama, and Sahadeva brought the competition to its peak. In this way the bulls accomplished their two goals and agreed to make this activity regular function at Care for Cows.






To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse.

Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize 1915