A news story that will haunt me for ever is the virtual suicide of five
elephants in a bid to save two calves. The calves had strayed onto a
railway track in a densely forested area in north West Bengal. As a
speeding goods train approached, the elder ones crowded around the
stricken calves. They were either unaware of the impending danger,
or cared little about its consequences. All that they wanted, was to
protect the calves, even if it meant risking own lives.
many of us the superior human beings that we are, would have acted so
spontaneously and selflessly?