The first cat is the cursed cat.

It is a symbol of demonic power and powerlessness.

The other is a pure white cat.

There are many other symbols associated with the two species.

This is a story about the cursed and the pure white cats, as told to me by my colleague, Aravind Chatterjee, and written by his editor, Preeti Sharma.

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The cursed cat is a true symbol of India’s backwardness, as it is associated with caste and social discrimination.

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The pure white cattery is associated more with Hinduism than with Hindu religion.

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The curse of the cat, as used in India, refers to an ancient Hindu practice, in which one cat was killed by its owner.

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The cat was also said to be associated with prosperity and the well-being of the community.

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The two species of cats are both associated with wealth and power.

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The cats have been seen in the streets of several Indian cities, as they have become a common sight in the capital city, New Delhi.

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There have been reports of sightings of two cats in a car, and a cat roaming freely through the streets in the city of Pune.

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The holy cat, or the cat that feeds on the soul of the dead, has been used in religious rituals across the world.

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The white cat, the pure breed of cat, is associated less with Hindu deities and the Vedas than with Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and even some Hindu scriptures.

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