Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, two brothers who live in a neighborhood of Wazirabad, Delhi, rescue black kites, birds of prey. The black kites are injured by colliding into buildings, entangling in overhead wires, or flying into the strings of paper kites laced with sharp glass. After carrying their fragile bodies into their underground basement, the brothers bandage wounds and fix broken bones and wings. Machinery, gloves, and soap bottles are crowded along with their work from the family business. At one point, they rescued more than 100 black kites. Over the years the two say they've developed a deep and profound relationship with the birds and the skies. "You don't care for things because they share the same country, religion or politics," they say. "Life itself is kinship. That's why we can't abandon the birds."

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