Revisited : Akbar, Birbal & Kingdom Dogs…

Taking the clue from Doggone it!, as Ravi aptly points out the number game in dog gaming!! While reading I recollected a story from Akbar and Birbal saga..

One day Akbar was strolling in his palace gardens with his dear minister Birbal. Many crows were flying around. The King enjoyed their flying. Just then he thought, that how many crows could be in his kingdom and immediately posed this question to Birbal.
Birbal thought a moment, then said, “They are ninety-five thousand, four hundred and sixty three (95, 463) crows in your kingdom, Huzoor.”
“How do you know that for sure?” the King asked. “You can get them counted, Huzoor.” Birbal said.
The king again said, “If there will be less than that, then?” Birbal replied immediately, “That means that the rest of them have gone on vacation to some neighboring kingdoms.” “Or if there were more than that, then?” “Then it means that other crows are visiting your kingdom, Huzoor.” Akbar was very pleased with this answer of his question.

Now, apply this story with current situation replacing crow count with dog count. The elements have changed, there are no kings but the kingmakers, there are no ‘navratanas’ but few NGO’s and Govt departments to fill in.

All changed but one, the ancient logic and wisdom seen working yet! reconfirming the fact that history repeats!!

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