Once upon a time , there was a jackal in a forest by the name of Chandaraka. One day, Chandaraka went to a nearby village in search of food. Unfortunately, a group of dogs started chasing him. He was frightened and fled in panic. He entered a washer man’s house and trying to hide himself, the jackal slipped and fell into a tub full of indigo. Later, when Chandraraka reached the forest, the animals failed to recognize him and were frightened to see the strange blue creature.
Taking advantage of the situation, the cunning jackal schemed quickly. He asked, “Why are you running like this? There is no need to panic. I am a unique creation of God. He told me that the animals in this jungle had no ruler and he had nominated me as your king. God has asked me to rule this forest. Therefore, all of you can live safely under the cover of my protection.”
The innocent animals believed the shrewd jackal and accepted him as the king. The jackal appointed the lion as his minister, the tiger as his assistant and the wolf as the gatekeeper. After allotting positions to the animals, the blue jackal banished all the jackals in the forest for the fear of being recognized. He was the self-proclaimed king and led a luxurious life.
One day when the blue jackal was holding his court, a herd of jackals were passing by , howling to their glory. Suddenly blue jackal forgot that he was a king and not an ordinary jackal anymore. Unable to control his natural instinct, he howled at the top of his voice.
Soon, the animals realized that they had been fooled by a jackal. In a fit of anger, all the animals, at once pounced on the blue jackal and killed him.
In the corporate world too , there have been numerous instances where the people at the top of the hierarchy try to con their subordinates by not being transparent and use politics and shrewdness to stay at the top.
But , like the story, does justice always happen ?
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Note : This is a popular story from Panchatantra - Indian collection of short stories with a moral