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Short Story in Hindi – Foolish Crow Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Hindi Language

Today, I will present you a fable from a very famous series of animal fables from ancient India which is called Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र – Five Principles). These stories were written in 200 B.C. and used to teach social moral to young minds of the nobal class of that time. The story of Panchtantra has been translated in numerous languages around the world. What amaze me the most about these over 2 thousand year stories is, 1) human behavior and nature is well portrayed through the selected animal characters in each tale 2) the teachings are still applicable to the present day world.

I have selected an interesting story to hone your vocabulary and even the moral of story is good, which tell that you can’t copy someone without some intelligence.

As usual, I have provided the vocabulary at the bottom for your reference. So, let’s begin the story.

एक समय की बात थी, एक पहाड़ की ऊंची चोटी पर एक बाज रहता था। पहाड़ की तराई में बरगद के पेड़ पर एक कौआ अपना घोंसला बनाकर रहता था। वह बड़ा चालाक और धूर्त था। उसकी प्रयास सदा यही रहती थी कि बिना मेहनत किए खाने को मिल जाए। पेड़ के आसपास खोह में खरगोश रहते थे। जब भी खरगोश बाहर आते तो बाज ऊंची उड़ान भरते और एकाध खरगोश को उठाकर ले जाते।

एक दिन कौए ने सोचा, ‘वैसे तो ये चालाक खरगोश मेरे हाथ आएंगे नहीं, अगर इनका नर्म मांस खाना है तो मुझे भी बाज की तरह करना होगा। एकाएक झपट्टा मारकर पकड़ लूंगा।’

दूसरे दिन कौए ने भी एक खरगोश को दबोचने की बात सोचकर ऊंची उड़ान भरी। फिर उसने खरगोश को पकड़ने के लिए बाज की तरह जोर से झपट्टा मारा। अब भला कौआ बाज का क्या मुकाबला करता। खरगोश ने उसे देख लिया और झट वहां से भागकर चट्टान के पीछे छिप गया। कौआ अपनी हीं झोंक में उस चट्टान से जा टकराया। नतीजा, उसकी चोंच और गरदन टूट गईं और उसने वहीं तड़प कर दम तोड़ दिया।

इसलिए कहते है नकल करने के लिए भी अकल चाहिए।

शब्दावली – Vocabulary :

1. समय – samay – time
2. पहाड़ – Pahad – mountain
3. ऊंची – Unchi – big
4. चोटी – Choti – summit
5. बाज – Baaz – hawk
6. तराई – Tarai – lowland
7. बरगद – bargad – banyan tree
8. पेड़ – ped – tree
9. कौआ – Kauwa – crow
10. घोंसला – Ghonsla – nest
11. बड़ा – bada – big
12. चालाक – chalak – clever
13. और – aur- and
14. धूर्त – dhurta – cunning
15. प्रयास – prayas – try
16. सदा – sadaa – always
17. बिना – bina – without
18. मेहनत – mehnat – hard work
19. आसपास – aaspas- nearby
20. खोह – khoh – cave
21. खरगोश – khargosh – rabbit
22. उड़ान – udaan – flight
23. एकाध – ekaadh – few
24. उठाकर – udhaakar – by lifting
25. हाथ – hath – hand
26. नर्म – narm – soft
27. मांस – maans – meat
28. एकाएक – ekaaek – suddenly
29. झपट्टा – jhapatta – pounce
30. मुकाबला – mukaabala – competition
31. चट्टान – chattan – cliff
32. नतीजा – nateeja – result
33. चोंच – chonch – beak
34. गरदन – gardan – neck
35. वहीं – vahin – there
36. तड़प कर – tadap kar – in suffering
37. दम – dam – life pulse
38. नकल – nakal – copy
39. अकल – akal – brain, intelligence

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. sufiyan:

    Nice story

  2. Dipak Chatterji:

    Thank you Nitin Ji for your short stories which has proved quite motivating for my son Joydip.