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Is there a reason you chose to get a tiger tattoo?

"My mother used to have reoccurring dreams of tigers when she was pregnant with me, in some way this reminds me of her."

Lion’s Uncle – Narahari Das


Jishnu Bandyopadhyay, 22

From West Bengal

Recited the story in their mothertongue, Bengali

There was once a goat, who lived with her kid. The goad did not want the kid to go out into the forest and get into trouble, so she told the kid to never cross the fence she had built, because there were tigers and lions and tigers out there. The kid, however, always wanted to explore the outside world and see what’s there. One day, while the mother was away, the kid jumped over the fence and escaped into the jungle. He was roaming around, exploring places and things, and before he knew it, night had fallen in the forest. He grew tired and sleepy, and wanted to rest. He found a cave nearby, he slipped into it and dozed off, not knowing that this cave actually belonged to a fox. A little while later, the fox came trotting and asked “Who lies inside my cave?”. The kid got startled and woke up. In the loudest voice he could, he shouted

“I am the Lion’s Uncle, Narahari Das,

One bite of mine is made of 50 tigers”

The echo in the cave made the kid’s voice sound very deep and menacing, startling the fox. The fox then went and asked the tiger for help. They both showed up at the cave. The tiger asked, again, “Who lies inside the Fox’s cave?”

The kid shouted again

“I am the Lion’s Uncle, Narahari Das,

One bite of mine is made of 50 tigers”

Listening to this, both the fox and the tiger got really scared, and ran away with their tails between their legs.

When morning came, the kid left the cave and went back home to his mother safely.

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