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Chal re bhoplya tunuk tunuk


Gauri P, 27

From Konkan, Maharashtra

Recited the story in their mothertongue, Marathi

There was a grandmother who wanted to see her granddaughter. To see her granddaughter, she had to make a long journey through a jungle, where a tiger lived. She knew the tiger would eat her up alive, so, in order to protect herself, she devised a plan. She got a huge pumpkin, cut it into two, puts her feet inside, packs a lunch and set off. She pretended to be a pumpkin, and while walking she would say “Chal re bhoplya tunuk tunuk” which means Come along pumpkin, lets go! She was never caught and successfully managed to trick the tiger. The moral of the story is its better to be smarter than stronger.

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