Foxes know many things I am sure that they know this too. Cutting the corners of cunningness they are the custodians of worldly ways. Jackals too belong in this august company. This is a reaction to those two particular jackals spinning off tales in the Panchatantra. They've wandered again into my psyche long after that childish curiosity about talking animals. This time too they were deep in conversation about not just what is good but what is possible. They sneak in everywhere I look or overlook. Two people talking, I can only imagine their bushy tales. Mysterious Once-upon-a-times created even out of boredom. Their conversation ricochets across centuries taking me along with other animals in the forest called human nature.
(Karataka & Damanaka from Panchatantra; "The Fox and the Hedgehog", Isaiah Berlin)